Thursday, December 07, 2006

Quote of the day, 12/7/06

"It was a slow day
And the sun was beating
On the soldiers by the side of the road
There was a bright light
A shattering of shop windows
The bomb in the baby carriage
Was wired to the radio
These are the days of miracle and wonder
This is the long distance call
The way the camera follows us in slo-mo
The way we look to us all
The way we look to a distant constellation
That's dying in a corner of the sky
These are the days of miracle and wonder
And don't cry baby, don't cry
Don't cry

It was a dry wind
And it swept across the desert
And it curled into the circle of birth
And the dead sand
Falling on the children
The mothers and the fathers
And the automatic earth
These are the days of miracle and wonder
This is the long distance call
The way the camera follows us in slo-mo
The way we look to us all o-yeah
The way we look to a distant constellation
That's dying in a corner of the sky
These are the days of miracle and wonder
And don't cry baby, don't cry
Don't cry

It's a turn-around jump shot
It's everybody jump start
It's every generation throws a hero up the pop charts
Medicine is magical and magical is art, think of
The Boy in the Bubble
And the baby with the baboon heart

And I believe
These are the days of lasers in the jungle
Lasers in the jungle somewhere
Staccato signals of constant information
A loose affiliation of millionaires
And billionaires and baby
These are the days of miracle and wonder
This is the long distance call
The way the camera follows us in slo-mo
The way we look to us all o-yeah
The way we look to a distant constellation
That's dying in a corner of the sky
These are the days of miracle and wonder
And don't cry baby, don't cry
Don't cry..."

--Paul Simon, "The Boy in the Bubble"

5 comments:

petitpoussin said...

HAHAHAHA.

(Also... is that where the baboon heart thing in 'Untamed Heart' came from?! I always wondered 'how the hell did Dude come up with that?')

Sly Civilian said...

Damn you. Damn you to heck.

I liked that song, dude. I really liked it, from way back in my childhood days. And now you've got to put a picture of Scooter up with it?

Jerk.

antiprincess said...

someday paul simon will call me back. someday he will realize that only I understand him the way he needs to be understood. someday he will surrender to our deep deep love. someday.

because I am a total dork for paul.

Daisy said...

I thought that lense flare was some kind of magical soap bubble... "Why were kids blowing bubbles while Bush was making a speech?? Is that normal?"

Unsane said...

hahahaha!