I’ve Been Putting Pen-To-Paper So Much…

…I’ve Nearly Lost Myself Here.

I Don’t Mean To Neglect Y’all, My Peeps, But I’ve Been Trying To Take Things In A Whole New Direction.

New For Me.

New For You.

New For Us.

My Fire…

…My Drive…

…My Want…

…My Need…

…My Desire…

…They’re All Returning.

Returning Harder And Faster Than I’d Honestly Known Was Even Possible.

I Was Burning-Out.

The Fire Had Seriously Dimmed.

It Felt Choked.

Smothered.

Almost Strangled Out Of Existence.

And Then It Happened.

The Spark Came Into My Life, And It’s Not Letting Me Go…

…I’m Not Letting It Go.

The Fire Is Burning Hotter And Brighter Than It Has In Forever.

Things Are Changing.

Inside And Out, They’re Are Changing.

And I’m Loving It.

I’m Loving Every Bit Of It.

Am I Setting Myself Up For Failure?

Maybe.

I Don’t Really Care.

No Risk, No Reward.

Right???

RIGHT!!!

Soon, You’re All Going To Start Noticing The Transitions I’m Working-Out.

You’re Going To Hear Me Talk A Lot About TheClean Slate And How It Can Literally Mean Everything.

I Wanted Nothing More Than A Clean Slate

…AFresh Start

…A New Beginning

…However You Wanna Put It.

Now, I’m Getting That Chance.

I’m Making That Chance.

I’m Taking That Chance.

It’s Mine.

All I Have To Do Is Own It.

And, Own It, I Shall.

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And Now, For Your Listening Pleasure, The Song That Totally Says Everything I Need It To Say Right This Moment…

INSIGHT

by DEPECHE MODE

Ultra - Depeche Mode (via Amazon.com)

…From Their 1997 Album “ULTRA” !!!

Enjoy It, My Peeps.

You Already Know I Do…

…I Am…

…I Will.

Always And Forever, I Will.

I’ve Given You An Insight Into MY Life…

…I Just Hope To Reward Your Loving Patience.

Later On, My Peeps.

We’ll Be Talking More VERY Soon!!!

So... Are YOU Jivin Me -questionmark-

“It Is A Black-Art, And I, HARU, Am The Blackest Of The Black. Or, Rather, The Great White Black-Art…Blackest…Master.” –HARU (Chris Farley in “BEVERLY HILLS NINJA” (1997))

The Nephew Wanted To Stay Up Late, So I Decided We Should Watch A Movie.

Since It Was My Idea, It Also Became My Responsibility To Select The Flick We’d Be Kickin’-Back With.

I Wanted Something That Would Make Him Laugh.

I Also Wanted Something That Was Appropriate For Staying-Up-Late And Actually Staying Awake.

My Decision Was More Like Instinct Than A Thought-Out-Reaction.

I Immediately Said

Holy Shit, I Know Where That Old Copy Of Beverly Hills Ninja Is!!! SWISH!!!”

And It Was Done.

Here It Is.

Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)

(((HAHAHA!!!)))

I Know, Right.

PERFECT!!!

Uncle Brad Shoots

Uncle Brad Hits Paydirt!!!

Huh!!?!

Well

Whatever You Wanna Call It.

It Went Over Great.

And Now, He’s In Bed Sleeping Away.

And I’m Awake.

Writing This.

For You.

Because I Care, And So Should You.

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(((teehehehe)))

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Sleep Sweet, My Peeps.

I’m Going To Be Trying To Very Soon, I Promise.

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Only When I Cease To Breathe Will I Be Dead, Tanley!” —HARU

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DEPECHE MODE… …Strikes Again… “IT’S NO GOOD” (1997)

I’m Gonna Take My Time

I Have All The Time In The World

To Make You Mine

It Is Written In The Stars Above

The Gods Decree

You’ll Be Right Here By My Side

Right Next To Me

You Can Run, But You Cannot Hide. …”

… …

Ultra - Depeche Mode (via Amazon.com)

IT’S NO GOODWas THE SONG From The Hit Album ULTRA, Released In 1997, By International Supergroup DEPECHE MODE !!!

… …

“…Don’t Say You Want Me

Don’t Say You Need Me

Don’t Say You Love Me

It’s Understood

Don’t Say You’re Happy

Out There Without Me

I Know You Can’t Be

‘Cause IT’S NO GOOD. …”

.. … … … ..

. .. .. .. .

Generally…

…This Is The Point Were I Swoop.

