But Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!
Still thou are blest, compared wi' me!
The present only toucheth thee:
But och! I backward cast my e'e,
On prospects drear!
An' forward, tho' I canna see,
I guess an' fear!
"To a Mouse" | Robert Burns
ETA: Okay, so the poem helped far more than it probably should have. That and KGB 101.5. "Juke Box Hero" (Foreigner)+ "Owner of a Lonely Heart" (Yes) + "Don't Look Back" (Boston) + "Over the Hills and Far away" (Led Zeppelin) = good way to start a set. I miss my iTunes, though. :(