Calm Lyrics. From Musical "Ordinary Days"

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Calm Lyrics

by . From Ordinary Days.

I am on the 6th train heading uptown to my lit. professors office
Itís like light years off of campus
donít ask me why
Iím sandwiched in-between this guy whoís literally drooling
And some European hipster who, well lets be honest, smells.

Woody Allen heard Gershwin in the air when he thought Manhattan
Well Iím not so impressed , I hear like Philip Glass at best
I spend all my time just trying to get
But itís not working

'Cause like, clearly, I'm a magnet for a special breed of psycho
Who think being weird's a valuable use of time
And my notebook likes to wander on its own across the city
Taking with it my whole thesis, which I need to write, like, now.
I donít remember the Muppets getting hives
When they took Manhattan
But my own diagnosis says Iím creeping toward psychosis
Cause I cannot find a place to get
Itís really hard you know

I tried to take up yoga
But youíll be surprised how many folks donít think deodorant is Zen
I even saw a life coach who told me I should breathe
Just breathe
But every time I took in a breathe
I visualized that life coachís death
Sheís having brunch at caf» Pierre
And sheís choking
And choking
And choking
And finally sheís calm

Iím sorry
Anyway, I get to my profesor's and he sits me down and tells me
That my thesis on Virginia Woolf feels somehow false
I tell him what Iím working from is not so much a thesis
But the fact that she went crazy
And that seems well, apropos
My professor just tosses back his head
And a dry Manhattan
Iím wondering which will him quicker
The big apple or the liquor
When suddenly I panic
And I tell myself I must get someplace

I up and run toward Penn station like I swear my head was ready to blow
And I hop a train to Jersey
Just as fast as any person can go
Then 90 minutes out
I get off at some provincial hamlet Iíve never heard of
Thereís a real estate office right on the block
I can afford a two bedroom
I go into shock
I think, what the heck
I write a check
Cause thereís sunlight, and closets, and laundry
But mostly itís calm
Really calm
Strangely calm
Like times square at five A.M. calm
Like totally freak me out calm
Like Iím gonna slowly go crazy and throw myself over the balcony calm

Damn it

I tear up my deposit
And I head back to Penn station
But of course the subwayís broken
So I walk four miles home
And like 14 hours later
I get back to my apartment
With my crazy spastic roommates
And a room ,well, of my own
Iíve got this black and white poster on my wall
that says ďmy ManhattanĒ
And I give it the finger
But I let my gaze linger
And I notice how the people look like tiny specks of grey
All haphazardly arranged just like they were in that Monet
And suddenly I'm struck with this bizarro revelation
That like, Warren's whacked out theory might deserve some exploration.
I sit on my bed
And I realize Iím finally

[Thanks to Anita for lyrics]

[Thanks to Ruby for corrections]

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