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You know how certain sounds or smells trigger things from your past? You can smell a certain food or a certain perfume and it will instantly take you back to a particular period of your life. Maybe someone you knew wore that perfume or you were around that type of food a lot and smelling it again instantly triggers those memories. That happens to me when I hear early morning birds. Early morning birds should be a happy sound right? Don't get me wrong, it is a happy cheerful sound but do you know what it reminds me of? Being up all night after an alcohol and drug fueled party situation. Which used to happen to me a lot back in the mid 80's and early 90's. I had some great times!! Irresponsible yes and I grew out of it thank God! I would get into party mode and go non stop then try and go to bed...never could sleep for obvious reasons! I would lay in bed trying and trying to shake off the party and then suddenly...early morning birds! When I heard that sound I knew a new day was dawning. A day after a night that I didn't sleep, a day that was going to hurt. Because I did that so many times it was ingrained into my memory and now when I am walking in the parking lot of the radio station at 5 o'clock in the morning and I hear them I think to myself: "Damn early morning birds!"