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American Pie

A long, long time ago
I can still remember how
That music used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And maybe they'd be happy for a while


But February made me shiver
With every paper I'd deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn't take one more step

I can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died

So, bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin' this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die

Did you write the book of love
And do you have faith in God above
If the Bible tells you so

Now do you believe in rock and roll
Can music save your mortal soul
And can you teach me how to dance real slow

Well, I know that you're in love with him
'Cause I saw you dancin' in the gym
You both kicked off your shoes
Man, I dig those rhythm and blues

I was a lonely teenage…

When I Fall

I look straight in the window,
try not to look below
Pretend I'm not up here,
try counting sheep

But the sheep seem to shower
off this office tower
Nine-point-eight straight down

I can't stop my knees

I wish I could fly
From this building
From this wall

And if I should try
Would you catch me
if I fall?

My hands clench the squeegee,
my secular rosary
Hang on to your wallet,
hang on to your rings
Can't look below me,
or something might throw me

Curse at the windstorms
that October brings
I look in the boardroom;
a modern pharaoh's tomb
I'd gladly swap places,
if they care to dive
They're lined up at the window,
peer down into limbo
They're frightened of jumping,
in case they survive

I wish I could step
from this scaffold
Onto soft green pastures,
shopping malls, or bed
With my family and my pastor
and my grandfather who's Dead

Look straight in the mirror,
watch it come clearer
I look like a painter,
behind all the grease

But painting's creating,
and I'm just erasing
A c…

Wrap Your Arms Around Me

I concede that you were right about this place
I can make a perfect likeness of your body if I trace
I can hold you until you turn out the light
and I can't see

Do you believe that we are all innately good
Do you think that you would love me until tomorrow if you could
Would you please turn down the radioso we can speak
I put my hands around your neck and you wrap your arms around me


Put my hands around your neck
you wrap your arms around me
I put my hands around your neck
you wrap your arms around me

I regret every time I raised my voice
And it wouldn't be that bright of me to say I had no choice.
I can kiss your eyes your hair your neck
until we forgetI concede that you were right about this place
I can make a perfect likeness of your body if I trace
I can hold you until we turn out the light and I can't see
I can't see.

Tonight is the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel

Driving home to be with you
The highway's dividing, the city's in view

As usual, I'm almost on time
You're the last thing that's on my mind

I wish I could tell you the way that I feel
But tonight is the night I fell asleep at the wheel

No commotion, no screaming brakes
Most of it's over before I awake

From the ceiling, my coffee cup drips
While out my window, the horizon does flips

The worst part was hitting the ground -
Not the feeling so much as the sound

Can't help but wonder if all this is real
Cause tonight is the night I fell asleep at the wheel

Rubberneck traffic and passersby
And Slow Motion Walter the fire engine guy

Stand around with their mouths open wide
I heard some idiot ask if someone's inside
With the Jaws of Life they tried and they tried

Nobody here can know how I feel
Cause tonight is the night I fell asleep at the wheel

I guess it's over now
Cause I've never seen so much
Never seen so much, never seen so much
Never seen so much, never seen so much

I …

Pinch Me

It's the perfect time of year
Somewhere far away from here
I feel fine enough, I guess
Considering everything's a mess.

There's a restaurant down the street
Where hungry people like to eat
I could walk, but I'll just drive
It's colder than it looks outside.

It's like a dream - you try to remember
but it's gone then ya
Try to scream but it only comes out as a yawn, when ya
Try to see the world beyond your front door.

Take your time cos the way I rhyme's gonna
make you smile, when ya
Realise that with a guy my size it might take a while, just to
Try to figure out what all this is for.

It's the perfect time of day
To throw all your cares away
Put the sprinkler on the lawn
And run through with my gym shorts on.

Take a drink right from the hose
And change into some drier clothes
Climb the stairs up to my room
Sleep away the afternoon.

