The prototypical lifestyle.

Discussion in 'Rants, Musings and Ideas' started by boo, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. boo

    boo Well-Known Member

    I've been listening to this Radiohead song looping non-stop for 30 minutes. The more i listened to it, the more i realized it is impossible to achieve any of it. This is the prototypical lifestyle, the ideal. But throughout it is clear something isn't quite right, clues leak out here and there and become increasingly desperate as the piece continues.
    You can tell that that ideal life is unachievable because it isn't all that it's cracked up to be, that in truth it isn't the ideal lifestyle, it's the lifestyle people want and expect you to live because it leaves you emotionless and therefore not human. :sad:


    Fitter, happier, more productive, comfortable, not drinking too much

    Regular exercise at the gym, 3 days a week

    Getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries at ease

    Eating well, no more microwave dinners and saturated fats

    A patient, better driver, a safer car, baby smiling in back seat

    Sleeping well, no bad dreams, no paranoia

    Careful to all animals, never washing spiders down the plughole

    Keep in contact with old friends, enjoy a drink now and then

    Will frequently check credit at moral bank, hole in wall

    Favors for favors, fond but not in love

    Charity standing orders on Sundays ring road supermarket

    No killing moths or putting boiling water on the ants

    Car wash, also on Sundays, no longer afraid of the dark or mid-day shadows

    Nothing so ridiculously teenage and desperate, nothing so childish

    At a better pace, slower and more calculated, no chance of escape

    Now self-employed, concerned, but powerless

    An empowered and informed member of society, pragmatism not idealism

    Will not cry in public, less chance of illness, tires that grip in the wet

    Shot of baby strapped in back seat, a good memory, still cries at a good film

    Still kisses with saliva, no longer empty and frantic like a cat tied to a stick

    That's driven into frozen winter shit, the ability to laugh at weakness

    Calm fitter, healthier and more productive, a pig in a cage on antibiotics
     
  2. WildCherry

    WildCherry Staff Member ADMIN

    Agreed, it sounds impossible, and not quite right, all at the same time.