H2BS: Huey Lewis Saved My Life (Honorable mention to The News)
(Mrs. Hey Man mentioned my hair cut and that got me thinking.)
I was recently in a very receptive state and fate shined on me and the Huey Lewis and the News song "Hip to be Square" played 5 times in one weekend.
I then bought it on iTunes. After long hours meditating to the message of H2BS I decided to change my life.
Here are some quotes and changes they inspired in my life.
1) "I used to be a renegade, I used to fool around / But I couldn't take the punishment, and had to settle down" - First line right out of the box! I feel it. The world has broken me finally, I'm more willing to conform.
2) "I'm working out most everyday and watching what I eat / They tell me that its good for me, but I don't even care" - This is now true for me as well, I'm averaging 7 hours of working out a week. Take that! I'm also eating better. And like Huey, its not really just about the health benefits, its about being a part of the health club scene.
3) "Now I'm playing it real straight, and yes I cut my hair" - Self-explanatory. Also, long hair at the gym is like jogging will wearing wet mop as a hat.
4) "But don't you try to fight it; 'An idea who's time has come.' " - Take my advice, never question the collective will of your culture. They enjoy hammering down the proud nails and it hurts. I'm waving the white flag, I feel like a rat sometimes. Then I feel the warm acceptance of my culture, that comforting feeling that most of my thinking has already been done for me. Also, I can fit into my fat jeans again. (I have 4 categories of jeans: svelt, chunky, fat and morbid.)
Are these changes permanent? Some prolly, some prolly not.
One of the places I heard H2BS during that fateful weekend was in the movie "American Psycho" here is a quote from said movie. (Bear in mind the man saying this is getting ready to go crazytown with an ax.)
"In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself. "
And now, I feel like H2BS is a personal statement about me as well. Thanks Huey.