Ike and Tina Turner, INXS, Idina Menzel, Imagine Dragons… I Am A Rock, I Got You Babe, If I Were A Rich Man, I Can See For Miles… instruments, idol, Into The Woods, impresario… impressive items each one.
I was brave at one time. Brave or stupid, I am not sure which. I inflicted my voice on a room full of strangers. And I did it more than once even! I am sorry world! A dear friend of mine was a super singer and liked to do karaoke. She felt bad making her husband always go with her, and her son got busy with college, so she asked me to join her one night.
It took me a couple weeks before I stood behind the microphone, and then I was not alone. I made my friend sing with me so I wouldn’t sound so bad. She said I had a good voice, but I was so quiet. I went several more nights out with her and got the courage (liquid or otherwise) to sing alone.
I know you are all thinking I have lost it again… karaoke is a K not an I. The song I got really comfortable singing was “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight.” It was gender neutral, and it was a song that I associated with a special person and would silently dedicate it to him in my heart at night. Sadly, he didn’t want to see me tonight… ha, ha. I also used to warble my way through “I Feel Lucky” on good nights. The other occasional songs were hit and miss.
Here is a REAL singer doing “my song” better than I could ever come close to doing it. But you know, years later I still associate the song with that one friend I just wish I could spend some time with.
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