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Inspiration: Music, Not Poetry

Updated: Nov 6, 2020

Hi All


It probably comes to no one's surprise that I gain almost all of my inspiration (to write) from lyrics and very rarely from other poems or written work. When I sit down to compose a poem I have the fun (it usually is) challenge of creating interesting verse while trying to capture a mood or feeling I heard in a song on paper without the instruments or vocal intonations. I enjoy the challenge of taking an emotion I've heard or felt and trying to amplify it to greater heights or to a louder decibel.


Radiohead's "Life In A Glass House" is the perfect example of a song with moods that range from mellow, but cautious, to almost a cacophony of serious ridiculousness. The lyrics are below - I enjoy the hint of conspiracy theory. :-)

Life In A Glass House

Once again I'm in trouble with my only friend She is papering the window panes She is putting on a smile Living in a glass house

Once again packed like frozen food and battery hens Think of all the starving millions Don't talk politics and don't throw stones Your royal highness's

Well of course I'd like to sit around and chat Well of course I'd like to stay and chew the fat Well of course I'd like to sit around and chat But someone's listening in

Once again we are hungry for a lynching That's a strange mistake to make You should turn the other cheek Living in a glass house

Well of course I'd like to sit around and chat Well of course I'd like to stay and chew the fat Well of course I'd like to sit around and chat Only only only only only only only only only only

There's someone listening in

- From the album "Amnesiac" (if you've seen my tattoo, then the image below should look very familiar)


LIFE IN A GLASS HOUSE

#JimmyBroccoli #Radiohead #ThomYorke



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