August 29, 2008

... time of your life

if i were a better blogster i'd have titled this piece, "Something Unpredictable," rather than 3 silly ellipses followed by "time of your life."  how gauche.  and i'd think up my own topics, persuading the reader on the merits rather than on the emoting which inevitably comes to my aid when the reader hears the music and lyrics.  what an exploitative carbetbagger i am.

BUT WAIT - burb ...
that's better.  now, where was i?  oh, yeah, it's laa l-la la LAA la la, but laa la la la laa.  that's it, you got it, now you:

it's something unpredictable,
but in the end it's right.
i hope you had the time of your life.

thar ya go, music and lyrics of 'good riddance (time of your life)' by Green Day, released in 1997, used as the emoting background of Seinfeld's last episode.   let it run through your mind awhile.  bounce it off your ears.   very nice.   but in the words of 'llb,' the first person to comment on my blog,  'what's your point?'  yup, well, without going into the background of this strange little group (with its energy saving name and lead singer shorter even than i am, wearing all that cute dark makeup), the words, ah those words, go on ...

so take the photographs, and still frames in your mind
hang it on a shelf in good health and good time
tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial
for what it's worth it was worth all the while

impressive mix, don't u think?
a little like Talking Heads. u know, '(nothing but) flowers'

you got it, you got it

lots of us here already, with lots of us coming.  it's seems something unpredictable, alright.  but in the end do you think it's right?  and what did the little man mean
by 'tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial?
don't just think, write.
a nice little smiley face to ya.

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Credits -
           Music and lyrics: by Green Day, album Nimrod (1997)
           youTubelink1 (by pane92) , youTube link2 (by bloo2jay)
           Music and lyrics: by Talking Heads, final album Naked (1988)
           youTubelink3 (by marquee84)


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