Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Pursuit of Happiness- I'm an adult now
I dug this track out from an old CD last night and thought I may add it to my blog.
It is by a Canadian college band called the "Pursuit of Happiness" (No not the asinine Will Smith movie. Did anyone else have a nap during that film?)
What I didn't realise is that "The Pursuit of Happiness" released this song in 1986 and then rereleased it along with a new music video in 1990.
Both releases of "I'm an adult now" charted well in Canada and made it to #39 in Australia.
It is the latter version which I am more familiar with.
One of the reasons I like this song is because of the tongue in cheek lyrics. Take a look they are very funny.
Well, I don't hate my parents
I don't get drunk just to spite them
I've got my own reasons to drink now
Think I'll call my dad up and invite him
I can sleep in till noon anytime I want
Though there's not many days that I do
Gotta get up and take on that world
When you're an adult it's no cliché it's the truth
'Cause I'm an adult now
I'm an adult now
I've got the problems of an adult
On my head and on my shoulders
I'm an adult now
I can't even look at young girls anymore
People will think I'm some kind of pervert
Adult sex is either boring or dirty
Young people they can get away with murder
I don't write songs about girls anymore
I have to write songs about women
No more boy meets girl boy loses girl
More like man tries to figure out what the hell went wrong
I can't take any more illicit drugs
I can't afford any artificial joy
I'd sure look like a fool dead in a ditch somewhere
With a mind full of chemicals
Like some cheese-eating high school boy
Sometimes my head hurts and sometimes my stomach hurts
And I guess it won't be long
Till I'm sitting in a room with a bunch
of people whose necks and backs are aching
Whose sight and hearing's failing
Who just can't seem to get it up
Speaking of hearing, I can't take too much loud music
I mean I like to play it, but I sure don't like the racket
Noise, but I can't hear anything
Just guitars screaming, screaming, screaming
Some guy screaming in a leather jacket
I have linked their version that was released in 1990. The video and track is a little bit slicker.