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*He is not a secret agent. Not at all.



So yeah, there's this writerly-song meme thing going around. As seen at Emily's and at Bill's and at Piers' (interesting POV on that one) name but three.

I thought to myself, "hey, that's a good way to fill a post." I didn't have to think about this one very long. It always been sitting in the back of my mind for this purpose and we'll just overlook that it's on the soundtrack of a really fucking bad movie.

I'll hand it over in a moment, let me just spell out the meme. It goes as thus...
“Find a song that sums up what you think it means to be a writer and post the lyrics on your blog and why you've chosen it. NB: It doesn't have to be your favourite song, it just has to express how you feel about writing and/or being a writer. It can be literal, metaphorical, about a particular form or aspect of writing - whatever you want.”
And I have selected "(Can't You) Trip Like I Do" by Filter with the Crystal Method.
I've got the understanding of a four year old
I've got the peace of mind of a killer's soul
I've got the rationale of a New York cop
I've got the patience of a chopping block

I've got the acumen of a seasoned pro
I've got the legacy of a billion souls
I've got the world down my back, but I don't seem to care
I've got the comprehension of a world unaware

Can't you trip like I do?

Laid out on my back, I can't sleep 'cause I'm slumming
Eyes in my teeth, I can't see 'cause I'm eating
Head full of noise, I can't think 'cause it's crushing
Back on my feet, like a freight train I'm coming
This is me. Writing.

Make of that what you will.
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