User avatarThe wisdom of Des’ree

Recently I was in the car and found myself listening to Life by Des’ree. This undoubtedly counts as one of the low points in an otherwise happy life.

This is a song of many profound and moving lyrics. Take this heartfelt couplet from the first verse, for example:

I’m afraid of the dark,
Especially when I’m in a park

And what about this jubilant ending?

I’ll take you up on a dare,
Anytime, anywhere
Name the place, I’ll be there,
Bungee jumping, I don’t care!

This song was, of course, the trigger for Des’ree’s family to get her a rhyming dictionary because she was clearly struggling for ideas. But the best lyric of them all has to be:

I don’t want to see a ghost,
It’s a sight that I fear most
I’d rather have a piece of toast
And watch the evening news

That makes a lot of sense to me. I like toast a lot and would rather have a piece of toast than do many other things.

What would you rather have a piece of toast than do?

16 comments to The wisdom of Des’ree

  • Ian "Mac Mac Mac Mac" McIver

    I would much rather have a piece of toast than go anywhere that Des’ree frequently resides or visits. I bet she hides in bushes in her local park, jumps up behind unsuspecting couples and screams, “I’m afraid of the dark!”

  • Yeah, I think I’d rather have a piece of toast than that. I’m happy to give her a wide berth while enjoying some crunchy wholemeal.

    I’d rather have a piece of toast than have anything to do with your fluffy pants.

  • Ian "Mac Mac Mac Mac" McIver

    Maybe we should send her to your canteen for breakfast so she can have one of their delightful protein pots. She could write a song about it; Ham Hock Odyssey.

    What have you got against my bewildering fluffy pants?

  • They bewilder me.

    I think Des’ree would have trouble at the cafe downstairs. She might rather have a piece of toast but they don’t sell it so I suppose she’d have to settle for seeing a ghost. Nobody wants that for breakfast.

  • I’d rather eat 2 pieces of toast than eat a piece of toast. I’d have one with just butter and the second with jam on too so it’d be like a breakfast pudding.

    How do you like them apples?

  • I like them apples a lot. Them’s some varied and well-organised breakfast apples.

  • Ian "Mac Mac Mac Mac" McIver

    I’d leave mine until they were bitterly bitterly cold and then smother them with a thin layer of butter. Also there’d be six of them.

  • I prefer my breakfast apples hot, personally. But I’m broadly OK with your plan all the same.

    I would rather we all agree on toast than see a ghost.

  • Ian "Mac Mac Mac Mac" McIver

    Dog eggs!

  • Have you been listening to the Rapples?

  • Kevil

    Is it a loveable ghost dog near a dry stone wall, or a scary chain rattling tortured soul? We need this level of information to decide.

  • Ian "Mac Mac Mac Mac" McIver

    Is the ghost located in a microwave? That’s also very important.

  • Does anyone know who is being asked these questions? We’ve all asked some questions now and there are no answers in sight.

  • I was asking Des’ree, who were you asking?

  • I’m not sure. I often just shout my thoughts out loud and hope that someone, somewhere cares.

  • Ian "Mac Mac Mac Mac" McIver

    I was asking Bobby Costanzo.

    I assumed Chris wasn’t asking Gary Wilmot given that he has no idea who he is.

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