Post 200
April 11, 2006

This should probably be some really insightful and meaningful post, but you know what? I'm too damn wiped out after the last couple of weeks to be insightful or meaningful. In fact, I'm too wiped out to do much of anything.

You want insightful, go check out Seawave's Soliloquy or Living with Multiple Personalities.

Or, you want meaningful and insightful, check out Anna Nalick's "Breathe (2 A.M.)." You can listen to a snippet of the song there on her site. I picked the song up on iTunes this morning and haven't stopped listening to it yet ... I do that with songs sometimes. When they hit that perfect mood and message that I know I need to internalize ... and this one came about at exactly the right time for me.

Here's the lyrics:

"Breathe (2 AM)"
Anna Nalick

2 AM and she calls me 'cause I'm still awake,
"Can you help me unravel my latest mistake?,
I don't love him. Winter just wasn't my season"
Yeah we walk through the doors, so accusing their eyes
Like they have any right at all to criticize,
Hypocrites. You're all here for the very same reason
'Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button, girl.
So cradle your head in your hands
And breathe... just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe
May he turn 21 on the base at Fort Bliss
"Just a Day", he said down to the flask in his fist,
"Ain't been sober, since maybe October of last year."
Here in town you can tell he's been down for a while,
But, my God, it's so beautiful when the boy smiles,
Wanna hold him. Maybe I'll just sing about it.
Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable,
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table.
No one can find the rewind button, boys,
So cradle your head in your hands,
And breathe... just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe
There's a light at each end of this tunnel,
You shout 'cause you're just as far in as you'll ever be out
And these mistakes you've made, you'll just make them again
If you only try turning around.
2 AM and I'm still awake, writing a song
If I get it all down on paper, it's no longer inside of me,
Threatening the life it belongs to
And I feel like I'm naked in front of the crowd
Cause these words are my diary, screaming out loud
And I know that you'll use them, however you want to
But you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable,
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button now
Sing it if you understand.
and breathe, just breathe
woah breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe.

There are some weeks when all I can do is wish for that damn rewind button even though I know I really don't want it. I don't really want to rewind to back then ... and all I can do is cradle my head in my hands ...

and breathe.

There's simply too many things running around in my head, too many thoughts, emotions and so little to actually do.

So for now, I'll just breathe.

(And I think that me listening to this song on endless repeat must be what people feel like when they get stoned ... I'm sooooo mellow right now.)

Posted by Red Monkey at April 11, 2006 4:31 PM | People Say I Have ADHD, But I Think - Hey Look, A Chicken | | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble |

 

aden said:

I love that song. They play it at work a lot. I bought the CD, it is pretty good.

April 11, 2006 5:26 PM

 

Red said:

Happy 200th!
I love this song as well and so relate to the words.
Just keep breathing my friend, the voices will quiet down in time and life (with or without us) will continue forward.

April 12, 2006 6:13 PM

 

Jenn said:

breathe away and zone into the song all you need to - any music can be amazing that way (though, I tend to use The Joshua Tree - I'll have to try Anna Nalick one of these days) :)

April 12, 2006 10:49 PM

 

candoor said:

I love the people you mentioned and I've been breathing a long time, what a coincidence (such depth I provide deep between the lines)... I looked around the read of your web world and like what I've found... impressed, even... I now officially admire you :)

April 14, 2006 7:00 PM

 

L said:

Yepp thats alot like being stoned. Aimme Mann's music makes me feel like that.

April 14, 2006 10:11 PM

 

michele said:

Hey those lyrics are pretty cool.

April 15, 2006 5:49 PM

 

seawave said:

I wonder how many times now you are up to on listens of the song? LOL Thanks for sending, and thank you so much for the mention. I am truly honored to be part of the Red Monkey.

April 24, 2006 10:05 PM

 

uyw@yahoo.com said:

Great job. A lot of success in the future to your resource!!

June 4, 2006 3:42 AM
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