Monday, April 21, 2008

Satisfied by simple things, like breathing in and breathing out

As the academic year comes to a close, it is time to take stock and look forward. If, like me, you often walk between the twin shadows of despair and defiance, perhaps a little musical validation is in order. Herewith Natalie Merchant, Not in This Life, on Motherland (2001):


Not in This Life

  • Lately I've been walking all alone
  • Through the wind and through the rain
  • Been walking through the streets
  • Finding sweet relief in knowing that it won't be long

  • Lately it's occurred to me
  • That I've had enough of that
  • And lately I've been satisfied by simple things
  • Like breathing in and breathing out

  • Never again, not in this life
  • Will I be taken twice
  • Never again, not on your life
  • Will I make that same mistake
  • I can't make it twice

  • Lately it's occurred to me
  • Exactly what went wrong
  • I realized I compromised, I sacrificed
  • Far too much for far too long

  • Never again, not in this life
  • Will I be taken twice
  • Never again, not on your life
  • Will I make that same mistake
  • I can't make it twice

  • Starting out from here today
  • Swear I'm gonna change my ways
  • Once mistaken in this life
  • But never twice

  • Never again, not in this life
  • Will I be taken twice
  • Never again, not on your life
  • Will I make that same mistake
  • Never again, not on your life
  • Will I make that same mistake
  • Can't make it twice

  • Starting out from here today . . . .

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

People with friends who care about them are never really alone unless they want to be, and that would very emphatically include you.

4/21/2008 8:08 PM  

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