In the car today I heard this song played on satellite radio. The lyrics to me seem to speak those who have chosen to stay.
So many times I've told you I was leavin' And so many times how I tried But sayin' you're leavin' is so much easier Than leavin' and sayin' goodbye 'Cause every time I'd start to go I wouldn't get ten feet Till I come runnin' back like a runaway child Who's afraid to cross the street My mind might tell my lips to say it's over But my heart would only say it's a lie 'Cause sayin' you're leavin' is so much easier Than leavin' and sayin' goodbye 'Cause every time I'd start to go I wouldn't get ten feet Till I come runnin' back like a runaway child Who's afraid to cross the street My mind might tell my lips to say it's over But my heart would only say it's a lie 'Cause sayin' you're leavin' is so much easier Than leavin' and sayin' goodbye Than leavin' and sayin' goodbye
Songwriters: Jeannie Seely
"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."
Post by lifeinwoodinville on Jan 25, 2019 2:40:22 GMT -5
Oh, without a doubt, My Life by Billy Joel. Here are the lyrics:
Got a call from an old friend we'd used to be real close Said he couldn't go on the American way Closed the shop, sold the house, bought a ticket to the west coast Now he gives them a stand-up routine in L.A. I don't need you to worry for me 'cause I'm alright I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home I don't care what you say anymore this is my life Go ahead with your own life leave me alone I never said you had to offer me a second chance I never said I was a victim of circumstance I still belong Don't get me wrong And you can speak your mind But not on my time They will tell you you can't sleep alone in a strange place Then they'll tell you can't sleep with somebody else Ah but sooner or later you sleep in your own space Either way it's O.K. you wake up with yourself I don't need you to worry for me 'cause I'm alright I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home I don't care what you say anymore this is my life Go ahead with your own life leave me alone I never said you had to offer me a second chance I never said I was a victim of circumstance I still belong Don't get me wrong And you can speak your mind But not on my time I don't care what you say anymore this is my life Go ahead with your own life leave me alone
It's possible to win every battle but still lose the war.
Post by mirrororchid on Dec 12, 2019 21:06:10 GMT -5
She's My Girl by Tom Lehrer
Because of the way some of the lyrics are sung, it's better to listen, than to read:
Sharks gotta swim, and bats gotta fly, I gotta love one woman till I die. To ed or dick or bob She may be just a slob, But to me, well, She's my girl. In winter the bedroom is one large ice cube, And she squeezes the toothpaste from the middle of the tube. Her hairs in the sink Have driven me to drink, But she's my girl, she's my girl, she's my girl, And I love her. The girl that I lament for, The girl my money's spent for, The girl my back is bent for, The girl I owe the rent for, The girl I gave up lent for Is the girl that heaven meant for me. So though for breakfast she makes coffee that tastes like shampoo, I come home for dinner and get peanut butter stew, Or if I'm in luck, It's broiled hockey puck, But, oh well, what the hell, She's my girl, And I love her.
Post by takestwototango on Feb 25, 2020 19:50:43 GMT -5
Maybe we can talk all night, but that ain't getting us nowhere I told you everything I possibly can, there's nothin' left inside of here And maybe you can cry all night, but that'll never change the way that I feel The snow is really piling up outside, I wish you wouldn't make me leave here I poured it on and I poured it out, I tried to show you just how much I care I'm tired of words and I'm too hoarse to shout But you've been cold to me so long, I'm cryin' icicles instead of tears And all I can do, is keep on tellin' you I want you (I want you), I need you (I need you) But there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you Now don't be sad (don't be sad 'cause)' Cause two out of three ain't bad Now don't be sad, ('cause) 'cause two out of three ain't bad You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach You'll never drill for oil on a city street I know you're lookin' for a ruby in a mountain of rocks But there ain't no Coupe de Ville hidin' at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box I can't lie (I can't lie...) I can't tell you that I'm somethin' I'm not No matter how I try, I'll never be able To give you somethin', somethin' that I just haven't got (woh-oh) Well there's only one girl that I will ever love And that was so many years ago And though I know I'll never get her out of my heart She never loved me back, ooh-ooh I know Well I remember how she left me on a stormy night Ahh, she kissed me and got out of our bed And though I pleaded and I begged her not to walk out that door She packed her bags and turned right away And she kept on tellin' me, She kept on tellin' me, She kept on tellin' me I want you (I want you) I need you (I need you) But there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you Now don't be sad (don't be sad, cause) Cause two out of three ain't bad I want you (I want you) I need you (I need you) But there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you Now don't be sad (don't be sad, cause) Cause two out of three ain't bad Now don't be sad Cause two out of three ain't bad Maybe we can talk all night But that ain't getting us nowhere
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worksforme2: some better and some worse,..virus seems to be slowing down, but people are beginning to refuse to stay inside,...worst thing I see is Biden leading in the election poles,...but that could be fake news
Apr 20, 2020 16:56:22 GMT -5
mirrororchid: Politics? Is that what we want to happen here?
