Tuesday, November 14, 2006

ghosts in the eyes of all the boys you sent away

Over the push and pull of the last week I've been listening mostly to Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road." It's an alien song to my pinko, brown-girl, never-owned-a-car, highly urban sense of the world, but the universality of the need to leave sort of caught on and held fast.

Returning from Bombay this time was incredibly hard, because I'm really not pulling out of there to win, unlike Springsteen in his one-horse Everytown. But where can you go to have everything you want? Certainly not home.

So you're scared and you're thinking
That maybe we ain't that young anymore
Show a little faith, there's magic in the night
You ain't a beauty, but hey you're alright
Oh and that's alright with me.


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Has anyone else watched The Departed? Isn't DiCaprio the DeNiro of our generation?

5 comments:

  1. Di Caprio as De Niro? Justin Timberlake as Ray Charles?

    You need rehab.

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  2. anonymouse2:29 am

    Let me assure you, leaving Mumbai will never become easier. I recommend heading there at least twice a year, if only to rest.

    Just travelling in Bombay, soaking in the energy of the place is good for your soul.

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  3. Anonymous3:08 am

    nope...more al pacino...

    and sometimes ed harris...very very ed harris...

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  4. Justin Timberlake as Ray Charles. Now that's a thought!

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  5. *shudders* @ De Niro-Caprio idea. The Departed was a great movie though.

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