Sometimes the lyrics and melody of a song just speak for themselves. The hairs on the back of your neck were made to stand up for this one. Taken from Don't Be Scared, released way back in 1982, strap yourself into the most comfy of armchairs and be taken on a five minute trip through the half-rendered beauty pouring out of the fractured genius that is Daniel Johnston. You won't want to get up.
"Listen up and I'll tell a story
About an artist growing old
Some would try for fame and glory
Others aren't so bold
Everyone, and friends and family
Saying, "Hey! Get a job!"
"Why do you only do that only?
Why are you so odd?
We don't really like what you do.
We don't think anyone ever will.
It's a problem that you have,
And this problem's made you ill."
excerpt from The Story of An Artist
Daniel Johnston - The Story of an Artist
If you aren't familiar with Daniel Johnston, go watch the brilliant, brilliant, moving documentary - The Devil and Daniel Johnston and you will see the song in its wider context.