So many good lines in this song.
“You know, when the truth is told, that you can get what you want or you can just get old”.
“Though you can see when you’re wrong, you know you can’t always see when you’re right. You’re right!”
“Slow down, you’re doing fine. You can’t be everything you want to be before your time”.
“If you’re so smart, tell me why are you still so afraid?”
“Take the phone off the hook and disappear for a while. It’s alright – you can afford to lose a day or two”.
And while the meaning in many of them is clear, the refrain “When will you realize, Vienna waits for you” – is a bit more mysterious.
Vienna waits for you. And while I have never been to Vienna, I have taken it to mean that your dream, whatever it is that you really want, is there ready for you. And maybe you’re so busy trying to achieve, to get it all together, or so busy being afraid or telling yourself you’re wrong, it’s easy to forget what or where your Vienna is, and in fact it’s right there waiting for you.
There is one line in the song that I don’t think quite fits. “Don’t you know that only fools are satisfied”. Because when you reach your Vienna, the thing you want, although it can be easy for it to lose it’s lustre or fade in importance as time goes on, it’s not a bad thing to be happy, to be satisfied with it.
So have a listen to the song. See if it speaks to you like it does to me. Maybe Vienna is closer than we think. Maybe we’re even there. Maybe we just need to realize.