Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Halfbakery's been everythin I've ever had

To those that have h'baked and left us.
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I don't know if you can see,the changes that have come over me
In these last few days, I've been afraid that i might drift away
And I've been sellin old pastries, bakin' ideas
That made me think about where I came from
That's the reason why I seem so far away today.


But let me bake when I'm at my work
Cos I'm logged on all the time
Halfbakery your callin' me and now I'm punnin' home
But if I should become a troller
You know that it would make me more than sad
Halfbakery's been everything I've ever had.

I have droned, and I've kept on droning
'Boned the ideas that needed boning
Bemoaned the trolls that needed moaning
Found nice 'bakers on the way
I have m-f-d'd the ideas and left them crying
"Wouldn't it be nice if", theres no denying
I have googled hard sometimes with conscience flying
Somewhere on the 'net


Now I'm sitting here, before the screen
The empty office the baker's dream
The ideas that I should have seen
But they've withered now they're baked
But I'm steady thinking my way is clear,
And I know what I will do tomorrow
When the ideas are taken and the pigs have flown I will disappear.


<with apologies to Dougie Mclean>

Jinbish, May 12 2003

Dougie McLean. Caledonia http://www.youtube....watch?v=0-uhk9AHIeM
SOng itself starts around 02:48 - but the lead-in is worth watching [Dub, May 01 2011]


       Do songs count as ideas?
MikeOliver, May 12 2003

       [MO]:Erm, not really. But [half] appears to be departing us and the proper version of this song (Caledonia) was stuck in my head.
Jinbish, May 12 2003

       I think i deleted my anno too...   

       The bakery seems to be going a little crazy... on second thoughts, it's probably my pc.
MikeOliver, May 12 2003

       I suspect I'll end up accidentally singing these words next time I'm drunk and nationalistic. Croissant.   

- if anyone else here knows the tune
- how funny it'd be to hear our English and Elsewhere representatives attempting to say "Dougie."]
my face your, May 12 2003

po, Apr 30 2011

blissmiss, Apr 30 2011

       //When the ideas are taken and the pigs have flown I will disappear.//   

       Bang the drum slowly,
And play the pipes lowly.
infidel, May 01 2011

       I DOUBLE-DARE you to listen to the song, read Jin's words and not shed a tear.
Dub, May 01 2011

       Nice one [Dub].
pocmloc, May 01 2011

       What [Dub] said.   

       I haven't been able to bring myself to read the words yet. But I will.
salachair, May 03 2011

       It's good to see you salachair, though not the best time. It must be nice to have a place to grieve, with friends who know and can relate.
blissmiss, May 03 2011


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