Monday, December 28, 2015

Music Mondays (12/28/2015) - Philip Larkin and Nirvana

With the birth of my daughter, and the reviving of Music Mondays, I thought this was appropriate. I think these two mash well with themes of doubt, desire, and the reality that imperfection exists even when we think we are doing what's best.

This Be The Verse

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another's throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don't have any kids yourself.

Philip Larkin


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