Writer: David Gates
I could put together quite a list of these but this ridiculously dear song is particularly dear to me. While I was in Japan, I taught in three different public high schools - two high-level academic schools and one low-level one. At the low-level one, the teachers liked using popular songs to encourage their students to learn English. We examined this one at a moment in my life when the lyrics hit me in just the right spot.
Several years ago, a friend of ours, Danny Thompson, produced a play entitled The Complete Lost Works of Samuel Beckett as found in an envelope (partially burned) in a dustbin in Paris labeled "Never to be performed. Never. Ever. EVER! Or I'll sue! I'LL SUE FROM THE GRAVE!!!" as discovered by Greg Allen, Ben Scheider & Danny Thompson. One "play" consists entirely of a man dressed as an old woman rocking in a chair while listening to this song over and over and over and over... Very funny!
Alas, no video clips are available. But I do have the following to share with you, which is nearly as good. Trust me. Watch it. You'll be so glad you did.
I hope you'll join us for the "30 Songs in 30 Days" challenge, inspired by the tumblr list. Our 30 Songs roster:
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