The Blues

Do you ever have days where the music you're listening to simply can't be loud enough?


You have so much energy built up inside you, you feel like you could explode? 

Maybe you're excited, maybe you're stressed, or maybe you're pissed. 

Either way? The music is your refuge. Your escape. Your therapy.

Right now I have the house to myself, [thank God] and due to the rarity I am BLASTING my music. I'm also singing along, which is another good reason no one is here. When I feel like this I usually get in my car, but unfortunately the only car I have is not in operating condition. I have actually been carLESS for about a year now, so that claustrophobic feeling has worn off just a bit. Maybe not though.  

I [daily] reminisce of my old truck; a black '95 Toyota Tacoma with 10% tint all around and 35% tint on my windshield. YUP. And I had two 12's in the back cab, too. I could SING MY HEART OUT with no one ever knowing the difference. I went everywhere in this truck. Twice, probably. I sold it when I moved to the mainland and have missed it ever since--especially now. It's amazing how much independence a car gives a person. 

To be completely honest I feel as if my life has been thrown upside down the past two years and with a constant feeling of being in limbo. Have you ever been in limbo? It blows. Don't get me wrong, though, some of the best times of my life have happened in these last two years. It's just this unsettling feeling that gets to me, and right now I feel as if I've been giving all I can give and it's not enough

I feel as if the horse is down, and the kicking hasn't stopped. 
I feel burdened and misinterpreted. 
I feel like I'm in a conversation and keep getting interrupted. 
I feel like I have all these frustrations, but when I go to make a list: draw a blank.

Instead of spotlighting the do's, the have's, the great..it seems only the don'ts, the have nots, and the bad is center stage and you know what? It's exhausting.    

Nobody likes a Debbie Downer though. A Negative Nancy... Boo.

So allow me to speak, vent, bitch, and whine through music.. a song..

I can listen to this song on repeat, on max volume.. over, and over, and over again..

In fact you know what? I am. 

Because today? jenjen's got The Blues       



The Blues

Is this the New Year or just another night?
Is this the new fear or just another fright?
Is this the new tear or just another desperation?

Is this the finger or just another fist?
Is this the kingdom or just a hit n' miss?
A misdirection, most in all this desperation

Is this what they call freedom?
Is this what you call pain?
Is this what they call discontented fame?

It'll be a day like this one
When the world caves in
When the world caves in
When the world caves in

I'm singing this one like a broken piece of glass
From broken arms an' broken noses in the back
Is this the New Year or just another desperation?

You're pushing till you're shoving
You bend until you break
Till you stand on the broken fields where our fathers lay

It'll be a day like this one
When the world caves in
When the world caves in
When the world caves in
When the world caves in
When the world caves in
When the world caves in

There's nothing here worth saving,
Is no one here at all?
Is there any net left that could break our fall?

It'll be a day like this one
When the sky falls down and the hungry and poor and deserted are found
Are you discontented? Have you been pushing hard?
Have you been throwing down this broken house of cards?

It'll be a day like this one
When the world caves in
When the world caves in
When the world caves in

Is there nothing left now?
Nothing left to sing
Are there any left who hasn't kiss the enemy?
Is this the New Year or just another desperation?

Does justice never find you? Do the wicked never lose?
Is there any honest song to sing besides these blues?

And nothing is okay
Till the world caves in
Till the world caves in
Till the world caves in
Till the world caves in
Till the world caves in
Until the world caves in
Until the world caves in
Until the world caves in
Until the world caves in
Until the world caves in
Until the world caves in

Thank You Switchfoot... 




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2 love notes:

Suz and Allan said... [Reply]

Hugs girl! Love the lyrics to that song. Sometimes I find putting pen to paper puts everything into perspective...

Tara said... [Reply]

Glad you get to have time to yourself to jam out.

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