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Ready Or Not, #SongLyricSunday #Changes

This was apt. I was just speaking with someone about how I was
saddened and disappointed,
that change is inevitable. She reasoned with me that it doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing.

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Of course, some
changes
can make you worse off than before, and that is going on in this world definitely, but then she went with a word I felt more at ease with: evolution.

Life evolves. I sometimes fight the inevitable, but then realize the futility. It makes me tired to fight what is going to happen, likely, anyway.

A Change Would Do You Good – Sheryl Crow

I could offer numerous examples of this sort of change, in my own life or in the world in general, but that would make me tired also.

***

Ten years living in a paper bag
Feedback baby, he’s a flipped out cat
He’s a platinum canary, drinkin’ falstaff beer
Mercedes rule, and a rented lear
Bottom feeder insincere
Prophet lo-fi pioneer
Sell the house and go to school
Get a young girlfriend, daddy’s jewel
A change would do you good
A change would do you good
God’s little gift is on the rag
Poster girl posing in a fashion mag
Canine, feline, Jekyll and Hyde
Wear your fake fur on the inside
Queen of south beach, aging blues
Dinner’s at six, wear your cement shoes
I thought you were singing your heart out to me
Your lips were syncing and now I see
A change would do you good
A change would do you good
Chasing dragons with plastic swords
Jack off Jimmy, everybody wants more
Scully and angel on the kitchen floor
And I’m calling Buddy on the ouija board
I’ve been thinking ’bout catching a train
Leave my phone machine by the radar range
Hello it’s me, I’m not at home
If you’d like to reach me, leave me alone
A change would do you good

Change lyrics.

I hitched a ride with a vending machine repair man He says he’s been down this road more than twice He was high on intellectualism I’ve never been there but the brochure looks nice Jump in, let’s go Lay back, enjoy the show Everybody gets high, everybody gets low, These are the days when anything goes
[Chorus] Everyday is a winding road I get a little bit closer Everyday is a faded sign I get a little bit closer to feeling fine
He’s got a daughter he calls Easter She was born on a Tuesday night I’m just wondering why I feel so all alone Why I’m a stranger in my own life Jump in, let’s go Lay back, enjoy the show Everybody gets high, everybody gets low These are the days when anything goes
[Chorus]
I’ve been swimming in a sea of anarchy I’ve been living on coffee and nicotine I’ve been wondering if all the things I’ve seen Were ever real, were ever really happening
[Chorus]

Winding Road Lyrics

****

My sister was just saying how being too regimented isn’t so helpful either, as some changes come, whether we are ready for them or not, and we must learn to be flexible when this happens.

I think it’s enough to recognize both the futility and the possibilities of change.

Thank you Sheryl.

I couldn’t choose between these two Sheryl Crow songs. Her music was a big part of my musical discovery in the 90s.

“Everyday is a winding road,” says Crow. I follow that road, wherever it may take me, bumps and detours and all that fun stuff.

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