”We could live
For a thousand years
But if I hurt you
I’d make wine from your tears
I told you
That we could fly
Because we all have wings
But some of us don’t know why’‘
Never Tear Us Apart lyrics from the Kick Album 1987
Michael Hutchence gave me wings. When I saw an INXS videoclip on TV, I wanted so much to be just like him (I know, I was a young girl and he was a man). I wanted to captivate everyone attention like Michael did with mine. I was mystified by him.
Michael Hutchence was my ultimate man. I was a big U2, Depeche Mode and New Order but I was a die-hard INXS girl and this is until now.
INXS was part of my youth, my rollercoaster teenage years. But 1997 wasn’t an easy year for me. I was being bullying at school, I still find comfort when I came home or listening to my walkman listening to music and by INXS album on a cassette.
But the music and the dancing seem to have stopped for me on November 22, 1997. My world stop turning one more time when I heard my magical man wasn’t around anymore to make me dance.
There is no other frontman like Michael and with his brothers, they were unstoppable.
His magnetism, his sex appeal (oh yeah), his voice and his charisma make him a unique and exceptional singer.
If you are asking what my favourite INXS songs are, it will be hard to answer. They all have a special meaning for me. I may not have been the only person having this dilemma.
When I watched Michael’s interview, I realize even when I was a child that it is okay to be different and to be wild and free.
He was a free spirit, a wild horse with a sensitive soul. I saw myself in him. I felt less like an outsider.
When he is singing those lyrics, Mystify, Mystify me! Eternally wild with the power, to make every moment come alive, that is what I’m talking about. You can feel his soul.
20 years without his gentle soul seem like yesterday everything was less magical without him. He did leave a big hole and we still feel it.
I wish I could thank him to make me want to dance again wishing he was next to me. He did play a big part of my youth and he is even more present in my adulthood.
I will tell you finally my favourite INXS song that I still play in a piano. Here we go!
Stay with me…