It's like a dream - you try to remember
but it's gone, then ya
Try to scream but it only comes out as a yawn, when ya
Try to see the world …

Murder By Numbers

Once that you've decided on a killing,
First you make a stone of your heart.
And if you find that your hands are still willing,
Then you can turn a murder into art.

There really isn't any need for bloodshed,
You just do it with a little more finesse.
If you can slip a tablet into someone's coffee,
Then it avoids an awful lot of mess.

It's murder by numbers, 1, 2, 3,
It's as easy to learn as your ABC
Murder by numbers, 1, 2, 3,
It's as easy to learn as your ABC.

Now if you have a taste for this experience
And you're flushed with your very first success,
Then you must try a twosome or a threesome
And you'll find your conscience bothers you much less

Because murder is like anything you take to
It's a habit-forming need for more and more.
You can bump off every member of your family
And anybody else you find a bore

Because it's murder by numbers, 1, 2, 3,
It's as easy to learn as your ABC
Murder by numbers, 1, 2, 3,
It's as easy to learn as your ABC.

Now you can jo…

Ghost of a Chance

Like a million little doorways
All the choices we made
All the stages we passed through
All the roles we played

For so many different directions
Our separate paths might have turned
With every door that we opened
Every bridge that we burned

Somehow we find each other
Through all that masquerade
Somehow we found each other
Somehow we have stayed
In a state of grace

I don't believe in destiny
Or the guiding hand of fate
I don't believe in forever
Or love as a mystical state

I don't believe in the stars or the planets
Or angels watching from above
But I believe there's a ghost of a chance
we can find someone to love
And make it last...

Like a million little crossroads
Through the back streets of youth
Each time we turn a new corner
A tiny moment of truth

For so many different connections
Our separate paths might have made
With every door that we opened
Every game we played

Somehow we find each other
Through all that masquerade
Somehow we found each other
Somehow we have stayed
In a state of grace

I don'…

Vital Signs

Unstable condition
A symptom of life
In mental and environmental change

Atmospheric disturbance
The feverish flux
Of human interface and interchange

The impulse is pure
Sometimes our circuits get shorted
By external interference

Signals get crossed
And the balance distorted
By internal incoherence

A tired mind become a shape-shifter
Everybody need a mood lifter
Everybody need reverse polarity

Everybody got mixed feelings
About the function and the form
Everybody got to deviate from the norm

An ounce of perception
A pound of obscure
Process information at half speed

Pause, rewind, replay
Warm memory chip
Random sample, hold the one you need

Leave out the fiction
The fact is, this friction
Will only be worn by persistence

Leave out conditions
Courageous convictions
Will drag the dream into existence

A tired mind become a shape-shifter
Everybody need a soft filter
Everybody need reverse polarity

Everybody got mixed feelings
About the function and the form
Everybody got to elevate from the norm...

I think this song says it …

Black Friday

Unlike Friday the 13th, this is not an oft-occurring phenomena. It happens once a year, and it is always - without fail - the Friday following Thanksgiving. After giving thanks for family, food and friends, many make it a tradition to go out and spend all their money on Christmas shopping. That would be the morning after not giving thanks for all the debt you are in anyway... and will shortly be plunging farther into that abyss.
Well, too late.

At any rate, an interesting bit of trivia (I do so love useless bits of information). Black Friday is so named not because as anyone who has ever survived the holidays in retail of any kind knows is the WORST day of the year to work in said retail. It is rather monikered this because it is the one day of the year that any mall-based business is in the black, not the red. Hence, Black Friday.
That is all a very short-lived thing, and more so as time marches on and people turn more and more to Internet shopping. Quite honestly, I would not go anywhe…

Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving!

I don't like turkey...

