Wednesday, August 01, 2007

If Heaven and Hell Decide That They Both Are Satisfied, Illuminate the No's on Their Vacancy Signs

Heaven because it's walking distance to 'base gate,' hell because it's sorta like the slums of Beverly Hills, a 'quaint' 6-plex of 1 bedroom apartments in the middle of old money San Antonio, crossin' my fingers my 18's aren't going to be off the car every morning, and I'm hoping the window unit air conditions can handle the San Antonio sun. It's the 'practical' thing to do, and I'm doing that for once in my life. You know, like Sandler says, 'get a job, make some money, have some security.'

Heaven and Hell, quantified through Ryan Adam and Rhett Miller.

(Lyric Excerpts)

Heaven - Ryan Adams - When the Stars Go Blue

Where do you go when you're lonely
Where do you go when you're blue
Where do you go when you're lonely
I'll follow you
When the stars go blue

Laughing with your pretty mouth
Laughing with your broken eyes
Laughing with your lover's tongue
In a lullaby

Hell - Rhett Miller - The Other Shoe

One old brown shoe falls in slow motion,
And the bedsprings hover right above your head,
As bed springs do, when you're beneath them.
Someone else just climbed into your bed.

By the time she thought you'd probably got to Phoenix,
She'd arranged for your shoes to be filled.
Well you've got your pride, and a blue-steel '45,
And you're waiting for the other shoe to fall.

You'll dig a double grave out in the meadow,
And you'll curse the rain that turns the dirt to mud.
You'll take I-35 south towards Laredo,
Then you'll try to find a doctor who can prescribe an elixir
That'll make everything better, except your late wife and her lover.

I can relate to both, but I have an affinity to the latter.

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