An Afterlife for your Stuff??

I love the satirical country band, the Austin Lounge Lizards. (Among their irreverent classics: “The Shallow End of the Gene Pool”, “There Are No Banjo Players in Heaven”…)

This song, “The Other Side” tickles my feng shui, clutter-clearing heart.  If you wonder what the clothes dryer did with your socks, or if it’s safe to toss those old National Geographics you may find comfort here…

The Other Side (by the Austin Lounge Lizards)

As we reach the twilight hours of our fleeting earthly time
And know we will not see the sun tomorrow
We may think with deep regret of all the things we leave behind
But oh my friends do not give in to sorrow…

On the other shore, on the other shore
We will reunite with all the things we ever owned before
Our single socks will all be to their rightful pairs restored
We’ll meet all our possessions on the other shore.

As we near those golden sidewalks floating on the clouds above
Assuming heaven is our destination
We may glance behind for one last look at everything we love
But truly there’s no call for reservations…

On the other shore, on the other shore
We’ll have piles and piles of jeans we can’t fit into any more
We’ll wear all those crazy cowboy shirts we got from Fred Labour
We’ll meet all our possessions on the other shore.

We’ll find books we bought in college and sold for half price unread
And sacks and sacks of earrings lost under someone’s bed.
And baseball cards and army men and model planes galore
And every tiny plastic high heel Barbie ever wore

On the other shore, on the other shore
We’ll have giant storage units free of charge for evermore
Where our tax receipts will all be saved in bags upon the floor
We’ll meet all our possessions on the other shore

On the other shore, on the other shore
We’ll find National Geographics from 1974
Our children’s art will cover God’s refrigerator door
We’ll meet all our possessions on the other shore.

 

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One Response to An Afterlife for your Stuff??

  1. Anne Skandera says:

    Now I know my kids will not have the burden of cleaning up after me. what a relief