41. Only A Razor Blade From Happiness.

This has to be the best example I have so far of unused snippets and notes later becoming something else. If you read “O Ralph” you’ll see immediately what I mean. Indeed some of the “Outtakes” here may still work their way into something else in the future, who knows.

This was a lot of fun to write and was going to be spoof metal from the first word. The Dr Emo bit at the top was just the fictional name for a band I imagined playing it at the time.

The hot new single from “Dr Emo and the Death Metal Cowboys.”

41. Only A Razor Blade From Happiness.

I’m only a razor blade from happiness,
Just a cutting tool from bliss,
But all that slicing and that dicing,
All that to-ing and that fro-ing,
And the constant painful knawing,
As I wait for things to start slowing,

I really can’t be arsed….
Perhaps….

I need a better method than this,
I need a better method than this,
I need a better method than this,
Hey reaper, pussy,
How about it….kiss kiss.

I’m only a shotgun from Nirvana,
Just one shot from instant Karma,
But all that loading and that aiming,
All the claim and counter claiming,
The conspiracy and the blaming,
As I wait for smoke to start clearing,

I really can’t be arsed….
Perhaps….

I need a better method than this,
I need a better method than this,
I need a better method than this,
Hey reaper, pussy,
How about it….kiss kiss.

I’m only a needle from salvation,
Just a pinprick from elation,
But all that pushing and that plunging,
All the tourniquets and sponging,
The head nodding half asleeping,
Waiting for the fatal dribbling,

I really can’t be arsed….
Perhaps….

I need a better method than this,
I need a better method than this,
I need a better method than this,
Hey reaper, pussy,
How about it….kiss kiss.

So reaper,
I won’t live this life anymore,
I’d be better off dead,
So if you can’t take her,
Take me instead,

Hey reaper, pussy,
How about it….kiss kiss,
Kiss kiss,
Kiss kiss….

(c) Jim Laing 2014.
Outtakes.
I’m only a Darwin award from rapture,

Im only a gunshot from Nirvana,
Sure some will say thats bad taste,
But all that loading and that aiming,
All that claim and counter claiming,
The conspiracy and the blaming,
As I wait for smoke to start clearing,
Perhaps….

I wish I could remember,
What happened that November,
When I shook hands with JFK,
But woke up with LBJ,
Who said perhaps I shouldn’t stay,
And besides he wouldnt leave his wife
And id just get in the way,
And maybe I should take a holiday,
And isn’t Vietnam nice this time of year,

I shook hands with JFK,
I shared a stall with Elvis,
Took the same plane as Buddy Holly,
And chilled out with Hendrix,

I got soul with Robert Johnson,
I’m still singing hallelujah,

Planes – Miller, Cline, Reeves, Skynyrd, Denver, Redding, SRV,
Drugs – Jackson, vicious, bird, Winehouse, holiday,
Also Orbison, hank, Robert Johnson, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Bolan, Cochran,

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About Jim Laing

The Buddha said there were four kinds of people. Those who run from dark to dark, those who run from light to dark, those who run from dark to light and those who run from light to light. From a life going from dark to dark to having a few years running from dark to light, with scuffed hands and knees from sometimes falling, I may be getting the hang of it now. How it began is not now how it is, I need a quiet space, After the noise of the day, So I take sanctuary in the creativity, And my soul feeds, On sometimes dark, Sometimes light fantasy, And I dare like many to work, But stay up off my knees, To dream, perchance to suffer, But always still to dream. Here are things mostly lyrical and poetic, with nonsense sometimes, reviews and personal musings. The coffees hot and always black. The words not necessarily so.
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