Monday, November 17, 2008

Cigarettes? Chocolate Milk?

Addiction is painful... and very real for more people than want to admit it. Maybe you're not addicted to drugs or alcohol. But what about relationships? Pornography? Are you compulsively overeating? Do you spend hours on Facebook or other websites? What about video games or TV? Shopping? Gambling?

Whatever "it" is for you and me, chances are that we are dealing with some kind of addictive behavior... We are enslaved to something. Why do we keep saying we'll "stop tomorrow" or it isn't really "that bad," when we know "it" is slowly but surely eroding our souls?

Listen to this song by Rufus Wainwright and see if you can relate... Download it here.

Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk

Cigarettes and chocolate milk
These are just a couple of my cravings
Everything it seems I like's a little bit stronger
A little bit thicker
A little bit harmful for me

If I should buy jellybeans
Have to eat them all in just one sitting
Everything it seems I like's a little bit sweeter
A little bit fatter
A little bit harmful for me

And then there's those other things
Which for several reasons we won't mention
Everything about them is a little bit stranger
A little bit harder
A little bit deadly

It isn't very smart
Tends to make one part so broken-hearted

Sitting here remembering me
Always been a shoe made for the city
Go ahead, accuse me of just singing about places
With scrappy boys' faces
Have general run of the town
Playing with prodigal sons
Takes a lot of sentimental valiums
Can't expect the world to be your Raggedy Andy
While running on empty
You little old doll with a frown

You got to keep in the game
Maintaining mystique while facing forward
I suggest a reading of 'A Lesson in Tightropes'
Or 'Surfing Your High Hopes' or 'Adios, Kansas'

It isn't very smart
Tends to make one part so broken-hearted

Still there's not a show on my back
Holes or a friendly intervention
I'm just a little bit heiress, a little bit Irish
A little bit Tower of Pisa whenever I see you
So please be kind if I'm a mess

Cigarettes and chocolate milk
Cigarettes and chocolate milk


Meghan said...

Is that why I couldn't find you on facebook, or did you just decide you didn't want to be my friend anymore?

Matt Nightingale said...

Hmmmm.... Very perceptive...

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