Over at Songcrafters.org, we're having a Punkfest this month, so I thought I'd dig up an old one that I've never recorded. I wrote this in 1998, and tweaked it a little last week.
(c) 1998 and 2010 Ted Johnson
It's a punk song that requires life experience and maturity in order to interpret it correctly.
Or maybe not.
My stepson caught me working on this, and I figured it was better to explain it to him than to let him assume what this song was about. My explanation went something like, "This is about a guy who's struggling with the temptation to place all the blame on someone else, rather than take partial responsibility for what went wrong."
That was easy enough. Maybe I can turn it into a children's book. Calling William Bennet...