Tunes for late June

Styx — “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)”:

You see the world through your cynical eyes
You’re a troubled young man I can tell
You’ve got it all in the palm of your hand
But your hand’s wet with sweat and your head needs a rest

And you’re fooling yourself if you don’t believe it
You’re kidding yourself if you don’t believe it
Why must you be such an angry young man
When your future looks quite bright to me
How can there be such a sinister plan
That could hide such a lamb, such a caring young man

You’re fooling yourself if you don’t believe it
You’re kidding yourself if you don’t believe it
Get up, get back on your feet
You’re the one they can’t beat and you know it
Come on, let’s see what you’ve got
Just take your best shot and don’t blow it

You’re fooling yourself if you don’t believe it
You’re killing yourself if you don’t believe it
Get up, get back on your feet
You’re the one they can’t beat and you know it
Come on, let’s see what you’ve got
Just take your best shot and don’t blow it.

 

Another great song from that band, “Too Much Time On My Hands”:

Yeah I’m sitting on this barstool
Talking like a damn fool
Got the twelve o’clock news blues
And I’ve given up hope for the afternoon soaps
And a bottle of cold brew
Is it any wonder I’m not crazy?
Is it any wonder I’m sane at all?
Well I’m so tired of losing I got nothing to do
And all day to do it
I go out cruisin’
But I’ve no place to go
And all night to get there
Is it any wonder I’m not a criminal?
Is it any wonder I’m not in jail?
Is it any wonder I’ve got
Too much time on my hands,
It’s ticking away with my sanity
I’ve got too much time on my hands,
it’s hard to believe such a calamity
I’ve got too much time on my hands
and it’s ticking away,
ticking away from me
(Too much time on my hands)
It’s tick tick tick tick ticking away
(Too much time on my hands)
And I don’t know what to do with myself
(Too much time on my hands)
(Solo)
(Too much time on my hands),
(Too much time on my hands),
(Too much time on my hands)
Now I’m a jet fuel genius
I can solve the world’s problems
Without even trying
I have dozens of friends and the fun never ends
That is as long as I’m buying
Is it any wonder I’m not the President
Is it any wonder I’m null and void?
Is it any wonder I’ve got
Too much time on my hands,
It’s ticking away with my sanity
I’ve got too much time on my hands,
it’s hard to believe such a calamity
I’ve got too much time on my hands
and it’s ticking away,
ticking away from me
(Too much time on my hands)
Tick tick tick tick ticking away

Personally never had any desire to drink early in the day. Thankfully. ha

Guess I’m on a Styx kick today. “Find The Cost Of Freedom” and “Can’t Find My Way Home”:

We’re blessed to be born into a time when so much amazing art exists to speak to our souls.

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