Teen Idles — Sneakers
Been a while since I listened to the Teen Idles, but today’s been the perfect day for a reencounter with them.
Sneakers is one of my favorite tracks by them (another favorite of mine is this one), I like the lyrics, and I remember being one of those kids who wondered why all that rush on growing up. I mean, I never really wanted to grow up… Hmm… that probably explains why I haven’t left wearing sneakers…
"Why don’t you try and have some fun
Put on your sneakers and be a kid”
So if we have to show women what the baby looks like in their womb and tell them how the process works before allowing them to get an abortion, does that mean we should teach our soldiers about the culture of the lands we’re invading, and explain to them that the people we want them to kill have families and feel pain, just like Americans?
Vincent Van Gogh used to eat yellow paint because he thought it would get the happiness inside him. Many people thought he was mad and stupid for doing so because the paint was toxic, never mind that it was obvious that eating paint couldn’t possibly have any direct correlation to one’s happiness, but I never saw that. If you were so unhappy that even the maddest ideas could possibly work, like painting the walls of your internal organs yellow, then you are going to do it. It’s really no different than falling in love or taking drugs. There is a greater risk of getting your heart broken or overdosing, but people still do it everyday because there was always that chance it could make things better. Everyone has their yellow paint.
in recent events, i have come to the sad realization that i don’t think i’ve been in love. i can tell someone i love them, but i don’t think i’ve ever really been in the midst of love. i’ve dated two people and i’m still not sure. and this makes me sad. but hopeful, because maybe when it does happen, it’ll be nice.