Saturday, March 15, 2008

closer to fine

So guess where the rugrat and I are going, courtesy of rugrat numero uno...

We're going to see this:




True Colors featuring Cyndi Lauper, The B-52s, Rosie O'Donnell, Indigo Girls, The Cliks, and host Carson Kressley.

The older rugrat sent us -- for Christmas -- two lawn tickets to any live nation concert in our area and told us we had to pick something and go together. Not an easy feat, to pick something we'll both enjoy. I mean, the kid's 17 and likes reggae ton for god's sake. But we think this will do.

The concert is June 1, at Jones Beach. Yep, Jones Beach.

Sure, it's lawn seats.

And we probably won't be able to see much.

But I don't fucking care.

I'm already excited.



Closer to Fine - Indigo Girls

I'm trying to tell you something about my life
Maybe give me insight between black and white
And the best thing you've ever done for me
Is to help me take my life less seriously
Its only life after all

Well darkness has a hunger thats insatiable
And lightness has a call thats hard to hear
I wrap my fear around me like a blanket
I sailed my ship of safety till I sank it
I'm crawling on your shores

I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountains
Theres more than one answer to these questions
Pointing me in a crooked line
And the less I seek my source for some definitive
The closer I am to fine

And I went to see the doctor of philosophy
With a poster of rasputin and a beard down to his knee
He never did marry or see a b-grade movie
He graded my performance, he said he could see through me
I spent four years prostrate to the higher mind
Got my paper and I was free

I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountains
Theres more than one answer to these questions
Pointing me in a crooked line
The less I seek my source for some definitive
The closer I am to fine

I stopped by the bar at 3 a.m.
To seek solace in a bottle or possibly a friend
And I woke up with a headache like my head against a board
Twice as cloudy as Id been the night before
And I went in seeking clarity.

I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountains
Yeah we go to the doctor, we go to the mountains
We look to the children, we drink from the fountains
Yeah we go to the bible, we go through the workout
We read up on revival and we stand up for the lookout
There's more than one answer to these questions
Pointing me in a crooked line
The less I seek my source for some definitive
The closer I am to fine


(if k is still reading, she'll appreciate this)

4 comments:

Bear Able said...

I think that same show is going to be near me at the Bethel woods center for the arts too.

fellahere said...

cyndi and the b-52's

that rocks.

what's a reggae ton?


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Spring said...

reggaeton, a blend of reggae, latin, and hiphop. Big with the youth today. Pretty damned explicit lyrics sexually, but they get away with it because it's mainly sung in spanish, and apparently the US only censors lyrics in english. ;)


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trin said...

Oh what fun and what a great pick! I think that was a beautiful gift and I hope that you guys (ladies) really enjoy.

Closer To Fine is one of my all time favorite songs ever.