No Dostoevsky Tonight

Inkblot's picture

A song I wrote, sort of to blow off steam.

No Dostoevsky Tonight

Some nights I can deal
With Raskolnikov
And such
Some nights it seems
That even Wilde
Is too much

There will be no Dostoevsky tonight
No more Russian angst and blight
I had a bad day, and I'm sorry to say
That I can't read Dostoevsky tonight

Some nights I need calm
So I read Neruda
In the dark
Some nights objects have no effect
So I read that hunting poem
About the Snark

There will be no Dostoevsky tonight
No more Russian angst and blight
I had a bad day, and I'm sorry to say
That I can't read Dostoevsky tonight

Some nights my brain feels addled
So I read Ginsburg
And think
Some nights I feel sad and romantic
So I read Shakespeare
Under the sink

There will be no Dostoevsky tonight
No more Russian angst and blight
I had a bad day, and I'm sorry to say
That I can't read Dostoevsky tonight

I'm sorry to say
It just ended up that way
But I can't read Dostoevsky tonight
Oh, no
No, no, no
No Dostoevsky tonight

Comments

5thstory's picture

Nice song! I can't really

Nice song! I can't really believe you wrote a son witt Crime and Punishment in it, totally awesome. I'm a Dostoevsky (Dostoievski down here, oddly enough) fan, just to say so.

" . . . The sun does not shine upon this fair earth to meet frowning eyes, depend upon it." Charles Dickens

Andrewgirl3's picture

beautiful, beautiful,

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. It has the rhyming and repetiton that so much modern stuff lacks (seemingly out of distain) but it works very well. :)