Apr 21, 2020 6:21:24 GMT -5
petrushka: Certainly not American style politics. Toxic echo chambers.
Apr 23, 2020 16:21:52 GMT -5
petrushka: However, I feel that sexual politics, including political moves that impact the relationships between gender (misogynist, misandrist, etc) definitely deserve room in this context.
Apr 23, 2020 16:22:59 GMT -5
fred: just calculated that i've spent somewhere near 19,000 days (& nights) as a "rejectee".AND that allows for 2,000+ days (& nights) on business travel apart from her. i've chosen to "stay" .....would never do that again, and can't as you see doing the math
May 15, 2020 18:01:15 GMT -5
worksforme2: 19000 days and nights,....damn dude, that's 52 yrs.
Jun 17, 2020 9:19:10 GMT -5
fred: you're a little short works - was thinking this AM, there has NEVER been a day when she indicated desire for me physically (other than for heavy lifting or finance)........LOL...........earlier, i had enough libido for both of us, now i'm left with guilt
Jun 20, 2020 13:11:12 GMT -5
fred: over imposing myself on her rather than simply leaving .....DAMN LOVE ANYWAY !
Jun 20, 2020 13:12:12 GMT -5
mesulina: update everyone, still has not happened. I have now come to accept that I will live with out. It is just different now.
Jun 29, 2020 19:32:31 GMT -5
worksforme2: Sorry mesulina,... but on the positive side you did stock up on toys a short time back,..now might be the time to go for the gusto
Jun 30, 2020 17:42:54 GMT -5
grower: Embrace a change, you will wonder why you waited so long
Jul 9, 2020 11:22:56 GMT -5
grower: Your life clock is ticking away, don't waste all your time. Live some.
Jul 24, 2020 9:53:20 GMT -5
fred: blue guy, i was where you are 30 years ago. stayed.................nothing changed. if i didn't love this nice lady so much i'd be in deep regret. if she doesn't think of you in a hundred "other" ways (as does my wife) GET OUT ! Life is short
Aug 10, 2020 17:43:15 GMT -5
jerri: Yuk on the plucking chicken feathers. If a chicken doesn't get sex and intimacy she just finds a beautiful cock sooner or later. I'd say there's a much higher "philandering" rate than anyone would care to admit. The rooster who is tormented findsa chicken!
Sept 10, 2020 8:23:56 GMT -5
csl: And yet, there is an entire segment of ILIASM stayers.
Sept 10, 2020 22:04:05 GMT -5
jerri: Exactly I have read multiple threads. I was very impressed with all the different solutions everyone has found. Intellectual group and the camaraderie is nice
Sept 11, 2020 9:44:57 GMT -5
Handy: What happened to being light outside until 9:30 PM? It is 7:30 PM and dark now.
Sept 20, 2020 20:46:01 GMT -5
jerri: It's not hot there? I am getting a slight break from the heat! Cheer up buddy!
Sept 21, 2020 0:27:37 GMT -5
petrushka: Well WE are getting closer to summer. Just passed Equinox. I expect the solar panels will start paying for themselves again in the near future. (over the last few months they have merely mitigated the power bills).
Sept 21, 2020 21:00:36 GMT -5