Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The free electric band

Wed and Thurs are the worst days in the week for me. On Wed, I create 4-5 status reports and send them out. On Thu I am engaged in conf calls all day, taking clients thru the reports.

Today, this is what I am listening to currently to get me thru the status reports.

"My father is a doctor, he's a familiy man
My mother works for charity whenever she can

They're both good clean Americans who abide by the law

They both stick up for liberty and they both support the war.

My happiness was paid for when they laid their money down

For summers in a summercamp and winters in the town

My future in the system was talked about and planned

But I gave it up for music and the Free Electric Band.

I went to school in handwashed shirts with neatly oiled hair

And the school was big and newly built and filled with light and air

And the teacher taught us values that we had to learn to keep

And they clipped the ear of many idle kid who went to sleep.

Till my father organised for me a college in the east

But I went to California for the sunshine and the beach

My parents and my lecturers could never understand

Why I gave it up for music and the Free electric band.

Well they used to sit and speculated upon their son's career

A lawyer or a docter or a civil engineer

Just give me bread and water, put a guitar in my hand

'Cos all I need is music and the Free Electric Band.

My father sent me money and I spent it pretty fast

On a girl I met in Berkley in a social science class

Yes and we learned about her body but her mind we did not know

Until deep routed attitudes and morals began to show

She wanted to get married even though she never said

And I knew her well enough by now to see inside her head

She'd settle for suburbia and a little patch of land

So I gave her up for music and the Free Electric Band"

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