Ruthless Revision

And you say, be still my love
Open up your heart, let the light shine in
Don’t you understand
I already have a plan
I’m waiting for my real life to begin

(From “Waiting For My Real Life to Begin,” by Colin Hay, on his record “Going Somewhere.” Hay has done his best work these past few years, as a solo songwriter, and I bet you forgot all about him. A journeyman guitar player.)