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Let Me Code Lyrics

April 25th, 2014

Someone asked for the lyrics to my recent presentation at RailsConf. Enjoy!

The screen glows white on my laptop tonight

And my rspec won’t go green

I’m coding in isolation,

So my PRs are obscene

My doubts are howling like this swirling storm inside

Couldn’t keep it in;

Heaven knows I’ve tried

Don’t let them in,

don’t let them see

my github repos are mortifying me

Conceal, don’t feel,

don’t let them know

Well now they know

Let me code, let me code

Can’t hold it back anymore

Let me code, let me code

I want to play with rails 4.0.4

I don’t care

what they’re going to say

Let the nerds rage on.

The trolls never bothered me anyway

It’s funny how some distance

Makes everything seem small

And the impostor syndrome

Can’t get to me at all

It’s time to see what I can do

To test the limits and break through

No right, no wrong, Sandi’s rules for me,

I’m free!

Let me code, let me code

Matz is my favorite guy

Let me code, let me code

DHH will never see me cry

Here I stand

And here I’ll stay

Let the nerds rage on

My SQL queries fetching data that it found

I’m using ruby to draw frozen fractals all around

And one thought’s solidifying like an icy blast

I’m never going back, the past is in the past

Let me code, let me code

When I’ll rise like the break of dawn

Let me code, let me code

That perfect girl is gone

Here I stand

With the apps I’ve made

Let the nerds rage on

The trolls never bothered me anyway!

The code to create those “frozen fractals” was found here:

Entry Filed under: Professional,Railscasts Project,Ruby on Rails

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