Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Long Distance Dedication

Tonight we turn our attention to music, abandoning the land of synth pop for something a little more contemporary. Here is a dedication sans the Kasey Kasem sappiness.

I heard the song "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind on the radio as I made my way out of the office park tonight. It brought to mind someone who is in a similar situation as mine. We have been there for each other in the moments where we've thought of jumping from our marital ledges, keeping each other sane, even if it is for a few days at a time.

Although the song's full lyrical context is far removed from the situations we face, some of the singer's attempts to convince a despondent friend to avoid doing the regrettable resonate with me. I also confess that the guitar riffs in the refrain are addictive.
I never thought it would come to this
And I
I want you to know
Everyone's got to face down the demons
Maybe today
We can put the past away
I wish you would step back from that ledge, my friend
You could cut ties with all the lies
That you've been living in

The dedication goes out to you, my "ledge friend".
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