Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dylan on a Sunday

Today's Dylan song is Most of the Time. Great song. And its on the soundtrack from my favorite movie, High Fidelity. And it reminds me that we can never be who we want to be all of the time. All of us are stiff-arming things about us we wish we could avoid, ignoring the persistent, gnawing hole, pretending that some things just don't matter, that we're beyond all of that. And most of the time we can. But some of the time...

Most of the time
I'm clear focused all around
Most of the time
I can keep both feet on the ground
I can follow the path
I can read the sign
Stay right with it when the road unwinds
I can handle whatever
I stumble upon
I don't even notice she's gone
Most of the time.

Most of the time it's well understood
Most of the time I wouldn't change it if I could
I can make it all match up
I can hold my own
I can deal with the situation right down to the bone
I can survive and I can endure
And I don't even think about her
Most of the time.

Most of the time my head is on straight
Most of the time I'm strong enough not to hate
I don't build up illusion 'til it makes me sick
I ain't afraid of confusion no matter how thick
I can smile in the face of mankind
Don't even remember what her lips felt like on mine
Most of the time.

Most of the time she ain't even in my mind
I wouldn't know her if I saw her
She's that far behind
Most of the time I can even be sure
If she was ever with me
Or if I was ever with her
Most of the time I'm halfway content

Most of the time I know exactly where it went
I don't cheat on myself I don't run and hide
Hide from the feelings that are buried inside
I don't compromise and I don't pretend
I don't even care if I ever see her again
Most of the time.

1 comment:

happytheman said...

Wow Hornby and Dylan in the same post now your cooking. Wish Johnny Depp would make "Long Way Down"