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I took a walk today
and these are some of the things I thought about.
We have a light in our refrigerator,
but it goes off when you open the door.
If they can make sex a whole course in schools,
there must be more to it than I thought.
The decline of show business:
The audience has taken over the show,
e.g. reality TV shows, karaoke, etc..
They'd rather watch each other
than watch professional entertainers.
Why not take take Merle Haggard's voice off a record
and let a drunk sing it?
They'd rather listen to a DJ
than real musicians.
They prefer those silly and unreal "reality" TV shows,
over good stories with good actors.
Maybe it's a decline of imagination.
I'm glad the elections are behind us.
I had to go back on my anti-depressants.
No republican was safe around me.
We seem to fight each other,
but what we're really fighting against is change.
I write songs because I have to.
It's not my job.
It's who I am.
We spend a lot of effort picking out material things
that will hide our true selves.
A song has been running through my head all day.
It's one I wrote a long time ago.
The chorus goes like this:
"If I had a time machine
To take me back to New Orleans,
We could play those old love scenes again.
I wish I may. I wish I might
Have no more lonely days and nights.
Everything would be all right
If I had a time machine."
Copyright © Sept. 5, 2005 by Jack Blanchard. All rights reserved.