Plucking the String

Date: January 30, 2004
Genre: bite me, Bon Jovi


        ...Well, I really hadn't meant for this to happen.  I mean, I'm really happy with the results, but... wow.  I never saw these lyrics coming.  It is what you think it's about... but it's about more, too.  If that made any sense.  I started off with a simple three chord song... and it got away from me.

        (As for the "bite me, Bon Jovi" part... well, I like the music from 80's and even a little 90's era Bon Jovi.  But I don't like it when a band tries to convince me they've always been "in the trenches" or "started from the bottom".  Lies.  Bullshit.  Bite me. *grin*)
        And check out Zelda's ultra-glorious cover of the song!!!  Because it's just too awesome to have anyone cover me ever!!!  And it's good, besides.  So there.


Lyrics
It's been funny lately
So many people think
They have control

I grew up
In a small town
I found out quickly
I was too big

I grew up happy
As happy as I could be
Then the kids at school, they told me
All about me

I was a freak
I was an outcast, in my time
May sound quite simple but
Back then it was on my mind

Well I'm still a freak
And I'm still an outcast to all of you
Guess that goes to show
How many of you were true

It's remarkable, that change
When you take the time to see
It's remarkable, that change
When you take the time with me

Open your eyes
Open your eyes
Open your eyes
Open your eyes

It's remarkable, that change
If you took the time to see
It would be remarkable, that change
If you took the time with me

I'm not dying, inside
You can't make me feel your pain
And I'm not crying, inside
I refuse to play your game

This is my life
And I'll play it how I want it
This is my life
You mean nothing to me

This is my life
I'm a rock star with a heart of gold

(Well, alright
Maybe not that gold part
But at least I have a fuckin' heart
At least I have a fuckin' soul
Bite me)

This is my life
You can't take that from me
This is my life
I can't help it if I'm happy
- lyrics and music copyright 2006,
Orin Drake