Friday, August 17, 2007

The whole song vs. the lyric

"Standing in the middle of nowhere,
Wondering how to begin.
Lost between tomorrow and yesterday,
Between now and then."

This was my senior year quote. Underneath the shining blonde smile, I was admitting to being terrified. The Kinks resonated with me and seemed appropriate on the journey into the unknown of grown up life. Those lyrics play in my head often. They still feel applicable. Ray Davies and I still seemed lost.

Except, tonight at the 1984 tribute concert, some fabulous band put it back into perspective for me. I wasn't remembering the whole song until now. And fuck ya, it still resonates:

"And now we're back where we started,
Here we go round again.
Day after day I get up and I say
I better do it again."

I've recently mentally recommitted to getting up day after day to do it again!

1 comment:

Charles Deemer said...

Do you know the essay by Camus on Sisyphus? Not only do you do it over again and again, but you are HAPPY doing it ... "the struggle itself is worth it."