disarranging

the same situation


31 May 2002

Somehow I've gotten ahead of myself. So, I guess this'll be 30a or something. Because today is still May 30, 2002. But then I'll have two entries for the 30th. So much for journalistic integrity, eh?

Okay, now it's May 31st. Now I have only one entry for each May 30 and May 31.

I'm going back to the normal scheduled. Norm Sked. Hey, I just made that up. Sounds like the name of a parking lot attendant.


You probably think I have an audience here.

Not so.

It's just me.

For you.


I pulled out my last trick.

And it didn't work.

Now I'm talking to myself ... again.

Which I guess is all I've been doing all along, anyway.


The Same Situation
by Joni Mitchell
Copyright 1973; Crazy Crow Music

Again and again the same situation
For so many years
Tethered to a ringing telephone
In a room full of mirrors
A pretty girl in your bathroom
Checking out her sex appeal
I asked myself when you said you loved me
Do you think this can be real?

Still I sent up my prayer
Wondering where it had to go
With heaven full of astronauts
And the Lord on death row
While the millions of his lost and lonely ones
Call out and clamour to be found
Caught in their struggle for higher positions
And their search for love that sticks around

You've had lots of lovely women
Now you turn your gaze to me
Weighing the beauty and the imperfection
To see if I'm worthy
Like the church
Like a cop
Like a mother
You want me to be truthful
Sometimes you turn it on me like a weapon though
And I need your approval

Still I sent up my prayer
Wondering who was there to hear
I said, Send me somebody
Who's strong and somewhat sincere
With the millions of the lost and lonely ones
I called out to be released
Caught in my struggle for higher achievements
And my search for love
That don't seem to cease


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