I’m gonna grow up an’ be a rockstar

So here’s a literary rockstar theme song meme I ran across on the web awhile back.  It goes a little something like this:

Find a song that sums up what you think it means to be a writer and post the lyrics on your blog and why you’ve chosen it. It doesn’t have to be your favourite song, it just has to express how you feel about writing and/or being a writer. It can be literal, metaphorical, about a particular form or aspect of writing – whatever you want.

I sang this song for many long years waiting to sell a book.  Sometimes, if you stand close to me on an impatient day, you can still hear me humming it.

Waiting Room
Fugazi

I am a patient boy
I wait, I wait, I wait, I wait
My time is water down a drain

Everybody’s moving
Everybody’s moving
Everything is moving,
Moving, moving, moving

Please don’t leave me to remain
In the waiting room

I don’t want the news
(I cannot use it)
I don’t want the news
(I won’t live by it)

Sitting outside of town
Everybody’s always down
(Tell me why)

Because they can’t get up
(Come on and get up)

But I won’t sit idly by
I’m planning a big surprise
I’m gonna fight
For what I want to be

And I won’t make the same mistakes
(Because I know)
Because I know how much time that wastes
(And function)
Function is the key
Inside the waiting room

I don’t want the news
(I cannot use it)
I don’t want the news
(I won’t live by it)

Sitting outside of town
Everybody’s always down
(Tell me why)

Because they can’t get up
( Come on and get up)
Up from the waiting room

Sitting in the waiting room
(Tell me why)
Because they can’t get up

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3 thoughts on “I’m gonna grow up an’ be a rockstar

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