#SLS ~ Here We Go

Thanks to Jim Adams, for hosting Song Lyric Sunday.

In Casa Cuckoo news, we had Ben’s yearly IEP meeting via Zoom on Tuesday morning. I wasn’t invited to this meeting, but I showed up anyway. Communication has been a big issue since they moved him to a different teacher. We have no idea what’s going on at school, and I am left completely out of all communications. His Speech and Occupational Therapists both greeted me by name, which made me feel a little better. I understand that Daughter is his only legal guardian, but everyone should know that I’ve always been just as involved as she has. I am co-parenting Ben.

Okay, getting off my Soap Box now. Ben has met or improved on all of his goals. We set new goals and then the District Rep nearly gave us a heart attack. She started talking about a meeting we will have in the Spring to turn over everything to the High School District. OH EM GEE!!! Ben is going to be officially a high school student in September. Daughter was worried that Ben wouldn’t be able to continue at his school, but we were told that it’s just a matter of which District is in charge, basically who pays for the tuition at his school and who provides transportation. The District Rep said if students are doing well, the high school district will often leave them where they are. It means that we will have to make sure we advocate for continued placement at the Spring meeting.

I’m still having my own trouble with Insomnia and all the random stuff that happens at Casa Cuckoo but doesn’t seem to happen to other people. We’re all healthy, and as you saw on Friday’s post, Sven is doing better. Daughter’s work schedule is all jacked up for December, and Ben starts Winter Break after the 17th, so this month is gonna be just getting through each day as best as I can.

I’m still lurking, but not commenting as often. I’m not feeling particularly social. It’s not depression, I know what to watch for with the Depression Monster, it’s more feeling quiet and introverted. I am an INFP so introversion is there. Anyway… enough yammering, let’s get to the music!

The prompt words this week – House, Room, Kitchen, Shower, Attic

I chose Brain Stew/Jaded by Green Day from their 1995 album Insomniac. Brain Stew contains the prompt word “room”, and was written after Billie Joe’s first son was born. It’s about being up all night with the baby. It could also reference methamphetamine use, which Billie Joe wrote about in the song Geek Stink Breath on the same album.

I included Jaded since although it is a separate song, they are generally played together with only a musical change to signify the transition. It’s like Pink Floyd’s Brain Damage/Eclipse.

I’m having trouble trying to sleep
I’m counting sheep but running out
As time ticks by
Still I try
No rest for cross-tops in my mind
On my own… here we go

My eyes feel like they’re gonna bleed
Dried up and bulging out my skull
My mouth is dry
My face is numb
Fucked up and spun out in my room
On my own… here we go

My mind is set on overdrive
The clock is laughing in my face
A crooked spine
My senses dulled
Past the point of delirium
On my own… here we go

My eyes feel like they’re gonna bleed
Dried up and bulging out my skull
My mouth is dry
My face is numb
Fucked up and spun out in my room
On my own… here we go

Jaded

Somebody keep my balance, I think I’m falling off
Into a state of regression
The expiration date rapidly coming up
It’s leaving me behind to rank

Always move forward
Going straight will get you nowhere
There is no progress, evolution killed it all
I found my place in nowhere

I’m taking one step sideways, leading with my crutch
Got a fucked up equilibrium
Count down from 9 to 5, hooray, we’re gonna die
Blessed into our distinction

Always move forward
Going straight will get you nowhere
There is no progress, evolution killed it all
I found my place in nowhere

Always move forward
Going straight will get you nowhere
There is no progress, evolution killed it all
I found my place in nowhere
In nowhere, in nowhere

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Are you a Green Day fan? What song would you choose for this prompt? Thanks for stopping by, I’ll see ya next Sunday or possibly sooner. Remember “Always move forward. Going straight will get you nowhere

HUGS!!

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