I Swoop In And Use My Powers To Tackle A Song And Make It My Own In A Very Minor Way.

I Figured Now Would Be Perfect For This Amazingly Wonderful Jam…

DEPECHE MODE‘s

IT’S NO GOOD

It’s A Personal Favorite, Hands Down And FO SHO, My Peeps

I Hope You Dig The Jive Ofย  This One.

You Already Know I DO!!!

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So, Just WHY Is -“BARBIE GIRL” by AQUA- On Ye Ole MP3Player?!

Normally, When I Do A Piece On A Song, I Start With The Lyrics.

But I Know The Bulk Of You Already Know Them.

You Have The Potential To Know Them VERY Well, Actually.

Sheesh.

The I’m A Barbie Girl

In A Barbie World

…Yaddi Yaddi Yadda…

…Lappidy Shmackidy…

…Stuff.

???

Remember???

???

GREAT!

I Knew You Would!

HAHA!

Sheesh, Indeed!

HAHAHA!

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Alright.

SO…

…In September Of 1997…

…My Best Friend And I Called-In To A Local Radio Station…

…THREE (3) NIGHTS IN-A-ROW…

…In SUPPORT of The Song…

…To Help It WIN A “Battle Of The Songs” Thingy…

…Between…

BARBIE GIRL

…From The Album…

AQUARIUM

… …

… …

…And…

…Hmm…

Three Other Bullshit Songs I Don’t Remember?

?ย  ?ย  ?

…BUT…

…Yeah…

…That Really Happened.

The 4TH Night Of The Contest…

…We Didn’t Call-In…

…And…

…Sadly…

...(Or Happily?)...

BARBIE GIRL

…Lost…

…NARROWLY, I Might Add.

And YES…

…I DO Still Listen To It.

Never The Whole Song.

Usually Just About 62-Seconds’ish Of It Is Sufficient.

Then I Push The “->” Button.

(“->” aka “Next Song, Please” btw)

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Most People Can Only Last About The 2-Seconds’ish Part.

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Does That Make Me Bad?

Really?!

I Promise It’s Not The “Song Part” That I Love!

It’s Those Ought-Damned “Memory Thingies” Again!

It Get Nostalgic About Things Like That All The Time, As You Know.

And Tonight…

…That Song Popped-Up…

…And I Was Immediately Taken Back To September 1997.

What A Time.

And Ya Know What?!

While I Look Fondly Upon It…

…I Wouldn’t Wanna Relive It.

It’s Fine Just The Way It Is.

BUT…

…I Still Smile.

Regardless Of Where I Am…

…Or What I’m Doing…

…When I Hear…

BARBIE GIRL

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…My First Reaction Is ALWAYS A Smile.

Always.

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Then…

…You Know…

…”->“.

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Rest Easy, My Peeps.

Rest Well.

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I Was “James Bond”, Once… …Once.

ALRIGHT, Let’s Begin.

So, I Found This Photo Over The Weekend, And I’ve Been Trying To Think About How To Explain It, It’s Significance, And The Significance Of The Cache Of Original Material I Found Along With It.

In Case You Can’t Tell…

…’Cause Most Of Y’all Can’t…

…I’m The Snappy-Dresser On The Left.

Go Ahead.

Look Again.

Now…

…Don’t I Look Like “JAMES BOND”?!?

GREAT!!!

Because That’s Exactly Who I Was Supposed To Be At The Time This Photo Was Taken.

This Was The Promotional Photo For The 1996/1997 High School Parody Film, Made For A Class Project.

The Name Of The Flick Was…

And NO I’m NOT Lying

4 “DICKS” AND A CHICK

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YES, My Peeps…

…I PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE That Was The OFFICIAL Title.

Seriously.

That’s The Really REAL Name.

We Got Away With Calling It That Because We Were A Band Of Four (4) PRIVATE DETECTIVES.

And…

…Since The Nickname For A PRIVATE DETECTIVE Is “PRIVATE DICK”…

…Well…

…That Was Considered Acceptable.

So…

…I Mean, Come On…

…Who Among You Wouldn’t Call At Movie By A Name Like That If You KNEW It Was Going To Be Acceptable?!?!?

Remember…

…You’re 17-Years-Old.

EXACTLY, My Peeps!!!

Damn Near ALL OF YOU Would Have Totally Gone For It.

And We Were No Different.

The “4 DICKS”ย  Were PARODIES Of…

JAMES BOND

COLUMBO

THE HIGHLANDER

ELIOT NESS

…And The CHICK Was…

BETTY CROCKER

(Codename: “HOOVA“)

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I’m Totally Not Making This Shit Up, My Peeps.

