Die!

by Purple Wyrm on November 10, 2003

OK, this is easily the funniest thing I’ve heard in ages (in a very dark way 😉

I was watching the last epsiode of Love is in the Air last night, the recent ABC series on the history of Australian pop music and they did an interview with Vanessa Amorosi. You know, she had a hit back in 2000 with Absolutely Everybody and that horribly sacharine “inspirational” song Shine. (For purposes of illustration I’ll quote a bit of it here…)

You can give your life or you can lose your soul,
You can bang your head or you can drown in a hole,
Nothing lasts forever, but you can try,
Look around you,
Everyone you see, everyone you know is gonna shine,

See? Appalling stuff. Anyway, my respect for Ms Amorosi shot up from zero to – well to a small amount of respect anyway – when she revealed that she wrote Shine during a particularly dark stage in her life, and it wasn’t originally Shine, it was Die!

You can give your life or you can lose your soul,
You can bang your head or you can drown in a hole,
Nothing lasts forever, but you can try,
Look around you,
Everyone you see, everyone you know is gonna die,

Is that like the funniest thing ever? Particualrly since it’s now such a favourite of the “You can do anything if you try!” school of deluded optomists 🙂

Ah, pop music is great!

Continuing with the subject of things that amuse me – this new royal scandal that the palace is covering up. Don’t you so wish the “incident” involved Prince Charles turning into a lizard and eating a baby? That would be so much more interesting than whatever it actually turns out to be 🙂

OK, I’ve successfully annoyed Vanessa Amorosi fans, Royalists and possibly David Icke, so I’m going to shut up now 😉

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