Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Songs and lyrics and the words in music

Musical tastes vary greatly from person to person. I have disagreed many times on musical preferences with friends and acquaintances. So the song I will tell you about today might not be everyone's cup of tea, but the lyrics are just so fitting, I felt I had to share them.

The song is "Twentysomething" by British singer/songwriter Jamie Cullum. I, personally, am a fan of his style of music, and would love to someday see him perform live.

This song is one that I have resonated with for several years now. Here are the lyrics to Jamie Cullum's "Twentysomething.

After years of expensive education
A car full of books and anticipation
I'm an expert on Shakespeare and that's a helluva lot
But the world don't need scholars as much as I thought

Maybe I'll go traveling for a year
Finding myself or start a career
I could work for the poor though I'm hungry for fame
We all seem so different but we're just the same

Maybe I'll go to the gym so I don't get fat
Aren't things more easy with a tight six pack?
Who knows the answers? Who do you trust?
I can't even separate love from lust

Maybe I'll move back home and pay off my loans
Working 9-5 answering phones
Don't make me live for my Friday nights
Drinking 8 pints and getting in fights

I'm a twentysomething
Leave me alone

I don't want to get up just let me lie in
Leave me alone I'm a twentysomething

Maybe I'll just fall in love
That could solve it all
Philosophers say that that's enough
There surely must be more

Love ain't the answer, nor is work
The truth eludes me so much it hurts
But I'm still having fun and I guess that's the key
I'm a twentysomething and I'll keep being me

Let's see if I can post the YouTube video here. He's performing to 10,000 people...none of whom appear to be twentysomethings. Hmmm...


Can I just say... said...

I love Jamie Cullum! He's good background music. I like "Twentysomething", but I also like "All at Sea" a lot too. Nice blog by the way. I found it through 20SB. How appropriate.

Getting close to 30.... said...

I love this song! I randomly found your blog while serching "quarterlife crisis". Great Blog! You are not alone... check out my blog when you have a moment.