I Will Never Be

Closer to thee, closer to thee…

I don’t know if you know this about me, but I always wanted to be a singer. I used to come home for lunch at school, and I was a latch-key kid, so I was the only person home, and I would pretend there was a singing contest and I was the unpopular dweeb who didn’t want to enter because she didn’t want to be embarrassed and then one of the judges heard her singing as she cleaned chalkbrushes and offered her a recording contract and eventually I became famous, and only slightly bitter about all the jerkfaces who’d terrorised me in school. So really, I played “Janis Joplin” a lot.

Anyway, I was not blessed with Perfect Pitch like my friend the long-suffering Sarah, and I was not blessed with a rich, soul-shaking baritone voice like my cousin AJ (and my uncle Al). And I was not blessed with voice lessons or church choir. So I did not become a famous singer.

But in my fantasies, I sing like Annie Lennox:

Or Cyndi Lauper:

Or k.d. lang:

And of course, I’ll never be Stan Rogers

So yeah. There’s one of my secrets, revealed. Not that I’ll never be Annie Lennox, Cyndi Lauper, kd lang, or Stan Rogers, but that I always wanted to be a singer. I always wanted to be the person that people said, ‘you sing well’ about. I don’t think I’m that person. But it doesn’t stop me from singing. For good or for bad.

  6 comments for “I Will Never Be

  1. Mrgd2u
    28 April 2010 at 8:21 am

    I have always been of the “sing as if no-one’s listening” school of thought. Especially since, for me, within seconds… no-one is.

  2. 28 April 2010 at 8:30 am

    I am so much cheesier than you. I was ABBA.

  3. Arnisador
    28 April 2010 at 9:13 pm

    tell you what. Next time we get together, we’ll croon out Barrett’s Privateers, the Idiot and Rise Again. ANd I promise I’ll only giggle a little at the double entendres in Rise Again :)

    • 28 April 2010 at 10:16 pm

      We’ll subject all the LARPers to this?
      Are you sure?

  4. Arnisador
    29 April 2010 at 8:00 pm

    tell them they must all take trauma if they DON’T applaud and yell encore ;)

    • 30 April 2010 at 7:44 am

      I like the cut of your jib.

i make squee noises when you tell me stuff.

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