Thursday Hurtsday: Daniel Johnston – Grievances

I think for the next week we’ll be showcasing the music of Daniel Johnston as our daily meditation. I’m so tired today, nothing too out of the ordinary, and while listening to a podcast on the train this morning the only thing going through my mind was the songs of Daniel. I had a conversation about him recently with a friends significate other who I had just met, and once you are both on the same page,¬†referencing,¬†quoting and singing (out loud) DJ at a party where no one else knows you or the music of Mr Johnston, the world can move at its own pace while you are standing still and making greater strides. (These posts always deteriorate into nonsense, oh don’t they, oh don’t they, oh don’t they?)

If I had my own way
You’d be here with me today
But I rarely have my own way
I guess that’s why you’re not here with me today
And the librarian said
You can’t buy no respect
I said hey lady what can you expect
When I’m lying on the floor

You I love the lady but she don’t wanna be
No girl of mine
Well the only thing you ever done for me
Was help me waste my time
And I saw you at the funeral
You were standing there like a temple
I said hi, how are you, hello
And I pulled up a casket and crawled in
Yes, I did

Climbed up a Mountain and I looked around
Some kind of circus with all them clowns
I said hey wait a minute can’t we slow down a bit
And I almost got hit by a truck
Well it just goes to show you that we’re all on our own
Scrounging for our own share of good luck
Stab your brother in the back
And pick up your pay check

Good-bye lonely heart Jolene
you never did work anyhow
I’m looking for a nice girl
and I don’t want no cow
I’m heading out West
Gonna find me the best
Well I played the game but I failed the test
If I can’t be a lover then I’ll be a pest
Yes, I will