I am 33 – At the 100th Meridian

Me debunk an American myth?
And take my life in my hands?
Where the Great Plains begin at the hundredth meridian
At the hundredth meridian where the Great Plains begin

Driving down a corduroy road,
Weeds standing shoulder high
Ferris wheel is rusting off in the distance

At the hundredth meridian
At the hundredth meridian
At the hundredth meridian where the great plains begin

Left alone to get gigantic
Hard, huge, and haunted
A generation so much dumber than it’s parents
Came crashing through the window

A raven strains along the line of the road
Carrying a muddy old skull, the wires show their approval
Off down the distance

I remember, I remember buffalo And I remember Hengelo
It would seem to me, I remember every single f*cking thing I know

If I die of Vanity, promise me, promise me
That if they bury me some place I don’t want to be
That you’ll dig me up and transport me
Unceremoniously away from the swollen city breeze, garbage bag trees
Whispers of disease, and acts of enormity
And lower me slowly, sadly, and properly
Get Ry Cooder to sing my eulogy

Where the Great Plains begin at
The hundredth meridian
At the hundredth meridian where the Great Plains begin

(At the 100th Meridian – The Tragically Hip)

***My birthday song – happy 33!

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5 thoughts on “I am 33 – At the 100th Meridian

  1. Happy Birthday! Kind of ironic that a guy whose blog is titled, “Losing My Religion” has a birthday on the day with the most religious holidays ever on one day in hundreds of years. Hope it’s been a good one.

  2. Yael interesting point – I was asked if I celebrate Easter all week – I was like ‘not really’ – but it’s good to see they finally celebrate my birthday as a national holiday and everyone gets it off (lol). The big 33 – this is a huge b-day foe me for some reason.

    Thanks Shelly, Jim, and Yael for the warm comments – means a lot!

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