Okay, you’re probably over reading about lyrics – but I heard a song yesterday that had some good advice that I’d like to pass along:
You don't tug on Superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger
And you don't mess around with Slim,
The song is “Don’t mess around with Jim” by Jim Croce. I only know that because my car radio came equipped with a fancy “caller ID thing” that tells you the name of the song and artist. This is very helpful to me because it’s been a long time since I’ve listened to a station that plays music. Avery once asked me why we had to listen to commercials all the time (referring to my beloved talk radio).
Anyway, I’m passing along this advice because I’ve performed two of the above with poor results. Spitting into the wind – yes. Twice. I tried to spit out of my car window. (I had a cold – okay?! …don’t even try to act like you haven’t ever had to spit before). The first time I ended up with spit across my cheek and on the inside of my car, the second time I ended up with dribble down my chin and window. I’ve also messed around with Slim, and that was no picnic either. Yes, that was really his name – it was even tattooed on his boney little arm, in case he forgot.
That being said, I’ve learned from my mistakes and you won’t find me trying to pull the mask off of the Lone Ranger or tugging on Superman’s cape (or Santa Claus’ beard for that matter).
You know, they really don’t write songs like that any more, it’s a shame.