Feeling Brilliant; Feeling Foolish: It Really Is A Fine FINE Line To Travel Upon…

…And Of That There Can Be Little Debate.

Granted, There Are People Whom Can AND Will Debate Anything AND Everything.

To Those People, Honestly, I Say…

“More Power To Ya.”

To The Rest Of Us Whom Teeter-Totter On The Edge Ofย  The Before Mentioned “Feeling Brilliant” AND “Feeling Foolish” There Really Isn’t Much To Say Other Than…

“It’s Called LIFE. Deal With It. If You Don’t Get One Outcome, You’re ALMOST Assured To Get The Other. It’s Called LIFE.”

2013, Now More Than Half Over, Has Been A Year Filled With BOTH Feelings/Mindsets.

I Do Admit To Having A Few Truly Brilliant Moments, This Year.

True, They May Have Been Situations Where I Was Confident In The Outcome Ahead Of Time AND Was Thus Proved Correct.

But, Honestly, That Feels A Touch Beside The Point.

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Sadly, However, 2013 Has Felt More And More AND MORE Like A Year Of Foolishness On My Part.

Family Issues.

Friend Issues.

Relationship Issues.

Personal Issues.

You Name It, Chances Are I Can Equate Whatever It Is Into Yet Another Foolish Moment For Yours Truly.

But, And I’m Curious About This In Many Respects, What Truly Is The Fine Line Between “Brilliance” And “Foolishness”???

Sadly, I Keep Coming Back To The Same One-Word Answer…

“SUCCESS”

Period.

If Something Is A Winner, Chances Are You’ll Be Overtly Contented.

You’ll Be Feeling The Wondrous Side Of A Success, Regardless Of What It Is.

You’ll Most Likely Even Feel A Flash Of “Brilliance” Wash Over You.

But…

…What If You Fail???

What If There Is No Real Success In Whatever It Is You’ve Attempted???

You’ll Be Feeling The Vile Side Of A Lost Chance At A Success…

…And Of That, I Sincerely Have No Doubts.

You Won’t Feel Any Waves Of “Brilliance” Afterward.

No, You’ll Be Feeling As I Do Most Of The Time.

You’ll Be Feeling Like A “Fool” And Feeling Listless In Wonder As To Where You Went Wrong.

I Think That’s Why I Love Baseball So Very Very Much.

It Truly Is More About Failure And Loss.

At Least, More So Than Anything Else.

Winning Is WONDERFUL!

Losing SUCKS ASS!

But, You Don’t Learn Much From Winning, Other Than The Elation Of The Actual Win.

You Do, On The Other Hand, Learn So So SO Much More From Defeat.

Now, I Know You’re All Waiting For Me To Divulge Some Of Said “Foolish” Moments, But I Don’t Really Think I Can.

Not Without Getting Myself, Or Others, In Trouble…

…With Someone…

…Somewhere…

…Be They Person, Or Entity.

Honestly, The Moment I’m Going To Briefly Mention Is A Combo Of BOTH “Brilliance” AND “Foolishness” Like You Wouldn’t Believe.

You See, My Peeps My Friends The Kiddies, I’ve Been Living Through A Self-Imposed EXILE For Almost A Month, Now.

It’s Honestly Killing Me.

I’ve Never EVER Felt So Alone In My Life.

Hell, I Spent A Couple Months In Boot-Camp, Which Was About The Loneliest Time In My Life…

…Until Now.

I Feel So Alone Because I’ve Simply Been Toooooooooooooo Damned Embarrassed To Be Around Other People.

Period.

Other Than My Immediate Family, Only ONE PERSON Has Seen Me AND Spent Time With Me While I’m In This Condition.

For Those Of You Whom Don’t Know…

…I FINALLY GOT MY ORAL SURGERY!

I Got It Last Month.

I’m Literally About Two-Weeks Away From Having A Perfect Smile, Again!

I Couldn’t Be Happier About That Part.

It’s The Waiting In-Between PHASE I And PHASE II That’s The Killer.

I Do Feel Brilliant For Finally Pulling The Trigger, Plunking Down The Money I Can’t Afford To Burn In Any Way, And Getting ALL Of My Teeth Fixed.

Trust Me, Kids, Years And Years AND YEARS Of Acid Erosion Can Be Dentally Devastating.

I’m A Living, Breathing Poster-Board For It.

Sadly, I Also Am Feeling Very VERY Foolish.

Foolish Because I Have, More Or Less, Gone Into Total Hiding.

I Don’t Go Anywhere ((save my morning walks)).

I Don’t Meet Other People.

