General Comment Interesting little song. At first blush, it seems like "American Beauty," illustrating suburban ennui by telling a story of the inevitable dissatisfaction that comes from a life spent vigorously keeping up with the Joneses. But there's a major departure between those stories and these: rather than getting so fed up with this modern excuse of the American Dream and doing something drastic, our narrator simply holds steady to it. He's perfectly aware that it's screwed up "these messed up times," and that not everyone can deal with it references to his friend , but for whatever reason he thinks it's beyond his role in society to challenge them "Ain't bitching bout things that aren't in my grasp".
Unlike the other comments on here, I don't see anything to indicate that Hood is passing any kind of moral judgment on the character, all I see is a great character illustration. Nor do I see any developed class struggle or, God forbid, fascist theocracy where did that come from? I think it's a simple character story. One more thing I failed to notice back in my original post: What do all the lines in the beginning of the song begin with?
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It's the American dream--"Look at this stuff I've accumulated. Look at these material possessions and other signs of a successful life I own. The other interesting things about "I got It appears in nearly every line of the first verse, and a few more times in the second verse, but is totally absent from the last few verses as he becomes much more introspective. The obvious question arising from this whole song is: If you know this lifestyle is so wrong, why do you refuse to change it? Hood leaves the answer open--as he should. Flag OldSouth on September 19, General Comment This song reminds me of two of my friends.
They went to high school together and did a lot of partying and were generally irresponsible throughout their 20s. However, a few years ago, one found a good woman, got a steady job, sobered up, and started a family. The other continued to party, wrecked his car, lost his job, and had his house foreclosed on.
Both would tell you they are trying to stay on the righteous path, but only one has been successful in doing so. Each could easily have ended up going down the path that the other took. Thus, it is a "thin, thin line" separating their lives. No Replies Log in to reply.
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Eating meat destroys the attitude of great compassion. For the past month, I've been obsessed with bacon.
It's all I want to eat. A crispy BLT, a few strips crossing the heart of a burger, a plateful of the thick-cut stuff, still sizzling from the grill. When a friend told me how his brother ate a pound of bacon at one sitting, my mouth started watering. I realized it was time for an intervention. As a former vegetarian, I needed to reclaim the joy I once took in partaking only of the nonsentient produce of the earth. I needed to clear my mind, which was cluttered with desire for bacon, and remember the doctrine of nonattachment. Then I could rejoin the moral minority who sleep soundly each night, dreams unhaunted by delicious pork.
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And so I traveled to Wallingford on a bright, clear evening, and found a parking spot directly across the street karma, perhaps? Its subdued lighting flickered like prayer candles as my also-ex-vegetarian wife and I crossed the threshold from the material world to something a bit more ethereal. High ceilings, tasteful art, clean lines on the tables and chairs—a cheerful space for meditation on the extensive menu, which is entirely free of bacon. At first, I was flummoxed, but I soon remembered the joys of the days when alluring pork products didn't wink enticingly from every darkened doorway.
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For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, For by grace you have been saved through faith.
And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
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And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
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And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores.
The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.
As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. Come to the wedding feast.