Saturday, October 14, 2006

Magical Montmartre

Re-heard one of my favourite songs from 13 years ago (What's Up, 4 Non Blondes, 1993) sitting amongst a crowd on the stone steps that lead up to the Sacré-Cœur, in Montmartre, on a sunny and warm Autumn saturday afternoon (a week ago). The performer wasn't that good but the crowd was and the moment was magical. Along with the Place des Vosges, Montmartre is my favourite place to be in Paris.

25 years and my life is still
trying to get up that great big hill of hope
For a destination
I realized quickly when I knew I should
That the world was made up of this
Brotherhood of man
For whatever that means
And so I cry somethimes when I'm lying in bed
Just to get it all out what's in my head
And I'm, I am feeling a little peculiar
So I wake in the morning and I step outside
And I take deep breath and I get real high
And I scream from the top of my lungs
What's goin' on
And I say hey....
And I say hey what's goin' on
And I say hey....
I said hey what's goin' on
Oooh....
Oooh....
And I try, oh my God do I try
I try all the time
In this institution
And I pray, oh my God do I pray
I pray every single day
For a revolution
And so I cry sometimes when I'm lying in bed
Just to get it all out what's in my head
And I'm, I am feeling a little peculiar
So I wake in the morning and I step outside
And I take deep breath and I get real high
And I scream from the top of my lungs
What's goin'on
And I say hey...
And I say hey what's goin' on
And I say hey...
I said hey what's goin' on
And I say hey...
And I say hey what's goin' on
And I say hey...
I said hey what's goin' on
Oooh....
25 years and my life is still
trying to get up that great big hill of hope
For a destination



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Never paid much attention to the lyrics, but having read them now I think I missed a beautiful song.
Lots of other things to worry about...