Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Mood I'm In

I like it when I stumble on a song whose lyrics fit my general disposition. In the middle of a few small fires in life, and this one fits pretty dern good.

"Not The Doctor", Alanis Morisette
I don't want to be the filler if the void is solely yours
I don't want to be your glass of single malt whiskey
Hidden in the bottom drawer
I don't want to be a bandage if the wound is not mine
Lend me some fresh air

I don't want to be adored for what I merely represent to you
I don't want to be your babysitter
You're a very big boy now
I don't want to be your mother
I didn't carry you in my womb for nine months
Show me the back door

Visiting hours are 9 to 5 and if I show up at 10 past 6
Well I already know that you'd find some way to sneak me in and oh
Mind the empty bottle with the holes along the bottom
You see it's too much to ask for and I am not the doctor

I don't want to be the sweeper of the egg shells that you walk upon
And I don't want to be your other half, I believe that 1 and 1 make 2
I don't want to be your food or the light from the fridge on your face
At midnight, hey
What are you hungry for

I don't want to be the glue that holds your pieces together
I don't want to be your idol
See this pedestal is high and I'm afraid of heights
I don't want to be lived through
A vicarious occasion
Please open the window
Visiting hours are 9 to 5 and if I show up at 10 past 6
Well I already know that you'd find some way to sneak me in and oh
Mind the empty bottle with the holes along the bottom
You see it's too much to ask for and I am not the doctor

I don't want to live on someday when my motto is last week
I don't want to be responsible for your fractured heart
And it's wounded beat
I don't want to be a substitute for the smoke you've been inhaling
What do you thank me
What do you thank me for

Visiting hours are 9 to 5 and if I show up at 10 past 6
Well I already know that you'd find some way to sneak me in and oh
Mind the empty bottle with the holes along the bottom
You see it's too much to ask for and I am not the doctor

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

in a word.....
YIKES!

Jennifer said...

I've got about three targets in mind, too...

Well, more I think about it, Four...

Oi
Oi
Oi

Mrs Mom said...

Hmmmm-- hey girl, do I need to loan out my favorite shirt??

You know-- it's the one with the huge bull on the back, behind a single strand of rickety barb wire fence.... and it says:

Cross the line, your ass is MINE!

Jennifer said...

Can I? Please? Sounds perfect..

Might get rear re-arranged if I bring it to work, but it should work good anyways...