Thursday, December 13, 2007

tribute to me

I'm reaching a certain age when you start to call yourself a twenty-something, simply because the numbers aren't so exciting all of a sudden.
The years start accumulating and suddenly you have a lot of birthdays to remember. I remember my 6th birthday most of all. I fell on the floor in the playground and shred my stockings. I played Barbies with a friend all afternoon and got a really cool yellow recorder with a microphone. It was my favourite toy for years to come. Then I remember little bits of other celebrations. I never liked to do much fuss about it but there was always a certain magic in the air on birthdays that made me feel that anything was possible. Maybe it was just a load of Sagittarius...

Most of the birthdays I remember were sunny days, lucky me! The forecast is sunny for tomorrow too and to brighten up my day even more I'm posting Jamie Cullum's Twentysomething because it's the best description of this age that I've ever come across.

The video is excellent because it helps illustrate the song, instead of trying to distract us from it (like many do these days).

If you want to sing along, here's the words:

After years of expensive education,
a car full of books and anticipation,
I’m an expert on Shakespeare and that’s a hell of a lot
but the World don't need scholars as much as I thought.

Maybe I'll go travelling for a year,
finding myself or start a career.
I could work for the poor though I’m hungry for fame
we all seem so different but we're just the same.

Maybe I'll go to the gym, so I don't get fat,
aren't things more easy with a tight six pack?
Who knows the answers? Who do you trust?
I can't even separate love from lust.

Maybe I’ll move back home and pay off my loans,
working nine to five answering phones.
Don't make me live for my friday nights,
drinking eight pints and getting in fights.

I don't want to get up, just let me lie in,
leave me alone, I'm a twenty something.

Maybe I'll just fall in love that could solve it all,
philosophers say that that’s enough,
there surely must be more.

Love ain’t the answer nor is work,
the truth eludes me so much it hurts.
But I’m still having fun and I guess that's the key,
I'm a twenty something and I'll keep being me.


Vesper said...

this must mean your birthday is approaching or has already taken place! happy birthday!!!

Devil Mood said...

Vesper: Damn, this post is so "foggy". It's tomorrow, thanks :)

Violet said...

Happy solar return :)
Very nice post. The twenties have been weird.
Much like having life on hold. I hope the thirties are much better. When things start to happen.
Hope u have a great day!

Stephanie said...

I figure Birthdays don't work like New Year's Day, where it rolls through the time zones. You were born when you were born. But...since it's tomorrow here already, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

dharmabum said...

hope u have a great day devil!

Scholiast said...

happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear devilmoooooooooood, happy birthday to yoooouuuuuuu!! :D


fb said...

Happy Birthday!

Apologies for the slip in service but this whole world of work takes up alot of time!

Niall said...

This could have been written for you..(apart from the six pack and eight pints!) it your birthday?...NO...IT CAN'T BE?...Big hugs and birthday kiss to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Devil Mood said...

Violet: Oh thank you, you're a dear. I feel very on hold as well, at the moment. That's odd I think.

Stephanie: Thank you. I think by now the birthday is officially over in all time zones :)

Thank you Dharmabum :)

Scholiast: I can actually imagine it's you and Rufus singing that to me. At least that's what I see in the picture.

FB: Thanks, busy man ;)

Niall: Thank you and I think so too about the lyrics.

Ps said...

Hey--happy happy birthday!!
I'll soon be a thirty something and I cn still play with Barbies (at least for thirty seconds I can!!)!;-)

Ps said...

LOVED the video too!!

Devil Mood said...

Ps: It's a great video. I still love my Barbies, but yeah not much patience to play with them these days.

UL said...

Happy are so young if you say - twenty something - at my age - I hardly ever remember! Many people would need reminders too :)

Came by looknig for your sunday scribblings, but caught this one..and I love the next one down too, I still keep my cassette tapes and listen to them in an old radio!!!


Maddie said...

sweetie ! Happy birthday:)

I wish I could share cupcakes
and chai with you:)


Devil Mood said...

UL: I haven't written the scribbling yet but thanks for dropping by, I'm glad you enjoyed the posts :)

Devil Mood said...

Maddie: Thanks. So do I! really...

Anonymous said...

How did I miss my fellow Saggie! Hapy Solar Return, and thanks for all your creative inspiration. Oh and, saying 'I'm 30' is VERY exciting,lol

Devil Mood said...

Chrispito: Thanks and I thank you for your inspiration as well. Not to brag but I'm still a long way from saying I'm 30...I'm 24! ;)

Miss Iyer said...

Happy happy birthday Devil. Here's sending you loads of warm hugs! :) My sis' birthday falls tomorrow. I wish I were there with her to celebrate it :-/

Devil Mood said...

Miss Iyer: Oh, that's so sweet. I'm sure she feels your presence and your love with her. Thank youx