Whip-Smart

I'm gonna tell my son to grow up pretty as the grass is green and whip-smart as the English Channel's wide


And I'm gonna tell my son to keep his money in his mattress and his watch on a hand between his thighs

And I'm gonna lock my son up in a tower till I write my whole life story on the back of his big brown eyes


And I'm gonna tell my son to join a circus so that death is cheap and games are just another way of life


And I'm gonna tell my son to be a prophet of mistakes because for every truth there are half a million lies


And I'm gonna lock m son up in a tower till he learns to let his hair down far enough to climb outside.



-Liz Phair

GGC

13 comments:

Fairly Odd Mother | 5:22 AM

Now that I have a son, that song makes me weep whenever I hear it. Your pictures are gorgeous.

The Holmes | 7:16 AM

That's always been one of my favorite Liz Phair songs. Always seemed like sound parenting advice to me.

the mad momma | 8:39 AM

oh.my.god. i love this song.

Queen Heather | 9:22 AM

Awesome. Just awesome.

Scarlett | 10:01 AM

I love this song. and you. and arch. Let's have tea.

L.A. Daddy | 4:43 PM

Very cool.

Anonymous | 10:39 PM

do i get kicked out of the club if i've never heard that song before?? it sher sounds perty tho...~jjlibra

tara/steven | 5:44 AM

i heart liz phair! she's scrapy.

bitemycookie | 8:24 AM

i heart vaginarock.

and i hope you're gonna tell your son that he's your sun and moon.

and if he's not careful i'll eat him up with a spoon.

what a fucking adorable cutie old soul.

love you, archer.
xoxod

Christina | 10:55 AM

Love this photo series--and his shirt. WAY cool. :)

mrs q. | 7:09 PM

I love that song. 'Specially that "big brown eyes" line. sigh.

Jen | 11:08 AM

Oh damn-

I read about a million blogs and I have to tell you that yours is the only one that I ever leave comments on. You inspired me to start my own. Thanks ! I started reading your blog while pregnant w/ my baby girl. I feel like old friends. How nice!
http://seventyonejen.blogspot.com/

markira | 4:14 AM

There is lots of locking the kid up in the tower going on there.

I totally support that. mk