The earth will open and swallow up the real estate

Accurate observation is neutral: It is neither optimistic or pessimistic.

It can challenge the status quo but that, in fact, is what the artists’ job is. The writer sees changes in the environment before others do and communicates their insights. Most people tend live in a world of nostalgia.

Warren lived right on the firing line which is a usually a very dangerous place to be.

Disorder in the HouseWarren Zevon (1947-2003)

Disorder in the house
The tub runneth over
Plaster’s falling down in pieces by the couch of pain
Disorder in the house
Time to duck and cover
Helicopters hover over rough terrain

Disorder in the house
Reptile wisdom
Zombies on the lawn staggering around
Disorder in the house
There’s a flaw in the system
And the fly in the ointment’s gonna bring the whole thing down

The floodgates are open
We’ve let the demons loose
The big guns have spoken
And we’ve fallen for the ruse

Disorder in the house
It’s a fate worse than fame
Even the Lhasa Apso seems to be ashamed

Disorder in the house
The doors are coming off the hinges
The earth will open and swallow up the real estate

I just got my paycheck
I’m gonna paint the whole town grey
Whether it’s a night in Paris or a Fresno matinee
It’s the home of the brave and the land of the free
Where the less you know the better off you’ll be

Disorder in the house
All bets are off
I’m sprawled across the davenport of despair
Disorder in the house
I’ll live with the losses
And watch the sundown through the portiere

Cross-posted from FranchiseFool.com on July 8, 2008.

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