December 2, 2007

on morning music...

One of my favorite "morning" albums is Jack Mannequin's "Everything in Transit" - I absolutely adore every song on it. And call me an emo kid, but his voice makes me happy. When I'm already on the road at 5:00AM, it's of the utmost importance to have a good soundtrack to drive to. I mean, who needs coffee when you have your favorite song to sing to behind the wheel?

The greatest one to put on right when I start the car is, "I'm Ready". It starts off by him speaking, "And today was a day just like any other," and then the music starts. Makes me feel like I'm in my own episode of The Hills or something. (Tell me I'm not the only one who pretends that exact thing on a regular basis. Tell me.)

My favorite part of the song is where he speaks a verse near the end:

[I wake up to find it's another
Four aspirin morning, and I dive in
I put on the same clothes I wore yesterday.
When did society decide that we had to change
And wash a tee shirt after every individual use:
If it's not dirty, I'm gonna wear it.
I take the stairs to the car
And there's fog on the windows.
(As I'm finding the words...)
I need caffeine in my blood stream,
I take caffeine in the blood stream.
I grip the wheel and all at once I realize:
(And you're getting away...)
My life has become a boring pop song
And everyone's singing along.]

It pumps me up. I don't know why. Although, it's not as though those words do justice to my own morning routine. Let's take a gander at my version:

[I wake up and find it's
Four in the freaking morning, and I roll out of bed.
I put on the same nylons I wore yesterday.
Since when did society decide that we had to change
And wash them after every individual use:
If they don't smell like feet, I'm gonna wear them.
I try to remember where I parked my car
And there's a scary homeless person looking through the windows.
(As I'm finding my keys...)
I need hot chocolate in my blood stream,
I take hot chocolate in my blood stream.
I grip the wheel and all at once I realize:
(And I'm driving to fast...)
My life has become a quirky, upbeat Lisa Loeb ballad, circa 1997
Only everyone's messing up the harmonies and it's pissing me off.]

Yay? Nay? Anyway, if you haven't heard the album, I recommend it.

I must go find a way to chill out, as the apartment is ripped apart and giving me severe anxiety. It's a mess. Apparently the management sent some guy to clean the carpet. The wet, stinky carpet that is going to soon be wet and stinky again when it rains. Somehow I feel as though they're not focused on the actual problem (that being the roof that is slowly but surely disintegrating). They ripped the carpet up from the ground on one whole side of the apartment, so everything that was in it's way is now cluttered around the rest of the apartment.

Going. To. Cry.

Want. To. Clean.

But tomorrow I'm taking the day off work so Jay and I can do some serious apartment hunting. Please send your happy thoughts our way!

1 comment :

  1. oh my goodness! So i have been lurking for a while, but I had to comment on your hilarious adaptation of that song. too funny! very clever! and of course sending you good apartment hunting mojo :)


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