Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Looking for space

Sometimes all you need is a good song.

I finally broke down this week and bought an iPod. It's a bit expensive, but is pretty darn cool. While listening to the "random shuffle" at work today, up popped this little known John Denver classic.

I first heard "Looking For Space" in a 1987 episode of "Magnum, p.i." It haunted me then and as I've gotten older, this song could almost serve as an autobiography. I don't think I've ever heard a tune that "fits" any better than this one.

Cause sometimes you fly like an eagle. And sometimes you're deep in despair. If there's an answer, it's just that it's just that way, both on the road of life and when you're looking for space.

On the road of experience
I’m trying to find my own way
Sometimes I wish that I could fly away

When I think that I’m moving
Suddenly things stand still
I’m afraid ‘cause I think they always will

And I’m looking for space
And to find out who I am
And I’m looking to know and understand
It’s a sweet sweet dream
Sometimes I’m almost there
Sometimes I fly like an eagle
Sometimes I’m deep in despair

All alone in the universe
Sometimes that’s how it seems
I get lost in the sadness and the screams
Then I look in the center
Suddenly everything’s clear
I find myself in the sunshine and my dreams

And I’m looking for space
And to find out who I am
And I’m looking to know and understand
It’s a sweet sweet dream
Sometimes I’m almost there
Sometimes I fly like an eagle
Sometimes I’m deep in despair

On the road of experience
Join in the living day
If there’s an answer
It’s just that it’s just that way

When you’re looking for space
And to find out who you are
When you’re looking to try and reach the stars
It’s a sweet sweet sweet dream
Sometimes I’m almost there
Sometimes I fly like an eagle
Sometimes I’m deep in despair

Sometimes I fly like an eagle
Like an eagle, I go flying high...

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't this the song in the episode when Mr. PI dies

2:17 PM  
Blogger Jake Mabe said...

Sort of.

In the episode "Limbo," which aired at the end of the 1986-87 season he gets shot, goes into a coma and "dies."

However, when "Magnum, p.i." was renewed for one final season, it was explained in the next episode, "Infinity and Jelly Doughnuts," that Magnum came out of the coma and recovered.

So, yes and no.

2:23 PM  

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