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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tonight, Tonight

Believe! I wouldn't have thought I could be this happy about an Obama victory, to be honest. I never liked him much. He was my third choice in the primaries... a distant third.

Quite frankly, his optimism and enthusiasm doesn't jibe well with a hardcore cynic like myself. Humanists rarely have the luxury of hope, I think; when the human race is all you have, disappointment is your constant companion.

But, tonight? At least a little bit? It's hard not to feel what the Obama people are feeling. It's kind of nice. Tomorrow is the first day of a long four years, a constant battle to stop Republican dirty tricks and backsliding.

But tonight? I keep coming back to the same Smashing Pumpkins song (hence the title).

Time is never time at all
You can never ever leave....without leaving a piece of youth
And our lives are forever changed
We will never be the same
The more you change the less you feel

Believe, believe in me, believe
Believe that life can change
That you're not stuck in vain
We're not the same, we're different tonight
Tonight, so bright

And you know you're never sure
But you're sure you could be right
If you held yourself up to the light
And the embers never fade in your city by the lake
The place where you were born

Believe, believe in me, believe
Believe in the resolute urgency of now
And if you believe there's not a chance tonight
Tonight, so bright

We'll crucify the insincere tonight
We'll make things right, we'll feel it all tonight
We'll find a way to offer up the night (Tonight)
The indescribable moments of your life (Tonight)
The impossible is possible tonight
Believe in me as I believe in you