Monday, March 19, 2007

WORDS: 1980s Poetry Corner

"You were up there a while."
"Sam made me read Spot's Birthday Party three times before he'd go to bed."
"It took that long?"
"And he made me sing "Maniac" over and over."
"Do you even know the words to "Maniac"?"
"No."
"Oh."
"Just the chorus."
"She's a maniac, maniac on the dance floor."
"And she's dancing like she's never danced before."
"What are you doing now?"
"I'm looking up the lyrics. If this is going to be a regular occurrence, I need to learn at least a couple of verses."
"Good plan."
"What the...?"
"What?"
"She has danced into the danger zone / When the dancer becomes the dance."
"Ah. Well. That can happen."
"On the ice blue line of insanity / Is a place most never see."
"That's an... interesting... metaphor."
"There's a cold kinetic heat / Struggling, stretching for the peak."
"A cold... heat? That stretches? And also struggles?"
"It can cut you like a knife / If the gift becomes the fire / On the wire between will and what will be."
"And now you've made my head explode."

7 comments:

GK said...

I have Max, he's 2.8 and I can totally relate. Good luck!

White Trasherati said...

DG, I think I liked you better when you didn't know those lyrics.
Please turn back time and adjust accordingly.
Thank you.

(For reals, dude, you don't really sing that to Sam? Do you? Not that there's anything wrong with that...)

Doppelganger said...

Oh, let me assure you, I'M not the one singing Flashdance songs to Sam. That's pure Rusty. In this scenario, I am merely the person with the exploding head.

LaCosta (Lollie) said...

I could turn back time...if I could find a way...

Steph said...

Damn. I have just found a blog that I am going to have to check every day. I am going to have to go back to the beginning and read from the start, and then check here every freaking day.

Have you no mercy?

There are school lunches to pack and diapers to change.

Doppelganger said...

Thanks so much for the kind words, Steph! And for the PRESSURE.

Heh.

Matthew E said...

Coming late to the party, but...

Did you ever hear the French-language version of 'Maniac'?

Il est maniac, maniac, Michael Jackson...