Monday, January 24, 2011

Thousand: Two Hunded Sixty-Five

It actually sounds pretty good but one of them stops and says, “Guys! Guys! Hold on. I think we’re singing ‘Stairway to Heaven’ to the tune of ‘Wait ‘Til the Sun Shines Nellie.’” But the others roll their eyes and an argument starts up about the real lyrics to “Stairway to Heaven” as opposed to the secret initiate lyrics to “Stairway to Heaven” which are probably sung backwards. That they can hear themselves over the klaxon of the submarine’s dive warning just proves the amazing strengths of the youthful ear. None of this disturbs the pigeon sleepily blinking in the


Elisabeth said...

Oh I so want to know more here. Perhaps in part because you begin this piece with a full sentence.

Glenn Ingersoll said...

Oh, that was just the luck of the draw. But you know that 265 is continued directly from 264, right? If you read 264 it ends with boys gathered in a doorway beginning to sing a popular barbershop quartet ditty, amid a series of alarming noises.

Not that that bit of context is dispositive.