Tuesday, March 03, 2015

see the world beyond your front door

The wordplay is too good to mess with. Barenaked Ladies’ “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
Realize that a guy my size 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
( warning don’t try that here for at least another 4 or 5 months)
An' run through with my gym shorts on
Take a drink right from the hose
An' 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 beyond your front door
Take your time cos the way I rhyme's gonna make you smile, when ya
Realize that a guy my size might take a while, just to
Try to figure out what all this is for

Pinch me
Pinch me
'Cos I'm still asleep
Please God
Tell me
That I'm still asleep

On an evening such as this
It's hard to tell if I exist
Packed the car and leave this town
Who'll notice that I'm not around?
I could hide out under there
I just made you say "Underwear"
I could leave but I'll just stay
All my stuff's here anyway

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
Realize that a guy my size might take a while, just to

Try to figure out what all this is for
Try to figure out what all this is for
Try to see the world beyond your front door
Try to figure out what all this is for



Saturday, February 28, 2015

Well it's alright

Well it's all right, riding around in the breeze
Well it's all right, if you live the life you please
Well it's all right, doing the best you can
Well it's all right, as long as you lend a hand


don't let this guy sneak up on you

There are some good lyrics in this song, “The End of the Line”. Now, I certainly don’t feel like I’m near the end of the line. My future lies beyond the yellow brick road. Sometimes I’m reminded of Elton John’s song, “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore.” (I’ll leave a post about those lyrics for another time).

I did a post about John Mayer’s song, “Stop This Train” awhile ago. Here’s the link.

I’m not interested in the last train to Clarksville. Life has been a long train runnin’. Oh, there are days I feel broken down like a train wreck especially when I wake up with locomotive breath (Jethro Tull). My train has slowed down but I don’t want it to stop.

Then there was Cat Stevens’ “Peace Train”. Now that’s a train more people should have taken a ride on.

Remember Gravy Train dog food?

Arlo Guthrie sang of a long train trip in “City of New Orleans”. It starts off in Illinois. The longest train ride I took was back in the sixties. I took a train from Joliet IL. to Des Moines IA. to visit my older sister. A big adventure for a kid.

I guess when trains were more popular there were more train songs. The “Midnight Special” folk song was about both prison and a train. But my logic is probably faulty since prison has never been popular. Creedence Clearwater Revival did a memorable version of it. Though the magic of youtube I found versions by, Paul McCartney, Bobby Darin, and Little Richard.

Let the Midnight Special shine her light on me.

Oh yeah, back to The End of the Line lyrics that inspired this post.

Well it's all right, even if you're old and gray
Well it's all right, you still got something to say
Well it's all right, remember to live and let live
Well it's all right, the best you can do is forgive


Thursday, February 26, 2015

flashing fragments

Fragments flash like sun rays filtered by the spinning windmill of memory.

Fooled you? Thought I might compose some articulation of my mental images? Nah.

It’s time for Friday Fragments. The renown fragment flasher, Mrs. 4444 offers her blog as a collection site of your fragments.

I often find great words blowin' in the blogs, so check out the other contributors at her site.



fancy flashing pants

I remember when flashing involved a strange-sense-of-humor guy being chased at a sporting event and not menopausal women.



Do you enjoy funny birthday cards? I do. Compared to the more sentimental ones, I prefer funny. Often funny doesn’t even need words. A funny or inside-joke picture can generate a laugh.


from the cover a recent B-day card

As I was writing this post my Lisleman Llama alert went off (note - develop loose llama alert app). Llamas on the loose in Arizona!! I recall the big news story a year or so ago about their law that allowed Arizona law enforcement to ask anyone for documentation. Do you think these two llamas had their documents in order? They certainly are avoiding arrest. Nothing like a good llama chase and lassoing llamas.

What do you think? Criminal llamas?



UPDATE: Both llamas have been brought into custody.



Half-Past Kissin' Time

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