midnight extension of misery

February 19, 2013 Posted by the writer

So I returned to New York City today after a weekend of writing in the country. I was greeted by cult members who painted my afternoon with things like triple olive, dirty vodka martinis and cigars on my balcony.

Consequently, I napped around 6pm… that happened.

Viva public holidays!

Never the less, I awoke at midnight, wandered Peanut around 9th avenue, bought a cherry coke and came back to my apartment with one major thought:

Graveyard Train.

I’ve been on a bit about Mumford and Sons lately, I had a conversation around midnight-thirty with someone close to me that went something like:

Mate – “Mumford Sons are like Graveyard Train.”

Me – “Yeah, I love banjos. I like the guy’s voice in Graveyard Train better… but I love them both.”

Mate – “Of course you do, that’s because they’re…”

Me – “Miserable?”

Mate – “Pretty much.”

I ordinarily struggle with lyric-filled songs. Words outside of thoughts make my brain too loud and tend to distract me. Unless, the words can adequately maintain a fair round of cat’s cradle with my guts… and make me shake my head… and grind my teeth.

I like songs like that. And songs like this:

So pour one down your throat, and the nexton my grave – drink to me darling, to all of them days. To all that was lost that I thought would be saved.

It’s 1am. I think I’ll work on my book.

 

 

About the writer

avatar
gretchen's brain is preoccupied with words.

Comments are closed.

  • RSS Subscribe

  • Who's Online

    5 visitors online now
  • Select Archives

  • Disclaimer

    FollowMeToNYC is a creative processing ground which expresses individual ideas that often change with the tides. Naturally, these ideas do not reflect those of any of my employers, or anyone else you might see me wandering down the street with one day.
  • Popular Topics

 
Content Protected Using Blog Protector By: PcDrome.