Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Forelyrics: Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good

Anytime you can predict something, I think it means that thing (or an understanding of it) is already inside you -- or that you contain it.

Are you ever able to foretell, presage or anticipate what a song's lyrics will be, a full (or most of a) line before they're sung? (You must have never heard the song before, of course.) This happens often to me with pop, rock, or gospel music. (Anticipating rhymes like Lord/adored and love/above can tell you where the next line is going, but sometimes to a poet, what comes in between is just as obvious.) Here is my most recent example, heard just now on a team member's mix (with anticipated portions in [brackets]):

Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes
Even [if it was for just one day]
And wouldn't it be good if we could wish ourselves away
Wouldn't it be good to be on your side
The grass [is always greener over there]
[Wouldn't it be good if we could live without a care]


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