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I'm trying to be strong and it's not easy.  This song is one of my favourites when I feel like this.

Man of Steel - Frank Black

Under the stars each night,
I wonder do stairs go there?
I'm lonely driving behind the wheel,
Can't get no where.
I can't seem to get it right.
I'm only just a man of steel.

Is there a place?

And under the stars tonight,
I wonder if someone cares.
I'm lonely, that's the way I feel
Can't feel no stairs.
I've got me a reel and kite 
I'm only just a man of steel.

There is a place.

Date: 2011-08-03 07:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Don't like.

If you need an ear to talk to, let me know? Or just message me.


Date: 2011-08-03 07:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Don't worry about me too much. How long we known each other now? As long as I've been RPing just about, so 16 or 17 years and by now you know I endure because the alternative is unthinkable.

I'm just at a low point now but to me the song is about surviving those low points and looking and dreaming about a way to reach the stars (your dreams) while lying flat on your ass in the mud where you've been knocked by life and it's inherent unthinking cruelty.

Date: 2011-08-03 07:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
... yeah. Scary ass long time; scary.

PFT on your "don't worry"; I do, it's what I do I think. I might know you'll endure and all, but still I worry. Think it comes from having so few friends that the few I have I worry extra more about.

Listening to the song now and... I must save this for myself.

Life sucks sometimes, but sometimes it's not so bad.


Date: 2011-08-03 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, I get that way too with worry, especially with the few friends you know instinctively are worth holding onto. It's rare to find them and I've been luckier than most.

The song works on so many levels and to me it's about enduring, about being a man of steel against the trials of life seeking to tear you down and still being able to seek a stairway to allow yourself hope in the end. If you can't find the stairs, then you start to dream up another way to get there


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