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11. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

I remember the song but don't recall ever seeing the video. In 1993 we didn't have cable or satellite so didn't get MTV or VH-1. (Surprise, surprise, we still don't have cable or satellite.)

I did find these comment from Wikipedia interesting:

There were several versions of the video made. There were three original versions of the video in the United States, totaling 36 missing children shown. Depending on what country the video was being broadcast, they would show children from that area which are missing.

The video was very successful in reuniting many of the missing children with their families. Some of the children had even seen themselves pictured in the video and returned home. In 2006, guitarist Dan Murphy stated in an interview with Pasadena Weekly that some of children who were found were not returned to the best of conditions: "Some weren’t the best scenarios. I met a fireman on the East Coast whose daughter was in the end of the video, and he’d been in a bitter custody battle with his wife over her,” Murphy said. “It turned out the girl hadn’t run away, but was killed and buried in her backyard by her mother. Then on tour, another girl told us laughingly ‘You ruined my life’ because she saw herself on the video at her boyfriend’s house and it led her being forced back into a bad home situation.”

As far as feeling old... In 1993, I turned 40 and my dad died. A bunch of other crap happened so on a suck-o-meter scale of 1-10, it was a 20. I actually feel younger now than in 1993 but I did have great hair back then.

Isa now wanders off, martinis in hand, to find Beerman who's cranking up the old turntable and digging out the 78rpm records.

12. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 8y

I can confirm the comments. I remember seeing 2 missing German girls on the video, they were found dead in 1996 and 1998, both murdered by serial killers.

13. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Quoting Isadora

I remember the song but don't recall ever seeing the video. In 1993 we didn't have cable or satellite so didn't get MTV or VH-1. (Surprise, surprise, we still don't have cable or satellite.)

Me either, the music show was on a free to air station.

I did find these comment from Wikipedia interesting:

There were several versions of the video made. There were three original versions of the video in the United States, totaling 36 missing children shown. Depending on what country the video was being broadcast, they would show children from that area which are missing.

I didn't know that. That's a great idea.

The video was very successful in reuniting many of the missing children with their families. Some of the children had even seen themselves pictured in the video and returned home. In 2006, guitarist Dan Murphy stated in an interview with Pasadena Weekly that some of children who were found were not returned to the best of conditions: "Some weren’t the best scenarios. I met a fireman on the East Coast whose daughter was in the end of the video, and he’d been in a bitter custody battle with his wife over her,” Murphy said. “It turned out the girl hadn’t run away, but was killed and buried in her backyard by her mother. Then on tour, another girl told us laughingly ‘You ruined my life’ because she saw herself on the video at her boyfriend’s house and it led her being forced back into a bad home situation.”

I guess you can't please everyone all of the time

As far as feeling old... In 1993, I turned 40 and my dad died. A bunch of other crap happened so on a suck-o-meter scale of 1-10, it was a 20. I actually feel younger now than in 1993 but I did have great hair back then.

Beerman says that you look also look younger now and are more "spritely"

Isa now wanders off, martinis in hand, to find Beerman who's cranking up the old turntable and digging out the 78rpm records.

14. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

those people are rarely found, but then

15. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y

I love that song still to this day. However this thread, while somewhat inspiring is also quite depressing. There are so many crazy people out there!

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