Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Clairvoyant

Hey. Was listening to The Clairvoyant by Iron Maiden this morning and there's this great line in the song that got me thinking.

"There's a time to live but isn't it strange that as soon as you're born you're dying."

I thought it was a great line and never thought about death in that sense. Most people are so preoccupied with extending life but in actually we're only delaying death. Life is not guaranteed, but death is. It also made me think of this one line I heard a few years back that I thought was pretty funny.

"Health nuts are going to feel stupid one day. Lying in their death beds, dying of nothing."

Both are great lines with a view on life. The first stating that death is coming regardless while the second states how some of us go to great lengths only to delay it as much as possible. Now, I'm not against "health nuts", if exercising and eating healthy and what not is your way of life, then handle your business. To each their own. I just find it odd how some people will eat healthy, exercise and what not and be miserable. It's not something they enjoy so why do it? I just think that instead of trying to delay death you should be out enjoying yourself. Why burden yourself with the thought of death? It's gonna happen so why worry yourself out of your mind? I'm not saying be a dumbass and go drive recklessly, do drugs, and shit like that because you're enjoying yourself. I'm not cool with that. People should be responsible for their actions and some actions cause harm to not only yourself but others as well.

That's my outlook on life. When the subject comes up, you'll always hear me say, "I'm not gonna die. I'm going to live my life the best I know how." Once you think of death, negativity comes from it. You start thinking about what's going to happen when you're gone, who's going to take care of the kids, how are you going to die, will I have enough money saved up for my surviving family? I'm not saying that you should ignore those questions. You should definitely be responsible and take the necessary precautions. For a man that's not going to die, I have a life insurance policy, savings account, and a 401K with the beneficiaries being my wife and kids in case god decided my reign on Earth is over. Again, death is inevitable, but why boggle myself down with it? Handle your business and do what you got to do for your family and then live your life. You've done the work by taking care of business, now it's time to play.

Until the maker decides to look for me, I'll catch ya around. Later.


  1. hey man i find it interesting that you decide to write a blog on a song that i don't kno unfortunately. With that said I got sumthing for you..
    have you ever heard the song....
    Kanye WEst - champion .....
    theres a part in the song where he says...."When it feel that living is way harder than dying...for me giving is way harder than trying"
    I find that line interesting because people always take the easy route when it comes to life. People cant stand to work hard for anything... they dont roll with the punched of life.. when you live a life like we did losing a lot when we are you i guess you sort of feel like you have no way to go but up!! people gotta grow....and i reminds me of mi Tia Irma cuz i wud always remember what mi tio topo told me once.." Some pepole are cowards, they commit suicide because they feel they have nothing to live for, people that arent as fortunate to have limbs are njoy themselves and living life...while other people cry about how they dont wanna get a job...and how sum punk at school made fun of them....

    Thats all i gotta say!
    oh yea! fresh page !!!

  2. Yeah, I think you played that song that one time you were here, no? Yeah, I hear ya. I like that saying. I don't get why people take the "easy" way out. It just like Topo said, cowards. Yeah, I see it that way too, only place we could go was up so there was no need to worry and shit. Just handle our business and get on with it. lol

  3. What an album Seventh Son...! One of the best Maiden records.
    That is the album I started getting more seriously into Maiden.
    I already had Piece of Mind and The number of the Beast on tape, I had taped them from my local library.. Seventh son was on LP. Got it from my cousin.
    That is also an album I played drums along using headphones.
    Got my foot soar many times...
    Great artwork also.

  4. Hey there Jarppa. Hell yeah, now that is an album. I must say that this one and The Evil that Men Do are definitley my favorite on that album. And the art work... You can't say enough about it's beauty. Thanks for the comment.


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