July 2nd, 2005

Escapism

I went to Beat Kitchen with the intent of watching Brian's band's show, but instead mostly just talked to people. Steven and Maya bought me drinks. (Heh. The last time we all hung out together, Maya and I couldn't get into bars!) I met Brian's friend Lane, and we talked for a really long time. He was wearing an I Am Loved button; I noticed it right away but didn't happen to say anything about it. Later, I went to the bathroom. When I came back, Maya handed me the button and told me that Lane had had to leave, but he'd wanted me to have it.

You know, people are all right.

I was going to post the lyrics to "I Remember Everything", but it's just not quite right. Maybe I better write a new one.

I waited until door met door
and I was sure you had gone
And then I swayed and sang in the elevator
All the way down
Rushing down Sherman to MAB
Breathless on the crooked stairs
Reaching for the most familiar keys
Reverting to type again

You must have caught me sitting up straight
Instantly no longer bored
Trying slightly harder to concentrate
Failing at it slightly more
No excuse to communicate
No use in being heard
But we're both still hoping
Both still reloading
Still hanging on every word