Fishing for Ophelia

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Andy Livingston
2011
Andy Livingston

Story

“I do not know, my lord, what I should think.”

“I’ll teach you. Think yourself a baby.”

In a way I believe that Polonius can be manifested in words and definitions just as much as he can be a human being. Becoming the slave to “I am” is just as dangerous and soul-depleting as any manipulative authority figures. We lose ourselves trying to describe who we are rather than being who we are, to the point that we almost become caricatures of these words and what they supposedly represent. All the world is a stage…That may be a different play, but draining the pond doesn’t always have to be so tragic.

“So, are you?”

“I am many things.”

Lyrics

Does anybody out there need a second chance?
Is anybody out there on their own?
Knowing that you’re almost out of rope
doesn’t make it easier to know that
falling is the hardest part of letting go
 
I know what you said
but I know you didn’t mean it
yes I heard what you said
but you know that I won’t crawl
because I’m one part masochistic and
my other needs a facelift
and I’m out here on my own
looking inward I’m
fishing for Ophelia
 
with nothing else to say I went ahead and booked
a three day cruise on Acheron
a ten pound line should reel him in
gravity does not compare with his beauty
How would you like to go for a swim?
 
Wait for the summertime
I’ll be there soon
And in the summertime
We will bloom
 
I would like to go on my own terms
The girl with the shiny poisoned pearl
says that she could help me with the paperwork
 
I know what you said
but I know you didn’t mean it
yes I heard what you said
but you know that I won’t crawl
because I’m one part masochistic and
my other needs a facelift
and I’m out here on my own
looking inward I’m
fishing for Ophelia

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