When I was younger my family always called me Jojo. It started with my younger brothers and then went on from there. Actually the whole time I lived in Sydney I was mostly called Jo. It wasn't until I moved to Melbourne that I lost that name and have since only ever really been called Jody. Well I guess I haven't lost it completely my brothers still call me Jojo or Jo and even MrS does too. But mostly I just get Jody, no shortening or nicknames. It's kinda strange. How names work, how they change throughout our lives and signify or define different stages or ages. I mean my surname has changed three times, but that's a whole other story.
A few weeks ago we were all out in our garden lazing around and listening to music whilst the little ones played. MrS put this Blind Pilot album on, I have heard it before but not listened properly. Out of no where MrS said this song reminded him so much of me, it was so sweet, my heart swelled, my husband listened to music and he thought of me. I listened to the words 'Hey you Jojo, yeah I know your name.' sounded innocent, I hummed along and soon fell in love with the song myself.
Since then I have listened to their album quiet a few times, it's on high rotation in here. So today I thought I'd google the lyrics... Turns out Jojo is a guy 'they might try to keep you from the man you have been'.
Still an awesome song. You can check out some more of their stuff here.
I especially love '3 rounds and a sound'.
Do you have a nickname? Or did you have one when you were growing up? Did it stick? Or do you have a song that reminds you of someone you love, that doesn't mean what you thought it did?