Oh, Debbie Harry.  I keep finding new reasons to love you.  This song has been haunting me ever since I learned about it (full disclosure insists I must reveal that this was only last month).  I love the parts about “maybe we believed there was anger in the storm” and her “dream of Egypt.”  Those parts really spoke to me, but the whole song speaks to a natural cycle of life and love, of god-like immortality and human expression.  Brilliantly poetic pagan witchcraft.  You’ve been here before and you’ll be here again.  Play this on repeat.  You’ll thank me later.

Rules for Living

In another life
When the gods were crazy
And the measurement of time
Were the ending seasons
And maybe we believed
There was anger in the storm

Sometimes the sky reminds me

And if you think that’s wild
There’s my dream of Egypt
And the colour of the Nile
You’re a Roman Soldier
It’s small world after all
But it’s older than you think

Sometimes your eyes remind me
Don’t know why
I’ll wait a lifetime ’til you find me
There are times

Mmmm I’ve been this way before
Mmmm and I’ll come this way again
So many things remind me
So many things inside me

Sometimes your eyes remind me
Don’t know why
I’ll wait a lifetime till you find me
There are times

Mmmm I’ve been this way before
Mmmm and I’ll come this way again
So many things remind me
So many things inside me

In another life
When the gods were crazy
And complaining all the time
And the people look at me
The volcano wants a bribe
And I’m still afraid of fire

Sometimes your eyes remind me
Don’t know why
I’ll wait a lifetime till you find me
There are times

Mmmm I’ve been this way before
Mmmm and I’ll come this way again
So many things remind me
So many things inside me

Mmmm I’ve been this way before
Mmmm I’ll come this way again
So many things remind me
So many things inside me