“There are two kinds of tired, there’s good tired, and there’s bad tired. Ironically enough, bad tired can be a day that you won, but you won other people’s battles, you lived other people’s days, other people’s agendas, other people’s dreams, and when it’s all over, there was very little YOU in there. And when you hit the hay at night, somehow you toss and turn, you don’t settle easy. Good tired, ironically enough, can be a day that you lost, but you don’t even have to tell yourself, because you knew you fought your battles, you chased your dreams, you lived your days, and when you hit the hay at night, you settle easy, you sleep the sleep of the just and you can say, ‘Take me away.’ ”
As retold by Harry Chapin in “My Grandfather” on disc 2 of The Gold Medal Collection.
So why this tonight?
Well, you can chalk it up to iTunes cycling around to this disc in my collection.
You can chalk it up to just being sleep deprived from the last couple of days of weird and long hours at the office.
Or, you can chalk it up to the fundamental truth that lies within. There’s much to be said about the successes we fight for, and whether they deliver “good tired” or “bad tired”, and if they are truly as much the successes we think they are.
Yeah, I’m tired tonight — a little of the good kind and a little of the bad kind, I think. Despite the dichotomy, I will still settle easy tonight.