Too many people make the mistake of turning to sad songs only when they're sad. Oh sure, there's nothing better than taking an emotional dumpster dive when the whole world sucks aaaaaasssssssssss... I'll Dig through my CD collection looking for a piece of misery in melody after I've walked home alone, following a few footsteps behind the perfect couple. Oh look, they're holding hands, heads bobbing as they go. "Do you MIND? I'm trying to maximize my anguish here!" But no... The whole world conspires against me. Dharma & Greg are five steps ahead as I walk, keeping just fast enough of a pace that I can't justify passing them - so I turn at the corner and take a longer way home, only to have Amelie & Nino buzz by on his frigging scooter. They're too busy making goo goo eyes at each other to even notice that they nearly ran me over. Hummingbirds are singing in the trees, cherry blossoms are in bloom & clouds are clearing a path just to make sure the sun shines down on me on a bad day. I'm trying to wallow in my inner pain people!!! Come on! Get with the program!
We all go for the sad songs on a day like that. A little oh woe is me music can really hit the spot. But what about today? Today is perfect! The sun is shining without a cloud in the sky. My cold is long gone & I'm feeling like a million and change... and yet... I can't get over the new American Music Club song, which is quite sad.
My theory on happy days and sad songs is this: When I'm happy, it's great to enjoy a sad song - to really soak up the emotions without actually having to experience them. I can experience the feeling of sadness without actually having to BE SAD. Kickass! What fun.
kathleen was mark's girlfriend, who i think might've killed herself or just died by accident from an overdose in 1998. he said i think that he would never write another song about her again, but i suppose that was a lie.::::: | December 17, 2004 4:04 PM
uh... mark eitzel is openly gay... making kathleen someone other than his girlfriend.::::: | July 6, 2005 1:07 PM