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February 6, 2006

Bad English

The Bad English verbal scuffle the other night has proved a bit incendiary. It’s the way things go, because now I’m obsessed with “When I See You Smile”. My computer was unimpressed and swallowed my “Power Ballads” CD. But can you blame me, with the following lyrics. Sheer poetry, bringing hope to the adolescent and lovelorn.

Sometimes I wonder
How I’d ever make it through,
Through this world without having you
I just wouldn’t have a clue

‘Cause sometimes it seems
Like this world’s closing in on me,
And there’s no way of breaking free
And then I see you reach for me

Sometimes I wanna give up
I wanna give in,
I wanna quit the fight
And then I see you, baby
And everything’s alright,
everything’s alright

When I see you smile
I can face the world, oh oh,
you know I can do anything
When I see you smile
I see a ray of light, oh oh,
I see it shining right through the rain
When I see you smile
Oh yeah, baby when I see you smile at me

Baby there’s nothing in this world
that could ever do
What a touch of your hand can do
It’s like nothing that I ever knew

And when the rain is falling
I don’t feel it,
’cause you’re here with me now
And one look at you baby
Is all I’ll ever need,
you’re all I’ll ever need

Sometimes I wanna give up
I wanna give in,
I wanna quit the fight
And then I see you baby
And everything’s alright,
everything’s alright

I think “I wanna quit the fight” is my favourite line, and that they managed to rhyme it with “everything’s alright”. And the obligatory falling rain. What a set of teeth that woman must have had, to cast whole rays of light. I sort of wish I lived in a world where Bad English was at the top of the pop charts.

Now reading Esther Freud’s The Sea House.

And believe it or not, the little story I am writing about sewing a button on a coat is proving sort of dull.

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