Wednesday, August 12, 2009

closer to fine

(what i was singing in the shower this morning)

i'm trying to tell you something about my life
maybe give me insight between black and white
and the best thing you've ever done for me
is to help me take my life less seriously
its only life after all

well, darkness has a hunger that's insatiable
and lightness has a call that's hard to hear
i wrap my fear around me like a blanket
i sailed my ship of safety till i sank it
i'm crawling on your shores

i went to see the doctor of philosophy
with a poster of rasputin and a beard down to his knee
he never did marry or see a b-grade movie
he graded my performance, he said he could see through me
i spent four years prostrate to the higher mind
got my paper and i was free

i stopped by the bar at 3 a.m.
to seek solace in a bottle or possibly a friend
and i woke up with a headache like my head against a board
twice as cloudy as i'd been the night before
and i went in seeking clarity

i went to the doctor, i went to the mountains
i looked to the children, i drank from the fountains
we go to the doctor, we go to the mountains
we look to the children, we drink from the fountains
we go to the bible, we go through the workout
we read up on revival and we stand up on the lookout
there's more than one answer to these questions
pointing me in a crooked line
the less i seek my source for some definitive
the closer I am to fine

--indigo girls


Meredith said...

Just sang the whole thing, flashing back to our fabulous front row seats at Hamilton! Great memories

Rebecca said...

Yes, and the Indigo Girls will be headlining this year's HopeFest, the philanthropic brainchild of your own friend Bill, on Sunday, September 27th. We can get you backstage passes. You Have No Excuse.