These foolish things :3

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Rod Stewart is the man eh?…. the song he chose was a beautiful ballad, by an Anglo-Selvian songwriter about an American-chinese actress…. ahhaha lovely, pure and simple lyrics…

A cigarette that bears a lipstick’s traces,
An airline ticket to romantic places,
A fairgrounds painted swings,
These foolish things remind me of you.

A tinkling piano in the next apartment,
Those stumbling words that told you what my heart meant,
And still my heart has wings.
These foolish things remind me of you.

You came, you saw, you conquered me.
When you did that to me, I knew somehow
It had to be.

The winds of March that make my heart a dancer,
A telephone that rings but who’s to answer.
Oh, how the thought of you clings.
These foolish things remind me of you.

… and it’s quite astounding the calibre of the singers who preceded him…. and the number of styles those lovely lyrics were sung in… Copy pasta from wikipedia –

These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)” is a popular song with words and music by Harry Link, Holt Marvell (real name: Eric Maschwitz), and Jack Strachey. It was written in 1935 for the London revueSpread It Abroad“, and was first performed by Judy Campbell. The song became a #1 hit in the US in the summer of 1936, primarily by British orchestra leader Carroll Gibbons, also represented by the Benny Goodman version.

Various other versions have been recorded including vocal arrangements featuring Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Frankie Laine, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Aaron Neville, Ronnie Milsap, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Nat “King” Cole, Joni James, Bryan Ferry, and Rod Stewart. Instrumental jazz arrangements of the song have been recorded by Stan Getz, Benny Goodman, Benny Carter, Lionel Hampton, Thelonious Monk, Clifford Brown and Max Roach, Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker, Count Basie, Lester Young, and numerous other artists.

The song originally had the lyric “The song that Crosby sings”, but curiously Bing Crosby himself was the first singer not to sing that line. Romantically linked to the Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong while working in Hollywood, Eric Maschwitz’s lyrics reflect his longing for Wong after they parted and he returned to England.

Bryan Ferry covered the Dorothy Dickson version of the song for the title of his first solo album These Foolish Things (1973). James Brown & The Famous Flames perform a live version of the song on their 1964 King Records LP, Pure Dynamite: Live At The Royal . Paris Bennett covered the song on the fifth season of American Idol.

Let me change it a little :3

A coffee cup that bears a lipstick’s traces,
An internet bookmark to romantic places,
A lounge chair fraying suede,
These foolish things remind me of you.

A rumbling stereo in the next apartment,
Those stumbling words that told you what my heart meant,
And still my heart has wings.
These foolish things remind me of you.

You came, you saw, you conquered me.
When you did that to me, I knew somehow
It had to be.

The winds of March that make my heart a dancer,
A cellphone that vibrates but who’s to text back.
Oh, how the thought of you clings.
These foolish things remind me of you.

arggh too contrived eh?

hehe signing out!

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