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Thing #1000
This song is a homage to Thing #500, 'Crocodile Jim' (found on Year 1).


Hello, my name is Marty,
and maybe you have seen
my username on Tumblr
is crocojim18.
Today is day one thousand,
I've been a busy man,
so here's some things that ain't the same
since when this thing began.

I used to be in high school,
it's right across the road.
I went to college right nearby
to stop a heavy load.
I got my first real job here,
I still am there today.
I'm almost done with my degree;
I went a different way.
I hang with different people,
I love them all to tears.
I have a different girlfriend:
next month it's been two years.

She pushes me to be my best,
she challenges my mind.
She backs me up when I need help,
the best girl you could find.
A love to get behind.

I constantly write poetry,
my verse has gotten tight.
I'm always making assets
for programs that I write.

So much has changed.
I'm rearranged.
I'm always getting better.
To old Marty,
that previous me,
I write this open letter.
Just do not stop,
don't let it drop,
your art is always cleaning.
It sure is hard,
but please stand guard!
It gives your life its meaning.

Everyday I make a thing,
that sometimes you might see,
and you might not think much of it,
but I would disagree.
The things I've made are wonderful,
it's changed my very soul.
1 K in, I'm going strong,
these things make me feel whole.


from Year 2: Live from a Remote Lake in Canada, released May 3, 2017



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