Just a workday, so here goes another inspiration source; Code Monkey by Jonathan Coulton. I’ve not actually seen the show this song was made for, so I’m only speaking of the song itself.
TL;DR I look too deeply into a show’s intro song
First verse is pretty straightforward, guy stuck in a stable job with little appreciation for his work. The thought of having to deal with that for years scares me, gives me drive to find what I really want to do with my life.
The second verse I can quite relate to. I’ve only been in 4 relationships, only one of which lasted longer than a few months, so I’ve not had much opportunity to truly explore the process of my feelings for another blossoming from a crush, to infatuation, to real love. There’s a part of me that knows it’s not the end of the world when someone isn’t interested, and there’s the part that feels like it is.
So in the last verse it’s expressed that pretty much the only reason he’s working there is for the off chance that he’ll get with someone who isn’t interested and everything will follow from that. It’s only a matter of waiting, even if it isn’t known how it will happen. This is pretty much where I was before I decided to walk across America
I was waiting for my slice of happiness that everyone says everyone else will get. There problem with that is, everyone likes spouting feel-good profundities even when they might not be true. Happiness may come my way, but if I just go on with a life I’m unhappy with and make no changes, the I’m gambling on that change happening at all. There is only so much we can control in life, so we must identify what we can change and do what it takes to make our happiness.
Don’t just wait for things to change, find what gives you drive and energy and take it as far as it will bring you. It may not bring you the whole way, but it will show you more ways to continue from where you left off.