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When I fall

Written By: - Date published: 2:47 pm, June 17th, 2011 - 4 comments
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One of my favorite bands and one of my favourite of their tracks. Barenaked Ladies playing “When I fall”. Great lyrics for the ongoing GFC. You have to love satirical songs….

Songwriters: PAGE, STEVEN / ROBERTSON, ED

I look straight in the window, try not to look below
Pretend I’m not up here, try counting sheep
But the sheep seem to shower off this office tower
Nine-point-eight straight down I can’t stop my knees

[Chorus]
I wish I could fly
From this building
From this wall
And if I should try
Would you catch me if I fall?

My hands clench the squeegee, my secular rosary
Hang on to your wallet, hang on to your rings
Can’t look below me, or something might throw me
Curse at the windstorms that October brings

I look in the boardroom; a modern pharaoh’s tomb
I’d gladly swap places, if they care to dive
They’re lined up at the window, peer down into limbo
They’re frightened of jumping, in case they survive

I wish I could step from this scaffold
Onto soft green pastures, shopping malls, or bed
With my family and my pastor and my grandfather who’s Dead

Look straight in the mirror, watch it come clearer
I look like a painter, behind all the grease
But paintings creating, and I’m just erasing
A crystal-clear canvas is my masterpiece

[Chorus]

4 comments on “When I fall”

  1. The Mighty Stef

    Well, I’m drunk as a parish priest on the lies that you told us
    Sick to the fucking teeth of the excuses that you sold us
    Wonderin’ how low in your thoughts, you might hold us
    Hey man, you’re no good.

    I no longer believe you got my best interests in your heart
    Should have known better, than to believe that from the start
    Hey Mr Politician it’s time to depart, we want blood.

    We want blood
    We want blood
    Let the scarlet red river turn our city into mud
    and I’ve heard all the lies that I’m ever gonna wanta hear now
    We want blood

    You made promises that you couldn’t keep…

  2. toad 2

    The anthem of Don Brash:

    Delapsus resurgam! when I fall I shall rise!
     

    I wanna be a boss
    I wanna be a big boss
    I wanna boss the world around
    I wanna be the biggest boss
    that ever bossed the world around

    I wanna do it right
    I wanna do it right away
    I wanna do it right now
    I wanna do it right away
    I wanna do it now

    Don’t wanna be a dancer in the Bolshoi Ballet
    Don’t want to work for Daddy
    In Daddy’s shop, 0.K.

    I get confused, so confused
    I get a pain, I get a pain up here
    In the Shirley Temples

    What you gonna do
    How you gonna do it
    What you gonna do
    How you gonna do it

    Little by little, ooh ooh
    Little by little, bit by bit

    Sssh! Not too loud, don’t tell everybody
    Don’t give away the game
    Oooh, oooh,
    I aint quite ready to reveal my campaign

    This is not the time
    My hero’s are alive and well in a cave
    I’m keeping them on ice in suspended animation
    Till the very right occasion comes along

    To our rally come along
    Come along to our rally
    Come along to our rally come along

    To our rally come along
    Come along to our rally
    Come along to our rally come along

    A Brave new world will rise from the ashes
    And there upon a rock titanic, I’ll cast a giant
    Shadow on the face of the deep
    And never again will they dare to call me
    A freckled, spotty, specky, four eyed
    Weedy little creep!

    No more tremblin’ and quakin’ in the gym
    No more come on fellas, let’s get him

    What you gonna do
    How you gonna do it
    What you gonna do
    How you gonna do it

    Little by little, ooh, ooh
    Little by little, bit by bit
    Little by little, ooh, ooh
    Little by little, bit by bit
    bit by bit
    bit by bit

    Everyone’s going to be free
    But they’ll have to agree to be free
    They’ll have to agree to be less free than me
    ‘Cos I rule the world you see

    So wait for the army of kiddy-winkies
    And terrible tiny tots
    In armoured school buses
    Firing poison pea-shooters
    And sinking their milk teeth into your thighs
    Delapsus resurgam! when I fall I shall rise!

    Wanna be a boss
    I wanna be a big boss
    I wanna boss the world around
    I wanna be the biggest boss
    that ever bossed the world around

  3. toad 3

    Ah, now I have made the effort: – may be a bit long in the post title for some, but taking my lead from the Bernard Hickey school of how to do interesting blog posts but destroy them by long boring titles.
     

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