My Best Stories Are My Failures

My Best Stories Are My Failures

iveg's picture

Liner Notes: 

Talking to guys at work, I discovered that the stories I tell most often are of things I failed at.
I was reading part of a Barbara Oakley book on Machiavellian behavior this morning
I took an online test for fun - scored 68/100. 65 seemed to be the mean of the bell curve, which is skewed a little high. So either non-Machiavellian people don't take that online quiz as often, or the questions are skewed [some are],
"parkour" video from 2008

This feels narcissistic. Oh well. It's also very rough, in need of a total rewrite. Which it probably won't get.


I suck so bad at self promotion
Three of my friends listen to my music [Tim and Lawrence. I guess it's 2]
I have the longest running continuous losing streak
[I think] at [21 songs in a row!]

My claim to fame at parkour is
I translated part of a book from French to English [Thanks, Google]
I did a parkour video as a hula girl, and in snorkel gear
I wiped out on a bike and got 32 staples in my leg. [Maybe more]

My best stories are my failures
I could tell you tales for hours
without exaggerating much
My best stories are my failures
I only wish I had learned
Whatever it was that I was
Supposed to have learned
But I don't think I learned it
Oh well
My best stories are my failures

I hiked in the desert, drank some foul water and got parasites
I drove to visit my friend in Iowa, and wound up in Arkansas
I've used "I'm sorry, I'm just painfully shy" as a pickup line
If you want a complete list of my other faults, just ask my wife


Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


metalfoot's picture

As such things go, I suppose a song of this theme can't help but be a little self-centred? And I had fun reading it, so it's not bad at all Smile