Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Eat your heart out

0%-10% chance of precipitation + a high of 69 degrees = new boots!

Thanks, Paolo Nutini, for giving us the words to express this feeling in song.

Woke up cold one Tuesday,
I'm looking tired and feeling quite sick,
I felt like there was something missing in my day to day life,
So I quickly opened the wardrobe,
Pulled out some jeans and a T-Shirt that seemed clean,
Topped it off with a pair of old shoes,
That were ripped around the seams,
And I thought these shoes just don't suit me.

Hey, I put some new shoes on,
And suddenly everything is right,
I said, hey, I put some new shoes on and everybody's smiling,
It's so inviting,
Oh, short on money,
But long on time,
Slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine,
And I'm running late,
And I don't need an excuse,
'cause I'm wearing my brand new shoes.

Woke up late one Thursday,
And I'm seeing stars as I'm rubbing my eyes,
And I felt like there were two days missing,
As I focused on the time,
And I made my way to the kitchen,
But I had to stop from the shock of what I found,
A room full of all off my friends dancing round and round,
And I thought hello new shoes,
Bye bye them blues.


Take me wandering through these streets,
Where bright lights and angels meet,
Stone to stone they take me on,
I'm walking to the break of dawn. [x2]

[CHORUS (x2)]

Take me wandering through these streets

I put on my iPod Shuffle (thanks, Paul) while making breakfast after posting about my boots to see if Mr. Nutini's song might come up. It didn't but the Shuffle seemed to know what a good morning I was having because it played for me:
"Sly" by Cat Empire
"Band of Gold" by Freda Payne
"Box of Rain" by the Grateful Dead
"Slip, Sliding Away" by Paul Simon
"I Ain't Never Heard You Play No Blues" by Steve Goodman
"Loves Me Like A Rock" by Paul Simon
"Birdhouse in Your Soul" by They Might Be Giants.



I've got nothing against Ellen DeGenerous but I'm a little bummed that she now has to dominate any conversation about the desire to dance through your day. I mean, what else is there to say once Ellen's enthusiasm and ridiculousness have become household images?

That breakfast was the most fun (funnest sounds better) eggs on mayonnaise toast that I think I've ever prepared and eaten.

1 comment:

Baraka said...

Wonderful boots! :)

Haven't seen you in along time but look forward to catching up!