the more things stay the same, the more i want them to change

Lyrics by Syd Straw, rip-off by me

"CBGB's" by Syd Straw

Hey remember me, we met ten years ago
at CBGB's, on New Year's Eve
back when you were tending bar
you had a band of your own called The Revlons
and I liked your songs, I don't know how
I must have lost my head an abandonment like that,
was easier then and I don't know why we never met again
but I still think of you sometimes every now and then,
Hey remember when you took me to the movies
to see Soylent Green
I can't believe it was such a long time ago,
So much has happened, I hear you had twins,
Are you doing what you wanna do,
Did you follow your intentions, all the dreams you had,
Has even a single one of them come true?
I ask myself as I'm asking you, hey, I'm just asking
You were the one most likely to succeed without
ever really trying, You had so much to live up to
I was married for awhile, it ended in tragedy,
oh well, enough about me,
Are you doing what you wanted to,
Did you follow those intentions through, and
All the dreams you had, Have any or all of them come true,
If they haven't yet I hope they do


Blatant rip-off by me:

Hey remember me? We met twenty-four years ago.
We had our first date on New Year's Eve.
You gave me my first kiss, then ran off because your sister was watching from the car.
Three years later and you ran off again,
you made me so happy, I couldn't believe.
I lost my head, your abandonment like that.
But it was easier than admitting the truth, and I forgive, but I don't know why we never met again.
I still think of you sometimes, every now and then.
Hey remember when you asked me to sit on your skateboard
but I was too shy to sit next to you?
I can't believe it was such a long time ago,
So much has happened, I hear you're in Europe and in love.
Did you follow your intentions, all the dreams you had,
has even a single one of them come true?
I ask myself as I'm asking you.

Hey remember me? We met twenty-two years ago
at a birthday party for the boy who would be my husband.
You had a girlfriend, but still we looked
only to shy away again.
I don't know how we were all so naive.
I lost my mind, the way we hurt each other like that.
Still it got easier, and I don't know why we never met again,
but I still think of you sometimes now and then.
Hey remember when we went to Denny's so I could teach you Magic,
but they stopped us before we got very far?
We should have known it would always be like that.
I can't believe it was such a long time ago,
So much has happened, I hear you're a father, married, and happily too.
Did you follow your intentions, all the dreams you had,
has even a single one of them come true?
I ask myself as I'm asking you.

Hey remember me? We met 10 years ago
at first online and then that kiss in your bathroom,
back when you were married and unhappy.
You pushed me away, we were both angry and mean.
I don't know what happened, how we let things repeat.
I lost my heart, with your silence like that.
Was it easier? I still don't know why we never met again.
Hey remember when we tried on those cat ears?
It was Halloween time.
I can't believe it was such a long time ago,
So much has happened, I hear you're truly in love.
Did you follow your intentions, all the dreams you had,
has even a single one of them come true?
I ask myself as I'm asking you.

Hey remember me? We met seven years ago
at the Metro theater, for an animation festival.
You liked my shoes, I liked your skirt,
we cried together later, upstairs in the ladies.
I don't know how I lost my morals like that,
broke everyones hearts, stabbed you in the back.
Still I wonder, why we never met again,
but I still think of you sometimes now and then.
Hey remember when I called home for permission,
and then we giggled and kissed and you smelled like amber?
I can't believe it was such a long time ago,
So much has happened, I hear you're still around, somewhere in the city.
Did you follow your intentions, all the dreams you had,
has even a single one of them come true?
I ask myself as I'm asking you.

Hey remember me? We met twenty-two years ago,
in the backseat of your mother's car,
you had big blue eyes and bigger gold glasses.
While you planned your party, our feet played under the table,
and then after the cake, there was a little palm tree,
dancing and singing to me.
I did lose my mind, my heart, my morals,
all in less than a week, that's the effect you had.
And then I lost my head, an abandonment like that,
Was it easier? Not until we met again
and fell in love,
so now I think of you always, now, and then.
Hey remember when the raft flipped over
and underneath we shared our first kiss?
Or how about Jamaica or Hawaii or Florence?
Do you remember the beaches, the movies, the drives, the games?
Did we follow our intentions, all the dreams we had?
I know at least a few have come true.
I ask myself as I'm asking you,
so we don't forget anything
when everything is changing.
Babies just take their own time.

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