|Just Another Nervous Wreck
Album: Breakfast In America
I’m feeling so alone now
I threw it all away now
In 1979, Supertramp brought “Breakfast in America” to North America and we, for the most part, loved it. I listened to my eight track copy until it started to squeak with wear and overuse, then I went out and stole another copy (yeah, I was that bad – or good maybe, I never got caught).
The song I would play repeatedly was “Just Another Nervous Wreck” (the first verse appears to the left). The meaning and mood of the song came across loud and clear. That first verse was powerful for me, it read like a playbook for my life. I didn’t know I had ADHD at the time, but looking back, this could have been our tribes anthem.
Okay, I never had my telephone cut, but only because I hadn’t managed to get one installed at that point in my life. But the song played to my sense of failure that I’d been cultivating for over twenty years. Oddly, while I could feel the overwhelming sensation of dysphoria within the lyrics, the upbeat rhythm and melody still made me bop. I bounced and drummed the dashboard and sang along with the lyrics as I tore down gravel roads in my barely held together pickup truck. View full article »