I Stay As Totally Off The Social Grid As Possible.

I’m Sad, Yes.

I’m Lonely, Yes.

I’m Going Out Of My Mind In The Want/Need To Spend Time With Those Other People I Care Deeply For.

But, As Foolish As This Exile Has Been…

…For Me, Personally Personally, It Has Been Bordering On Brilliant.

I’ve Looked Bad In The Past…

…But I Really Don’t Want People Seeing Me At My Absolute Worst.

I’m Far Toooooo Self-Conscious For That.

So, By Adding The Pains Of Loneliness…

…Sadness…

…And Racing Thoughts…

…It Adds Up To A Bit Of The “Foolish Factor” Feeling.

BUT, By Removing The Pains Of Embarrassment…

…And Extreme Paranoia Due To The Overt Self-Conscious Issues…

…I’m Experiencing A Touch Of The Ole “Brilliance Factor” Feeling, Also.

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Sooooooooooooo…

…What Do You Think?

Am I Just Being Foolish??

Or, Is There Even A Hint Of Brilliance To It???

Do YOU Often Feel Like This????

--Yeah. You. In The Back. Pretending Not To Be Reading Over The Other Person's Shoulder.--

Do YOU Often Feel Like This, My Peeps?????

My Curiosity Abounds!

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So... Are YOU Jivin Me -questionmark-

Tell Me What You Think: “Can You Feel A Little Love?…” –DEPECHE MODE’s “Dream On” (2001)

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“…As Your Bony Fingers Close Around Me

Long And Spindly

Death Becomes Me

Heaven Can You See What I See?…”

“…Hey, You Pale And Sickly Child

Youre Death And Living Reconciled

Been Walking Home A Crooked Mile…”

“…Paying Debt To Karma

You Party For A Living

What You Take Won’t Kill You

But, Careful What You’re Giving…”

“…MMHMM…”

“…Theres No Time For Hesitating

Pain Is Ready

Pain Is Waiting

Primed To Do Its Educating…”

“…Unwanted, Uninvited Kin

It Creeps Beneath Your Crawling Skin

It Lives Without

It Lives Within You…”

“…Feel The Fever Coming

You’re Shaking And Twitching

You Can Scratch All Over

But, That Wont Stop You Itching…”

“…Can You Feel A Little Love?

Can You Feel A Little Love?

DREAM ON

DREAM ON. …”

Exciter (album) (via Wikipedia)

DREAM ON Is, By Far, The Most Popular Jam From DEPECHE MODEs Amazing 2001 Album, “EXCITER!!!

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This Is A Hard Jam To Beat, My Peeps.

DREAM ON

Is One Of The Best Songs, Period, From My UltraFavorite Band

DEPECHE MODE

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The Lyrics?

BRILLIANT.

The Backing Music And Overall Sound?

QUIRKYAssBRILLIANT.

The Melody And Flow?

Did I Already Use QUIRKYAssBRILLIANT?!

MKay.

How About EVENMOREQUIRKYAssBRILLIANTerer?!

Awesome!!

Im Rollin With It, Then!!!

Can Anyone Really Ask For More From Their Tunage?

NOT. AT. ALL.

Give It A Go, Kiddies.

Tell Me What YOU Think.

Im Damned Curious, To Say The Least.

DEPECHE MODE Are Known For Telling YOU To ENJOY The SILENCE“…

But, In This Instance, Im Honestly Hoping For YOUR Words!!!

ENJOY YOUR DAY, Fo SHO!!!

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When A Line Of Lyrics Stands-Up And Screams “NOTICE ME!”

Here Is The House

Where It All Happens

Those Tender Moments

Under This Roof

Body And Soul Come Together

As We Come Closer Together

And As It Happens

It Happens Here In This House…”

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HERE IS THE HOUSEIs One Of My All-Time Favorite (Lesser Known) Jams From DEPECHE MODE, And It’s Off Of Their Hit 1986 AlbumBLACK CELEBRATION!!!

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“…And I Feel Your Warmth

And It Feels Like Home

And There’s Someone

Calling On The Telephone

Let’s Say Home

It’s Cold Outside

And I Have So Much To Confide To You

With Or Without Words, I’ll Confide Everything. …”

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The Biggest Reason I Love This Song…

…Odd As This May Seem…

…Is The Final Line Of Lyrics I’ve Presented Here To Y’all.

With Those Words Alone…

“…WITH OR WITHOUT WORDS, I’LL CONFIDE EVERYTHING…”

…I Was Sold On This Particular Song…

HERE IS THE HOUSE

by DEPECHE MODE

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Y’all Know Me.

