Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Life of Illusion

I have always been a huge admirer of Joe Walsh.  Perhaps no better example of the roller coaster-type careers many great rock stars endure, Walsh was rarely shy about sharing his "story" with the general public.  Most famous for his tongue-in-cheek poke at the excesses of stardom and the music industry in "Life's Been Good," his follow-up hit "A Life of Illusion," speaks more to the plight of the common man.  Here, Walsh continues where he left off, expanding on his inherent skepticism of subjects ranging from chance to irony to the meaning of life.  Take for example:

Hey, don't you know it's a waste of the day,
Caught up in endless solutions.
That have no meaning, just another hunch,
Based upon jumping conclusions.
Caught up in endless solutions,
Backed up against a wall of confusion.
Living a life of illusion. 

Now that is some  philosophical shit!

(The song was cleverly used by Judd Apatow as the main theme to The 40-Year-Old Virgin)

Joe Walsh - "A Life of Illusion" (1981)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Man, i had a rough nihgt, and I hate the F*ing Eagles, man."

-the dude