It’s Cooling Down To The Boiling Point

It’s Cooling Down To The Boiling Point It’s been a pretty stressful past two months. Actually it’s been a stressful handful of years. Frankly I’ve been stressed most of my life.  Business, family, rent, mortgage, car, friends, sex, love, the future, the past, my house plants (all dying a slow painful death), how long that brisket has been in the fridge and even nuclear fucking war stress me out. Every day I look in the mirror and see more grey hairs on my head. I dropped by a friend’s house the other day and I swear he’s gone 30% more grey than the last time I saw him only a month ago. He’s had a stressful few months.

There are many ways one can deal with stress. Yoga (tried and I generally suck at it), Eating (chocolate definitely lowers my stress level but it ups my guilt level), sex (well, when it’s not causing stress, which is pretty much all the time so to be safe let’s say masturbation instead of sex), Beating the fuck outta some asshole (I’m a lover wimp, not a fighter) and for good measure I’ll throw in smoking the herb (I usually have a supply on hand but tend to forget to light up).

Frankly, I have no right to complain about my life. In fact, I’d hazard to say I live off stress. Stress is what gets me up in the morning, it’s what gets me to work, it’s what drives me to succeed. Stress is the proverbial boot kick to my ass. Stress makes my blood move a little quicker than it would. Stress is a grey cloud that’s chasing me.

One day maybe I won’t have anymore stress. I’ll be living on a beach somewhere (can I be your neighbour Amanda?) and my only concern will be when the next breaking wave is gonna happen. But since I don’t yet know how to surf, I’ll keep going greyer, I’ll keep worrying, I’ll keep out-running the grey cloud  and I’ll keep cooling down to the boiling point.

It’s cooling down to the boiling point

Pass that joint I’ve been stressed
been twisted up to a knotted mess
when I try to untangle it
it’s too far frayed to get it fixed.

It’s cooling down to the boiling point

Call it quits shut the door
don’t want to hear about it anymore
I’ve had enough of what’s wrong with life
and what it takes just to get it right.

It’s cooling down to the boiling point



3 Responses to “It’s Cooling Down To The Boiling Point”

  1. Julie Stedman says:

    Hey Noah, finally got some time to listen to the new works and gonna share w/some friends 1:1. Great stuff, really great. I hope the time out was cathardic. I so repsect that, cause there’s a lot to our daily interactions that can bear fruit, and a lot of the rest is bunch of bullshit. Good for you. I’m kind of feeling like gumby lately, getting pulled too many ways, and I dont’ think I’ve ever been there before (always had a lot of focus).

    I’ve always thought you were high on the talent scale and a true person.

    Hope all is going well. Jules

  2. Billie Mintz says:

    As your younger brother I can identify with a lot of what you wrote as I GREW UP WITH YOU LIKE THIS! You stressed the fuck out of me cause you were always stressed. While you are being honest with the world, I thought I’d take this opportunity to be honest with you and the world.

    What I am learning in therapy is that we are born to suffer. Thats what we do. we find reasons to suffer. cuz we love to suffer. because that makes us comfortable.

    but with the right amount of therapy

    you can suffer less.

  3. Kesrock Kenn says:

    Please do not get stressed my friend. Easy to say, right? A simple solution if I may:
    True story: Refer to your very own cd, “Fun” and listen to a song that even opened my eyes back in ’96. The very last song. I found saying “hello” to complete strangers fascinating and it would change my day. Stressed or not.

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