Looking out my backdoor

G Em
Just got home from Illinois. Lock the front door oh boy.
C G D
Got to set down take a rest on the porch.
G Em
Imagination sets in, pretty soon I’m singin
C G D G
Doot doot doot lookin out my back door.

Giant doin cart wheels. A statue wearing high heels.
Look at all the happy creatures dancing on and on.
Dinosaur victrola listenin to Buck Owens,
doot doot doot lookin out my back door

D C G
Tambourines and elephants are playin in the band.
Em D
Won’t you take a ride on the flyin spoon doot doo doo.

G Em
Wonderous apparition provided by magician,
C G D G
doot doot doot lookin out my back door

Smile with me tomorrow, today I’ll find no sorrow,
doot doot doot lookin out my back door.

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G F# F E D A F#m E

A F#m
Forward troubles Illinois. Lock the front door oh boy.
D A E
Look at all the happy creatures dancin on and on.
A F#m
Bother me tomorrow, today I’ll find no sorrow.
D A E A
doot doot doot lookin out my back door.

Anda familar dengan lagu jadul ini ? Dimainkan oleh Creedence Clearwater Revival dengan penyanyinya John Fogerty yang juga pencipta lagu ini selain juga bermain gitar. Berirama mars  riang,  bernuansa country dengan sedikit paduan rock membuat lagu ini bisa menghibur pendengarnya.

Isinya seperti yang banyak dibahas di internet ada 2 pendapat,  pertama  khayalan murni anak-anak dan kedua adalah  akibat penggunaan narkoba. John Fogerty sendiri berkata bahwa ia mencipta lagu ini untuk anaknya yang waktu itu berumur 3 tahun. Pikirnya tentu anaknya akan senang dengan perkataan “doot, doot, doot lookin out my backdoor” . Seperti suara kereta api waktu sedang  main kereta-keretaan. Memang akibat penggunaan narkoba dan khayalan murni anak-anak nyaris sama. Persamaannya kedua-duanya bisa tidak masuk akal. Perbedaanya  khayalan anak kecil bisa menjadi pendorong atau motivasi untuk mewujudkan khayalan menjadi kenyataan atau menjadi cita-citanya. Sedangkan narkoba biasanya bersifat merusak, walaupun ada orang-orang tertentu yang baru bisa berkreasi ketika memakai narkoba. Khayalan juga  bisa menjadi awal dari penemuan-penemuan yang ada di dunia.

Saya sendiri setelah  meneliti syair lagu itu seperti merasakan  suasana karnaval atau sirkus yang berlangsung di atas  kereta api.  Seperti pada kalimat-kalimat :  Giant doin’ cartwheels. A statue wearing high heels.  Look at all the happy creatures dancing on and on. Tambourines and elephants are playin in the band. Wonderous apparition provided by magician.

Sedangkan kalimat-kalimat :  Smile with me tomorrow, today I’ll find no sorrow.  Bother me tomorrow,  today I’ll find no sorrow.  Seperti mengajak kita untuk melupakan segala kesusahan yang ada.

Sudah hampir 2 tahun saya membuat blog ini dan blog ini pun sudah berkembang. Awalnya hanya berisi crossdressing, sekarang telah bertambah dengan menu-menu cooking dan blogging. Sepanjang tahun 2012 ini blog saya begitu ramai dikunjungi, hingga mencapai 65.000 pengunjung. 10 kali lipat lebih bila dibandingkan dengan kunjungan blog saya di tahun 2011 sebelumnya yang hanya mencapai 6.400 pengunjung. Untuk itu saya mengucapkan terimakasih kepada semua pengunjung blog saya. Tahun 2012 pengunjung blog saya terbanyak berasal dari Indonesia, sedangkan tahun 2011 pengunjung terbanyak berasal dari Amerika Serikat. Ada satu hal yang saya ingat di tahun 2012 yaitu event Master Chef Indonesia yang berlangsung di Jakarta. Ternyata event itu membawa berkah bagi blog saya, karena selama event itu berlangsung dan saya secara reguler membuat posting tentang event itu pengunjung blog saya meningkat cukup signifikan. Tapi begitu event itu selesai dan saya berhenti membuat posting tentang event itu, maka pengunjung blog saya menurun secara signifikan pula.

Di akhir tahun ini seperti judul lagu ini yaitu melihat keluar lewat pintu belakang,  saya juga ingin mengajak anda untuk menengok ke belakang untuk melihat apa-apa yang telah berhasil kita capai dan apa-apa yang belum tercapai. Segala keberhasilan dan kegagalan di sepanjang tahun ini kiranya bisa membawa berkah dan menjadi pelajaran yang berharga untuk kita semua. Kita pantas mengucap syukur dan merayakan segala keberhasilan serta melupakan segala kegagalan yang ada. Sambil mengingat pepatah, kegagalan adalah kesuksesan yang tertunda. Mari kita maju terus, ever onward never retreat. Tetap semangat menjalani tahun yang akan datang. Tuhan beserta kita.

English

Familar with this old song ? Played by Creedence Clearwater Revival with their singer John Fogerty who  created this song beside  played guitar as well. Rhyme cheerful march,  country with a little blend of rock makes this song could entertain their listeners.

Its content as widely discussed on the internet there are two opinions, the first purely imagination of  kid and the second is due to drug use. John Fogerty himself said that he created this song to his son, who was 3 years old. He thought his son would be happy with the word “doot, doot, doot lookin out my backdoor”. Like the sound of a railroad train when playing train. Indeed, drug use, and pure child imagination are almost the same. The equation can be both unreasonable. The difference ie a kid fantasy could drive  or motivate to make a fantasy come true or ideals. While drugs usually are destructive, although there are certain people who can be creative when they use drugs. Fantasy also could be the beginning of the discoveries in the world.

I myself after examine the  lyric feel the atmosphere of a carnival or circus that took place on the train. As in the words: Giant doin ‘cartwheels. A statue wearing high heels. Look at all the happy creatures dancing on and on. Tambourines and elephants are playin in the band. Wonderous Apparition provided by magician.

While these sentences  :  Smile with me tomorrow, today I’ll find no sorrow.  Bother me tomorrow,  today I’ll find no sorrow.  Like invite us to forget all the troubles there.

It has been almost two years I have created this blog and this blog was already developed. At the beginning it only contains crossdressing, now it was added with cooking and blogging  menu. During the year 2012 this blog was so crowded, it reached  65,000 visitors. 10 times more when compared to  my blog visit  in 2011 which only reached 6400 visitors. For that I thank all my blog visitors. In 2012 most of my blog visitors are from Indonesia, while in 2011 the most visitors came from the United States. There is one thing I remember in 2012 the event Master Chef Indonesia  held in Jakarta. Apparently the event was a blessing for my blog, as long as the event took place  and I  posted regularly  about the event,  my blog visitors increased significantly. But when the event was over and I stopped to make a post about the event, then my blog visitors decreased significantly as well.

At the end of this year, like the title of this song that is looking out my back door, I would also like to invite you to look back to see anything that has been successfully accomplished and nothing that has not been achieved. All the successes and failures so far this year would be a blessing and a valuable lesson for us all. We deserve to give thanks and celebrate all the successes and forget  the existing failures. As remembering saying, failure is delayed success. Let us go forward, ever onward never retreat. Keep the spirit undergo years to come. God is with us.

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