Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Tacky Tuesday- Celine Dion


I FULLY realise that 'Tackfest Tuesday' may actually only be serving to show the world what truly appalling taste I had in music, but nonetheless this week is dedicated to the Canadian songstress Celine Dion and specifically her 1993 (so more like 94 over here) album 'The Colour of My Love'.


I should perhaps explain further. In my late teenage years while at university there were two major things in my life which prompted me to listen to the music.
The first was the fact I was dying about this fellah in my class and I literally thought my heart would break into a jillion pieces if he didn't love me back. It got so bad that me and my mucker Gillian would drive around the area where said stalkee lived and looking fornlornly at his house hoping he would see that as a reason to fall in love with me.


It never happened.

But nonetheless what did happen is that I became hopelessly addicted to tacky power ballads the likes of Celine Dion and Mariah Carey and as I also had to spend a good three hours on a bus to and from Belfast each week I listened to them a lot and thought they were singing about me and my unrequited passion and doomed romance.
There are so many wonderfully tacky songs on the 'Colour of My Love' to choose from ('Refuse to Dance' being particularly naff') but this week I'll opt for the power ballad 'Think Twice'.

Don't think I can't feel that there's something wrong
You've been the sweetest part of my life so long
I look in your eyes, there's a distant light
And you and I know there'll be a storm tonight
This is getting serious Are you thinking 'bout you or us (chorus)
Don't say what you're about to say
Look back before you leave my life
Be sure before you close that door
Before you roll those dice
Baby think twice


Baby think twice for the sake of our love, for the memory
For the fire and the faith that was you and me
Baby I know it ain't easy when your soul cries out for a higher ground '
Coz when you're halfway up, you're always halfway down (My favourite bit by the way)
But baby this is serious
Are you thinking 'bout you or us (repeat first chorus)

Baby this is serious (this is serious)
Are you thinking 'bout you or us Baby
Don't say what you're about to say (no no no no) (Best sung when drunk)
Look back before you leave my life (don’t leave my life)
Be sure before you close that door
Before you roll those dice
Baby think twice



2 comments:

Keris said...

While Think Twice is quite wonderful, the best song to sing when drunk (or even sober) is Chains by Tina Arena.

Claire said...

ooooh, you know there's my idea for next week.
Although 'Heaven Help My Heart' by Tina Arena (yes, I had that album too) is also wonderful when drunk.

Yay I'm off to download Chains now for a wee reminisce

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