three quotes three days #3

Annie get your gun.

Three score years, and then day three of the threes meme dawned…

Robert Frost, on the whole, can kiss my ass. Poor guy, he didn’t write poems for fridge magnets and posters and adolescent girls, but that’s how it worked out. If I never hear ‘the road not taken’ or ‘good fences make good neighbours’ again, it’ll be too soon. Anyway, I’m South African, eight foot walls with razor wire and sophisticated alarm systems make good neighbours. However, the dude wrote catchy truths and they’re self evident, and that makes all the difference.

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost

And oh boy does it ever.

Robert Frost wasn’t the only one to realise how inexorable life is. We often see and describe it as fragile, but surely at the percentage of those who die swiftly and cruelly vs those who live and live and live long before they die, would be less. After all, most suicide attempts fail, it isn’t that easy to die. So yeah kids, life goes on.

And now let us hip and also hop…

‘I don’t wanna die all alone’
but now ya gone
and all I got left are stinkin’ memories
I love them niggas to death
i’m drinkin’ Hennessy
while tryin’ ta make it last
I drank a 5th for that ass
when you passed….
cause life goes on

Man I’m a hustler I don’t need rap
To move out the hood and live this good
I’ll sell anything that a nigga buyn boys better get that understood
Was born broke up in the hood but I refuse to move back
Life goes on just stay strong ‘Pac tell me that

No matter if your life is tattered
And you can’t fix what went wrong
Life goes on
You’re battered and your life is scattered
You’re a hook in your own theme song
Life goes on
You’re a fighter but the grip is tighter
And you know that you can’t stand long
Life goes on
Boy it’s gonna get brighter
Life goes on
Girl it’s gonna get brighter
Life goes on
(Pigeon John)

And of course there’s that old school pop song by the Beatles…

Ob-la-di, ob-la-da
Life goes on, brah
La-la, how the life goes on
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da
Life goes on, brah
La-la, how the life goes on

I hate the damn song, so I looked for cover versions, and there’s one surefire way to achieve coolness – add the word ‘Japanese’ to the search string.

There we go kids, a quote, some bitching, some pasting of song lyrics and BOOM, the post is done. Oh wait, there’s more, I have to nominate three of you to do this meme (no theme necessary, just any three quotes that you like). People I nominate for memes usually don’t do them and I’m never offended. Here you go, no sweat if you wanna ignore it.

she’s a bit touched


on the rocks


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battlescarred, bright, bewildered, bent, blue & bipolar

5 thoughts on “three quotes three days #3”

  1. Hmmm, not only does it go on but it is imbued with an indelible sense of deja vu. Like I was there when someone was searching for covers of a certain Beatles song which is once again stuck in my head…. ob-la-di- ob-la-da back at ya bp!

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