Sunday, May 18, 2008

Mountains O' Things (171/365)

Mountains O' Things - Tracy Chapman:

Tracy's singing,

The life I've always wanted

I guess I'll never have
I'll be working for somebody else
Until I'm in my grave
I'll be dreaming of a live of ease
And mountains
Oh mountains o things

from Hayden's speakers

To have a big expensive car

Drag my furs on the ground
And have a maid that I can tell
To bring me anything
Everyone will look at me with envy and with greed
Ill revel in their attention
And mountains
Oh mountains o things

as I pack boxes with all the stuff I've accumulated the last few months. Surrounded by these mountains of things, I can't help but feel ridiculously incongruous. Especially now with the economy on the brink.

Sweet lazy life
Champagne and caviar
I hope you'll come and find me
Cause you know who we are
Those who deserve the best in life
And know what moneys worth
And those whose sole misfortune
Was having mountains o nothing at birth

I pause to remind myself...

Oh they tell me
Theres still time to save my soul
They tell me
Renounce all
Renounce all those material things you gained by
Exploiting other human beings

Consume more than you need
This is the dream
Make you pauper
Or make you queen
I wont die lonely
I'll have it all prearranged
A grave thats deep and wide enough
For me and all my mountains o things

Mostly I feel lonely
Good good people are
Good people are only
My stepping stones
Its gonna take all my mountains o things
To surround me
Keep all my enemies away
Keep my sadness and loneliness at bay

1 comment:

cathyj said...

I like this song-especially the percussion. Tracy can touch us with her lyrics as she tells stories of how life is. Love her