Thursday, September 27, 2012

Art Blog: LOGICAL

Today while driving across the Howard Frankland Bridge going from St. Petersburg to Tampa, I was listening to the "oldies" station on the radio. A song came on and I was singing along, but this time I thought about the lyrics. I was so amazed because I realized even though it is an old song (1979), it still resonates today. I really thought about the lyrics and responded with a "WOW". I couldn't remember who performed this song, but I looked it up. Read the lyrics. This is so relevant to what is going on right NOW!

I relate to so many of the words:

" When I was young It seemed that life was so wonderful A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical"

"There are times when all the world's asleep The questions run too deep for such a simple man Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned?"

"I know it sounds absurd but please tell me who I am"

This whole song should be our mantra today. Supertramp wrote about stuff before their time OR maybe what they said is timeless.

The Logical Song lyrics Songwriters: Davies, R; Hodgson, R;

When I was young It seemed that life was so wonderful A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical And all the birds in the trees Well they'd be singing so happily Joyfully, playfully watching me But then they send me away To teach me how to be sensible Logical, responsible, practical And then they showed me a world Where I could be so dependable Clinical, intellectual, cynical There are times when all the world's asleep The questions run too deep for such a simple man Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned? I know it sounds absurd but please tell me who I am I say, "Now what would you say for they calling you a radical Liberal, fanatical, criminal?" Won't you sign up your name? We'd like to feel you're Acceptable, respectable, presentable, a vegetable Oh, ch-ch-check it out yeah At night when all the world's asleep The questions run so deep for such a simple man Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned? I know it sounds absurd but please tell me who I am Who I am, who I am, who I am 'Coz I'm feeling so illogical D-d-digital Oh, oh, oh, oh Unbelievable B-b-bloody marvelous


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