Champagne Supernova

How many special people change?
How many lives are living strange?
Where were you while we were getting high?

Slowly walking down the hall
Faster than a cannonball
Where were you while we were getting high?

Someday you will find me
Caught beneath the landslide
In a champagne supernova in the sky
Someday you will find me
Caught beneath the landslide
In a champagne supernova
A champagne supernova in the sky

Wake up the dawn and ask her why
A dreamer dreams, she never dies
Wipe that tear away now from your eye

Slowly walking down the hall
Faster than a cannonball
Where were you while we were getting high?

Someday you will find me
Caught beneath the landslide
In a champagne supernova in the sky

Someday you will find me
Caught beneath the landslide
In a champagne supernova
A champagne supernova

Cause we don’t believe
That they’re gonna get away from the summer
But you and I will never die
The world’s still spinning around we don’t know why
Why-why-why-why-I-I

How many special people change?
How many lives are living strange?
Where were you while we were getting high?

Slowly walking down the hall
Faster than a cannonball
Where were you while we were getting high?

Someday you will find me
Caught beneath the landslide
In a champagne supernova in the sky
Someday you will find me
Caught beneath the landslide
In a champagne supernova
A champagne supernova

Cause we don’t believe
That they’re gonna get away from the summer
But you and I will never die
The world’s still spinning around we don’t know why
Why-why-why

How many special people change?
How many lives are living strange?
Where were you while we were getting high?
We were getting high

Slowly walking down the hall
Faster than a cannonball
Where were you while we were getting high?

Someday you will find me
Caught beneath the landslide
In a champagne supernova in the sky
Someday you will find me
Caught beneath the landslide
In a champagne supernova
A champagne supernova
’cause we don’t believe
That they’re gonna get away from the summer
But you and I will never die
The world’s still spinning around we don’t know why
Why-why-why

How many special people change?
How many lives are living strange?
Where were you while we were getting high?
We were getting high
We were getting high
We were getting high
We were getting high
We were getting high
We were getting high
We were getting high
We were getting high

Champagne Supernova – Oasis

I’m sitting in a McDonald’s parking lot in Dingman’s Ferry PA where I will spend the night. Vinny and I have spent many a night in this very spot, and I’m sure there will be many more. It’s quiet, safe, clean restrooms and a Dunkin Donuts (trust me, that’s how they spell it) next door. I LOVE their coffee! Just before pulling in here this song came up on my playlist.

I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this song, but every time I can’t help but sing it out really loud. It’s really a song about nothing and everything at the same time. Each time I can attribute something from my life to a verse, feel an emotion that leads my back down a path to a point in my life, good or bad.  To me, that’s a mark of another great song.

I see a past full of friends now gone, the ravages of time separating us from people we new well, and others not so. Walking alone I look back to see something I thought would last forever, something true and real, lost in what feels like the blink of an eye. But was it real?

When we are young we think the world is a simple place. Nothing can stand in the way of us because we are right, we know where our destiny lies. We thought we could change the world with just our will, convince anyone of our wisdom and push them to our way. We thought we should run the world.

Summers seemed to last forever, no thought of duty or consequence. We ran head on into things we had no hope of accomplishing, no idea how to think something through and complete our intended goals. We lived in the moment though our aspirations soared beyond our grasp. We ran and ran and got nowhere.

The landslide comes when you realize you have done nothing but waste years of your life in the pursuit of things you never really needed. You lay you head on your pillow and sob, berating yourself for such short mindedness. Having never really followed a thought to it’s completion, your next move is the hardest. Which way to go? This is perhaps the most important moment in your life. This is what separates the winners from the losers.

If you have chosen well your Champagne Supernova starts to come into view. You see a goal worth fighting for, a plan that just makes sense. As you think it through you feel the joy of truly being in control of your life, letting go of past mistakes, forgiving yourself. When you look at life in it’s simplest terms, stop living in a world you will never gain, it’s almost laughable how you were so blind, why you waited so long.

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11 thoughts on “Champagne Supernova

      1. Me too! I don’t own a TV, so I have music on a lot. It either matches my mood, or sets the mood, I’m not sure which comes first. Lol…
        Enjoy yours! ; )

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  1. The simplest things are the most easily overlooked. They seem dull and boring to those that are going to change the world … the young. But if you get there in the end then you are doing better than most that find themselves on a treadmill and cant get off it. Dunkin’ Donuts …. America runs on it doesn’t it?! 😉

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