Posts Tagged ‘Writing’

Clearly, I’m not the new cool

I’m kinda picky about my music, and my tastes go all over the place. But I found a great radio station, and in particular I like the morning DJ. Fridays, she does an all-request show, which is usually fantastic. This morning, I was a little less than thrilled, and in particular had issues with this song. It’s Jack Johnson, and there was an acoustic version on the radio. Maybe it’s better when it’s not acoustic…but these lyrics really needed something.

To be fair, I do have some Jack Johnson on my iPod…but I also still have the Spice Girls, so that’s not saying much. At least I finally evicted Hanson.

Girl I Wanna Lay You Down
I come over early in the morning
just like a heat wave, without warning

Awesome. I love hot flashes. Especially first thing in the morning.

And when I touch you my heart begins to flutter

I predict this will rhyme with butter.

‘Cause you’re smooth and creamy like peanut butter

But peanut butter?? Not sexy, Jack.

Girl I wanna lay you down
I said Girl I wanna lay you down

OK, so it’s a song having sex, not being sexy. Gotcha.

I’m gonna flood you, like a love river
Aww baby the post man, is about to deliver

Ohhh…It’s also a song about bukkake. Though not quite the melody I’d pick as a soundtrack.

I cook you up some dinner, a little pasta

But I thought it was morning?

Listen to some music, a little Rasta

*wink* *wink*

I said girl I wanna lay you down,
I said girl I wanna lay you down,

At this point, Jack said, “Bridge.” I wondered if he had heard of “rehearsals.”

Awww baby baby
Don’t you know I need your love?!

So turn out the lights, bring out the candles,
wrap your arms around my love handles,


They say the passion may not always endure,
but this feeling that I have for you is burning up my world.

There’s a cream for that…

What is wrong with people?

Billy Lucas, Asher Brown, Seth Walsh, and Tyler Clementi. If you haven’t heard these kids’ names in the past few weeks, go look them up. These kids were all bullied over their sexuality, perceived or otherwise. And they all took their lives because of it.

Partly I wonder what is going on with kids today, though I’m not going to say it’s just the kids that are doing it. There are adults involved here, and in most of the cases I’ve heard, the kid who was being bullied had parents who spoke up and asked for help. Teachers, administrators, and whoever else didn’t do anything or brushed it off. And the parents of the bullies? I’m sorry, I don’t accept the argument, “Kids will be kids.”

You know what, parents should be parents. Step up and discipline your child. I’m sure you’ll be much easier on your little snowflake than the judicial system will be. And you’ll certainly be easier than the stigma and guilt your child will have for the rest of their life, knowing that they were responsible for another life ending.

For you kids out there…anyone who is getting picked on or bullied and thinks that life will always be like this, I’ll echo Dan Savage’s rallying cry: It gets better. I used to be the odd kid. I’ve always been a little shorter, a little plumper, a little weirder, and a little more on my own. And I’ve been to that place you’re at, where you think that it’s just easier to quit. But it gets better. I can’t begin to tell you how much better my life is now than it was then. But I want you to see that time, when your life will be this good.

For those of you on the other side, think about what you can do to pitch in. I do recommend the It Gets Better Project as a starting point, not because I think that Dan Savage is an amazing person (I don’t think that), but it is a start. If you have kids in school, talk to your school district about their bullying policies. If they don’t have policies, ask them why not! If you don’t get an answer, keep asking. We are all better than this.