Wednesday, 10 January 2018

What if Pharrell Williams has it right all along?





What if Pharrell Williams has it right all along?

"There's something special on the other side of this moment
And it's about what you and I decide
And it's important for you to remember we did this together
And finally, they'll know the story of our lives

There's a brush fire
TV's watching it escalate
Smoke signals going up higher
It'll take your breath away
But they don't know how we act now
We'll turn our tomorrow into yesterday
Don't you nest away
C'mon, get dressed okay

Grab someone you love
There's something special on the other side of this moment
And it's about what you and I decide
And it's important for you to remember we did this together
And finally, they'll know the story of our lives

And if it happens to rain on my plans
Water and sweat will dry when they can
Not even cuffs will prevent this man
From the connection between these two hands
You heard me?
Yes, sir.

And it's important for you to remember we did this together
And finally, they'll know the story of our lives
HONK."


There's a verse dropped from a different version.
Maybe it was cut for time - or to avoid any mention of "the Lord" in a kids thing.

"I'm a sinner - Sometimes I only did what was required
I'm a sinner - Sometimes I sat down when I got tired
Should've stayed standing up, To do the job for which I was hired
But the good Lord, Thank you for relighting my fire"


There's so little written about this song.

How does Pharrell summon the confidence to create something so pretty and so delicate,
and then put atonal honks all over it?

Either way, that minion getting his dungarees blown off on the final parp is the gag that holds the record for the biggest laugh (and most replay) in our house in 2018.

(Followed a close second by Cameron Diaz's "There's a window there's a bed, there's the TV there's your head" Miss Hannigan moment on Annie).


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