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Voice Post: "Closer to Done"
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“And now, in honor of my reaching Kennedy Meadows and the end of the desert, the song that has been writing itself in my head for the last 250 miles.

[To the tune of the Indigo Girls' "Closer To Fine" - Lyrics in comments]

... Oh, and, by the way, if anyone wants to dig up a [karaoke and/or instrumental] copy of this song, or the previous one, I would be more than happy to record studio versions when I get back to civilization.”

Transcribed by: baxil

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From:summer_jackel
Date:June 27th, 2006 03:05 am (UTC)
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YAY! Out of the desert! Sorry to hear 'bout the giardia.
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From:supersniffles
Date:June 27th, 2006 10:09 am (UTC)
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This post must not be transcribed! It must be heard to be fully understood.
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From:baxil
Date:July 14th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
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CLOSER TO DONE - TTTO the Indigo Girls' "Closer to Fine"

I'm tryin' to tell you somethin' 'bout my hike
Maybe give you insight what SoCal is like
'Cause one thing the desert did quite regularly
Was to make me want to quit the PCT
It's only a hike, after all

Well, giardia has a hunger that's unbearable
And Cipro doesn't help at all, I fear
I curled up on couches like a baby
I pooped until my ass was goin' crazy
But I kept hikin' on

(CHORUS)
I walked through the desert
I walked through the mountains
I drank from the rivers
I drank from the fountains
The Southern California trail is brutal --
   shadeless heat, bugs, dust and sun
But the more I grit my teeth and keep on walkin'
   The closer I am to done
   The closer I am to done.

I went to see the doctor with my toes tingly
Got a lecture on good footwear from a licensed Ph.D.
(She said) "Wear nice thick boots"; (I said) "The desert heat'll bake ya"
(She said) "Eat more ibuprofen, see how far that takes ya"
Spent my three days prostrate there in Big Bear City
Hitched my ride, and I was free

(CHORUS)

I hiked through the night 'til 2 AM
'Cause the heat was breaking records in the desert yet again
I woke up in the sunshine and I soon began to sweat
6 AM, and I hadn't started hiking yet
I slept through my alarm, you see

(FINAL CHORUS, into:)
I walked through San Felipe,
I walked the San Jacintos
I walked through the San Gabriels
And through the San Gorgonios

I walked through the Sonoran
I walked through the Mojave
I walked through Soledad Canyon
And also Antelope Valley

I walked through the Tehachapi
And into the Sierra
And now that SoCal's finished
Go do it -- I double-dare ya!

The desert went on and on forever
I'm so relieved that I am done
And the more I kept my mind on singing parodies
... The closer it was to fun! (x3, out)
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