This is a perfectly fine holiday. It isn't my favourite, but that has nothing to do with any specific objections, just the simple fact that I don't have any liking for turkey as a food. White or dark meat, it is unappealing - unless there is a boatload of sauce on it. And even then, fussy person that I am (just ask Gregwa), I don't care much for the standard turkey sauce. Douse it in teriyake sauce and then there is something to drool over! But the usual fixin's (as it were) aren't workable to me - yams/potatoes, cranberry sauce, turkey, whatever vegetable, the list goes on. I live for Christmas and Easter - then we talking about Virginia smoked ham and there is no end to my love of ham!
Unlike Columbus Day, where I object to diefying Christopher Columbus, I have no particular beef with the Pilgrims and less with the local Americans. The Pilgrims weren't my kind of people. They are more standard for overly religious (…

Bravado

If we burn our wings
Flying too close to the sun
If the moment of glory
Is over before it's begun

If the dream is won
Though everything is lost
We will pay the price
But we will not count the cost
We will pay the price
But we will not count the cost


When the dust has cleared
And victory denied
A summit too lofty
River a little too wide

If we keep our pride
Though paradise is lost
We will pay the price
But we will not count the cost
We will pay the price
But we will not count the cost


And if the music stops
There's only the sound of the rain
All the hope and glory
All the sacrifice in vain

(And) If love remains
Though everything is lost
We will pay the price
But we will not count the cost
We will pay the price
But we will not count the cost


(And) If love remains
Though everything is lost
We will pay the price
But we will not count the cost
We will pay the price

But we will not count the cost

And if love remains...

And do we count the cost? For some things, we do not count the cost. Someone once wrote, " Bette…

Cold Fire

It was long after midnight
When we got to unconditional love
She said, 'Sure, my heart is boundless
But don't push my limits too far'

I said, 'If love was so transcendent
I don't understand these boundaries'
She said, 'Just don't disappoint me
You know how complex women are'

I'll be around
If you don't let me down too far
I'll be around
If you don't let me down

It was just before sunrise
When we started on traditional roles
She said, 'Sure, I'll be your partner
But don't make too many demands'

I said, 'If love has these conditions
I don't understand those songs you love'
She said, 'This is not a love song
This isn't fantasyland'

Don't go too far
A phosphorescent wave on a tropical sea is a cold fire
Don't cross the line
The pattern of moonlight on the bedroom floor is a cold fire

Don't let me down
The flame at the heart of a pawnbroker's diamond is a coldfire
Don't break the spell
The look in your eye…

Exhausted

Last night was long. Yesterday was long. Longer than I'd been through in a while.
The history is that Ray injured his knee at work about a month ago. He went to the hospital, then to the assigned orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Okezie, then on to Chilton Hospital on Thursday, 16 November to have the arthroscopic surgery. He was groggy but pretty much okay on Thursday afternoon, but on Thursday night he was in agony.
I spoke at length to the doctor on the phone and he prescribed Ray some Oxycontin (ye gods!) and I ran out to the CVS to get it. It took some time but they finally got it in and I was able to get back to the house around 2300. I stayed until just past midnight to see that he was OK.
Friday was uneventful and Saturday I had one phone call at night that Ray was in pain again. Ma stuffed him full of more pills.
Sunday morning, after not sleeping at all, Ma called around 0830 - Ray is in agony and she is calling 9-1-1 to come and get him as she can't move him. (Not surprising, sin…

Available Light/Dreamline

The restless wind
Has seen all things
In every kind of light
Rising with the full moon
To go howling through the night

The sleepless wind
Has heard all things
Between the sea and sky
In the canyons of the city
You can hear the buildings cry

Oh the wind can carry
All the voices of the sea
Oh the wind can carry
All the echoes home to me

Run with wind and weather
To the music of the sea
All four winds together
Can't bring the world to me
Chase the wind around the world
I want to look at life
In the available light

Play of light
A photograph
The way I used to be
Some half forgotten stranger
Doesn't mean that much to me

Trick of light
Moving picture
Moments caught in flight
Make the shadows darker
Or the colors shine too bright

Oh the light can carry
All the visions of the sea
Oh the light can carry
All the images to me

Run to light from shadow
Sun gives me no rest
Promise offered in the east
Broken in the west
Chase the sun around the world
I want to look at life
In the available light

Oh the wind can carry
All the voices …

Blind Spots

I love Grey's Anatomy. They seem to hit on all the strong points in life. This week it was blind spots.

