A Better Son / Daughter
  • A Better Son / Daughter
  • Rilo Kiley
  • The Execution of All Things

And sometimes when you’re on,
You’re really fucking on,
And your friends, they sing along
And they love you.
But the lows are so extreme
That the good seems fucking cheap,
And it teases you for weeks
In its absence.

But you’ll fight, and you’ll make it through,
You’ll fake it if you have to,
And you’ll show up for work with a smile.
And you’ll be better, and you’ll be smarter,
And more grown up, and a better daughter,
Or son, and a real good friend.
You’ll be awake, you’ll be alert,
You’ll be positive, though it hurts,
And you’ll laugh, and embrace all your friends.
You’ll be a real good listener.
You’ll be honest, you’ll be brave.
You’ll be handsome, and you’ll be beautiful.
You’ll be happy.

I constantly see people going on and on about how Clarke and Bellamy are basically the be-all and end-all of the hundred/Sky People, how they are the reason any of the hundred has survived, and how they are responsible for getting the hundred through every obstacle they’ve faced, and so on.

And I’m always sitting here like okay, they’re important and great, yes, but um …