Pulled In Many Directions

Not-so-daily rambings about my life and my thoughts

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Weird Dream Report

Not too weird this time. Saw a video of a modern-day Four Tops (although there were actually only two in the video due to natural circumstances) do a version of John (Cougar) Mellencamp's "Small Town." The two were dressed up like street musicians, nothing flashy and one of them had an upright bass in a case and he was hitting that in time to the music as they sang the song.

I just love this song and always have. Not sure why I think there ought to be a Motown version of it out there, but you know I hold no responsibility for myself when I am asleep. I'm from a small city anyways, and in my childhood, I did dream of fleeing it, but I guess I have always loved the bridge of the song. I love the ideal of it.

Well I was born in a small town
And I live in a small town
Prob'ly die in a small town
Oh, those small communities

All my friends are so small town
My parents live in the same small town
My job is so small town
Provides little opportunity

Educated in a small town
Taught the fear of Jesus in a small town
Used to daydream in that small town
Another boring romantic that's me

But I've seen it all in a small town
Had myself a ball in a small town
Married an L.A. doll and brought her to this small town
Now she's small town just like me

No I cannot forget where it is that I come from
I cannot forget the people who love me
Yeah, I can be myself here in this small town
And people let me be just what I want to be


Got nothing against a big town
Still hayseed enough to say
Look who's in the big town
But my bed is in a small town
Oh, and that's good enough for me

Well I was born in a small town
And I can breath in a small town
Gonna die in this small town
And that's prob'ly where they'll bury me


Also I think I had a dream abut an ex-boyfriend but I don't remember exactly what went on. Maybe we saw the video together. In any case, trying to recall that part of the dream doesn't make me feel angry or sad, just a bit bittersweet about the whole thing. I do know in order to move forward you can never look back really, and so I'm a little bit troubled by this, but I also know I am doing my best.