Loving My Position

words by Paul Spencer, 2006
tune “Losing My Religion” by REM

Life is bitter,
It’s bitter for you,
but you are not me.
The lengths that I will go to,
The distance I can fly,
Oh no I’ve thought too much,
I set it up.

That’s me in the market,
That’s me with the natives,
Loving my postition,
Trying for a price that’s fair,
And I don’t know if I can do it,
Oh no I’ve paid too much,
Haven’t paid enough.

I thought that I could be better,
I thought that I could be cool,
I think I thought I was outside.

Every minute, of every waking hour,
I’m boosting my consumption,
Trying to spend a week or two,
Like a rich, suave, well-travelled fool,
Oh no I’ve spent too much,
I set it up.

Consider this,
The hint of the century,
Consider this,
The final knowledge that I had failed.
As I live my fantasies,
I’m trampling the poor,
Oh no I’ve said too much.

I thought that I could be better,
I thought that I could be cool,
I think I thought I was outside.

But that was just a dream,
That was just a dream,

That’s me in the mountains,
That’s me with the natives,
Loving my postition,
Trying to be humble too,
And I don’t know if I can do it,
Oh no I’ve seen too much,
Haven’t seen enough.

I thought that I could be better,
I thought that I could be cool,
I think I thought I was outside.

That was just a dream,
Try, cry, fly, try,
That was just a dream,
etc.