Sunday, September 09, 2007

whenever i get lazy

i'll just post some lyrics from a song that is making sense to me at the time. and today it's this song by "the good life" i'm gonna go grocery shopping.

"I'm not an artist,
I'm an asshole without a job,
making money off alcohol.
Making money off calling myself out,
"Look at me! A fraud, a phony!"
that's all you'll ever become.
You're no artist - you're a musician.
So entertain us,
come on and sing us a song.
Keep the customers drunk.

I'm not a writer,
I'm a kid with a guitar,
and a notebook of scattered thoughts.
Hum a tune, strum the blues,
write some cryptic words.
Whatever works to get you to the next verse.
and once the curtains are drawn
you're screaming contradiction.
So entertain us,
come on, sing us a song
The customer's never wrong

I'm not a singer,
I'm the one with the microphone.
I've been making shit up as I go.
I'm not a singer -
they handed me a microphone,
said "Play along! the show's gotta go on!"
And the show must go on
"Entertain us! Entertain us!"
Give the customers what they want.
you're so down in the mouth,
but sales are up this month."


Blogger Melanie said...

Always the cynic. ;)

I can see how the song could make some sense... and not, at the same time. A lot of lifestyles almost take on the feel of an almost "alternate universe". I would think the music business is like that. Maybe it's not so different from politics that way at times.

So, what do you like about being in a band the most, playing before an audience, recording, nothin? Just curious now.

I need to go grocery shopping, but I'm putting it off. Eventually, I will have no choice but to confront it.

1:08 PM

Blogger David said...

it's best when the moments of purity peak thier head through the mass of agenda and the ultimate reality of it all (money)..i'm becoming a cliche.

2:06 PM

Blogger Melanie said...

Sometimes it almost seems like everything is an agenda - if not money, it's something else. But I know what you mean, actually.

This started me thinking about the love of money being the root of all sorts of evil. Money is a tool, nothing more, nothing less. Loving it much can be a burden. You can't live with it, you can't live without it. ;)

I hope you have many moments of purity along the way. And... I hope you are able to get a little rest.

11:30 AM


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