Y’all Know I’m A Huge DEPECHE MODE Fanboy.

Y’all Have Seen Me Post Something Of Their Music Many A Time Before Now.

But I’ve Never Really Talked About One Simple Line Of Lyrical Brilliance (at least to me) Before.

“…WITH OR WITHOUT WORDS, I’LL CONFIDE EVERYTHING…”

…Honestly Says So Much.

It Resonates With Me.

Very Much So In Fact.

It’s The Basic Gist Of A Personal Life.

To ME…

“…WITH OR WITHOUT WORDS, I’LL CONFIDE EVERYTHING…”

…Is A Key Factor In The Game/Art Of Life.

It’s Something I’m Handily Horrible At, To Be Honest.

I Don’t Really Confide Much Of Anything…

…In Anyone…

…Ever.

I Have A Couple Key People In My World Who Know Enough About Me To Sink My Proverbial Ship.

And Those Are People I’d Trust…

…Not Only With My Words…

…But With My Life.

With A Couple Other People…

…I’d Confide A Few Things.

Things That Others Don’t Know…

…Or Couldn’t Know…

…But That Sincerely Couldn’t Harm Me Toooo Much If They Came To Light.

And That’s It.

The Rest Of My World Honestly Doesn’t Know Very Much About Me.

They Think They Do…

…But They’re Handily Mistaken.

I’ve Made Sure Of That.

But When It Comes To Life…

…There Are Other Ways To Confide In Someone.

And It Truly Does NOT Have To Be With Words.

It’s Done With Actions…

…Or, More Often, Inaction.

And I Think It’s That Way For The Bulk Of Civilization.

Period.

So I Think It Makes That Simple (yet brilliant) Line Of Lyrics Even More Special.

More Profound.

More Tangible.

Most Everyone Has Someone, Or Multiple Someones, They Confide In.

And They Do So In Their Own Ways.

Others Have No One They Truly Confide In.

Regardless…

…It Doesn’t Take Away The Power Contained In One Simple Line Of Lyrics.

It’s With Lines Such As These That Have Truly Made Me Love AND Appreciate A Band Like DEPECHE MODE.

Their Songs Are Loaded With Lyrical Bullets Such As This.

So Don’t Scoff At My Music, Kids.

I Don’t Just Enjoy The Pleasant/Pounding/Quirky/Odd’ish/Rhythmic Beats.

For ME…

…The Lyrics Are THE Important Part.

They Are What I’m Listening To.

Sure…

…The Beats Are Important…

…But It’s The Words That Sway Me…

…And Sell Me.

And So…

…I TAKE NOTICE.

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An Amazing Song You’ve Never Heard Nor Heard Of: “BALL And CHAIN” by TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND (2011)

Thought I Was Bound

To Get Away

Now I’m Just Bound

I Don’t Mind

When The Hurricane

Comes Around

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I’m So Lucky

My Pride And Joy

Is My

BALL And CHAIN

And They’re One And The Same. …

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The Simplicity Of This Song Is Apparent…

…But The Lyrics Say A Lot.

They’re Pretty Simple As Well…

…But That Doesn’t Change How This Song Comes Across To Me.

Sometimes…

…We Find Brilliance In The Simplicity Of Things.

This Entire Album…

REVELATOR

by TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND

…Is Chock-Full Of Brilliance.

Sometimes…

…One Is Able To Connect With Something In The Most Profound Ways.

That’s What Happened To ME, In Regard To This Album.

I Connected With It.

So Many Quality Songs.

It Makes Me Sad To Think There Are So So Many People Whom Haven’t Even Heard Of This Band, Let Alone This Album.

It’s With Songs Like This One…

BALL And CHAIN

…That The Truth Behind The Wonder Of Simplicity Becomes So So Apparent.

You Don’t Have To Say A Lot In Order To Say Something Amazing…

…Or Wonderful…

…Or Brilliant.

That’s A Philosophy I Can Totally Agree With.

I Do Get A Little Long-Winded At Times (as my family and friends continue reminding me) But It’s Only Because I Have So Much Information I Wish To Convey To Others.

So I Get Wrapped-Up In What I’m Talking About, Instead Of Making A Clear Point.

Here…

…Now…

…I Don’t Feel I’m Being Long-Winded.

I Just Wanted To Impress A Point.

Sometimes…

LESS Really Is MORE.

And That’s Something I Can Appreciate…

…And Respect.

Have I Made My Point?

I Dunno.

Maybe.

Y’all Will Just Have To Let Me Know.

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