Tuesday, November 17, 2009
My Paper Was Rejected Again
“My Paper Was Rejected Again”
Music and lyrics by Kris McDaniel.
Kris McDaniel — vocals, electric guitar, synthesizers
Kris’ parts were recorded by Kris in Syracuse.
Song engineered by Kris McDaniel.
To the editor, please consider
My paper for review
The manuscript has been prepared
So my identity can’t be deduced
Your website says the turnaround time’s four months
But you’ll be four months overdue
And I’ll be feeling so blue.
And then my paper will be rejected once again
The first round was so maddening
The comments were almost laughable
But that was better than the second round
In which I received no comments at all
I waited for eight months
But no explanation was given
Not a single word of
And then my paper was rejected once again
Help me through the night,
Tell me when will this process ever come to an end?
I think my paper’s got it right
But should I throw it into the garbage bin?
Revise and submit to another journal
This process sure feels like it is eternal
But I will resend
My paper will be rejected once again
© 2009 Some Blue Music.