Wishing I’d be there

Chicago is playing in the Overture Center in Madison Monday night.

Without my being there. The two words at the end of the first sentence are why, and those implications for the four-letter word “work.”

The song “25 or 6 to 4” …

… is about the torturous process of writing a song, but the words …

Waiting for the break of day
Searching for something to say
Flashing lights against the sky
Giving up I close my eyes …

Staring blindly into space
Getting up to splash my face
Wanting just to stay awake
Wondering how much I can take
Should I try to do some more
25 or 6 to 4

Feeling like I ought to sleep
Spinning room is sinking deep
Searching for something to say
Waiting for the break of day

… certainly could apply to journalism on deadline too. (The song title refers to 3:34 or 3:35 a.m.)

Chicago will be at the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee Wednesday. Yes, I won’t be there either.

You can read about the band here.

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