26 June 2007

Good At That

From Stephan Pastis' Pearls Before Swine

whitenoise wrote: ". . . although I'm good at what I do, and the imposed discipline has probably been good for me, it wasn't a good career choice.

I have a random, creative, anti-authoritative streak and I've always felt like a square peg jammed into a round hole. I should have been an architect, cardiologist or even a dentist.

Oh well, should count my blessings, I suppose - coulda been a lot worse."


In response I offer this song by Eddie From Ohio from their album Looking Out The Fishbowl. Run, don't walk, and buy the song from iTunes. It's an unsuck listen.

Good At That

Could have been a writer, should have been a novelist
Could have been something, anything other than this
Turn light on now, turn the light on
Room so dark without, room so dark without love

Should have been a healer and gone to Africa
Magic medicine that’ll clear it all up
Put away the hunger now, put away the hunger
World so dark without, world so dark without love

But night comes quiet as a cat
I lay awake considering, I consider ‘til my mind grows fat
Don’t know much about the weight of the world
But the weight on my brain’s sure intact
And maybe I’m good at that

Could have been a pundit, could have been an Uncle Sam
Shoulda been holy, a political holy man
Shift the gears now, turn the wheels of change
Land so dark without, land so dark without love
But that’s another kind of healer

Night comes quiet as a cat
I lay awake considering, I consider ‘til my mind grows fat
Don’t know much about the weight of the world
But the weight on my brain’s sure intact
And maybe I’m good at that

Now I’ll never be an Olympic star
I’m not that strong, I can’t run that far
And I’ll never die on the silver screen
I’m not that brave
Not much hero in me

Could have been a thinker, could have been a philosopher
More like a tinkerer, philosophical amateur
Turn the light on now, turn the light on
World so dark without, world so dark
World so dark without, world so dark
World so dark without, world so dark.

2 comments:

whitenoise said...

Thanks, Cheek. I'll have to scope it out...

CheekierMeSly said...

You're good at what you do, all the same, whitenoise.