Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hello



I've been alone with you
Inside my mind
And in my dreams I've kissed your lips
A thousand times
I sometimes see you
Pass outside my door
Hello!
Is it me you're looking for?
I can see it in your eyes
I can see it in your smile
You're all I've ever wanted
And my arms are open wide
Because you know just what to say
And you know just what to do
And I want to tell you so much
I love you

I long to see the sunlight in your hair
And tell you time and time again
How much I care
Sometimes I feel my heart will overflow
Hello!
I've just got to let you know
Because I wonder where you are
And I wonder what you do
Are you somewhere feeling lonely?
Or is someone loving you?
Tell me how to win your heart
For I haven't got a clue
But let me start by saying I love you
Hello!
Is it me you're looking for?
Because I wonder where you are
And I wonder what you do
Are you somewhere feeling lonely?
Or is someone loving you?
Tell me how to win your heart
For I haven't got a clue
But let me start by saying I love you



"Hello" by Lionel Ritchie


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDZcqBgCS74&feature=related

Lionel Ritchie addresses the students in a drama class, inviting them to consider a man who has been incarcerated for 26 years, and who wishes to make a romantic propostion to a lady, who is, we are told, fascinated by him.

Mr Ritchie does not tell us quite what crime resulted in what is, by any measure, an extremely long period in a state pentientiary. "Tony Billy boy", ex-convict is an American, a New Yorker. I suspect his crime must have been vile- the abduction and rape of a child, or a series of murders, perhaps- to warrant such a long sentence.

It is appalling to imagine such a thug, a moral monster, lying there on his cell-bed, dreaming about asking a charming, sweet-tempered lady- such as the student in this video- to meet him to go to the Paramount Cinema.

What he really proposes to do with that unfortunate lady on their night out is too dreadful to imagine.

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