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Sometimes wisdom comes from the oddest places. In this case, The Killers.
This is a great chorus to a song… or a relationship. 😆
I don’t mind if you don’t mind.The Killers – Read My Mind
‘Cause I don’t shine if you don’t shine.
Thank you, Killers, for a great song (and a goofy video).
👉 This song has some amazing lyrics. You should probably check it out.
The Talking Heads used to annoy me. They seemed too self-consciously nerdy, as if to say, “Hey, look how weird and nerdy we are! Come on, our music is so weird and confusing!” And David Byrne’s dance moves were super annoying!
Years later, I have come to realize two things:
- David Byrne’s dance moves were so annoying because those are my dance moves. 😱. I’ll show you if you don’t believe me.
- The song Once In a Lifetime is absolutely brilliant. 🤯
This song is all about time flowing relentlessly under your feet as you try to figure out what the hell you’re doing in your life.
At least that’s my take, thank you very much.
The tight, precise beat underneath emphasizes the odd arrangement layered on top, with perfect midlife observations like this:
You may ask yourself, “What is that beautiful house?”
You may ask yourself, “Where does that highway go to?”
And you may ask yourself, “Am I right? Am I wrong?”
And you may say to yourself, “My God! What have I done?”
But time doesn’t care. It just flows on.
Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
I guess we all hit a 500-foot waterfall eventually. The only question is what happens between here and there. Do you learn to swim with the river and enjoy the journey, or do you let the water knock and bruise you on the rocks?
Good luck out there. 🏊🏻♂️✌️
It’s been a while since I’ve felt the grunge vibe. But lately I’ve been into Nirvana’s All Apologies and the Smashing Pumpkin’s Today.
Sometimes you have to earn your today, and you have to tear your own heart out to get it. If this doesn’t make sense to you, ask me later. 🤷🏻♂️
Today is the greatest
Day I’ve ever known
Can’t wait for tomorrow
I might not have that long
I’ll tear my heart out
Before I get out
Here is a “karaoke” version of The Sad Moon Above (barking dog demo), with really basic instrumentation to sing to and potentially record a voice track remotely.
Anyone can sing to this version, and then I can go back and re-record a few differently-styled instrumentations. I’m thinking a “dreamy” version, a “noisy” version, a 50’s version, a Weezer version, and a Walkmen version.
Here’s my own take. I’m not a singer. 🤦🏻♂️
We shall see where this ends up…