Its Getting Late…

From: mvale… (Mario Valente)
Newsgroups: mv
Subject: Its Getting Late…
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 07 04:05:21 GMT

“Its getting late
For scribbling and scratching on the paper
Something’s gonna give under this pressure
And the cracks are already beggining to show”
— Marillion, Misplaced Rendezvous

4 a.m. Been up since 2 a.m. Another bout of insomnia,
which had been absent for the last 8 months. Guess its
either the hangover from the free-for-all of my 2 week
holiday (and playing Enemy Territory until the wee hours)
or the excessive amount of beer I had for dinner at

Anyway, finished up reading “What Do I Do When I Want
To Do Everythin” (weaker than Metallica’s last album);
read some stuff on Wikipedia about psychology and life
( ); came to
the home office to retrieve and get started on another
birthday gift: “The Renaissance Soul”.

At this time of the night, the additional power of
songs like Faithless’ “Insomnia” or Marillion’s “At
That Time of the Night” never ceases to amaze me.

“At that time of the night
When streetlights throw crosses through window frames
Paranoia roams where the shadows reign
Oh, at that time of the night

So if you ask me
How do I feel inside
I could honestly tell you
We’ve been taken on a very long ride
And if my owners let me have some free time some day
With all good intention I would probably run away
Clutching the short straw

At that time of the night
When questions rally in an open mind
Summon all your answers with an ice cubes chime
At that time of the night

So if you ask me
Where do I go from here
My next destination even isn’t really that clear
So if you join me and get on your knees and pray
I’ll show you salvation
We’ll take the alternative way
Clutching the short straw”

Insomnia and life decisions in a single song. The lyrical
capabilities of Fish are indeed unrivalled…

— MV

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