Dec 20 2010

Dime – #51

In the brown shag carpet of a cheap motel
In the dark and dusty corner by the TV shelf
Is a small reminder of a simpler time
When a crumpled up pair of trousers lost a brand new dime
Well you ask me how I made it through and how my mint condition could belong to you
When I’m on the ground I roll through town
I’m a president you don’t remember getting kicked around

I’m a dime
I’m fine
And I shine I’m freshly minted
I am determined not to be dented
By a car or by a plane or anything not yet invented
I’m a dime
I’m fine
And I shine

In the hiss and rumble of the freeway sounds
As the afternoon commuters drive their cars around
There’s a ringle jingle near the underpass
There’s a sparkle near the fast food garbage and roadside trash
I’m a dime
I’m fine
And I shine I’m freshly minted
I’m silver-plated I’m underrated
You won’t even pick me up because I’m not enough for a local phone call
I’m a dime
I’m fine
And I shine
I’m a dime
I’m fine
And I shine
I’m a dime
I’m fine
And I shine

This piece is based on the song Dime, by the band Cake. I love Cake – seriously in my top bands of all time. The lyrics of this song are awesome. Who writes a song about a dime? Better yet, who does an art piece based on lyrics about a dime?

What a bunch of loons. :P

For those keeping track, I am one piece away from my goal of 52 for the year, with 11 days to go. It feels pretty good.

Photo credits:
DimeDavid Strachan
RoadMario Alberto Magallanes Trejo (now that’s a name!)
Sky – Me
TextureAndrew C.
TextureJulia Starr