adventures in dysthymia

Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Worst, a song

The Worst
a song

I’m the best at being the worst,
it’s nice to be good at something!
Dead last when it comes to coming in first;
so nice to be good at something!

Go right ahead, give me a test,
I always succeed at failing!
You’ll find I’m worst at being the best,
No, I never fail at failing!

No, I’m no mediocrity,
no mediocrity for me!
What’s worth doing is worth doing badly,
and I’ll do it badly gladly!

Now being the best is over-rated,
though it’s better than nothing!
Yet shouldn’t I be congratulated?
Yes, it’s better than nothing!

If you check, you’ll see in the past,
I’ve truly been consistent!
I’ve always managed to come dead last;
no problem being consistent!

No, I’m no mediocrity,
no mediocrity for me!
What’s worth doing is worth doing badly
and I’ll do it badly gladly!

I’m the best at being the worst,
it’s nice to be good at something!
Dead last when it comes to coming in first;
so nice to be good at something!

Yes, it’s nice to be good at something!

Stephen Brooke ©2018

the 'worth doing badly' line is, of course, borrowed from Chesterton

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