Edric Haleen - Possibilities

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Okay . . .
A song about “going through something.”
Ummm . . .

Howd’ya write a song
Of “going through something”?
Whad’dya do?
Whad’da they go through?
Howd’ya start a song
That take you through “something”?
Gimme a clue . . .

Well -- maybe you are
Riding in a train
Through a tunnel.
Or flying through the air
On a trapeze.
Or maybe you go through
A secret passageway.
Or a labyrinth.
Or a looking glass.
Or a wardrobe.
Or a drive-thru . . .

Naw . . . Weird Al already did that one.

Or a wormhole . . .

It’s so beautiful.
They should have sent a poet . . .

(Ehh . . .)

Or maybe something else
That’s not so literal.
Maybe something more like an ordeal!
A song of someone
Going through a breakup!
A song that spurs the listener to feel!

A cancer patient
Struggling through chemo.
Or getting through your grief
When someone close has passed away.

(Or going through their stuff
And all the crap they left behind . . .)

Or maybe just a guy
Who tries to make it through the day . . .

Hmm . . . Ummm . . .

Alarm goes off.
Get out of bed.
Stop to urinate.
Get dressed for work.
Begin commute.
See the donut shop.
Crumble . . .
Cave . . .

And then endure the hours of work
For far too little pay . . .

<Something, something>
Getting through the day!

A song of someone
Blowing through their savings.
A song of sisters
Going through your things.
A song of stalkers
Going through your garbage.

Ugh . . . Ummm . . .

Or going through
An album full of pictures.
Or going through
A list of things to do.
A song of simply
Going through the motions . . .

Heh! Eh . . .

A song of someone
Seeking new employment
And struggling to
Fill out all the forms.
“We thank you for your
Interest in working here.
We simply need to know about . . .

. . . Your former employers.
. . . Your last three addresses.
. . . Your medical background.
. . . Your marital status.
. . . Your prior convictions.
. . . Your past education.
. . . Your letters of reference.
. . . Your Internet passwords.”

<And something and something
and something and something
and something and something
and something and something
and something and something
and something and something . . .>

Howd’ya write a song of
“Going through something”?

Well -- try again tomorrow . . .


from SpinTunes #7: Round 2, released July 23, 2013




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