now look if you’re gonna come around here
and say those sort of things
you gotta take a few on the chin
you talking about love and all that stuff
you better bring your thickest skin
sometimes you can’t please everyone
sometimes you can’t please anyone at all
you sew your heart onto your sleeve
and wait for the ax to fall
– Vigilantes of Love – “Skin”
I’m feeling like a dork.
Nah, I didn’t do anything dumb. I just feel like a dork.
Sometimes I pull back the raincoat to expose a corner of my heart, and the sudden sound of crickets is deafening. I don’t have any particular reason to think people are laughing behind their hands at me, but I fill the silence with my best criticism. If I made movies I’d anonymously submit damning reviews to all the finest papers.
Oh well, I guess I’m keeping my promises.