A day in the life

In which I read the news today, oh boy!

The Beatles Sgt Peppers lonely hearts club band album cover

I had a bit of a rant to some people offline about the banality of my everyday routine, how I do the same thing five days a week until I get a chance to rest at the weekend. I thought this might be worth a blog post but today will be different.

Today I am going to try my hand at something new. I cannot promise it will be any good, not that I really promise any of my posts are of a high quality. This is just a preliminary warning that rather than the free-flowing paragraphs you may be used to I am trying my hand at songwriting.

Or more specifically, lyric writing.

More more specifically, slightly changing the words of an existing song while also breaking the syllable count and possibly any rhyming.

A day in the Life of Geek Ergo Sum.


I read Facebook today, oh boy,
With all the hoax stories that still get shared,
It passes time while on the loo,
But I just have to move,
I have no time to lose,
I need to get out in the car;
I spend an hour on the motorway,
I will get to my desk at work,
But I’ll need something to eat,
Before I sit on my seat,
And open my first spreadsheet.

I looked at stats all day, oh boy,
Eight hours of numbers all in a row,
Excel formulas and VBA,
Letting people know the score,
Until a half past four,
Then I can turn it off.

Drive home, get out the car
Thirty miles is not that far
Make my way inside to the house
Where my family awaits for me
Get a kiss from the wife
And the best thing in my life
Found my way upstairs and get changed
And somebody spoke and it’s time for tea

It’s time for a bath, baby,
Then sleep in your cot, not Lancashire,
And then slump down on the settee,
An evening’s rest for me,
Until I go to bed and get some zzz
Tomorrow’s alarm I then turn on.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Always Something There to Remind Me.”

A song comes on the radio and instantly, you’re transported to a different time and place. Which song(s) bring back memories for you and why? Be sure to mention the song, and describe the memory it evokes

Author: Daddysaurus

Ah, so you worked out the riddle. You just needed to use dwarfish and the doors to Geek Ergo Sum opened. Or perhaps you just used Google. Either way you are here, on my little corner of the Internet.

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