Friday, February 24, 2006

Makes me think of homeless kitties

"I'm With You"
by Avril Lavigne

I'm Standing on a bridge
I'm waitin in the dark
I thought that you'd be here by now
Theres nothing but the rain
No footsteps on the ground
I'm listening but theres no sound

Isn't anyone tryin to find me?
Won't somebody come take me home
It's a damn cold night
Trying to figure out this life
Wont you take me by the hand
take me somewhere new
I dont know who you are
but I... I'm with you

im looking for a place
searching for a face
is anybody here i know
cause nothings going right
and everythigns a mess
and no one likes to be alone

Isn't anyone tryin to find me?
Won't somebody come take me home
It's a damn cold night
Trying to figure out this life
Wont you take me by the hand
take me somewhere new
I dont know who you are
but I... I'm with you

Every time I hear this song, I don't see a poor lonely person in my mind. I see black and white pictures of homeless cats and dogs. I always thought it would be a great fundraiser for a No-Kill Shelter to use this song, create a slide show video of pictures of homeless pets, and then charge to download the song.

Then reality sets in. Of course, the artist would have to be given a portion of the proceeds. Also, not everyone will be honest and pay. How do you distribute the money? The more I researched No-Kill Shelters & Fostering Programs versus Humane Societies, I realized that there is far too much politics and dishonesty in the Humane Society world. But the Foster Societies aren't organized well enough. Did you know that the HSUS has a nest egg of over 110 Million Dollars. How much of that money is actually being used to help out the lives of animals that have been abandoned or abused?

2 comments:

  1. What a perfect reading of that song - I never thought of it that way. (It's one of my favorite's of hers.) Thank you!

    ~ tammara

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  2. btw - I agree with you - the no-kill shelters need to get better organized. Honestly, I think the internet has probably been better for these places than anything else to come along. What they need is good advertisement and great websites - both of which could be donated and/or purchased with donated funds. (That's how I found moose and nala.)

    ~ tammara

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