Tuesday, March 07, 2006

 

Stampy Cracker

So, since I'm on this lyric kick, I have to post some lyrics from one of my favorite Uncle Cracker songs.

...I might stagger and I might sway
I might stutter just a bit but that's ok
I'm not walkin' too good that's true
I got a broke ass limp that'll pull me though
I might appear to be a pile of rags
But I'm a stack of hundreds in a paper bag
I've been around this world and back
I made a million bucks and put it all on black

So if you see me stumble you don't have to look away
It's not the first time, not the last
You can leave me where I lay, because...

(chorus)
I'm no stranger to shame
I've got little to blame
You sent for me and so I came
I'll come runnin' when you call my name
Cuz I'm no stranger, I'm no stranger to shame

I've been known to wake up in some dirty places
The sun only shines on deserving faces
The mind erases, forgets the stars
See each and every city has corner bar
That's where I am in a world so grim
The lights are as bright as the day is dim
See I'm priceless in a class of my own
I used to stay out late but now I don't go home

So if you see me stumble you don't have to look away
It's not the first time, not the last
You can leave me where I lay, because...

(chorus)

How do you feel when the birds are chirpin'
When your in bed and everybody is workin'
Are you down with the non believers
Make the slackers look like over achievers
The dogs scratchin' on the door again
The cat's out but he don't wanna come in
You got a bed and you got a floor
But the couch is closer to your front door

So if you see me stumble you don't have to look away
It's not the first time, not the last
You can leave me where I lay, because...

[REPEAT CHORUS]

I have come to look at this as an anthem of sorts. See, I've done some dumb ass things in my life. I've also done some very embarassing things. Frequently (but not always) they overlap. In the past, I would fester over my past mistakes - less to learn from them and more to beat myself up senselessly. Well - no more. Hell, if I can write about some of my more embarrassing moments on the internet, it's time to laugh it up and let it go.

Same for you. Laugh about it. Hell, post it in the comments or leave a link to your site. I'll start posting some embarrassing memories this week and I encourage you to do the same. By laughing about it, I figure we take away its power over us. If not, at least we can all laugh together.

And I promise I'm laughing near you...not at you.

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