Podcast #24 – The Great Escape

A drunk is walking through a grave yard and falls in a freshly dug, empty grave and can’t climb out. He keeps calling out, “Help, help, get me out. I’m cold down here.” Eventually, another drunk happens along and says, “Well, no wonder you’re cold. You kicked all your dirt off.”

As a kid, I found that hilarious. I actually still do.  I sort of feel like the drunk in the grave sometimes. Like, I didn’t mean to get myself here and I can’t figure out how to get out. But, from a different perspective, I’m just ridiculous. My trouble is that I isolate myself and freak out that I feel so isolated. And, I get so dramatic about it. Ridiculous. 

“No More Clichés” was a very difficult prompt for me. Not because of my love for clichés 😉 just because the prompt irritated me. I have no idea why. I grumbled for several days thinking I would never come up with a single idea for the song. And, then….I just had fun with it. Kind of glad for having struggled through that process. 

Fun with garageband! 



The Great Escape

download: http://www.lauramariemusic.com/words

New shirt, new shoes, new you
New habits, values, attitudes and
No friends, no recompense
get dizzy from the latitude
Yeah, they’ll say your crazy but
you go your own imaginary way

It’s you and only you
with no one to impersonate and
You might disintegrate or worse
Or so you postulate
But, you can’t go wrong here
It’s the roll that you were born to play

No more clichés
No more walking in the rain
No more falling way too far
You just lie in bed awake
Nothing tearing you apart
Doesn’t matter who you are
Cause you’ll never be the same
Is that your great escape

Throw out the arguments
In retrospect claim ignorance
And, no disrespect but
Why pay reverence to dissonance
And don’t break your silence
if there’s really nothing new to say

No more clichés
No more walking in the rain
No more falling way too far
You just lie in bed awake
Nothing tearing you apart
Doesn’t matter who you are
Cause you’ll never be the same
Is that your great escape

Oh, time will tell, it’s just as well
Lemons to lemonade
Live and learn and crash and burn
run tail between your legs
Life is rough but close enough for
horseshoes and for hand grenades

No more clichés
No more walking in the rain
No more falling way too far
You just lie in bed awake
Nothing tearing you apart
Doesn’t matter who you are
Cause you’ll never be the same
Is that your great escape
No More clichés
No more walking in the rain
No more falling way too far
You just lie in bed awake
Nothing tearing you apart
Doesn’t matter who you are
Cause you’ll never be the same
Is that your great escape
Is that your great escape
©LauraMarieMusic 2014

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