Watch Me Entertain Myself!

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)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Dancing On My Own

Yeah I know it’s stupid,
But I just got to see it for myself.

So go ahead, watch the video.

I’m in the corner, watching you kiss her, oh, oh, oh.
I’m right over here, why can’t you see me? Oh, oh, oh.
I’m givin’ it my all, but I’m not the girl you’re takin’ home, ooh, ooh, ooh.
I keep dancin’ on my own.

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Aside from humor, my coping mechanism is music—and with it, dancing.

I also have this masochistic streak in me, this desire to punish myself by wanting to know for certain if, indeed, there is no hope for me with a guy. Yeah, I know it’s stupid, but I just got to see it for myself.

And more than several times I found myself in one corner, watching as someone else was kissing him. And he never would see me.

So I keep dancing on my own.

Damn it. This song is piercing.

So what do I do? I dance to it. Alone. Maybe by owning it, it loses its power over me.

(Yeah I know it’s stupid. But I just got to see it for myself.)


Guyrony said...

What drives you into knowing this? Aside from the masochistic side of you which we all know.

Jay Quiambao said...


Vince (Discreet Manila) said...

Believe it or not, I can relate to this song.

(And wow, I never knew that Robyn's still active. Love her song "Show Me Love" from the late 90s!)

Felipe said...

i like the song, i like the vid. miss ko ang eksenang laplapan sa dance floor.