Thursday, March 09, 2006

Who needs a bithday song?

Wherein I provide two from Loudon Wainwright III. Use as needed

The Birthday Present, from Grown Man
I know that I'm ageless and my soul is eternal
I have lived a thousand lives and will live many more

On Monday it's my birthday looks like I'll probably make it
To 48 that's not that old though it's not 24

I know this thinning gray hair is a sign of wisdom
This sagging skin and these loose teeth proof I have been around

On my birthday we will recall that day back in the 40s
When I was born bald with no teeth and weighed just a few pounds

I know that in nearly two years I'll be hitting fifty
That ripe young age that halfway point when life really begins

But on Monday let's really celebrate neither the past nor future
But the present here I am in the shape I'm in

The Birthday Present II, from Little Ship
You got another one coming up
Baby don't be blue
I know you're one year older now
Honey I've been there too

Time flies when we're fooling around
We're just wasting away
You're dreading the date
You'd much rather wait
But happy birthday

Once we were young and foolish
Just starting out on that ride
I don't want to get ghoulish
But it seems like time's no longer on our side

It never used to get here
It always seemed so far away
But now it's here
Same time each year
That happy birthday

They say that we live many lives
I can believe it but I'm still not so sure
I don't know if it's gonna be a next time
But this time I'd like a little more
Time that is

I'm going to give you a present
That's just what I'm gonna do
To remind you to forget the past and the future
All that regret and worry's just bad for you
And when you unwrap your present
Throw the paper and the ribbon away
Remember dear
It's now we're here
So happy birthday

You got another one coming up
Baby don't don't be blue


Blogger reader_iam said...


vh: taophmj

The "tao" part has interesting implications.

3/11/2006 10:54:00 PM  

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