The Three Wise guys

The New Year brought along with it its share of worries. Other than the fact that schools were reopening with the first day being a test day and that I had lots of work to do, one other thing bothered me. Resolutions. Not having one meant that I was happy with myself or the things around me. I wasn't, frankly and I needed to find out what I must resolve to do. I couldn't put my finger on it but there was a definite irritant.

A midnight talk on New Year's Day (and the next day) changed all that.

I spent 1st Jan at my cousin's place. It was after a long time that all four of us were together. There was me, the youngest (I don't prefer smallest), my elder brother, back from his engineering college at Goa, Abhishek, who's my age but looks bigger ,and his bro back on leave from a hotel management college. Apart from ordering food and the sumo wrestling (I lost to all three) which were without much incident; we had the talk.

11 pm. The lights were on. The door was closed so that my aunt and uncle wouldn't wake up. I was at the corner of the bed with all three of my brothers huddled around me. Counselling. On stuff ranging from money to standing up for myself to relations with others. They were like the three heads of Cerberus, hard to concentrate on one. There'd be a sharp whack on my foot if I looked away or I listened to someone else and I had to search for the head that administered the whack.

There was a theme here, but even if there wasn't, I'd have liked to make up one.

My Brother was the "You-can-do-whatever-you-want-in-the-world" man. I just had to stand up for myself and make good decisions. The world was my oyster, according to him.

Abhishek was the critcal one. His way was finding faults and sometimes even the solution to remedy them. The "If-you-be-like-this-you-won't-ever-get-what-you-want-and-people-will-trod-all-over-you" man.

His elder brother was the indifferent observer. He knew how the world worked and how I could be a better part of it. The "It's-all-a-game,-man" man.

All three played their roles superbly, I must hand it to them.

As I was about to turn in I was reminded of the story which Anirudh had once told me. About the 'good guy' (read spineless moron) who asks God why he made him that way.

I don't want to be that 'good guy'.

Ok Now. My resolutions -

1> Know when to be a good guy and when to be even better.

2> Give the SAT and TOEFL, I've finally made up my mind.

3> Change this blog's template and colour scheme (I need some help here), its so booring right now.

I think I'll end with a song I'm really really into nowadays. The lyrics follow.

It's 'Hey there Delilah' by the Plain white T's. Oho

Hey There Delilah - Plain White Ts

Hey there Delilah
What's it like in New York City?
I'm a thousand miles away
But girl tonight you look so pretty
Yes you do
Times Square can't shine as bright as you
I swear it's true

Hey there Delilah
Don't you worry about the distance
I'm right there if you get lonely
Give this song another listen
Close your eyes
Listen to my voice, it's my disguise
I'm by your side

Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
What you do to me

Hey there Delilah
I know times are getting hard
But just believe me girl
Someday I'll pay the bills with this guitar
We'll have it good
We'll have the life we knew we would
My word is good

Hey there Delilah
I've got so much left to say
If every simple song I wrote to you
Would take your breath away
I'd write it all
Even more in love with me you'd fall
We'd have it all

Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me

A thousand miles seems pretty far
But they've got planes and trains and cars
I'd walk to you if I had no other way
Our friends will all make fun of us
and we'll just laugh along because we know
That none of them have felt this way
Delilah I can promise you
That by the time we get through
The world will never ever be the same
And you're to blame

Hey there Delilah
You be good and don't you miss me
Two more years and you'll be done with school
And I'll be making history like I do
You'll know it's all because of you
We can do whatever we want to
Hey there Delilah here's to you
This one's for you

Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
What you do to me

Wow, that's so godawesome.


Espèra said...

Yeah? Well, listen to this song for a couple of months.
And then, listen to it even more because you think you can play it on the guitar.
And then, play it on the guitar plenty of times.

You'll be sick of it. Take it from me.

Manmeet Singh said...

oh man.
such a great song.Great lyrics and the unplugged guitar music seems so refreshing.

This is the first time I've heard a Plain White T's song other than their single : When I'm gone.

But yeah.super song.And yeah,are you gonna keep your resolutions or you're one of those "new-year-resolutions-are-meant-to-be broken" people.

Pulzkit said...

do you like sad songs? sad, as in retrospective. I love "piano man" by billy joel. Something i have heard a thousand times and still hum.
And btw, check out the slumdog millionaire album by AR rahman. and the "Raahi" song in the luck by chance soundtrack. There are a lot of hidden gems in bollywood songs.

aditi.c. said...

thats a nice song.. thanks.. u really dont need to put ur foot down on one particular thing u resolve to change in this year.. small things in day to day life makes a hell lotta difference.. bol with sat n toefl.. they'll surely have to raise their standards 4 u .. :)

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Anirudh Garg said...

i still cant recall da story n wen i told u abt it....

but neway...the 1st resolution was VERY clever :D

nd ya...gr8 song....

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