365 Days of Music: Day 260

Day 3 of the Millenium flashback brings me to a track that often met the thin walls of my residence room on full blast.  My disillusionment and exhaustion with being so far outside the status quo was reaching a fever pitch by this time, and this song became an anthem of sorts, a battle cry.

“A decade ago,
I never thought I would be,
at twenty-three, on the verge of
spontaneous combustion. -Woe-is-me.-
But I guess that it comes
with the territory,
An ominous landscape of
never-ending calamity.
I need you to hear,
I need you to see
that I have had all I can take and
exploding seems like an imminent possibility
to me.

So pardon me while I burst
into flames.
I’ve had enough of the world
and its people’s mindless games.
So pardon me while I burn
and rise above the flame.
Pardon me, pardon me…
I’ll never be the same…”

Day 260:  Pardon Me – Incubus


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