The cutest poem ever….

Every once in a while you hear some unbelievably cute stuff that is just freaking unbelievable. My bro got me this poem. I think it’s epic in terms of wit and charm and cuteness. Here goes:

Daisy Daisy, give me your answer true,

I’m so crazy, all for the love of you

It won’t be a stylish marriage,

‘Cuz I can’t afford a carriage

But you’ll look so sweet, upon the seat

Of a bicycle meant for two.

Michael, Michael, here is my answer true

I can’t cycle, it makes me all black and blue

If you can’t afford the carriage

Call off the bleeding marriage

Cuz I’ll be damned and I’ll be crammed

On a bicycle meant for two

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Not a girl, Not yet a woman — Britney Spears

For the record, I do not like Britney Spears. The woman can’t sing, period. However, common sense is generally not very popular with popular opinion, and the popular judgment capacity is highly questionable. Therefore, Britney has become what she has. However, two things I will add: Her uptempo numbers make very good dance tracks. Again, credit will go to her producer. However, other than that, she cannot sing — her voice has no depth, no power, no gut, no identity, except for that nasal twang that generates the pseudo-sexy voice that seems to go well with some dance tracks, but by itself is completely useless.

However, this song I like. I would have very much liked someone else to have sung it. Ideally, Shakira. What I specifically like are the lyrics. This, is the only other song by Britney to actually have good lyrics, and as such it justifies its existence — since it has something to say. So here goes: (sadly, for some reason, I cannot embed video/audio with the post.

I used to think, I have the answer to everything

But now I know, life doesn’t always go my way

Seems like I’m caught in the middle

That’s when I realised

I’m not a girl, not yet a woman

All I need is time, a moment that is mine

While I’m in between

I’m not a girl, there is no need to protect me

It’s time that I, learn to face up to this on my own

I’ve seen so much more than you know now

So don’t tell me to shut my eyes

I’m not a girl, not yet a woman

All I need is time, a moment that is mine

While I’m in between

I’m not a girl

But if you look at me closely

You will see it in my eyes

This girl will always find

Her way

I’m not a girl don’t tell me what to believe

I’m just trying to find the woman in me

All I need is time, A moment that is mine

While I’m in between

I’m not a girl, not yet a woman.

Flying Without Wings – Westlife

This song is by an Irish band called Westlife. They didn’t get much popularity in the US, but in Ireland and UK, they’re hot stuff. They were also the first Irish band to go international. Westlife specialised in ballads. They did try pop with a song called “When you’re looking like that”. Big Mistake. But their ballads were really good. Somehow the world doesn’t seem to be ready to listen to too many ballads yet. Anyhow, this song came from their very first album, and was their third single to be released on television. (More about “singles” in music, in a later post)

The reason I like this song is that it’s the best. The best song ever written, sung and in short created. Firstly, the song has a purpose. It was written because the writer had something to say, and no better way to say it. It expresses this purpose in it’s lyrics. Secondly, the music and melody exemplify that purpose, make it joyful. The music exalts the lyrics. Thirdly, it’s sung wonderfully. The end, wherein the writer brings his purpose of writing the song to fruition, reaches a crescendo that makes the whole song complete. It’s an absolute pleasure. Ladies and gentle men, presenting Flying Without Wings, by Westlife

Everybody’s looking for that something

One thing that makes it all complete

You find it in strange places,

Places you never it could be

Some find it in the face of their children

Some find it in their lover’s eyes

Who can deny the joy it brings,

When you’ve found that special thing

You’re flying without wings.

Some find it sharing every morning

Some in the solitary nights

You find it in the words of others

A simple line can make you laugh or cry.

You find it in the deepest friendships

The kind you cherish all your life

And when you know how much that means,

You’ve found that special thing

You’re flying without wings.

So, impossible as they may seem

You’ve got to fight for every dream

‘Cause who’s to know, which one you let go,

Would’ve made you complete.

For me it’s waking up beside you

To watch the sun rise on your face

To know that I can say I love you

In any given time or place

It’s the little things that only I know

Those are the things that make you mine

And it’s like flying without wings, cause you’re my special thing

I’m flying without wings.

And you’re the place my life begins

And you’ll be where it ends,

‘Cause I’m flying without wings

And that’s the joy you bring

I’m flying without wings.