Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Art Blog: LIFE IS GOOD

I can't really write a coherent blog post right now. I am so excited and anxious. In fact, I am near delirium. I will be better tomorrow. I just got word our Twitter 140 art exhibition got picked up in a gallery in Arizona. I cannot express how this makes me feel. I am so happy. I am so relieved. It is funny. I just sent the proposal CDs out last Friday. I guess this is why I am in a state of quasi-shock!

Meanwhile, I have been studying for my annual Dave Matthews pilgrimage. I am studying the words of all the songs on the new album "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King". This song seems so befitting right now.




"Funny The Way It Is"
Lying in the park on a beautiful day,
sunshine in the grass, and the children play.
Siren’s passing, fire engine red,
someone’s house is burning down on a day like this?

The evening comes and we’re hanging out,
On the front step, and a car rolls by with the windows rolled down,
And that war song is playing, “why can’t we be friends?”
Someone is screaming and crying in the apartment upstairs

Funny the way it is, if you think about it
Somebody’s going hungry and someone else is eating out
Funny the way it is, not right or wrong
Somebody’s heart is broken and it becomes your favorite song

the way your mouth feels in your lovers kiss
Like a pretty bird on a breeze or water to a fish
A bomb blast brings a building crashing to the floor
You can hear the laughter, while the children play “war”

Funny the way it is, if you think about it
one kid walks 10 miles to school, another’s dropping out
Funny the way it is, not right or wrong
On a soldier’s last breath his baby’s being born

Standing on a bridge, watch the water passing under me
It must’ve been much harder when there was no bridge, just water
Now the world is small. Remember how it used to be,
with mountains and oceans and winters and rivers and stars?

Watch the sky, the jet planes, so far out of my reach
Is there someone up there looking down on me?
Boy chase a bird, so close but every time
He’ll never catch her, but he can’t stop trying

Funny the way it is, if you think about it
one kid walks 10 miles to school, another’s dropping out
Funny the way it is, not right or wrong
on a soldier’s last breath his baby’s being born
Funny the way it is, nor right or wrong
Somebody’s broken heart becomes your favorite song
Funny the way it is, if you think about it
A kid walks 10 miles to school, another’s dropping out.

Standing on a bridge, watch the water passing under me
It must’ve been much harder when there was no bridge, just water
Now the world is small. Remember how it used to be,
with mountains and oceans and winters and rivers and stars?

2 comments:

deb said...

the sing lyrics give me goosebumps... but CONGRATULATIONS on that gallery!!!

JafaBrit's Art said...

Congratulations on the twitter gallery show, that is just wayyyyyyyy cool.