The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40735   Message #585360
Posted By: Jeri
03-Nov-01 - 11:24 AM
Thread Name: Help: Me and Bobby McGee
Subject: RE: Help: me & bobby mcgee
Jon - sorta, but it's just a fantasy. I've been in a rather crappy mood lately. Last night, on the way to the session, I thought about stuffing the car full of clothes, food, and sleeping gear, and just taking off on one big road trip. I couldn't come up with anywhere to go, though. I couldn't come up with realistic reasons for going anywhere, and all the crap I wanted to leave behind would come along with me in my head. I think there's fodder for a song in there - something about -
"I wanted to leave my worries behind,
But I carried them along in my own mind.
Oh, I was the baggage I was trying to unload
And my own private (insert name of horrible place you've lived) was every place along the road."

I guess we all have starting-over fantasies. That's why songs like Bobby McGee - hobo songs, really - are so popular. In reality, those guys were probably pretty miserable.