Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Concise Statement of My Philosophy of Life, by The Eagles

I'll be getting back to chess posting soon.

In the meantime, here's a song that I've been thinking about for years. Sometimes I think it should be an FCC requirement that radio and television stations play it every hour on the hour, 24/7/365. Then it might become ingrained in the national consciousness. We would be so much happier and healthier for it.

Well, in truth I don't believe in FCC mandates, I believe in freedom of speech. And I'd like to use mine right now to say:


And now, for your listening pleasure:

I turn on the tube and what do I see 
A whole lotta people cryin' 'Don't blame me'
They point their crooked little fingers ar everybody else
Spend all their time feelin' sorry for themselves
Victim of this, victim of that
Your momma's too thin; your daddy's too fat

Get over it
Get over it
All this whinin' and cryin' and pitchin' a fit
Get over it, get over it

You say you haven't been the same since you had your little crash
But you might feel better if I gave you some cash
The more I think about it, Old Billy was right
Let's kill all the lawyers, kill 'em tonight
You don't want to work, you want to live like a king
But the big, bad world doesn't owe you a thing

Get over it
Get over it
If you don't want to play, then you might as well split
Get over it, Get over it

It's like going to confession every time I hear you speak
You're makin' the most of your losin' streak
Some call it sick, but I call it weak

You drag it around like a ball and chain
You wallow in the guilt; you wallow in the pain
You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown
Got your mind in the gutter, bringin' everybody down
Complain about the present and blame it on the past
I'd like to find your inner child and kick its little ass

Get over it
Get over it
All this bitchin' and moanin' and pitchin' a fit
Get over it, get over it

Get over it
Get over it
It's gotta stop sometime, so why don't you quit
Get over it, get over it


chesstiger said...

A wonderfull song!

Putting it chesswise:

- If i had seen that move ...

Stop whinening! A loss is a loss, next time better.


Rocky said...

I've not listened to a lot of Eagles songs and so I've never really paid attention to the lyrics of this song. Wow! I like it! Thanks for sharing! Such a fitting song in light of what is going on in the country.

Polly said...

That's got very cool lyrics to it. Sometimes I need to take that advice for myself.

Eric Shoemaker said...

Hi Robert, I'm actually back bloggiing, I had to just get some new ideas and they weren't coming, but now, they are here in droves! See you later...