Thursday, January 8, 2009


so a funny thing happened on the way home today. i got in my car and hooked my ipod (christmas gift - awesome!) and if you know how these things work then you understand that you can play them through your car radio. the station that i play mine through has always been clear - nothing playing on it. nada. zip. zero .zilch. unitl today. my ipod didn't play. instead there was a song playing on this particular station, and instead of getting annoyed (my typical response) and looking for another station i just went with it. i listened to the song and as soon as it was over the station was clear again. i don't make much out of these things typically but as being a better person in general and a better father in particular has been on my mind lately it struck me as a sign. what i'll do with it remains to be seen but i saw it at least and i'm thinking about it. so here are the lyrics and after reading them you tell me what to make of this whole thing...

Be careful little eyes what you see
It's the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings
Be careful little feet where you go
For it's the little feet behind you that are sure to follow

Be careful little ears what you hear
When flattery leads to compromise, the end is always near
Be careful little lips what you say
For empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray

The journey from your mind to your hands
Is shorter than you're thinking
Be careful if you think you stand
You just might be sinking

It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
Daddies never crumble in a day
Families never crumble in a day

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