Friday, February 10, 2006

Banana Pancakes

Can't you see that it's just rainin'
There ain't no need to go outside

But baby-- you hardly even notice
When I try to show you
this song, It's meant to keep you
From doin' what you're supposed to

Like wakin' up too early
Maybe we could sleep in
I'll make you banana pancakes
Pretend like it's the weekend now

And we could pretend it all the time
Can't you see that it's just rainin'
There ain't no need to go outside

But just maybe, hala ka ukulele
Mama made a baby
I really don't mind the practice
Because you're my little lady

Lady, lady love me
Because I love to lay here lazy

We could close the curtains
Pretend like there's no world outside
And we could pretend that all the time

Can't you see that it's just raining
There ain't no need to go outside
Ain't no need, ain't no need
Rain all day and I don't mind

The telephone singing, ringing, it's too early
Don't pick it up
We don't need to
We got everything we need right here
And everything we need is enough

It's just so easy
When the whole world fits inside of your arms
Do we really need to pay attention to the alarm

Wake up slow, wake up slow


As you may have recognized, these are the lyrics to the song Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson. I woke up this morning and I could tell it was going to be one of those days. One of those days when you wake up and you forgot to take your contacts and your jacket off before you went to bed, go to work and make copies for two hours, you just cant take the sight or smell of Macon Coffee/ Estes so you go to El Az only to get harassed by the entire staff, and to top it off you try to do something good like study at the library and end up missing a meeting with your one teacher that deducts points for missing meetings. Well anyways, after realizing that this day absolutely sucks I get in the car with my roomate Graham take pictures of a few cute places that we had passed and this song came on. I had never really listened to the lyrics before today and I liked them so much that I had to listen to the song twice because it put me in such a better mood. The song makes you realize that everyone has bad days and that rather complaining about them you should just be in your bad mood for a while because you have your friends or whoever to get you out of those moods. I think that all too often we get caught up in things and overcommit ourselves to plans and people and don't give ourselves time to chill out. I think its good just to wake up late on a morning after you've been stressed out. Everyone needs a little time just let the phone ring, eat breakfast for dinner, and just pretend like there is no one in the world but you and the people that make you happy in life.


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