Thursday, June 23, 2005

For some reason, I can't get the song "Feelin' Groovy" by Simon and Garfunkel out of my head. (In case you're not familiar with it, it's Paul Simon's ode to lamp-posts, a sort of "Shiny Happy People" sans Michael Stipe's dance moves.)

The irony is that I'm feeling decidedly ungroovy. In fact, I'm feeling rather stressed, angry and disillusioned at the moment. Yet "Feelin' Groovy" keeps on playing, as if my brain is a dysfunctional iPod. If this continues, I may have to shoot myself.

9 comments:

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TheUltimateCyn said...

why is it that it seems we're all in that same mood... sans the song of course.

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Cap'n Marrrrk said...

Perhaps we shall need to reset your brain.

That’s great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and
Snakes, an aeroplane and lenny bruce is not afraid
Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn - world
Serves it’s own needs, dummy serve your own needs. feed
It off an aux speak, grunt, no, strength, ladder
Start to clatter with fear fight down height. wire
In a fire, representing seven games, a government
For hire and a combat site. left of west and coming in
A hurry with the furies breathing down your neck. team
By team reporters baffled, trumped, tethered cropped
Look at that low playing! fine, then. uh oh,
Overflow, population, common food, but it’ll do. save
Yourself, serve yourself. world serves it’s own needs,
Listen to your heart bleed dummy with the rapture and
The revered and the right, right. you vitriolic,
Patriotic, slam, fight, bright light, feeling pretty
Psyched

It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine

Six o’clock - tv hour. don’t get caught in foreign
Towers. slash and burn, return, listen to yourself
Churn. locking in, uniforming, book burning, blood
Letting. every motive escalate. automotive incinerate
Light a candle, light a votive. step down, step down
Watch your heel crush, crushed, uh-oh, this means no
Fear cavalier. renegade steer clear! a tournament,
Tournament, a tournament of lies. offer me solutions,
Offer me alternatives and I decline

(chorus)
It’s the end of the world as we know it (it’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it (it’s time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine (it’s time I had some time alone)

I feel fine

(repeat chorus)

The other night I dreamt of knives, continental
Drift divide. mountains sit in a line, leonard
Bernstein. leonid brezhnev, lenny bruce and lester
Bangs. birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom! you
Symbiotic, patriotic, slam book neck, right? right

(repeat chorus)

It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine (it’s time I had some time alone)

(repeat chorus 2x)

Fine
It’s the end of the world as we know it (it’s time I had some time alone)

W.M. Bear said...

Mac, you're lucky. The song that keeps playing itself like an endless tape loop in my head is the old Tom Lehrer classic (popularized orginally by the Kingston Trio, I think, and much more along the lines of what Cap'n M posted!)

They're rioting in Africa
They're starving in Spain
There are hurricanes in Florida
And Texas needs rain....
The whole world is festering
With unhappy souls
The French hate the Germans
The Germans hate the Poles
Italians hate Yugoslavs
South Africans hate the Dutch
And I don't like anybody very much!
But we can be thankful
And tranquil and proud
For man's been endowed
With a mushroom-shaped cloud
And we know for certain
That some lucky day
Someone will set the spark off
And we will all be blown away!
They're rioting in Africa, etc.....

Mac said...

Thanks, guys.

stankan said...

Shit, now the song is stuck in my brain as well.

Stan

TheUltimateCyn said...

I love R.E.M.

The song that always gets stuck in my head is "Yellow" by Coldplay.
Won't go away until I sing it or try it out on the guitar, or both... heehee

Cap'n Marrrrk said...

When I think R.E.M. I get Begin the Begin because the intro hook is gripping and its the first R.E.M. song I ever heard.

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