Day 2133: A loud uprising

Yesterday, in a therapy group, we discussed this quote by Nikita Gill.

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To love yourself should be no quiet affair, but a loud uprising. — Nikita Gill

About a month ago, when I watched a loud uprising of men’s and women’s anger about the USA’s latest Supreme Court Justice, I wrote a song — “I’m Mad About You” — which I debuted last night at an Open Mic.

In case those lyrics aren’t loud enough in that video, here they are, uprising:

I’m Mad About You

I’m mad about you.

You make me feel blue.

You make me so angry

And that isn’t new.

The things you do to enrage me,

Cage me and disengage me

Make me scream and dream of murdering you,

And I’m mad about you.

I’m mad about you.

You’re worse than the flu.

I’m pissed that you’re out there

And that’s always true.

You make me want to annoy you,

Toy with you and destroy you,

Yell and tell the horrible things that you do.

And I’m mad about you.

You may be curious

Why I’m so furious.

I’ll try to make things plain,

As I continue to womansplain.

The things you say to inflame me,

Shame me, blame me, and maim me

Should return, concern, and burn you-know who.

Because I’m mad about you.

I’m mad about you.

No, I’m not quite through.

You make me so bullshit,

I spit this at you.

I wish I could disappear you,

Never hear or be near you,

Oy, oh boy, the joy to be rid of you,

Because I’m mad, not sad, not glad, just mad about you.

© Ann Koplow, 2018

Two people yesterday told me they believe that song could go viral, which would be a loud uprising for me. Every loud uprising starts with a small sound (especially if you have only 11 subscribers on YouTube), so I’ve quietly posted that performance here.

Do you notice any loud uprisings in my other photos from yesterday?

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The gentleman on the right in that last photo is Ben, who creates a loud and supportive uprising at the start of my performance of “I’m Mad About You”.

I’m looking forward to a loud uprising at the USA mid-term elections on Tuesday, November 6. I’m also looking forward to uprisings of any volume in the comments section, below.

Thanks to all who helped me create the loud uprisings in today’s post and — of course! — to YOU.

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24 thoughts on “Day 2133: A loud uprising

  1. You and your blog matter to me

  2. What a song!! So perfect

  3. Congratulations on another fine performance of an original song! Time to add “singer-songwriter” to your bio. Or even, “protest song writer.”

    A “loud protest” can be an “allowed protest” but it is too early in the morning for me to come up with clever wordplay making use of that. Sorry! But I am going to peruse your photos again.

  4. You have delivered your voice for our times, Ann. Bravo.

  5. Perfect song! I fear, but kinda welcome, an uprising if midterms don’t go well on Tuesday.

  6. The latest Supreme Court justice hearings may have been a terrible event with a tragic end but many exquisite mistakes led to you being able to rise up and respond so well to it.
    Your performance was no turkey.

  7. creative letting
    go, Ann 🙂

  8. Always glad about you.

  9. A very clever, topical, lyric

  10. You sang so mewtifully. I’m mad about you….you’re a rising star! (•‾⌣‾•)و ̑̑♡

  11. I love your song! How nice it must be to have an outlet for your feelings and impressions that is entertaining and embraced by an audience. I love that!

  12. Pingback: Day 2141: Who needs a smile today? | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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