Saturday, May 17, 2008

First Day of My Life

For Moms Day I made a mix CD for Heather with a custom designed CD case. So anyways one of the songs I selected was a Bright Eyes song called "First Day of My Life" and it turns out this song has like the perfect words to describe a relationship it says:

"So if you want to be with me
With these things there’s no telling
We just have to wait and see
But I’d rather be working for a paycheck
Than waiting to win the lottery

I suppose because a relationship is work, it's compromise, and it's sacrifices. I swear their are far too many people in the world that seem to have the "Waiting to win the lottery" mindset, and it's funny, so when it's worded the way he says it, it's so perfect and simple, "I'd rather be working for a paycheck." I've always been confused with people who seem to date for a year or more, it seems to me you should be engaged and if you aren't ready for that, then you probably NEVER will. So it's past time to move on to the next person, and keep waiting for that "lottery" of a person to drop into your life. (of course this is speaking about people who are out of highschool already...)

Anyways the whole song is good, and beautiful, just those lines REALLY stood out to me this week.


  1. new post please. :)

    luv ya


  2. Shauna if you don't like my post

    1.) Don't comment

    2.) Don't read it

    3.) If you disagree with something then make a valid argument as to why you don't like it, and why I am wrong.

    but saying, "New post please" well that doesn't make much sense to me.

  3. But you aren't wrong Shane =)

    I agree with everything you said.

  4. I didn't mean anything by it. I wasn't trying to be mean. Just missed hearing from you. I look forward to your updates cause it is the only connection I have with you. So take a chill pill!!


  5. I am taking one now!

    Sorry for the mis-interpretation.

  6. Great song and great idea for a moms day gift.

  7. No problem. :) I forgot to mention that I think this is a sweet idea. I remember that dad did that for mom before he went home. ;)

  8. the one and only time i've seen bright eyes play live, he played that song as a solo encore well before it was released. i dug it up off the web that night and i agree with your sentiment about the lyric (paycheck > lottery). amen brutha.

    "it's the ones with the sorest throats who have done the most singing..."


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