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Friday, September 26, 2008

Writer Song Meme

Though I'm swamped with reading work, it's all quiet on the Western Front this week blog-wise thanks to various Bloggers' trips and last minute RPP entries and other studff it seems... So perfect time to invent a meme, then! Here's how it goes:

Find a song that sums up what you think it means to be a writer and post the lyrics on your blog and why you've chosen it. NB: It doesn't have to be your favourite song, it just has to express how you feel about writing and/or being a writer. It can be literal, metaphorical, about a particular form or aspect of writing - whatever you want. Then tag 5 others to do the same (reprint these instructions).

Here's mine, then.

I chose The Logical Song by Supertramp. I love the metering on it, but the real reason I chose it is because I've often been accused of having my head in the clouds over the years - by teachers and people in authority mostly (always HATED teachers, kind of ironic I trained as one... I was going to change the system from the inside, man! Yeah right, lol). I've always wondered why having your head in the clouds is seen as BAD thing? There are plenty of people who believe there is no value in fiction, that it can't teach us anything and this really saddens me because not only are those people missing out, the world is to by not having other people to add their dreams to it.

Here are the lyrics:

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 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.

Now watch what you say or theyll be 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!

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.

I TAG: Davey, PDiddy, Sir Daniel, Lianne, Lara and Dom. GO!


potdoll said...

do you know i've just realised people have stopped saying I live with my head in the clouds! either they've started taking me seriously, or they've given up?

What a bloody hard meme! I'll have a think... x

Anonymous said...

I just put my Red Planet entry in the bin. I guess it's back to the drawing board, work 'til monday and let UPS hit the road, ha!

Tim Clague said...

Odd that it's not right here, right now

Dom Carver said...

Done mine. Thank you muchly.

So what do you think?

Lara said...

Have eventually got round to it. Thanking you for that one. x