Meredith came into work and told everyone that dark and twisty Meredith is gone, and now it is bright and shiny Meredith. So shiny your teeth will hurt.

I'm fairly bright and shiny, but I don't find it an effort to be so. But I do understand blind spots. I have them, too. I like my blind spots. Sometimes having those blind spots allows me to be more bright and shiny instead of dark and twisty. I prefer to be open and honest about what I'm feeling and experiencing and going through. Sometimes, however, one has to not go through something until it is the right time and those blind spots are an object put there by my brain to make it a non-issue until it is time to deal with it.

What things?

Oh, gods, I don't know. Stuff at work that bothers me, although I can't honestly say that procrastination falls in the same category as being blind to something. Things I see as…

Silk, Silk, Silk...

Someone told me to repeat after them: silk, silk, silk.

Then he or she (it may have been Luis, but I don't remember) asked me, "What do cows drink?"

I fell for it, hook, line and sinker. I answered it incorrectly. It just bounced out of my head and into my brain and clearly it was not the right answer. But I'm not quick-thinking like that, it's not how my brain is designed. That doesn't make it any better that this is the case. I'm not an idiot. But that whole "thank fast!" and throw me an object thing doesn't work. For whatever reason, I can never catch the object.

It doesn't help that my short-term memory is absolutely abyssmal. It is, and quite frankly, it was never something to write home about, but it is worse now. This is in large part due to the sleep aid that I take (four nights of the week) and it is not a good thing. Someday I will get off of this. But I'm someone who needs time to think things through. When I stop myself from…

The Speed of Love

Love is born with lightning bolts
Electro-magnetic force
Burning skin and fireworks
A storm on a raging course

Like a force of nature
Love can fade with the stars at dawn
Sometimes it takes all your strength
Just to keep holding on

At the speed of love
A radiance that travels
At the speed of love
My heart goes out to you

Love is born with solar flares
From two magnetic poles
It moves towards a higher plane
Where two halves make two wholes

Like a force of nature
Love shines in many forms
One night we are bathed in light
One day carried away in the storms

At the speed of love
A radiance that travels
At the speed of love
My heart goes out to you


At the speed of love
Nothing changes faster
Than the speed of love
My heart goes out to you

We don't have to talk
We don't even have to touch
I can feel your presence
In the silence that we share

Got to keep moving
At the speed of love
Nothing changes faster
Than the speed of love

Got to keep on shining
At the speed of love

At the speed of love
A radiance that travels
At the sp…

Don't Stand So Close To Me

Young teacher, the subject
Of schoolgirl fantasy
She wants him so badly
Knows what she wants to be


Inside her there's longing
This girl's an open page
Book marking - she's so close now
This girl is half his age

Don't stand, don't stand so
Don't stand so close to me
Don't stand, don't stand so
Don't stand so close to me

Her friends are so jealous
You know how bad girls get
Sometimes it's not so easy
To be the teacher's pet

Temptation, frustration
So bad it makes him cry
Wet bus stop, she's waiting
His car is warm and dry

Don't stand, don't stand so
Don't stand so close to me
Don't stand, don't stand so
Don't stand so close to me

Loose talk in the classroom
To hurt they try and try
Strong words in the staffroom
The accusations fly

It's no use, he sees her
He starts to shake and cough
Just like the old man in
That book by Nabokov

Don't stand, don't stand so
Don't stand so close to me
Don't stand, don't stand so
Don't stand …

Tea in the Sahara

My sisters and I
Have this wish before we die.
And it may sound strange
As if our minds are deranged.

