Saturday, September 23, 2006

Song of the Unfinished Object

(Apologies to Kim Wilde)

Keep On Casting On

Finish me, why don't you babe?
Pick up the needles, why won't you babe?
'Cause you don't really love me.
You just keep on casting on!
Finish me, why don't you babe?
Fondle my yarn, why don't you babe?
'Cause you don't really want me.
But you keep on casting on.

Why do you keep me in a bag?
Waiting in the dark.
Why don't you get out my needles
and let me make a brand new start?
Let me remind you
the reason you once started me, yeah.

Finish me, why don't you babe?
Pick up the needles, why won't you babe?
'Cause you don't really love me.
You just keep on casting on!
Yeah I see you with the pattern book--
You just keep on casting on.

You say although you haven't
touched me since 1984 that you
are going to pick me up again.
But I see you with that silk laceweight!
I'm 75% acryllic--
and there ain't nothing I can do about it...

Get me out, get me out of this bag
and give me away to someone new.
'Cause you don't really love me
you just keep on casting on.
You say you still care for me
but your heart and soul needs handspun.
Now that you've got your freedom
you wanna still hold on to me.
You don't want me for yourself
so let me find somebody else.
Why don't you be honest about it and set me free
now you just feel guilty about me.
You're not fooling me.

Get me out, get me out of this bag
and give me away to someone new.
'Cause you don't really love me
you just keep on casting on.
'Cause you don't really love me
you just keep on casting on.

3 comments:

Writing and Living said...

bwahahahahah

PupDaddy said...

I'm not familiar with the Kim Wilde cover, I think the Supremes originally did "Keep me Hangin' On". Is it my sweater? There are too many cold newborns, do those before my puptent . . er. . . sweater.

The Queen said...

Kim Wilde is who popped up when I googled the lyrics.

I don't actually have any serious knitting UFO's. I have three Christmas stockings to finish needlepointing . . . but my UFO's are all under a year old now. The ones least likely to get finished any time soon are the socks.

I did finally get five rows done of your sweater :)