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Captain Badass

Stanley Kubrick once said that the last uncharted territory of human nature was marriage. What makes one work for a lifetime? So often because of proximity, domesticity breeds contempt in us as marital creatures. We often forget how much we wanted this from the outside. I often wonder if relationships would be better if we didn’t live in the same space all the time. Which is why a lot of folks end up divorced I guess. Maybe the long kayaking trips is what makes my marriage work? A break from the domesticity is often a good thing. The closeness to weakness, character faults, and uglier sides, (any side for me) sometimes makes it hard to respect the other person. Unless there is love. Without it you get nowhere.

Which is why this Songs:Ohia tune should be every married man’s mantra.

h3. Captain Badass

_departure and worry
still shakes me
resistance failed
and friendship failed
as lovers we did not fail
brown eyes your pulse is getting hotter
brown eyes your pulse is getting quicker
quote Captain Badass,
” I am setting your heart on fire
so when you leave me
i will burn on in your soul”.
you won’t have to think twice
if it’s love you will know
we get no second chance in this life
so a hot pulse is alright
so a quick pulse is alright
so a hot kiss is alright
so a long kiss is alright
so a long night is alright
and all night is alright
there ain’t no contest
against the final day
we’ll rise above us either way
we’re either greeted
by life or its reverse
then each day greeted
by fortune or its reverse
will you stand up for your one chance
will you stand up for love
we get no second chance in this life
you won’t have to think twice if its love
you will know_

One Comment

  1. “The struggle itself is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”

    Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus.

    Haven’t read it but I think that about sums it up, or at least it suits me.