:: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 ::

Punk post-mortem
I must've overdone it on the punk rock countdown. Monday afternoon, after my run (during which I tune my sleek, pocket-sized, rebel black Rio Nitrus to old-school punk) I decided to cool down to something a bit more mellow: a couple of tunes from U2's All That You Can't Leave Behind. Driving home, I plugged in Switchfoot's Beautiful Letdown. The song that sticks in my head now is Switchfoot's "Gone."
She told him she'd rather fix her makeup
Than try to fix what's going on
But the problem keeps on calling
Even with the cellphone gone
She told him that she believes in living
Bigger than she's living now
But her world keeps spinning backwards
And upsidedown
Don't say so long in the cellphone
Don't spend today away
Cuz today will soon be

Gone, like yesterday is gone,
Like history is
Gone, just trying to prove me wrong
And pretend like your immortal

She said he said live like no tomorrow
Every day we borrow
Brings us one step closer to the edge (infinity)
Where's your treasure, where's your hope
Forget the world and lose your soul
She pretends like she pretends like she?s immortal
Don't say so long
Your not that far gone
This could be your big chance to makeup
Today till soon be

Gone, like yeterday is gone,
Like history is gone,
The world keeps spinning on,
Your going going gone,
Like sumemr break is gone,
Like saturday is gone
Just trying to prove me wrong
You pretend like your immortal your immortal

We are not infinite
We are not permanate
Nothing is immediate
We're so confident
In our accomplishments
Look at how dark it is

Gone, like Frank Sinatra
Gone, like Elvis and his mom
Like Al Pacino's cash nothing lasts in this life
My highschool dreams are gone
My childhood sweets are gone
Life is a day that doesn't last for long

Life is more than money
Time was never money
Time was never cash,
Life is still more than girls
Life is more than hundred dollar bills
And oh the town fills
Life more than fame and rock and roll and thrills
All the riches of the kings
And up in wills we got information in the information age
But do we know what life is
Outside of our conveinent Lexus cages

She said he said live like no tomorrow
Every moment that we borrow
Brings us closer to the God who's not short of cash
Hey Bono I'm glad you asked
Life is still worth living, life is still worth living

See? I'm no one-trick punk pony. My tastes are eclectic.

I've also been listening to The Velvet Underground and Nico -- well, parts of it. "I'm Waiting for the Man, "Venus in Furs," "Run Run Run," "All Tomorrow's Parties" and "There She Goes Again." I can't stomach "The Black Angel's Death Song," and "Heroin" gets old quickly.

:: Andrew 07:37 + ::

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