Monday, July 20, 2009

33


happy birthday 33

once a year we celebrate
with stupid hats and plastic plates
the fact that you were able to make
another trip around the sun
and the whole gang gathers round
and gifts and laughter do abound
and we let out a joyful sound
and sing that stupid song

happy birthday! - now you're one year older
happy birthday! - your life still isn't over
happy birthday! - you did not accomplish much
but you didn't die this year, i guess that's good enough

so let's drink to your fading health
and hope you don't remind yourself
your chance of finding fame and wealth
decrease with every year
does it feel like you're doing laps
and eating food and taking naps
and hoping that someday perhaps
your life will hold some cheer

happy birthday! - what have you done that matters?
happy birthday! - you're starting to get fatter
happy birthday! - it's downhill from now on
try not to remind yourself your best years are all gone

if cryogenics were all free
then you could live like Walt Disney
and live for all eternity
inside a block of ice
but instead your time is set
this is the only life you get
and though it hasn't ended yet
sometimes you wish it might

happy birthday! - you wish you had more money
happy birthday! - your life's so sad it's funny
happy birthday! - how much more can you take?
but your friends are hungry so just cut the stupid cake

(arrogant worms, "the happy happy birthday song")

9 comments:

ruthcrafts said...

happy trip around the sun! Hope this year is lots of fun :)

Kate said...

Hey! Happy birthday, Lilith! I hope you've had a fabulous day with lots of pressies - it's my birthday tomorrow!

Kate said...

many happy returns to you!

Liz said...

Many happy returns! Hope you have a lovely birthday.

Karen said...

Ha! Haven't heard this birthday song before. But in fact life just keeps getting better, right? Enjoy your birthday!!

Emma said...

happy birthday!

roro said...

Ah, the Arrogant Worms - classic! Happiest of birthdays to you! Hope 33 brings much joy and yarn!

Flavaknits said...

LMAO! Never heard of the band or the song - very funny. Best Wishes for your day , hope it was great. Such lovely flowers , anda delicious looking cake.

Mx

Mags said...

Happy Birthday!!!

the arrogant worms truly do remind us of the spirit of the day :P

sorry i'm not there to celebrate with you like i was last year but i've followed in your footsteps and am now back home for a few weeks!!

sounds like everything's going well though! i'm hoping to come up and visit the shop in the (very) near future!

love
Mags