For newbies around here Lance, my fellow Sprocket and author of myblogcanbeatupyourblog runs a little party every week where someone picks a song and the rest of us take it as a prompt to write exactly 100 words about it. No, I don't know if he counts the words. I try not to cheat.
Anyway, it doesn't matter what you write: poetry, prose, a shopping list... just write something. It makes him happy. Oh and by the way, he just published his second book. The first is about sex and drugs and rock & roll... very cool. The second is about love and death and shit like that. Go to his website and see where to BUY THE BOOK. Else he is not happy.
So the song pick for the week is from a band that has been together for about a decade, had some nice success and have a new album out now. The band is OneRepublic and the song of the week is "Counting Stars." For the most part they are a little too Pop for regular rotation in my playlist, but this is a good song.
A little story in 100 words. Go ahead, count 'em.
It almost felt like the past sixteen years were an unending episode of The Honeymooners. Just like Ralph and Norton’s plans, there was always a get rich scheme. I can still hear him say “it’s gonna be so big baby, we won’t be counting dollars, we’ll be counting stars.”
Sure there were almosts, and I fed off of those moments.
But too often, failure brought the icy chill of depression to engulf me.
Until I was choking.
And still, I threw my arms open wide, time after time.
It seems everything that drowns me makes me want to fly.