The Running Commentary




This post was motivated by the song “Luca”.

On my way to work this morning I was listening to some of my older music and happened upon this song. I have always listened to the lyrics, but somehow this morning with a little more care.

In my car I was reminded about the scourge of child abuse, both physical and emotional, and wanted to remind all of us out there to be aware of this danger. We, adults that is, have to protect our children, we need to ensure that they can trust adults and not be fearful of them. 

So I would like you all to think on this one thing……Children are not a right they are a gift and it is your responsibility to ensure that they are ALWAYS safe and that if you happen on any bad stuff that you report it. Make sure that children remain children – we need them to grow at a pace that is child like. You can influence this, even if you are not a parent, by simply treating children with the care and respect that they deserve.

I leave you know with the words from the song:

My name is Luka
I live on the second floor
I live upstairs from you
Yes I think you’ve seen me before

If you hear something late at night
Some kind of trouble. some kind of fight
Just don’t ask me what it was
Just don’t ask me what it was
Just don’t ask me what it was

I think it’s because I’m clumsy
I try not to talk too loud
Maybe it’s because I’m crazy
I try not to act too proud

They only hit until you cry
And after that you don’t ask why
You just don’t argue anymore
You just don’t argue anymore
You just don’t argue anymore

Yes I think I’m okay
I walked into the door again
Well, if you ask that’s what I’ll say
And it’s not your business anyway
I guess I’d like to be alone
With nothing broken, nothing thrown

Just don’t ask me how I am
Just don’t ask me how I am
Just don’t ask me how I am

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Mike • February 16, 2009

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  1. The Devil February 17, 2009 - 3:13 pm

    Yes, “Luca” is a deceptive song -The problem is that Susanne Vega’s song is so catchy and upbeat that one doesn’t really listen to the lyrics.

    Some very obscure trivia about Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” which was the first song to be translated into MP3 format

  2. The Devil February 17, 2009 - 3:25 pm

    Mike, I don’t think “Luca” is about child abuse but rather about abusive adult relationships, but no matter your message is very relevant and thought provoking.


  3. Mike February 17, 2009 - 3:30 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to comment…..

    I guess that the Lyrical interpretation is probably up to the listener, but I kinda got the impression it was about children but reading them again either way I guess. As you pointed out I really just wanted to highight the issue.

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