A Sing-Along Special: Katie Herzig's Hologram

So tonight The Cabbage is only coming to you on special request. It just so happens that tonight is sing-along night, so I can blog you something without having to delve far into my own misery. I'm well aware the world lives on other's people's mire, but I don't feel I should enable my readers to be like the rest of the world by giving them more blood to suck. You're supposed to be becoming better people, one cabbage at a time!!!


So, tonight's sing-along is my favorite song, Hologram by Katie Herzig. So, the song is a wee bit on the depressing side, but it is my favorite song. I'll break it down as usual, but not to make fun.


I’m gonna let you down
Gonna toss you around
Gonna make you want everything you haven’t found
I’m gonna hold your hand
Then ask you to stand
Ten feet away
 This verse really grabbed me the first time I heard the song. Why? Because I hear at least part of it all the time. Every first date or meeting some new fellow... I'm everything he hasn't found, but he's not really what I'm looking for. Typically he looses patient with me wanting to be sure because he's already sure. Dude, I so need more than one date to decide.

Oh it’s just like you said
I live in my head
I’m saving up all that I have ‘til I’m dead
It’s always the same
And never the same way
So, I do live in my head. I have all these ideas and stuff. Who'd have thunk it right? Me? Capable of intelligent thought? What a surprise. I guess you were just expecting me to be legs and a vagina--a bundle of hormones somewhere in between. And, I am going to save it probably until I'm dead... simply because I doubt I'll find a single human being capable of appreciating me. What makes me so sure? It's like going to the same movie over and over again and I can quote all the lines and tell you what will happen next. Nope, I'm not psychic, I've just seen one just like this before.

But oh if you don’t want me though
I’ll only want you more
I fall in love with hard to get 
You know you’re just like me
A mystery with nothing more to see
A virtual reality
So, finally. Someone who isn't just in it for the goodies. Surprisingly enough, I'm still just hollow shell. Thanks.

I’m in a love affair without a love song
I’m in the habit of having what I don’t want
I’m just a hologram
You can see but don’t touch me baby
Oh I bet you want me
Empty. Meaningless. Just me, no you. No love song. Why? Because there is no me. You can't touch me anymore because emotionally, I'm empty. There's nothing there to touch. Ironically, I'm just existing to be seen.

I am taking up space I’m right out of place
I’m holding a half-hearted smile to your face
It’s pretty enough but watch out it fades away
Time is ticking so fast
Does anything last
Soon I will be just apart of your past
I’ll leave you with this
You hold on in blissful memories
I'm really only to be kept around as long as I'm useful. Once that fades, along with my smile, I'm gone. Of course there will be all these fond times to remember and I shouldn't spoil it by being upset.

Oh if you don’t want me though
I’ll only want you more
I fall in love with hard to get 
You know you’re just like me
A mystery with nothing more to see
A virtual reality

I’m in a love affair without a love song
I’m in the habit of having what I don’t want
I’m just a hologram
You can see but don’t touch me baby
Oh I bet you want me now

Now that you can see
I’m not, not what you make of me

I’m in a love affair without a love song
I’m in the habit of having what I don’t want
I’m just a hologram
You can see but don’t touch me baby
Oh I bet you want me now

I’m in a love affair without a love song
I’m in the habit of having what I don’t want
I’m just a hologram
You can see but don’t touch me baby
Oh I bet you want me now

I’m in a love affair without a love song
I’m in the habit of having what I don’t want
I’m just a hologram
You can see but don’t touch me baby
Oh I bet you want me now

I bet you want me now
I bet you want me now
I bet you want me now
don’t touch me baby
I’m just a hologram 
And so, I'll leave you with the rest to make of as you will. Why? Because it's just a hologram for you to see. Empty and waiting for you to fill it with what you want it to be.

Candid Cabbage

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