Stuttgart Solitude. Originally uploaded by мѕс (мsc_pњτо). Click on pic, see it in Flickr.
Jacob Marley’s Chain
Well, today a friend told me this sorry tale
as he stood there trembling and turning pale
he said each day's harder to get on the scale
sort of like Jacob Marley's chain.
But it's not like life is such a veil of tears
it's just full of thoughts that act as souvenirs
for those tiny blunders made in yesteryear
that comprise Jacob Marley's chain.
Well, I had a little metaphor to state my case
it encompassed the condition of the human race
but to my dismay, it left without a trace
except for the sound of Jacob Marley's chain!
Now there is no story here that’s left to tell
so I think I'd rather just go on to Hell
where there's a snowball's chance that the personnel
might help to carry Jacob Marley's chain.
Help to carry Jacob Marley's chain…
carry Jacob Marley's chain.
Aimee Mann certainly has a way with words, and put to music they are very haunting. For convenience, below is the song link in Rhapsody (No, I don't have itunes because I much prefer subscription downloads). If you already have Rhapsody, it will run directly; if not, you can download Rhapsody for free and get several free plays, I think)...http://rhaplinks.real.com/rhaplink?rhapid=3408600&type=playlist&title=Playlist&from=e200rbb
If you do give a listen, be prepared for it to roll around in your head a while.