Theater of the absurd (third day of school)
Yesterday I was offered a gig for this coming Tuesday (Sept 3) as the musical guest at this muisic-and-poetry open mic thing here in Manhattan and the theme of the evening is 'back to school' .. so I thought i'd write something appropriate for that
It's been a while since my old schooldays, but I channeled that feeling of dread fear and excitement and boredom and all, and this is the result..
quick live iPhone recording, no overdubs or anything, just guitar and vocal together..
I dread the first day of school, but it isn’t such a bummer
I see my old friends, discuss how we spent out summer
The promise of possibility, maybe things would change
The difference seemed exciting, the familiar rearranged
The worst is not the second day, it’s actually the third
When in my mind I start repeating certain curse words
Is this the new teacher, are these the new assignments?
Its beginning to feel a lot like confinement
By the end of the week, I know just what is coming
Things that seemed a novelty now just feel numbing
I count the days and hours, minutes and seconds
Feels like an eternity till next summer beckons
There ain’t no use prayin’ at the wailing wall
Feels like its been months, its not even technically fall
Its not the first day that’s bad, it’s the second and the third
Every day a ticket to theater of the absurd
(c) M. Skliar 2019
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