Monday, September 13, 2004

I've been getting into the habit of going to the pool for swims over the week. I can really get used to that...immersing myself under the water. It kills all thoughts and keeps me alive. I guess its a way for me to spend time alone relieving from stress. I love it cause it allows me to feel like I'm living in another world. Its those couple of seconds of void....the feeling of being isolated....just me. It makes me feel like I'm myself.

To my surprise, I still find that my friends read my blog. Haha, I guess it’s something to do when youre bored and online huh? Its seriously time I get some feedback from you guys; I really wonder what impression of me does my diary give. I rarely second think what I type. I just let my thoughts spill. I’m pretty sure my diary reveals a lot about my character. I'm just curious what that is ^^

Chilling by the pool and bloggin....

Erik.


- Flake by Jack Johnson -

I know she said it's alright
But you can make it up next time
I know she knows it's not right
There ain't no use in lying
Maybe she thinks I know something
Maybe maybe she thinks its fine
Maybe she knows something I don't
I'm so, I'm so tired, I'm so tired of trying

It seems to me that maybe,
It pretty much always means no
So don't tell me you might just let it go
And often times we're lazy
It seems to stand in my way
Cause no one no not no one
Likes to be let down

I know she loves the sunrise
No longer sees it with her sleeping eyes
And I know that when she said she's gonna try
Well it might not work because of other ties and
I know she usually has some other ties
And I wouldn't want to break 'em, nah, I wouldn't want to break 'em
Maybe she'll help me to untie this but
Until then well, I'm gonna have to lie too

The harder that you try baby, the further you'll fall
Even with all the money in the whole wide world
Please please please don't pass me
Please please please don't pass me
Please please please don't pass me by

Everything you know about me now baby you gonna have to change
You gonna have to call it by a brand new name
Please please please don't drag me
Please please please don't drag me
Please please please don't drag me down

Just like a tree down by the water baby I shall not move
Even after all the silly things you do
Please please please don't drag me
Please please please don't drag me
Please please please don't drag me down

1 comment:

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