Story of My Life (right now)

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One of my favorite bands, THE BOY LEAST LIKELY TO, just released their new album THE LAW OF THE PLAYGROUND.

I tend to resonate strongly with child-like, lullaby, playful melodies that encourage you to sing along, but hidden within the lyrics, dark truths about growing up, being alive, loving, and being. Sing along with me now… la la la… I wonder how many of you will find familiarity in this song.

If not, what’s a video/song that is the story of your life right now?

BALLOON ON A BROKEN STRING

A Balloon On A Broken String from The Boy Least Likely To on Vimeo.

PLAY THE AUDIO HERE so you can sing along! La La La…

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I’m not a boy,
I’m a big, fat balloon
Flapping in the wind
Floating over the treetops
On a broken string
I’ve never been tied down
To anything

Because I’m free
I suppose
I can go
Where I want to go

I drift carelessly
On a summer breeze
I bounce above the trees
I try to be cheerful
But I can feel myself
Deflating all the time
Up in the sky

Because I’m a balloon
On a broken string
I’m not attached to
Anyone or anything
Anymore
Oh-oh-oh
Schooby-doo
Tra-la-la

I’m sad and alone
But you’d never know
It to look at me
I look ever so happy
Up here by myself
But I wish sometimes I looked
The way I felt

Because I’m a balloon
On a broken string
I’m not attached
Anyone or anything
Anymore
Anymore

I’m a balloon
On a broken string
I don’t belong
To anyone or anything

I know I look shiny and bouncy
But I’m all empty inside
And I worry that if I was to just burst suddenly
That nobody would even notice me

I know I look shiny and bouncy
But I’m all empty inside
And I worry that if I was to just burst suddenly
That nobody would even notice me

10 thoughts on “Story of My Life (right now)”

  1. Gee, that was going along just fine and then it took such a sad turn: “I know I look shiny and bouncy but I’m all empty inside and I worry that if I was to just burst suddenly that no one would even notice me.” That’s sad!! I liked the song, though. And I can see why you relate to it, sir.

    -Nick

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    1. I know… I got what I call “morbidly mopey” for a few minutes there and posted this, but I think it was more like… I have felt like that sometimes, and thought I’d share. Plus, I wanted to celebrate the release of their new album! YAY! It is so good, too!

    1. I thought my comments settings generated a link to people’s Twitter accounts… I am going to have to check on that. But hey, you should post a link to the song/video you mentioned! I think the comments support that.

    1. What’s your Twitter name, Ahmed? It seems the new version of WordPress has deactivated the Twitter ID plugins for everyone. Thanks for sharing the video!!

  2. I was “softpup” .. now, I’m “gvl_updates” .. I don’t really use twitter .. I just use it to send updates, once in a while, for this .. ehm .. rather naughty blog I run! :)

    1. Ahhhhh! Okay, NOW I know… *wink* Well, I am glad to be getting to know you better through my blog! You can also find me in other networks if you look at the FIND ME block on the home page of my blog! xoxo

  3. I absolutely love your blog! .. I’m going to take my time and go through your ning community .. fascinating stuff!!!

    Yes, my blog’s .. umm .. actually, I shouldn’t be ashamed of it .. the advertisement proceeds go to charity .. I just started it out of sheer boredom .. and, then, was receiving requests .. and I thought why not share what I have .. and, then, I realized that I could use the blog to support some of my fav. charities .. so as to make the time spent worth the while ..

    Anyway, today was just so exhausting .. just been thinking about life .. and how short it is .. and, really, just what is it that I was meant to do or accomplish? .. surely, all of this has to be worth something at the end .. I’m quite blessed, with regards to family and friends and work and all .. but I feel there’s a higher meaning that I have yet to achieve ..

    1. Well, you are welcome to use the COMMENTLUV option in your replies, which would include in your comment a link to your latest (or chosen) blog entry! And yes, I am quite contemplative these days, too. After my own near-death, any time death occurs around me, it throws me off.

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