We go to school, work or gym. We take classes, do housework or volunteer for the community. We keep ourselves busy so we can tell others what we have achieved. But really, we are all slackers. If you dig deep enough, you will find that even the most motivated person with an endless (and annoying) supply of positive energy is a lazy pig when no one is looking!
It is not a bad thing to be lazy. In fact, it is good and necessary for us to switch off from the hustle and bustle of the city, the morons at work and the never-ending need to wash up (whether you have a dishwasher or not). However, it is not easy to find a song that embraces the spirit of doing absolutely nothing productive. Most of them are tied to politics like gender and money (Franz Ferdinand’s Fabulously Lazy) or put in a negative light (Green Day’s Sassafras Roots).
Bruno Mars’ The Lazy Song comes close of course, but in the spirit of this blog to celebrate non-chart hits, I have chosen pop punk band Plain White T’s Lazy Day Afternoon. Not only is it about the afternoon (which probably suggests sleeping till noon), it highlights the lack of concern for anything good going on outside because “I’d rather be a jerk and lay around”. It also brilliantly describes the lack of will to move around when “everything I need I got right here”. And for me (and surely many of you) that means my laptop, TV, phone, food and drink all around my bed or couch, because nothing feels better than indulging in all guilty pleasures at once!