Friday, May 18, 2007

If only he were blogging in utero


runny-nose boogie, originally uploaded by toyfoto.



She likes it loud.

She asks for the CD caddy, and I hand it over. I check the rear-view to find her fingering each disk with her sticky, doughnut smeared mitts.

"I like this green one," she says, waving the Dave Matthews CD at me.

I reach back and take it. Pop it into the player. Turn the dial up.

"I'm mixing up a bunch of magic stuff
A magic mushroom cloud of care
A potion that will rock the boat will rock
Make a bomb of love and blow it up

I did it
Do you think I've gone too far
I did it
Guilty as charged
I did it
It was me right or wrong
I did it
Yeah

I never did a single thing that did a single thing to
Change the ugly ways of the world
I didn't know it felt so right inside
I didn't know it at all
Open up the curtains I heard sirens there the lights flash and crawl
I did it justice I just did it for the buzz

It's a nickel or a dime for what I've done
The truth is that I don't really care
For such a lovely crime I'll do the time
You better lock me up I'll do it again

I did it
Do you think I've gone too far
I did it
Guilty as charged
I did it
It was me right or wrong
I did it
Yeah

I never did a single thing that did a single thing to
Change the ugly ways of the world
I didn't know it felt so right inside
I didn't know it at all
Open up the curtains I heard sirens there the lights flash and crawl
I did it justice I just did it for us all

All you people are the skewers of our dreams
Like the cat collared me
Oh what I gotta say to you got love don't
Turn it down
Turn it loud
Let it build
We got a long way to go
But you gotta start somewhere
Go door to door spread the love you got
You got the love
You get what you want
Does it matter where you get it from
I for one
Don't turn my cheek for anyone
Unturn your cheek to give your love
Love to grow"


As we tool along, she's nodding her head, weaving it back and forth on her neck to the beat. Closing her eyes. When the track ends, she begs to hear it again.

I hit the back arrow and the song repeats.

Inside, Thing 2 thumps along wildly. WILDLY.

But it makes me wonder: Does he like it or was he trying to get us to turn it down?

4 comments:

Kcoz said...

I personally feel that THING 2- AKA Sidewalk, is enjoying the enviorment of his new family.... i woud say louder, hard to hear through all that water.

Firestarter5 said...

You realize now, we're going to need to know what the rest of your cd collection consists of in your vehicle...

wordgirl said...

I have that cd and I know the song. My vote is that he liked it. What's not to like?

kimmyk said...

i'm with wordgirl. he was diggin it. i'm sure it sounded 10x's better in the womb...with that echo. LOL.