Please don't ask us why
Beneath the sheltering sky
We have this strange obsession

You have the means in your possession.

We want our tea in the Sahara with you
We want our tea in the Sahara with you

The young man agreed
He would satisfy their need
So they danced for his pleasure
With a joy you could not measure.

They would wait for him here
The same place every year.
Beneath the sheltering sky
Across the desert he would fly.

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

The sky turned to black-
Would he ever come back?
They would climb a high dune
They would pray to the moon.

But he'd never return,
So the sisters would burn
As their eyes searched the land
With their cups still full of sand.

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you...

This is not a bouncy, happy song, but it is an interesting one. I don't know what exactly Sting was writing about in this one, and so I don't know…

Every Little Thing She Does is Magic

Though I've tried before to tell her
Of the feelings I have for her in my heart
Every time that I come near her
I just lose my nerve
As I've done from the start

Every little thing she does is magic
Everything she do just turns me on
Even though my life before was tragic
Now I know my love for her goes on

Do I have to tell the story
Of a thousand rainy days since we first met

It's a big enough umbrella
But it's always me that ends up getting wet

Every little thing she does is magic
Everything she do just turns me on
Even though my life before was tragic
Now I know my love for her goes on

I resolve to call her up a thousand times a day
And ask her if she'll marry me in some old fashioned way
But my silent fears have gripped me
Long before I reach the phone
Long before my tongue has tripped me
Must I always be alone?

Every little thing she does is magic
Everything she do just turns me on
Even though my life before was tragic
Now I know my love for her goes on

Every little thing she does is magi…

October

Image
October



And the trees are stripped bare
Of all they wear
What do I care



October



And kingdoms rise
And kingdoms fall
But you go on...
and on...



I always loved this song, even before I loved the month of October. I'm envious of my father for having a birthday in October. I have never been crazy about having my birthday in the dead of winter. I don't mind it being in January, I just mind that it is in the winter. If I'd been growing up in Australia or New Zealand, it would have been wonderful to have it in January, as that is the summer for there!


Now that I love October so much, this is just that much more fitting. The leaves, the weather, the perfection of crisp, cool air and electric blue skies and the swirling breezes that bring the brightly painted leaves down to the ground are incredible. The sights, the sounds, the odors all delight the senses. I will always love the colours and brilliance that is the middle month of autumn. The most wonderful time of the year is October, when t…

The Ocean

Image
A picture in grey Dorian Gray Just me by the sea
And I felt like a star I felt the world could go far If they listened To what I said
Washes my feet Washed the feet Splashes the soul of my shoes
This song is special to me for a number of reasons. I love the ocean greatly, and understand the allure of it. I feel many things when I am walking along the shore and the waves wash my feet and splash the souls of my shoes. (Yes, I do realise that "souls" isn't spelled correctly for the usage, but Bono wrote it that way and not because he can't spell - as far as I know. Another reason why this song is special to me. I may not buy into God the way most people do but I do think that people and animals have souls. Or personality, or karma, or whatever you want to call it.) I love the meaning behind the lyrics, or at least how I'm interpreting them.

Another special song to add to the pantheon of songs I love, and this time it is not a Coldplay tune!

Xanadu

'To seek the sacred river Alph
To walk the caves of ice
To break my fast on honeydew
And drink the milk of Paradise...

'I had heard the whispered tales of immortality
The deepest mystery
From an ancient book I took a clue
I scaled the frozen mountain tops
of eastern lands unknown
Time and Man alone
Searching for the lost Xanadu

Xanadu...

To stand within the Pleasure Dome
Decreed by Kubla Khan
To taste anew the fruits of life
The last immortal man
To find the sacred river Alph
To walk the caves of ice
Oh, I will dine on honeydew
And drink the milk of Paradise

A thousand years have come and gone
but time has passed me by
Stars stopped in the sky
Frozen in an everlasting view
Waiting for the world to end,
weary of the night
Praying for the light
Prison of the lost
Xanadu

Xanadu...

