We All Just Got Here

from by Derek Brink

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References: "Palm Sunday," Vonnegut Essays, Vonnegut Personal Life, Humanism.

This one's off the rails. It's based on the Vonnegutism that, "We're here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you otherwise!" And there are lots of other Vonnegut-phrases throughout. I finally worked in smoking...I worked in Vonnegut's love of dogs...I worked in his love of Jazz... And so on.  This one's a catch-all for anything I hadn't said yet. And it's a damn good one, if I do say so myself.

It was a struggle for me to talk myself into saying, "We're just here to fart about" in the chorus. It just seemed like such a stupid lyric. And it is. But there's really no other way to say that. I never thought I'd say "fart" in a song. But Kurt got me to do exactly that. I think he'd be happy about it.


I like my dog
and he likes me.
We talk a while
and it's plain to see
that he's human.
I like my songs.
They speak for me.
They show me God.
They're all I need
for my amusement.

One thing you can always believe
is that we all just got here.
Since the Garden of Adam and Eve
we all just got here.
And we're not here long enough
to sort it all out.
Don't let 'em say any different:
We're just here to fart about.

I like jazz and cigarettes.
I'm sad sometimes
when I forget to forget
the unimportant things.
I like things that give me hope,
that show up as a trope,
make fun of the joke
and leave on angel's wings.

In the amber of the moment
there is no “why.”
All that really matters
is that you're alive.
And life will try to kill you.
So get ready for the fight.

The little things
aren't the little things.
And everything is just nothing with a little twist.
Do something. Make something.
Be anything.
Just show the world
that you exist.



from * (Asterisk), released November 11, 2018


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