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Song #27: My Trouble
Well, we are a little more than a week into 2018 and the planet is still underneath our feet.  

That is something.

Some good things are on the horizon on this end.  Some ominous things too, but that is and always will be perpetual.   I will try to share some of the good things in the weeks to come. 

One of them: Harry the hamster has been vacationing at our house over the holidays.  Harry is one (of several) class pets in Elise's kindergarten classroom, and I swear to you, I never thought I would admire a hamster.  He has this ball, a clear sphere that is about halfway between the size of a baseball and a basketball, that he gets into and rolls around to his heart's content.  It keeps him protected from predators (and grabby children's hands), but allows him freedom of movement to roll wherever he wants.  It is HILARIOUS.  He is so determined when he is in that ball.  He chases Pip and Dandylion all around the house - they are terrified of him.  We were afraid the cats would try to eat him, but it is exactly the opposite.  So, on one of the coldest days we had all of our space heaters on blast, including this one extremely dangerous space heater from the '80's that throws sparks everywhere when you unplug it.  Well, Harry rolled his ball right over to that dangerous heater, and pushed up against it until it melted a hole in his plastic sphere.  Then, he climbed out the melted hole and broke free - escape from Alcatraz style!  When we finally found him, he was running around inside the big kick bass drum in the music room like it was a giant hamster wheel.  Some think he was just trying to get close to the heat, and that it was coincidence when he melted a hole in his ball.  But I think he knew exactly what he was doing.

This Tuesday, January 9th, Harry is heading back to the classroom.  I will miss him.  The cats will not.

This song of the week is called, "My Trouble".  It is about how your trouble never quite leaves you.  To me, it is both a sad and hopeful song, because if you can accept it, your trouble eventually becomes a part of you, and can even help you to exist.

The tunes have been piling up lately, and a pretty big backlog has developed, so I will be throwing in plenty of bonus songs in the coming weeks before they fall out of favor and end up getting tossed into the mucky ether of forgotten things.

MY TROUBLE

My trouble comes a-knocking in the rain.

My trouble comes a-knocking in the rain.

My trouble is not done.  This war will not be won.

Trouble here has only just begun.


My struggle made a sign outside my door.

My struggle made a sign outside my door.

My struggle made a sign - it said, “This occupant is blind”.

My struggle will not let me leave alive.


My failure comes to haunt me night and day.

My failure comes to haunt me night and day.

My failure and my crimes cannot be left behind.

My failure is alive inside my mind.


My trouble always lives inside my heart.

My trouble always lives inside my heart.

My trouble will not leave; it’s helping me to breathe.

My trouble has become a part of me.

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