Monday, November 12, 2007

Watching The Meter

Inspired By Soul Asylum – Somebody to Shove

Diabetic watches the glucose meter

And the number hasn't looked right for so long
The time slows down to a stand still
Suddenly he breaks into song

I'm waiting by the pool
Waiting for you to go back up
And tell me I can be free
Waiting by the treadmill
Waiting for you to go back up
And tell me I can be free

Hello, please go up, it just isn’t fair
These lows are keeping me down In a life where I just want to battle
You act unfair and keep me from running through the town

I'm waiting by the pool
Waiting for you to go back up
And tell me I can be free

Cause I want to break a sweat
I need to break a sweat
I want somebody to make me sweat

You're a nightmare for me
Preventing me from being me
All the difference in the world was made on that day

I'm waiting by the pool
Waiting for you to go back up
And tell me I can be free

Cause I want to break a sweat
I need to break a sweat
I want somebody to make me sweat

Cause I want to run free
I need somebody to show me how to run free
I want somebody to tell me to run free
Cause I want my glucose to be fine
I need somebody to show me
I want somebody to be there with me

2 comments:

Dying Water Buffalo said...

But when you cross that line, the victory will be all that much sweeter.

Beautifully written, Ed. And as always, you continue to expose me to new music :)

Amylia said...

Ed,
Some of those lines really got to me. Thank you for writing and posting this. I lik the original song, too, btw.

"Preventing me from being me
All the difference in the world was made on that day"

that really says how we all feel sometimes after diagnosis.


"Waiting for you to go back up
And tell me I can be free"

captures well the feelings of hypos


"Cause I want to run free
I need somebody to show me how to run free
I want somebody to tell me to run free
Cause I want my glucose to be fine
I need somebody to show me
I want somebody to be there with me"

captures well the dependence, and the need for others in our life, to support us and love us.

Wonderfully done!
Hope you are doing well and get all you desire.

Here's to a cure!