will I write a song you love today?
there’s no way to tell and who cares, well I don’t
thank the lord
that my standards for success are so low

every time I pick up the pen I get interesting results
every time I sit down and I try I get interesting results
at least interesting results

will I write a song I like today?
decidedly no, there’s no way, but okay
I guess I’ll just go sing
what’s on my mind

every time I pick up the pen I get interesting results
every time I sit down and I try I get extraterrestrial results
I get these interesting results

I’m not gonna try
I’m not gonna try anymore

this is not tryin’
this is not tryin’

no, I’m not gonna try
I’m not gonna try anymore
I’m not gonna try
I’m not gonna try anymore
I’m not gonna try
I’m not gonna try anymore

it may not be much, but let’s see you try



Lyrics submitted by langdon

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    General Commentthe feel of this ong is like alisa, like kate i wait like many others.
    so awesome
    countdrinkulaon September 28, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationAriel Pink is in my opinion one of the greatest artists of his generation.

    This a genius song! So beautiful. This is about the creative process of writing a song, probably more specifically the lyrics of a song. So, a meta-song. A song that is talking about songs. It is pretty straight forward, but let's state the obvious anyway:


    "will I write a song you love today?":

    { Wondering if the listener will actually like the song. The main goal of an artist is to be loved. }





    "there’s no way to tell and who cares, well I don’t":

    { Trying to guess if something will or will not be commercial/likeable/lovable is a waste of time. After all, not that important. }





    "thank the lord that my standards for success are so low":

    { Not caring about being commercial is a blessing because it gives you artistic freedom. }





    "every time I pick up the pen I get interesting results":

    { The artist surprises himself every time he attempts to write something. He cannot predict what will come next. }




    "every time I sit down and I try I get interesting results, at least interesting results":

    { AT LEAST, they might not be good results, but they are AT LEAST interesting, for the listener, or for the artist himself, who discovers something about himself, every time he tries. }



    "will I write a song I like today? decidedly no, there’s no way, but okay":

    { Well, ok, the listener might like the song, but what about the artist? Will he like it? There is no way. The artist will never be satisfied. A modest artist will always deep inside believe that he has not reached excellence or truth. }



    "I guess I’ll just go sing what’s on my mind":

    { When in doubt, just sing what is on your mind, at least it will reflect the truth, and truth never fails }




    "I’m not gonna try
    I’m not gonna try anymore":

    { Realising that you don't need to try hard or get stressed about it, you just need to do it, sit down and write what you feel - the rest will come automatically - an interesting result - a good song. Famous quote by Pablo Picasso: I DO NOT SEARCH, I FIND. }



    "this is not tryin’
    this is not trying’":

    { Voices talk to the artist reminding him not to fool himself, he is actually not trying hard. }



    "it may not be much, but let’s see you try":

    { He challenges the listeners who dismiss him as unimportant, to try writing a song themselves.}
    moduleon September 13, 2014   Link

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