February 24th, 2003


High Hopes

There was a ragged band that followed in our footsteps
Running before time took our dreams away
Leaving the myriad of small creatures trying to tie us to the ground
To a life consumed by slow decay

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
With friends surrounded
The nights of wonder

Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us
To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side
Steps taken forwards but sleep walking back again
Dragged by the force of some inner tide
At a higher altitude with flag unfurled
We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world

Encumbered forever by desire and ambition
there's a hunger still unsatisfied
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon
Though down this road we've been so many times

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
The taste was sweeter
The nights of wonder
With friends surrounded
The dawn mist glowing
The water flowing
The endless river
Forever and ever

loooooove that song
  • Current Music
    "High Hopes"

Drunken thoughts

From the serenity of my tub, I look up at the skylight above me and can't help but think: will duct tape and a piece of plastic protect me from the dangers outside. 9/11... terrorists.. bullshit... wtf..

I go on with my life as if nothing's changed... but war... protests... terrorists abound. What's right.. what's wrong.. make a decision.

I don't know.

I guess this is what our parents lived with.. cold war... vietnam... nuclear holocaust. Fuck Osama.. fuck you, religious zealots. Mormons... catholics... al queda.. all terrorizing us with your doctrine. FUCK YOU! You can all burn in the fiery pits of Hell, should there be a place.

I'm sick of worrying about duct tape, and water, and bioterrorism, and ciphero, nightmares of 9-11 replaying in my head.

I want to worry about running out of toilet paper, and if my new software is Windows XP compatible.

I honestly don't know about this war. I think "W" has a hard on for going after Iraq. I want to be for peace. My intellect tells me peace at all costs.. but why do Colin Powell and others want to be in Iraq so bad? Are they all bad men? I don't think so. Sometimes I think they do have our best interests at heart. Maybe there is some strategic advantage to being in Iraq. Saddam is a fuck head. No mistaking that. Is it so bad that we be his ouster? If for no other reason than for the sake of his own people, it would be a good thing he be gone. And if it gives us some military advantage to rid the world of this danger that effects us all... maybe that is a good thing.

I don't know.. the wine speaks.. I shall enjoy the rest of my bath..
  • Current Music
    "Twenty One" -Cranberries