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Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Torch Song On Keyboard

Thanks to XanderKhan! who tweeted this song, sung by Amanda Palmer. The words are by… drumroll, please… Neil Gaiman. This is a great torch song, updated for the Internet age.

“I Google You”
Music by Amanda Palmer
Words by Neil Gaiman

I Google you,
late at night when I don’t know what to do.
I find photos
you’ve forgotten
you were in,
put up by your friends.

I Google you,
when the day is done and everything is through.
I read your journal
that you kept
that month in France.
I’ve watched you dance.

And I’m pleased your name is practically unique.
It’s only you and
a would-be PhD in Chesapeake
who writes papers on
the structure of the sun;
I’ve read each one.

I know that I
should let you fade.
But there’s that box,
and there’s your name—
somehow it never makes the pain
grow less or fade or disappear.
I think that I should save my soul and
I should crawl back in my hole.
But it’s too easy just to fold
and type your name again,
I fear.

I Google you,
whenever I’m alone and feeling blue.
And each scrap of information
that I gather
says you’ve got somebody new.
And it really shouldn’t matter,
ought to blow up my computer,
but instead…
I Google you.

(And for those who cannot view YouTube in their offices, here's hoping you can watch the video below.)


Nobe said...

weird lyrics-- no. unexpected is the right word.


cb :: 林偉文 said...

ugh! i hate that i can't access youtube here in the office. :c i wanna hear the song. the lyrics made me laugh so hard. relate na relate lang. haha