Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

*Yawn*

Why is it that I can never, ever get enough sleep? *sigh*

This one goes out to my son Collin. I absolutely lurve Ben Folds (and Aaron has a big man-crush on him. tee hee). This song is supposed to be from his own point of view to his son....but I see it very much from my point of view, too.

Ben Folds
Still Fighting It

Good morning, son.
I am a bird
Wearing a brown polyester shirt
You want a coke?
Maybe some fries?
The roast beef combo's only $9.95
It's okay, you don't have to pay
I've got all the change

Everybody knows
It hurts to grow up
And everybody does
It's so weird to be back here
Let me tell you what
The years go on and
We're still fighting it, we're still fighting it
And you're so much like me
I'm sorry

Good morning, son
In twenty years from now
Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
And I can tell you 'bout today
And how I picked you up and everything changed
It was pain
Sunny days and rain
I knew you'd feel the same things

Everybody knows
It sucks to grow up
And everybody does
It's so weird to be back here.
Let me tell you what
The years go on and
We're still fighting it, we're still fighting it
You'll try and try and one day you'll fly
Away from me

Good morning, son
I am a bird

It was pain
Sunny days and rain
I knew you'd feel the same things

Everybody knows
Tt hurts to grow up
And everybody does
It's so weird to be back here.
Let me tell you what
The years go on and
We're still fighting it, we're still fighting it
Oh, we're still fighting it, we're still fighting it

And you're so much like me
I'm sorry


And you wanna know what else is humorous? Collin asked me a few months ago...."Can you burn me a Ben Folds CD?" Um, Collin, with how much cussing is on it, that's a negatory. But I think I should go ahead and burn him a mix of his cleaner songs, no?

Anyway, we had a night full of laughter last night. One of those nights where you think that the world is alright, despite all the yuckiness that abounds. The topic of all the Byers' Guffaw-fest? Karate Kid. Yes, that's right, Karate Kid. And my pre-pubescent one-sided love affair with Ralph Macchio. Yes, I loved that boy-man (as I think he was in his thirties when he made the Karate Kid...). And Aaron thought this was the funniest thing ever. I recounted how I was too poor to buy the lastest issue of Bopper magazine, so I paused the VCR on a good frame of him, and used my mom's Kodak disc type camera (do you remember the one with the film like the View Master inserts??) so that I could have a picture of him. Boy did they have a time with me. I mean, c'mon....I WAS NINE AND TEN YEARS OLD!!! I loved the New Kids on the Block, too.

But boy, did they have fun with me. And did it bring back some of the happier moments of my childhood. Yes, most girls dream of men that are likened to the guy in the Chicago song "Glory of Love". I dreamt of my knight in shining armor, who was going to take me to his castle far away. And Aaron and I had a good chuckle at the thought that I wouldn't have picked him, at nine or ten years old, to be my knight. Not that I'm sad that it turned out that he WAS my knight.

OK, so who were some of your pre-pubescent crushes??

2 Comments:

Blogger diligent law student said...

Joey from New Kids on the Block and Kevin from Wonder Years :-)

8:36 AM

 
Blogger Nancy said...

Who didn't have a crush on that boy-man???

KIRK CAMERON!!!!! I saw him at the Say No to Drugs Parade and I swear to this day he mouthed I love you to me.

10:05 PM

 

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