I think I read James Taylor quoted once as saying he hasn't really written very many songs, he just wrote three or four of them and then does different versions of them. This is another one of my songs about being an idiot and only seeing one side of a problem. One underlying truth in this is: no one can make you mad unless you are attached to an idea of something that they should be or do. I make myself mad.
As for the improvised simile thing, it is getting harder to come up with fresh ones, so I suppose I'll have to sorta-standardize the buggers. If anyone has any favorites or suggestions I'd love it if you left them in a comment here.