Monday, July 02, 2007

Yet another music meme -- watch that post count rise!

It should be noted that this year has more blog posts than any year before it, by quite a bit. And it's only July. That means you've had to shovel through far more of my dreck than usual, and for that you have my apologies thanks.

But it's hard to not post these music memes. They're just so damn easy. And I find them sickly fascinating. I don't know why -- maybe it's the idea that one's life can be summed up in pop music. Or that any song can mean anything you want it to if you pick selectively through the lyrics. (I also forgot to do an iPod shuffle this week, so this will make up for that.)

Business as usual -- randomize whatever music-playing apparatus you prefer and let 'er rip. It was suggested I use Pandora for this exercise, and so I will.

How does the world see me?
Song: Anna Begins
Artist: Counting Crows

Typically: as a hand-wringing ninny who can't make up his mind about anything until it's too late and he's left standing in the rain, alone, like a damn fool.

And this time, when kindness falls like rain
It washes me away, and Anna begins to change my mind
And every time she sneezes I believe it's love
And oh, lord, I'm not ready for this sort of thing

What do my friends really think of me?
Song: Island in the Sun
Artist: Weezer

That either I'm a laid-back fun-loving guy or that I'm a morose loser who needs to get out more and live a little. I'm guessing the latter.

We'll run away together
We'll spend some time forever
We'll never feel bad anymore

Do people secretly lust after me?
Song: Big Empty
Artist: Stone Temple Pilots

Maybe, but since they speak only in post-grunge gibberish, it's hard to tell.

Too much walkin', shoes worn thin
Too much trippin' and my soul's worn thin
Time to catch a ride, it leaves today
Her name is what it means
Too much walkin', shoes worn thin

How can I make myself happy?
Song: It's All Been Done
Artist: Barenaked Ladies

I can't, apparently.

If I put my fingers here
And if I say "I love you, dear"
And if I play the same three chords
Will you just yawn and say,
"Whoo-hoo-hoo -- it's all been done"

What should I do with my life?
Song: The Saga of Pepote Rouge
Artist: The Band want me to join a cult?

Break the news, Pepote Rouge is coming to town
We stand accused, Pepote Rouge, of bein' hellbound
She can show us just where we went wrong
You don't know where you're goin' 'til you find where you belong

Why should life be full of so much pain?
Song: My City of Ruins
Artist: Bruce Springsteen

The Boss doesn't really have an answer. It just is.

Now there's tears on the pillow
darling where we slept
and you took my heart when you left
without your sweet kiss
my soul is lost, my friend
Now tell me how do I begin again?
My city's in ruins

How can I maximize my pleasure while having sex?
Song: The Mighty Quinn
Artist: Bob Dylan

By becoming so proficient at giving pleasure to others, even the animals are attracted to me.

I like to do just like the rest, I like my sugar sweet,
But guarding fumes and making haste,
It ain't my cup of meat.
Ev'rybody's 'neath the trees,
Feeding pigeons on a limb
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here,
All the pigeons gonna run to him.

Will I ever have children?
Song: Brainwash
Artist: Rick Danko

I don't think Pandora wants me to.

Crossed ideas and twisted fear
Chosen channels of a million tears
Strains the mind, night after night
And the price ain't really right

Will I die happy?
Song: Let Her Cry
Artist: Hootie & the Blowfish

Ptth -- are you fucking stupid?

This morning I woke up alone
found a note by the phone
saying maybe I’ll be back some day
I wanted to look for you
You walked in I didn’t know just what to do
so I sat back down had a beer and felt sorry for myself

What is some good advice for me?
Song: Don't Let Me Hide
Artist: The Badlees

Don't be such a pansy-ass...well, hand-wringing ninny who can't make up his mind about anything until it's too late.

But any source of real joy contains an initiation of pain

What is happiness?
Song: The Crane Wife 3
Artist: The Decemberists

Having a wonderful, beautiful wife who can use her weaving skills to support the family. But you can't get greedy and take her for granted and break your promise, because you'll hurt her and she'll turn back into a crane and fly away.

Each feather it fell from skin
'Til thread bare while she grew thin
How were my eyes so blinded?
Each feather it fell from skin
And I will hang my head, hang my head low

What is my favorite fetish?
Song: Catapult
Artist: Counting Crows

You'd know it'd be something that involved pain and blood on my part, huh?

I want to be the knife
That cuts into my hand
And I want to be scattered
From here in this catapult

How will I be remembered?
Song: Living for Love
Artist: Ronnie Day

I'll be remembered as a codependent romantic vampire who latched onto any woman who'd slow down long enough for me to catch up. Yay!

I'll say "I'm in love with you,
so I'll keep breathing
just so I can do
everything you need me to.
And I'm a slave for all of your antics.
I'm just a slave, I'm such a romantic fool

That was fun.

1 comment:

  1. just thought i'd say you're a total loser...that is all.