Saturday, October 01, 2016

Pretty Good Day by Loudon Wainwright III

i slept through the night, i got through to the dawn
i flipped a switch and the light went on
i got out of bed and i put some clothes on
oh, it’s a pretty good day so far
i turned the tap, there was cold, there was hot
i put on my coat to go to the shop
i stepped outside and i didn’t get shot
oh, it’s a pretty good day so far
i didn’t hear any sirens or explosions
no murders coming in from those heavy guns
no un tanks and i didn’t see one
it’s a pretty good day so far
no snipers in windows taking a peak
no people panic, running scared through the streets
i didn’t see any bodies without arms, legs or feet
it’s a pretty good day
there was plasma bandages and electricity
food, wood and water and the air was smoke free
no camera crews from my tv
it was all such a strange sight to be home
n*body was frightened, wounded, hungry or cold
and the children seemed normal, they didn’t look old
it’s a pretty good day so far
i walked through a park, you would not believe it
there in the park, there were a few trees left
and on some branches, there were a few leaves
i slept through the night, i got through to the dawn
i flipped the switch and the light went on
i wrote down my dream, i made it this song
oh, it’s a pretty good day so far

MAN, THIS SONG IS 18 YEARS OLD.... COULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN YESTERDAY...

5 comments:

Aaron Vattano said...

Why on earth does he get out of bed and turn ON the light? That makes no sense. Unless he sleeps in a basement. But even basements have window wells. By law there must be. So why turn on he light? Well I suppose as long as you are alive it's all good. This song speaks much truth. This guy louden wainwright THE THIRD is a pretentious ass. I heard him once on kcrw and he was a gay pompous fuck. Why are all gay people lame?

Pirate Aggro said...

Uh no dude you heard his son rufus. Rufus is as gay as the day is long. Pretentious? Maybe. Louder is old old school. From the era of cohen.

Pirate Aggro said...

Uh no dude you heard his son rufus. Rufus is as gay as the day is long. Pretentious? Maybe. Louder is old old school. From the era of cohen.

Aaron Vattano said...

Well. If he had a gay lame son then he can't be that rad.

Pirate Aggro said...

you are unrad.