Held within the Pleasure Dome
Decreed by Kubla Khan
To taste my bitter triumph As a mad immortal man
Nevermore shall I return
Escape these caves of ice
For I have dined on honeydew
And drunk the milk of Paradise

I've always loved this …

Hell

In the afterlife
You could be headed for the serious strife
Now you make the scene all day
But tomorrowthere'll be Hell to pay

People listen attentively
I mean about future calamity
I used to think the idea was obsolete
Until I heard the old man stamping his feet

This is a place where eternally
Fire is applied to thebody
Teeth are extruded and bones are ground
And baked into cakes which are passed around

In the afterlife
You could be headed for the serious strife
Now you makethe scene all day
But tomorrow there'll be Hell to pay

Beauty, talent, fame, money, refinement, job skill and brains
And all the things you try to hide
Will berevealed on the other side.

In the afterlife
You couldbe headed for the serious strife
Now you make the scene all day
But tomorrow there'll be Hell to pay

Now, the D and the A and the M and the N and the A and the T and the I-O-N
Lose your face, Lose your name, And getfitted for a suit of flames.

How To Save A Life

Step one you say we need to talk
He walks you say sit down it's just a talk
He smiles politely back at you
You stare politely right on through

Some sort of window to your right
As he goes left and you stay right
Between the lines of fear and blame
And you begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Let him know that you know best
Cause after all you do know best
Try to slip past his defense
Without granting innocence

Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things you've told him all along
And pray to God he hears you

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

As he begins to raise his voice
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
Drive until you lose the road
Or break with the ones you've followed

He will do one of two things
He will admit to everything
Or he'…

Square One

You're in control,
is there anywhere you wanna go?
You're in control,
is there anything you wanna know?
The future's for discovering
The space in which we're traveling
From the top of the first page
To the end of the last day
From the start in your own way
You just want somebody listening to what you say
It doesn't matter who you are
It doesn't matter who you are

Under the surface trying to break through
Deciphering the codes in youI need a compass,
draw me a map
I'm on the top,
I can't get back Whoa whoa

The first line on the first page
To the end of the last page

From the start in your own way
You just want somebody listening to what you say
It doesn't matter who you are
It doesn't matter who you are
You just want
Somebody listening to what you say
Oh, you just want somebody listening to what you say
It doesn't matter who you are
It doesn't matter who you are

Is there anybody out there whoIs lost and hurt and lonely too
Are they bleeding all your colours i…

Clocks

Lights go out and I can't be saved
Tides that I tried to swim against
Have put me down upon my knees
Oh I beg, I beg and plead singing


Come out of things unsaid
Shoot an apple off my head and a
Trouble that can't be named
Tigers waiting to be tamed


Singing
You are
You are


Confusion never stops
Closing walls and ticking clocks
Gonna come back and take you home
I could not stop the tune I know singing

Come out upon my seas,
Cursed missed opportunities
Am I a part of the cure
Or am I part of the disease, singing

You are, you are, you are
You are, you are, you are


And nothing else compares
And nothing else compares
And nothing else compares

You are
You are


Home, home where I wanted to go
Home, home where I wanted to go
Home, home where I wanted to go
Home, home where I wanted to go

A Rush of Blood to the Head

He said I'm going to buy this place and burn it down.
I'm going to put it six feet underground.
He said I'm going to buy this place and watch it fall.
Stand here beside me baby in the crumbling walls.

Oh I'm going to buy this place and start a fire.
Stand here until I fill all your heart's desires.
Because I'm going to buy this place and see it burn.
Do back the things it did to you in return.
Ah, ah. ah

He said Oh I'm going to buy a gun and start a war.
If you can tell me something worth fighting for.
Oh and I'm going to buy this place that's what I said.
Blame it upon a rush of blood to the head.

