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Passing by, you light up my darkest sky
Going away, driving on a Saturday night.
Don't believe me if I tell you,
I caught you smiling at me
I see the moon, a million stars are out tonight.
Disenchanted lullabies,
I, I wish I could swim
I wake up every evening
I never thought that I was so blind.
Well, guess who just got back today
It's been such a long time
Every time I see you, something happens to me.
Goodbye, Norma Jean,
It's coming out all around the world
I get up, and nothing gets me down.
Can't you understand me
Dustland fairytale beginning
If I could ride this line into forever
Good and bad, I swear I've had them both
Hit my snooze alarm for the twenty-seventh time.
Tony came back to town,
Charades, pop skill, water hyacinth.
I am just a cowboy, lonesome on the trail.
C'mon, all you people
Dogs of war, men of hate
What're we going to do now?
Waking up I see that everything is ok
Sleepless nights and endless days
Can you hear me calling?
Here in the house.

(This poem was constructed from the first lines of the first thirty songs on my music playlist shuffle, in order)
I've had this sat in my since February. It's nothing particularly special, but I enjoyed writing it and it was interesting to see the result. Especially since it makes a surprisingly coherent poem. As said, the songs haven't even been rearranged. There have been a few skipped out, though, that would have made things totally incomprehensible, which is no fun for anyone.

Might do it again sometime.
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yellowfire7 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You listen to very optimistic songs.  Until the end.  The calls are coming from the house!
Man-in-crowd-4 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
I do generally listen to a lot of upbeat or just uplifting music. Not all of it, though - 'What're we going to do now?', for instance, is from a song by The Clash called Clampdown which is actually about corrupt business. I guess if the tune's good I'll take it - there are some times when what you want to listen to is something a little more sombre.
Catequin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
The first line seems to mean a lot in these poems. Finished it feeling like the whole thing had an optimistic tone.
Man-in-crowd-4 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
Sort of. For something so random, I think it came together very well. Like a sort of 'things are bad but at least I've got someone' poem. I think I'm gonna do it again sometime.
Catequin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Looking forward to it! It did indeed come together pretty well... The time I spent trying to think of a cohesive message it could bear was somewhat shameful.
Man-in-crowd-4 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
Like I've never done that. :D
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