Muncie, IN, USA
so happy to know that other people know of and love dr. hook. "sylvia's mother" is the best song ever.
oh, but we're talking about lyrics here. when i was little, my parents had a john stewart (not the daily show guy, sorry) record, and a song was on it that i think was called "heart of the dream." well, i would always ask to hear the "ants in the sand song" because of the line "here i am with my ants in the sand, listenin' to the rhythm of a rock and roll band" and i had this mental picture of a guy sitting by an anthill, talking to the ants. made sense to me! anyway, i was listening to it a couple years ago, when i realized it was his a** in the sand. my parents still get a kick out of that.
If you can feel that staying human is worthwhile, even when it can't have any result whatever, you've beaten them.