Saturday, April 24, 2010

I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You!

We've all met people in our lives who have hurt or disgusted us. Some way more than others. I can remember several times in my life, when certain people seemed to go out of their way to hurt me. Ultimately I survive their attacks, but I afterward this feeling would always come over me, that I was glad I wasn't like them. Well, in 1977 along comes former Beatles/Pink Floyd engineer, Alan Parsons, with his hit progressive rock album, I Robot, and what should appear on it, but this tune:

I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You


If I had a mind to,
I wouldn't want to think like you.
And if I had time to
I wouldn't want to talk to you.

I don't care
What you do,
I wouldn't want to be like you.
I don't care
What you do,
I wouldn't want to be like you.

If I was high class
I wouldn't need a buck to pass.
And if I was a fall guy,
I wouldn't need no alibi...

I don't care
What you do,
I wouldn't want to be like you.
I don't care
What you do,
I wouldn't want to be like you.

Back on the bottom line,
Diggin' for a lousy dime.
If I hit a mother lode,
I'd cover anything that showed.

I don't care
What you do,
I wouldn't want to be like you.
I don't care
What you do...
I wouldn't wanna,
I wouldn't want to be like you.
I wouldn't want to be like you.


Those are the lyrics. Now listen to the real thing. It's much better when put to music.



Melissa XX

5 comments:

caroline said...

Have to put my hand up and admit that I failed to investigate Alan Parsons think the project put me off! Then he was dead and gone, what is it with these guys?

Have some catching up to do.

Caroline xxx

Melissa said...

Caroline,

Alan Parsons is still around.

Melissa XX

caroline said...

got that completely wrong then! Said I never investigated this guys music and it sounds interesting. And I thought I was near perfect.

Caroline xxx

Melissa said...

Well dear one, as far as I'm concerned, you are near perfect!

Melissa XX

Calie said...

Now your talking MY kind of music, girl! Love that song. Love that group!

Calie xxx