Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Bright Side

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"Hand In My Pocket"

I'm broke but I'm happy
I'm poor but I'm kind
I'm short but I'm healthy, yeah
I'm high but I'm grounded
I'm sane but I'm overwhelmed
I'm lost but I'm hopeful baby
What it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be fine fine fine
'cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a high five
I feel drunk but I'm sober
I'm young and I'm underpaid
I'm tired but I'm working, yeah
I care but I'm restless
I'm here but I'm really gone
I'm wrong and I'm sorry baby

What it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be quite alright
'cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is flicking a cigarette
And what it all comes down to
Is that I haven't got it all figured out just yet
'cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving the peace sign
I'm free but I'm focused
I'm green but I'm wise
I'm hard but I'm friendly baby
I'm sad but I'm laughing
I'm brave but I'm chickenshit
I'm sick but I'm pretty baby

And what it all boils down to
Is that no one's really got it figured out just yet
'cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is playing the piano
And what it all comes down to my friends
Is that everything's just fine fine fine
'cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is hailing a taxi cab

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Tonight when i got home, i found a receite to go and pick up a package.
So i just dropped my things, and ran back to the post office, with only my ipod, my ID and my keys in my hand.
I went there, picked up the package, and as i was walking back home, that song came up.
And it felt like such an appropriate soundtrack for that precise moment of my day / life.
And i looked at my hands, and one was holding the box full of presents from my mum, and the other hand was holding music, a valid ID, and keys to a great apartment.
And i got to think about all the good things i have in life, the first one beeing to be healthy.
In fact, life spoiled me, with childhood drama, to make me deep, a peculiar mind, to make me inspired, a strong head, to keep me going, but a tender (very, very, very tender) heart, to make me experience things like no other..
And on the top of that, scandinavian adventures, with a man who challenges me in the most constructive and beautiful way ever.
And in these crazy times, from the top of my endless emotional roller coaster, even for 5 minutes, i felt happy.

5 comments:

notebookdoodles said...

i'm glad you're happy :p it's good to hear!

Polly said...

this is beautiful alice. it made me cry.

Camilla said...

This is so good to hear!! I LOVE this song as well, and that version is so nice.

famapa said...

I love those moments where things just feel right!

I watched harold & maude the other day, I know you love that film (and I'm glad you blogged about it, I would never have known about it otherwise) and I want to say thank you! what a film! so eccentric. and I shed a little tear at the end. they just don't make 'em like that anymore...

THE BIG GULP said...

SUCH beautiful pictures!!!