The song in my head

August 15, 2009 at 1:11 pm (Uncategorized)

I’ve had the same song in my head, on and off, since early 2006. It’s “Blow up the Pokies” by the Whitlams (about gambling addiction). At first thought, it seems like a weird choice. But then I look at the words of the one small section I remember (I’ve only seen the song played once, on “The Panel”), and it all makes sense:

And I wish, I wish I knew the right words [what writer doesn’t think that every day?]

To make you feel better, walk out of this place [the mental space of the unpublished writer is very dark]

To help you in your secret battles [something addicts and the mentally ill have in common]

So that you can be your own man again

So that you can be your own man again [don’t I just wish I could stand on my own two feet]


Plus it’s a pretty tune 🙂


I’m taking votes for the style of the next twittertale (which will begin sometime in October and end December 31) here:


1 Comment

  1. Ann said,

    I love that song….. It just strikes so many chords……..

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