This Was Our Class Movie.

Doesn’t It Just Figure I Was An “A/V” Geek, Also?!

SURE IT DOES!!

O.M.F.G.

Just Remembering All Of This Is Making Me Laugh, And Laugh HARD.

The Plot Went Something Like…

…We Were Hired To Steal “Colonel Sanders” Famous Chicken Recipe For “Hardee’s”

…Or Some Such Nonsense…

…And Our Contact On The Inside Was “The Colonel’s Former Mistress” Whom Just So Happened To Be…

…Yep…

BETTY CROCKER

…Though We Didn’t Know It Was “BETTY” At The Time.

We Were Using Her Codename, “HOOVA“!!!

(HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! !!! !!!)

Sheesh.

Yeah.

We Were So SO AWESOME…

…NOT!

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Well…

…We Thought We Were At The Time.

So That’s Good Enough To Justify Our Actions.

At Least…

…I Think It Does.

Maybe?!

ANYWAY…

…Regardless Of All The Nonsense And Whatnot…

…This Class Was Where I Developed My Already Budding “A/V” Skills That Helped Me Get Into The Idea Of Becoming A JOURNALIST For The NAVY.

I Already Knew I Was Going To Go Into The NAVY.

That Plan Was Fixed.

Set.

Nothing Was Going To Change My Mind.

And Nothing Did Change My Mind.

The Only Change Was The Job I’d Be Doing.

I Was Actually Considering A Few Possibilities Before Finding-Out About The “JO” Rate In The NAVY.

“JO” Being The NAVY’S Abbreviated Term For A JOURNALIST.

BAAM!!!

That’s All She Wrote.

I Knew What I Wanted To Do.

Period.

And By Gum I Did It, Too.

And I Owe A Bundle Of The Skilled-Knowledge I Went Into The Journalism Program With To THIS CLASS.

I Took The Class Twice, Actually.

As A Junior AND As A Senior.

They Had A Special Stipulation For The Class That Allowed Me To Take It The Second Time.

And I Loved It.

Absolutely Loved It.

That’s One Of The Few Things I Loved About That High School…

…The “A/V” Program.

The Rest Is History.

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So…

…Quickly About My Cache Of Material, Found Along With The Silly-Ass Photo Above.

I Found My Personal Mother-Load!!!

Scenes I’d Written.

Plot Outlines.

Character Ideas.

Titles.

You Name It, I Found It.

And It’s All MINE!!!

(MMMUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!)

MINE MINE MINE!!!

So…

…As Time Goes On…

…Be Expecting Me To Toss Some Of That Original Material On You.

I Have Everything From…

…Horror Scenes…

…To A 1920s/1930s Radio Serial Show Outline.

From A Disaster Epic…

…To En Erotic Love-Story/Murder-Mystery.

It’s All Here, Kids.

Well…

…Not All Of It.

I Have More…

…Somewhere…

…Someplace…

…But I’ll Find It.

So BE READY, My Peeps!!!

This Could Get Really REALLY INTERESTING!!!

At Least, I Sure As Shit HOPE IT DOES!!!

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I’ll Be In-Touch, My Peeps.

HOLLA AT Y’ALL L8R!!!

PEACE!!!

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“…I Walked Around My Room… …Not Thinking… …Just Sinking In This Box…” –OUR LADY PEACE (“4AM” (1997))

I Blame Myself

For Being Too Much

Like Somebody Else

I Never Thought

I Would Just Bend This Way

Then A Phone Call Made Me Realize I’m Wrong

… …

4AMIs My Absolute Favorite Song By The Band OUR LADY PEACE, And It’s Off Of Their 1997 AlbumCLUMSY!!!

… …

And If I Don’t Make It Known

That…

I’ve Loved You All Along

Just Like Sunny Days

That

We Ignore

Because

We’re All Dumb And Jaded

And I Hope To God I Figure-Out What’s Wrong. …

… … … … … … …

… … … …

After A Reblogging Last Night For A Wonderful Friend…

…I Suppose You Could Say I Had The Band…

OUR LADY PEACE

…On The Brain.

Specifically…

…This Song…

4AM

…Which Is…

…To Me…

…Their Absolute Best.

Actually…

…I Only Have Three Of Their Songs On My MP3Player, Anymore.

They Got A Little Old To Me A While Back.

So I Did A Musical-Purge…

…Tossing-Out All But Three Songs.

