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Monday, February 16, 2015

I'm A Little Bit Socially Awkward



I’ve always been a little bit socially awkward but it’s only been the last couple of years that it’s made me, for want of a better word, a dick. It used to make me more accommodating but now it makes me less. It used to lead me to avoid confrontation but now it’s the thing that makes my old, easy-going ways so hard to recapture.

It’s not that long ago that I was legally classified as happy-go-lucky. It takes practice to achieve that state of mind but it’s worth the effort. You should’ve seen me. I put strangers at ease with my laid-back attitude. My friends were excited to see me. I was excited to see me too.

One of the perks of being socially awkward is dishonesty. It helps answer every potentially disturbing question from ‘is this seat taken?’ to ‘are you in love with her?’ with an appropriately non-confrontational response. It could be that social talents are developed, just like any other - like playing guitar. At first, there’s bound to be some horrible noise coming from the instrument. But with enough hard work I might be a virtuoso some day.

Or I might be a dick.


I’m a little bit socially awkward
For the most part that’s a good thing
But once in a while it hurts like hell
And after that it starts to sting
After that it starts to sting

I’m a little bit socially awkward
So what the fuck is that to you?
I can see by the way you live your life
People do what you think they’ll do
People do what you think they’ll do

To me it doesn’t make much sense
To me it’s lost like innocence
To me the pieces don’t quite fit
And that’s why I’m just a little bit….

I’m a little bit socially awkward
You can’t teach an old dog a new trick
I’m a little bit socially awkward
And that’s why I seem like a dick
Yeah, that’s why I seem like a dick