I was in Target today, my favorite hangout when I want to waste time looking at things I might afford eventually, when I came across Nirvana’s In Utero CD selling for $5. $5! I couldn’t believe this heartbreaking classic work of poetry and song was selling for $5. Well, I had to buy it.
I’m not into downloading songs, I guess, and I miss having an actual album to hold in my hands, like the old days. And I like to read the lyrics – the tiny printed lyrics – in the folded insert. I never knew these lines from Pennyroyal Tea:
Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld
So I can sing eternally.
I sure hope he got his wish.