Bad Day

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Last wednesday was a bad day for me. I like Wednesdays, but it was not a good one, unluckily. Had nothing to do with being Wednesday, though. It was a bad day in itself, one of those starting with foolish actions leading to a huge misunderstanding which ends up causing sorrow.

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Bad Wednesday (Wednesday Addams)

Anyway, it’s already Friday and I know it’s going to be all right, if only cause the week is almost gone and, most of all, because, as The Cure song said, “It’s Friday I’m In Love.” Looking forward to the rest of the weekend, but in the meantime I’m going to share now this song called “Bad Day” to exorcise last Wednesday’s misfortune.

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And it’s true, nothing screws up your Friday more than realizing it’s only Wednesday :lol:, but you know, everything passes, everything changes, and now it’s truly Friday at last. Of course, anyone can have a bad Wednesday, but missing the one you love might be worse than just a bad day. It is not however Wednesday that I wanted to talk about, but just the R.E.M. song below:

Bad Day (R.E.M.)

A public service announcement
followed me home the other day
I paid it nevermind
Go away
Shit’s so thick
You could stir it with a stick
Free Teflon
Whitewashed presidency
We’re sick of being jerked around
Wear that on your sleeve

Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord
Count your blessings
We’re sick of being jerked around
We all fall down
Have you ever seen the televised
St Vitus subcommittee prize
Investigation dance?
Those ants-in-pants glances
Well, look behind the eyes
It’s a hallowed, hollow anesthesized
“Save my own ass, screw these guys”
Smoke and mirror lock down

Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord
Count your blessings
The papers wouldn’t lie!
I sigh Not one more
It’s been a bad day
Please dont take a picture
It’s been a bad day
Please

We’re dug in the deep the price is steep
The auctioneer is such a creep
The lights went out, the oil ran dry
We blamed it on the other guy
Sure, all men are created equal
Here’s the church, here’s the steeple
Please stay tuned
We cut to sequel
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down

Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord
Count your blessings
Ignore the lower fears
Ugh, this means war
It’s been a bad day
Please dont take a picture
It’s been a bad day
Please

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Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord
Count your blessings
We’re sick of being jerked around
We all fall down
It’s been a bad day
Please dont take a picture
It’s been a bad day
Please

Songwriters
Roth, Asher Paul / Kleinman, Oren Yoel / Appleton, David Anthony

Published by
Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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R.E.M. performs in Madrid, Spain on October 1, 2008 – photo: Alvarez

A great song that reminds a lot the same sheer devastation of another REM’s tune, “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” which seems to have been inspired by the primitive draft of this one.

The song criticizes the shameless corruption seen all over our current world in the same breakneck pace of overwhelming news coming from our TV sets. Extreme differences between rich and poor, people being jerked around, greedy politicians and disgusting power abuse are reflected in the same unassimilable way TV news come to us.

Anyway, didn’t like to end this post in such a discouraging way, so I am sharing also this much more optimistic vision by the same band, with blessings to you all, Shiny Happy People of the WP community (the video I included here was blocked due to copyright issues, so I have changed it now for “The One I Love,” another beautiful uplifting song by R.E.M.) Happy Weekend.

R.E.M. line up is: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe. I will mention as a curious fact that Bill Berry, one of its members, was born in Duluth, Minnesota, just like the recent Nobel Prize, Bob Dylan.

The Hypnotist Collector

 

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59 thoughts on “Bad Day

  1. I hope you’re OK pumpkin. Blessings hugs and kisses to you. Everyone has a bad day I know I did this week. But it is Friday so try and smile. A new day and new time I love optimism.

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      1. You’re welcome. I am very glad you are feeling optimistic. 🙂 I enjoyed this post. Keep going you’re doing great and wonderful my sweet friend. I look forward to many more.

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  2. Thank you for writing and sharing this beautiful post, Louis. In fact I tend to have ‘bad days’ too, more often than you think. I call them ‘bad hair day’ – because it is not only my mood that is bad, my hair looks awful and I am feeling like I want just sleep and wake up when the spring has arrived. This nostalgic mood is what many people, especially artists (like you) experience from time to time – and there is nothing wrong with that. What matters is – that you move on – and look ‘at the bright site’ – you need to ‘Taste The Dark Waters & See The Wild Wind’ – what I decsribed in detail in my last post on my blog (strongly recommend to read that one, as it could bring some answers and hopefully also inspiration). The song that I had in mind while writing it was a song by Matt Simons ‘To The Water’. Somehow I cannot stop listening to it ‘Take Me to the water/By The road that leads You down/Take Me to the water/Scatter me around/) – sometimes all we need is a big hug , here you go – there’s one for you my dear Friend.

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    1. Thank you, dear friend! Yes, I Totally agree, and it makes me feel a whole lot better to read your compassionate and relieving words. Of course, ‘To The Water’ the song you mentioned makes Also a deep impact on me. i will certainly read your last article which, if only by the title, looks like a deep reflection on the artístic temperament and sure an interesting read. I really needed a hug, Anna, so I’m very happy to take this one from you, and there’s Also one more from me to you.

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      1. You’re welcome dear Louis, there is an English saying that ‘the friend in need is a friend indeed’ – and this is why if I feel instinctively that there is something wrong (like a bad day for example – a ‘warning sign’) – all I could do is send you some warm support – if we are talking about ‘uplifting music’ (and ‘To The Water’ according me to me was both moving and in many ways uplifting – check the version of that song with a Dutch singer Marco Borsato – a stunning, meaninful video) – so there is one more song that I want to recommend you tonight – it is called ‘WONDERFUL’ – by Gary Go:):) Have a beautiful Sunday dear Friend.

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      2. Thanks again Anna, I didn’t know that English say, and I like it. Very kind of you to send your warm support which I could use. You are always so kind. I’m pleased to know about that version of ‘To The Water’ (indeed a moving and in many ways uplifting song.) I’ll check it and carefully listen to it. Same as your other recommendation, the song called ‘Wonderful’ by Gary Go. Have a wonderful Wednesday, my dear Anne.

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      3. Hi Anna, I just listened to the song in Dutch language by Marco Borsato w/Matt Simons, ‘Breng Me Naar Het.’ Ohhh, what a stirring version, it gave me goosebumps. Didn’t know about Gary Go and his song ‘Wonderful’; checked it out and listened. Indeed a great uplifting song. We should always say to ourselves ‘we are wonderful’ because it’s true, we are all miracles. Blessings and hugs to you.

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    1. That’s wonderful. Thanks for stopping by and let me know about your Dylan passion. So nice to have come to know you. I am a huge Dylan fan, as you can see. Saw him 25 times live, since Barcelona 1989 (my first Dylan show,) and I still hope I’ll have a chance to see him again. So glad you love him too. He’s just amazing.

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      1. That is great pumpkin. I am happy you’re happy. Be safe and well now get some sleep. Don’t stay up to late hahaha 🙂 I am up watching the old 1950’s movie The Rear Window. I love this movie

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      2. Thanks a lot for your kínd words. No, i promise i won’t be up so late, hahaha, you are so sweet to care. Oh you’re lucky you can see The Rear Window again, it is such a masterpiece! Alfred Hitchcock was a true genius, one of the greatest moviemakers of all times. So, enjoy watching it.

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