Zorba the Hutt (zorbathut) wrote,
Zorba the Hutt
zorbathut

Something for all of you to do, if you wish.

Find a copy of It's Been Awhile, by Staind. The explicit version, if you can. (there is reason for this.) It is easily available on Audiogalaxy.

Ideally, you have a good speaker system. Many of you don't, which is unfortunate. But for those who do, turn the volume up.

No, I mean turn the volume up. To the point where it's Really Loud.

Now turn it up a bit further. Ideally you should not be able to hear yourself if you were to sing along. Don't let the distortion set in, though, those of you wish the lower-priced speakers might have to worry about that. In fact, if you've got lower-quality speakers you might want to see if you can find a friend with good speakers.

Now hit play. Here are the lyrics. Don't follow along, don't just read them. Listen to the emotion, sing them if you wish. UNDERSTAND the lyrics.

Note that in the middle of this I turned it up again . . .
And it's been awhile
Since I could hold my head up high
And it's been awhile
Since I first saw you.
And it's been awhile
Since I could stand on my own two feet again
And it's been awhile
Since I could call you.

And everything I can't remember
As fucked up as it all may seem
The consequences that are rendered
I've stretched myself beyond my means

And it's been awhile
Since I can say that I wasn't addicted
And it's been awhile
Since I can say I love myself as well
And it's been awhile
Since I've gone and fucked things up just like I always do
And it's been awhile
But all that shit seems to disappear when I'm with you

And everything I can't remember
As fucked up as it all may seem
The consequences that I've rendered
I've gone and fucked things up again

Why must I feel this way?
Just make this go away
Just one more peaceful day!

And it's been awhile
Since I could look at myself straight
And it's been awhile
Since I said I'm sorry
And it's been awhile
Since I've seen the way the candles light your face
And it's been awhile
But I can still remember just the way you taste

And everything I can't remember
As fucked up as it all may seem to be I know it's me
I cannot blame this on my father
He did the best he could for me

And it's been awhile
Since I could hold my head up high
And it's been awhile
Since I said I'm sorry . . .
Sorry for subjecting you to popular music, but . . .

(stupid memories.)

*pushes play again*

it must be raining, 'cause a man ain't supposed to cry
but I look up, and I don't see a cloud
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