INNOCENT

SOMEWHERE OUT THERE

…And…

…Of Course…

4AM

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4AM

…Was The Song That Got Me Listening To The Band In The First Place.

I Was A Senior In High School When It Came-Out.

A Very Impressionable 17-Year-Old, Ya Know?!

So The Song Kinda Stuck To Me…

…Stuck With Me.

Like Many Of My Favorite Songs…

4AM

…Has Been A Trusty Little Companion.

So Why Not Whip-It-Out Onto The Masses?!

Wait…

…That Sounds Kinda Dirty…

…I Shall Rephrase.

So Why Not Share It With The Masses?!

There.

Much Better.

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The Song ALSO Feels Very Relevant At The Moment.

Many Because I’m Working On This Piece…

…And We’re Inching Closer And Closer To The 4AM Hour.

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Sheesh.

One More Night With Nearly ZERO Sleep.

This Shit Is Killing Me, Fo F-in SHO, My Peeps.

I’m Touchy And Irritable.

My Thoughts Are Cloudy…

…And Not In A Fun, Bubbly Way.

More Like A Dense, Cut-It-With-A-Knife FOG.

Grrr.

I Know The Sleep Will Eventually Come, But When When WHEN?!?!?

I Sure As Shit Hope It Hurries The Hell Up.

Another Night Like This, And I’ll Just Drop Down Into A Crumpled-Pile Upon The Floor, Fo SHO Fo SHO.

๐Ÿ˜ฆ

So…

…Yes…

…I Feel Pretty Contented With The Statement That…

4AM

by OUR LADY PEACE

…Is Very Relevant To The Current Moment.

Wouldn’t You Generally Agree?!

Good.

Glad You’re Coming With Me On That.

The Support Is Much Much Appreciated, My Peeps.

๐Ÿ˜‰

I Sincerely Hope Y’all Have A Damned Decent Day.

I’m Gonna Do My Best To Deal With What I Can.

Can’t Ask Much More Of A Sleeeeeeepy Man, Right??!

RIGHT!!!

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The Song Stuck In My Head: “BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY” by THE VERVE (1997)

‘Cause It’s A Bitter Sweet Symphony

This Life

Try To Make Ends Meet

You’re A Slave To Money

Then You Die

I’ll Take You Down The Only Road

I’ve Ever Been Down

You Know The One That Takes You To The Places

Where All The Veins Meet

Yeah…”

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BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY Is The Key Song To The Bandย THE VERVE As It Was/Is Their Biggest Hit EVER, Released In 1997 On The AlbumURBAN HYMNS!!!

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“…No Change

I Can Change

I Can Change

I Can Change

But I’m Here In My Mold

I Am Here In My Mold

But I’m A Million Different People

From One Day To The Next

I Can’t Change My Mold

No, No, No, No, No. …”

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What Can I Even Begin To Say About This Song…

BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY

by THE VERVE

!?!?!

This Is One Of Those Songs That Came-Out While I Was In High School…

…And I’ve Owned A Copy Since.

It Actually Carried Me Through My Senior Year.

Until The Song…

INSIDE OUT

by EVE 6

…Came-Out In 1998…

BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY

…Was MY JAM.

Period.

The Song Is Priceless.

The Music-Video Was Brilliant.

It Simply Spoke To Me, Ya Know?!

SURE YOU DO!!

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I Started Listening To It Again Yesterday Evening…

…And It Has Dominated My Musical Thoughts, Since.

So Why Not Give It A Shout-Out, Ya Know Ya Know?!

I KNEW YOU WOULD!!

I Don’t Honestly Have Much Of A Story To Tell With This One.

Just That It Has Been Part Of My Life For More Than 20-Years…

…And It’s Still Just As Potent To Me As Ever.

I’m Fairly Sure The Bulk Of You Know It/Remember It.

If You Don’t…

…Well…

…You’re Either Too Young…

…Too Old…

…Or Too Dead.

It Was A Huge Song When Released In 1997…

…And It Continues To Please To This Very Day!

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Anyway…

…I Just Felt Talking About This Song Would Be A Nifty Way To Get One’s Saturday Moving.

Trust Me, My Peeps…

IT WORKS!!!

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Songs That Make Me Smile: “HOME” by DEPECHE MODE (1997)

Here Is A Song…

…From The Wrong…

…Side Of Town…

…Where I’m Bound…

…To The Ground…

…By The Loneliest Sound…

…That Pounds From Within…

…And Is Pinning Me Down…

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The 1997 Single Album ForHOMEBy DEPECHE MODE !!!