And all the movements you're starting to make.
See me crumble and fall on my face,
and I know the mistakes that I made.
See it all disappear without a trace,
and they call as they beckon you on.
They say start as you mean to go on.
Start as you mean to go on.

He said I'm going to buy this place and see it go.
Stand here beside my baby watch the orange glow.
Some will …

Trouble

Oh no, I see
The spider web is tangled up with me
And I lost my head
And thought of all the stupid things I'd said

Oh no, what's this?
A spider web and I'm caught in the middle
So I turn to run
And thought of all the stupid things I'd done

And I never meant to cause you trouble
I never meant to do you wrong
And ah, well if I ever caused you trouble
Oh, no I never meant to do you harm

Oh no, I see
The spider web and it's me in the middle
So I twist and turn
But here am I in my little bubble

Singing out I never meant to cause you trouble
I never meant to do you wrong
And ah, well if I ever caused you trouble
Oh, no I never meant to do you harm

They spun a web for me
They spun a web for me
They spun a web for me

I never meant to do you harm. I don't usually mean to do anyone harm, but sometimes, unthinkingly, I do. I like the song and how it gets that across. An apology for doing, saying, feeling the wrong thing.
I don't like to hurt people. It means a lot to me to have the peop…

Shiver

So I looked in your direction,
But you paid me no attention, do you.
I know you don't listen to me,
'cause you say you see straight me, don't you.

On and on from the moment I wake,
To the moment I sleep,
I'll be there by your side,
Just you try and stop me,
I'll be waiting in line,
Just to see if you care.

Did she want me to change?
But I change for good.
And I want you to know.
But you always get your way,
I wanted to say,

Don't you Shiver?
Shiver, Shiver
I'll always be waiting for you,

So you know how much I need ya,
But you never even see me, do you?
And this is my final chance of getting you.

On and on from the moment I wake,
To the moment I sleep,
I'll be there by your side,
Just you try and stop me,
I'll be waiting in line,
Just to see if you care.

Did she want me to change?
But I change for good.
And I want you to know.
But you always get your way,
I wanted to say,


Sing it loud and clear.
I'll always be waiting for you.

Yeah I'll always be waiting for you.
And it…

Don't Panic

Oh, we're sinking like stones
All that we fall for
All those places we've grown
All of us are done for

We live in a beautiful world,
Every day, every day,
We live in a beautiful world

Oh, we're sinking like stones
All that we fall for
Homes, places we've grown
All of us are done for

We live in a beautiful world,
Yeah, we do, yeah, we do,
We live in a beautiful world.

Oh, all that I know,
There's nothing here to run from,
And there, everybody here's
Got somebody to lean on.

I love this song. This may have to be a month of song lyrics, as there are so many songs that reflect great things, that I identify with, that mean a lot to me or remind of someone. There will be a lot of U2, Coldplay and Depeche Mode lyrics in there. They are some of my top favourite groups with things to say that are worth listening to. For me...
This is short song, but it says a lot that I agree with. It is a beautiful world. I once, when I first had my blog, wrote a post about living in the world, not on it…

Would I See the World Differently...

...as a man?

Ye gods. How does one answer that?
The logical answer is yes. I have to say that undoubtedly there is a big difference in the genders. I know that there is more equality now than ever before, but still, male brains are wired a little differently than womens'. The real difference is that this does not dictate an inequality - it just makes it not the same. The same would be dull. I love to see the gender differences at work. Luis and I are a prime example. All the things that are considered a normal inherency in male mindset and capabilities are there. Luis is great with spacial relationships, offering advice, crunching numbers, looking at the world with almost no emotional interference, etc. All the things I can't do. I may not allow my emotions to colour my workplace decisions, but they are there and usually - much as I try to hide them - evident (to some degree). I have zero spacial relationship understanding, as is evidenced by my manoeuvering to get the car in an…