I haven’t been half bitter in my oblivion these days, and Mairead is having a great deal of fun with that. A few weeks ago we heard very loud music coming from her room. When I pointedly asked her to turn down the music, she leaned out of her door and screamed ‘PARTY!!!!’.
As I’ve mentioned before, both Mairead and I are die-hard Del Amitri fans. ‘High Times’ is a song from their album ‘Some Other Sucker’s Parade.’ I can’t say it’s one of my favourites, but as Mairead pointed out, it has the sort of disillusionment that we’ve been feeling lately. I like the start of the second verse: ‘Little snow white, she was hungry. Told to go out and grab for it. At the end of the rainbow, she was mind blown, to be staring at a crock of sh*t.’ Perfect. I guess those Scots know bitterness. 🙂
On a more serious note, music is powerful. It’s amazing how lyrics penned by complete strangers sometimes seem as though they were written about your own life.