If there is one composer and song writer that I love it is Stephen Sondheim. Not only does he completely right the perfect music for any mood, but instead of putting in the song I wanted to from Promises Promises about the issues I am having with my relationship, I randomly heard You Could Drive a Person Crazy from Company. Although You Could Drive a Person Crazy from the musical Company isn’t anywhere near the emotions I was feeling, it completely cheered me back up and got me smiling. Because of that I decided to post it instead of a sad song about relationships and love and be in a really good mood.
You could drive a person crazy from Company is one of my favorite showtunes about dating. Not only do the three ladies singing teach you what not to do, but they literally help you drive the person you love and yourselves crazy. They cover just about every situation and every pet peeve you could have with a relationship. One of my favorite lines that they sing is “Bobby is my hobby and I’m giving him up!”.
Even if you aren’t giving up your partner, sometimes you need to know when it is time not to push him or her into things or changing or in this case, bugging your friend to keep dating. If they aren’t ready to date or really don’t want to do something, sometimes you need to back off. If you are in the relationship and you want to move faster but they need to go slower, sometimes you need to take a step back and let them catch up. The only problem with that is that by the time they are ready, you may be ready to move on because they took to long. That is what could be happening with my relationship right now. I’m ready to move forward fast, but he wants to go slow and won’t give me solid answers. He’s also giving me mixed messages. Unfortunately the line “Bobby is my hobby and I’m giving him up” is starting to become what I think may happen. My hobby was loving him and falling for him, but if he can’t catch up I can’t deal with the mixed messages and will need to give him up. I don’t want to and will definitely end up upset about it, but there is no point in giving your heart to someone who isn’t ready to give theirs back. I honestly think I love him, but if he isn’t ready then he isn’t and I need to move on. I can’t ruin my life over him.
You could drive a person crazy from Company actually has another meaning. By not trying to help the other person and being the scared one who wants to take it slow, you could end up being the one who ends up driving the other person crazy. What’s even worse is that you won’t even know it. Unfortunately that is what is happening in my relationship right now. He has driven me crazy and now I ended up feeling sad, alone and depressed. Luckily I know that this isn’t the right thing to do and I am going to address it. If it doesn’t turn out the way I hope it will, then I am ready to break up. Hopefully it does work out, but if it doesn’t I’m prepared to get over the break up. Breaking up isn’t easy, but its better than being miserable waiting for the other person who may never come around. I guess that is why I really like the song You could drive a person crazy from Company so much. It actually has a ton of different meanings.