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You Big Wimp

There's this song from the '80's by Alias. It's one of those songs you still hear on the radio pretty often and really it's not to bad. Here's some of the words:

Here I am at six o’clock in the morning
Still thinking about you
It’s still hard, at six o’clock in the morning
To sleep without you
And I know that it might
Seem too late for love
All I know

I need you now more than words can say
I need you now
I’ve got to find a way
I need you now
Before I lose my mind
I need you now
Do you recognize it?

I used to like this song, until I had kids and then it started bugging me. Wanna know why?

I'm sure you do or you wouldn't still be here.

This guy is a big wimp.

He's sitting there in his house at 6AM thinking 'Life's so hard, my girlfriends gone and I'm up at this horribly early hour crying about it.' What a wimp!

Oooh, 6AM to early for you?

This is a man who needs to have some kids around for a day or two--just long enough to get a feel for what late nights/early mornings really feel like. I've lost patience with him and his whining about all hours of the night. I can't even listen to the song anymore.

I'd like to hear a song about how hard it is at 3 o'clock in the morning.

It's so hard at three o'clock in the morning
To sleep with four kids
And I know that it might
Seem to late to try
But all I want

Some sleep tonight!
More than words can say
Some sleep tonight
I gotta find a way
To sleep tonight
Before I lose my mind
Some sleep tonight!

Like I said, this guys a wimp.


Ethan said…
Maybe he's up at 6 am because he hasn't slept yet? Although I'm not a big fan of wussy music in general (it's why I don't like country music :P ).
cannwin said…
You haven't heard Beer For My Horse
if you think country music is wussy.

Although some of it is.

I'm surprised you've lasted as long as you have out there in the West without becoming at least a moderate fan.

Besides, being up till 6 AM? Meh. He's still a big wimp.
Cari Hislop said…
I don't even remember the song!
But you've made me laugh and now I have to go find out what the song sounds like! Hope you get some good sleep!!!
cannwin said…
I do my best to make everyone's day a little brighter. :)
Sara Crandall said…
I like your song better.
Anonymous said…
Ha ha ha ha. That's funny.
Just wondering, are you tired today?
cannwin said…
Did you happen to see when I posted that blog? 12:53 AM

It was a long night and today was CRAZY, but you don't get to know about that till tomorrow or monday. It's a great story though so prepare yourselves.
Leslie said…
I was wondering if you might be feeling a little post-partum?? You sound a bit agitated. ;-)
cannwin said…
lol, no i dont think so. maybe tired but not post partum... life is just humorous enough to be poetic and ironic. I will try to be more upbeat though... and ask ralexwin.

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