Tuesday, July 19, 2005

"If Your Colors Were Like My Dreams"

It's been a while since I've blogged, I know. I've been pumping my creative juices doing a million things for Sidelines. And now I'm in the office trying to ward off a migraine. Yikes.

Saturday night, while waiting for Tina to finish Harry Potter, I went into my room and noticed Destiny (the cat) was on my bed and the chinchilla was under it. Yeah, somehow he got out. Not really sure how that happened. I spent about 45 minutes playing referee to a ridiculous cat-and-chinchilla game. Eventually, I put the cat up in Tina's room and let the chinchilla hide under the couch until Tina finished the book. Then we both played Catch the Chinchilla. It was amusing. Tina won - she got him by the tail.

Tomorrow night is Dave Matthews Band. I'm very excited - I haven't seen Dave in a few years, but I do have a shit-ton of his live albums. He's great live.

Speaking of live music, Tina and I have been experimenting with On Demand lately, which last night meant watching a Culture Club concert from the '80s. We listened to "Karma Chameleon." The concert was titled "Culture Club Greatest Hits." That's funny - I thought they just had the one.

I've decided to write a book, or, rather, the book has decided. I was just writing, and then I realized that my writing wanted to be a book. That makes sense to me. Hopefully at least one other person will understand this concept.

Next week is my last week as editor in chief, as I will be busy with Phi Chi president matters and lots of class in the fall. I only ran for the summer because I knew I couldn't be in charge of both at the same time. Good for me.

I have to go back to work Thursday, which means I have to find and wash all of my work clothing before then. That should be fun.

Tina and I finished X-Men Legends. My Cyclops kicked some serious ass. I'm so proud of him. Now we watch a lot of Dead Like Me. I dig that show.

Song of the day: "The Road Goes on Forever" by Robert Earl Keen.

Sherry was a waitress at the only joint in town
She had a reputation as a girl who'd been around
Down Main Street after midnight with a brand new pack of cigs
A fresh one hangin' from her lips and a beer between her legs
She'd ride down to the river and meet with all her friends
The road goes on forever and the party never ends

Sonny was a loner he was older than the rest
He was going into the Navy but he couldn't pass the test
So he hung around town he sold a little pot
The law caught wind of Sonny and one day he got caught
But he was back in business when they set him free again
The road goes on forever and the party never ends

Sonny's playin' 8-ball at the joint where Sherry works
When some drunken outta towner put his hand up Sherry's skirt
Sonny took his pool cue laid the drunk out on the floor
Stuffed a dollar in her tip jar and walked on out the door
She's runnin' right behind him reachin' for his hand
The road goes on forever and the party never ends

They jumped into his pickup Sonny jammed her down in gear
Sonny looked at Sherry and said lets get on outta here
The stars were high above them and the moon was in the east
The sun was settin' on them when they reached Miami Beach
They got a hotel by the water and a quart of Bombay gin
The road goes on forever and the party never ends

They soon ran out of money but Sonny knew a man
Who knew some Cuban refugees that delt in contraband
Sonny met the Cubans in a house just off the route
With a briefcase full of money and a pistol in his boot
The cards were on the table when the law came bustin' in
The road goes on forever and the party never ends

The Cubans grabbed the goodies and Sonny grabbed the Jack
He broke a bathroom window and climbed on out the back
Sherry drove the pickup through the alley on the side
Where a lawman tackled Sonny and was reading him his rights
She stepped into the alley with a single shot .410
The road goes on forever and the party never ends

They left the lawman lyin' and they made their getaway
They got back to the motel just before the break of day
Sonny gave her all the money and he blew her a little kiss
If they ask you how this happened say I forced you into this
She watched him as his taillights disappeared around the bend
The road goes on forever and the party never ends

Its Main Street after midnight just like it was before
21 months later at the local grocery store
Sherry buys a paper and a cold 6-pack of beer
The headlines read that Sonny is goin' to the chair
She pulls back onto Main Street in her new Mercedes Benz
The road goes on forever and the party never ends

1 comment:

theogeo said...

You don't remember the fantastic "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" and "I'll Tumble For Ya"?