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…Here Is A Page…

…From The Emptiest Stage…

…A Cage…

…Or The Heaviest Cross…

…Ever Made…

…A Gauge…

…Of The Deadliest Trap Ever Laid…

**** **** ****

HOMEIs One Of The Best Tracks, Period, From DEPECHE MODE, And It’s Off Of Their Hit 1997 AlbumULTRA!!!

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And I Thank You

For Bringing Me Here

For Showing Me HOME

For Singing These Tears

Finally

I’ve Found That I

Belong Here. …”ย 

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This Is One Time I’m Not Going To Say Much.

I’m Letting The Lyrics Speak For Themselves.

Yes, This Song…

HOME

by DEPECHE MODE

…Is One Of My All-Time Faves…

…And It Is One Of Their Very VERY Best…

…But Today I’m Simply Feeling Good About This Little Bloggin’ing World Of Ours.

I’ve Made Some Rather Exceptional Friends Within It…

…And I Do Feel As Though I Belong Here.

Thank You, My Peeps.

Thank You, Indeed.

Much Love To Y’all, Fo SHO!

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The Song Stuck In My Head: Midnight Edition: “DON’T GO AWAY” by OASIS (1997)

…Damn My Situation…

…And The Games I Have To Play…

…With All The Things Caught In My Mind…

…Damn My Education…

…I Can’t Find The Words To Say…

…With All The Things Caught In My Mind. …

DON’T GO AWAY Is Off Of The 1997 AlbumBE HERE NOWBy OASIS

…I Don’t Wanna Be There When You’re…

…Coming Down…

…I Don’t Wanna Be There When You…

…Hit The Ground. …

The 1997 Single Album ForDON’T GO AWAYBy OASIS

…So Don’t Go Away…

…Say What You Say…

…Say That You’ll Stay…

…Forever And A Day…

…In The Time Of My Life…

…’cause I Need More Time…

…Yes, I Need More Time…

…Just To Make Things Right. …

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That’ll Teach A Guy To Listen To…

OASIS

…Before Bedtime.

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I Wasn’t Even Planning This One.

I So Blame My Player.

Yes…

DON’T GO AWAY

…Is A Personal Favorite Jam…

…But I’ve Heard It Hundreds Of Times Before.

It’s A Great Song.

Period.

And…

…Like ALL Great Songs…

DON’T GO AWAY

…Has The “Repeatability” Factor.

Tonight…

…However…

…I Was Getting Myself Ready For Beddy-Bye…

…When…

DON’T GO AWAY

…Began To Play.

So I Happily Listened To It.

Nothing Wrong With That.

But…

…Once It Was Over…

…I Went Ahead And Started It Over Again.

Then…

…It Finished The Second Time.

Then…

…It Finished A Third Time…

…AND A Fourth.

And NOW…

…Here I Sit…

…Bloggin’ ’bout It…

…With Y’all…

…At Midnight.

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!

Sorry.

Lost Myself For A Moment There.

I’m Alright.

No Worries, My Peeps.

No Worries, Indeed.

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I’m Just Kinda Hopin’ This Will Help Quell My Brain’s Desires To Keep Me Awake All Night Long…

…With…

DON’T GO AWAY

…On Perpetual-Repeater.

The Fact I’m Continuing To Work On This Should Let You Know The Answer Thus Far.

I Sincerely Wish I Had A Cooperative Brain, Sometimes.

Mine Is The Polar-Opposite Of Cooperative.

In Fact…

…My Brain Is An Evil Bastard Brain From The 412TH Level Of Hell!

The 412TH Level Is Like The Frickin’ SUB-SUB-SUB-Basement, Ya Dig!?!

(Pun TOTALLY Intended, Of Course!)

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Sorry.

I’m Tired.

My Bad.

Midnight Is No Time For Punning, Eh?!

Gotcha.

I’ll Remember That For The Next Time…

…As I’m Pretty Sure There Will Be Plenty Of Next Times To Come.

Only…

…Next Time…

…It’ll Be A Totally Different Song…

…Causing The Exact Same Issue.

But You’ll Be Ready For That…

…Right???

RIGHT!!!

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Please Get Some Rest, My Peeps.

I’m Going To Make Another Attempt At Doing Exactly That.

ย Wish Me Good Luck.

Or…

…Maybe You’d Prefer To Bash My Head In?

So Long As I Get Some Sleep Outta The Deal…

…I Sincerely Don’t Mind Which Rout We Take.

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