Fine

03:42
Andy Livingston
2017
Andy Livingston

Story

It was hard to admit that he was still on my mind. Even a couple of years later, I was so sad to learn that he had a boyfriend, and I knew that he wasn’t coming back. I never wanted to write a song about him. I didn’t think he deserved a song, but, if I’m being honest, he was the one I was thinking of when this song started to show up. During some of the darker days of this (romantically speaking) mess of a year, I would be out and about and people (mainly servers, retailers, etc.) would ask how I was doing. “I’m doing fine.” I would say, and, as is socially acceptable, smile politely. In my head, though, I would sardonically wonder, “What do you care? If you really want to know…” They didn’t want to know, and most people don’t. There is a line that got cut from the song: “But there’s nothing to see here; no one but me, dear. Everything is fine. I’m fine.” I think one of the most difficult things about truly getting to fine is that you have to be the one to close the casket. You know, this isn’t your typical funeral. You have to decide when the body is buried, even though you try to convince yourself that you can get used to the smell. So, here’s to dust and ephemera…

Lyrics

Going down. Enjoy the show.

I meant to tell you, for what it’s worth.

I think the sound was last to go

 

All in all, it was not

your typical funeral

have it your way

 

I admit this place is kind of messy

but I think I could be here for a while

so what use is trying to move forward anyway when you’re still on my mind

everything is fine

 

How about breakfast? I’ll make some eggs

The forecast calls for storms today

I know you hate it when it rains

 

Order up, Gloria

bullet proof my umbrella

have it your way

 

I admit this place is kind of messy

but I think I could be here for a while

so what use is trying to move forward anyway when you’re still on my mind

and you’re still on my mind

everything is fine

 

going down did you enjoy the show

I meant to tell you

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