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July 7th, 2004


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04:53 pm - Short pre-concert post
They Might Be Giants at The Barrymore tonight. Prepared all day by leaving on my things, returning bags of groceries, sending valentines to Mr. Peter Tork, putting my hand inside the puppet head, and not crossing the street in the middle in the middle in the middle in the middle in the middle of the block.

I'm such a dork.

So much of a dork, in fact, that I brought a CD of old, live recordings of TMBG to work, and I had this jolting epiphany about the meaning of the lyrics to the song Thunderbird. Maybe it's obvious, and I've just never noticed before. Or maybe it just didn't click until I consciously realized that I'm in the situation described by the song (except, y'know, I'm not abusing any substances). For those who care, the lyrics are pasted below. The italicised portion doesn't appear in the studio recording of the song, which is too bad because it's kind of important.

Thunderbird
by They Might Be Giants


I know, I know
I said that I would quit.
Alright, I promise:
no more after this.

You don't know how I tried
to forget what it was like.
I remember now
I remember now
why they called it Thunderbird.
Why they called it Thunderbird.

Man oh man, my throat is dry.
Man, are you thinking what I am?
Well, what about it then?

Before you fall you have to learn to crawl.
You can't see heaven when you're standing tall.
To get the whole sky
on the ground you have to lie.
I remember now
I remember now
why they called it Thunderbird.
Why they called it Thunderbird.

They devised a plan,
they would melt a man
and they called it Thunderbird.


We like fun me and my girl.
We'll have fun, fun, fun until
T-Bird takes her dad away.

I know, I know
I said that I'd desist.
Alright, I promise:
no more after this.

Not to be what I was like,
not to soar across the sky,
spread my thunder-wings and fly
spread my thunder-wings and fly.
I remember now
I remember now
why they called it Thunderbird.
Why they called it Thunderbird.


For everybody who doesn't want to read about Thunderbird, here's that Interests Suggestion Meme that all the kids are doing. Having perused the results below I've decided that altough I'm a dork, my friends' friends are even bigger dorks. Star Wars and Final Fantasy. Hah.

Based on the lj interests lists of those who share my more unusual interests, the interests suggestion meme thinks I might be interested in
1. writing score: 35
2. anime score: 33
3. computers score: 31
4. books score: 30
5. cats score: 27
6. reading score: 25
7. science fiction score: 21
8. photography score: 19
9. video games score: 18
10. star wars score: 17
11. lord of the rings score: 16
12. sleeping score: 15
13. rain score: 15
14. fantasy score: 15
15. the simpsons score: 14
16. final fantasy score: 14
17. sci-fi score: 14
18. comics score: 13
19. sex score: 13
20. neil gaiman score: 13

Type your username here to find out what interests it suggests for you.

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