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The Wisdom of Rosie Thomas

October 16, 2009

I am curled up in bed, shielding myself from the windy cold of this crisp fall day, sprinkled with rain and gray clouds. I was walking around earlier and decided, shivering, that it was an afternoon for working on my latest mix CD creation and sipping on the extra hot spiced wine that Amanda and I had with lunch.

I am sleepy and barely functional enough to write this, but I wanted to share this song because I like its sass:

so much for love
guess i’ve been wrong
but it’s all right
cuz i’m moving on
i’ve got my car all packed with cassette tapes
and sweaters and loose change and cheap cigarettes
i’m gonna drive through the hills
with my hand out the window
and sing ’til i run out of words
i’m gonna stop at every truck stop
make small talk with waiters and truck driving men
i’m gonna fall asleep in the back seat
with no one around but me and my friends

it’s gonna be so grand
it’s gonna be just like my wedding day

i’ve had enough of love
it feels good to give up
so good to be good to myself
i’m gonna get on the highway with no destination
and plenty of vision in mind
and i’m gonna drive to the ocean
go skinny dipping
blow kisses to venus and mars
i’m gonna stop at every bar
and flirt with the cowboys in front their girlfriends

it’s gonna be so grand
it’s gonna be just like my wedding day

so much for love
i guess i’ve been wrong
but it’s all right cuz i’m moving on
i’m gonna drive over hills
over mountains and canyons
and boys that keep bringin me down
i’m gonna drive under skyline and sunshine
drink good wine in vineyards
and get asked to dance
i’m gonna be carefree and let nothing pass me by
never ever again

it’s gonna be so grand
it’s gonna be so grand
it’s gonna be just like my wedding day

I get to see this lovely woman live tonight — I can’t wait.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Caroline permalink
    October 17, 2009 6:37 am

    Rosie. Sigh…give my best to Rosie.

    Also, that is my very favorite Rosie song. “Two Dollar Shoes” is a very close second, though.

    I’m living vicariously through my Caroline-friend right now.

  2. Caroline permalink*
    October 20, 2009 2:16 pm

    @ Caroline!

    “Two Dollar Shoes” is a great one — I’ve been quite stuck on “Let It Be Me” and “Kite Song” lately as well.

    Let’s just face it — Rosie is friggin’ fantastic! 🙂

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