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,
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?