Saturday, January 9, 2010

music & lyrics

i'm a music person.
music as in melody.
in fact, i love nothing more than a melody with a great harmony. so really, i think you could say that i'm a harmony person.

my husband, on the other hand, is a lyrics person. {which is good because he has trouble keeping a tune} and he can't truly love a song {or a band, even} if he doesn't love the lyrics.

i, on the other hand, usually make up my own anyway, so lyrics rarely catch my eye. but i love this song. and i love the lyrics even more. so i thought i'd share both, since it seems to be such a rare combo for me.
{and i don't know too many 20somethings who can't relate to it right now, including myself}

After years of expensive education
a car full of books and anticipation,
I'm an expert on Shakespeare and that's a hell of a lot
but the world don't need scholars as much as I thought.

Maybe I'll go travelling for a year,
finding myself or start a career.
I could work for the poor though I'm hungry for fame
we all seem so different but we're just the same.

Maybe I'll go to the gym, so I don't get fat,
aren't things more easy with a tight six pack?
Who knows the answers? Who do you trust?
I can't even separate love from lust.

Maybe I'll move back home and pay off my loans,
working nine to five answering phones.
Don't make me live for my friday nights,
drinking eight pints and getting in fights.

I don't want to get up, just let me lie in,
leave me alone, I'm a twenty something.

Maybe I'll just fall in love that could solve it all,
philosophers say that that's enough,
there surely must be more.

Love ain't the answer nor is work,
the truth eludes me so much it hurts.
But I'm still having fun and I guess that's the key,
I'm a twenty something and I'll keep being me.


  1. I am SO a music person, too! It takes me a really long time to start noticing the lyrics.

    That, however, is a beautiful song. Musically and lyrically!

  2. That's great! Very cool lyrics. Perfect!

  3. as a fellow twenty something, i just wanted to say how happy i am to have stumbled across your writing!

    i have always been a lyrics girl... but it's the melody that always keeps you coming back for more!

  4. I'm a bit of both I guess. I thought, "perhaps I'm more lyrics" at first, because I memorize so many of them. But good lyrics NEED good music. That's just the way it is.