Thursday, June 18, 2009

Oscar

Oscar.ogg Oscar.mp3
The "Oscar" of the title is, of course, the playwright Oscar Wilde.

Until Will sent me this, I had never heard of the quote, "A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal." Now it's one of my favorites.

Writing the music was simply a matter of trying to capture the right "attitude" of both the subject and the lyrics. I hope it works.


Oscar
wmh - June 27, 2005

Oscar has gone wild again
Then he drives the ladies crazy
With a quick quip and a smile
And the calm charm of a daisy

I could run for days and miles
Not stopping for a rest and
I could never catch the wit
Of Oscar at his best and

I could say that I resisted all
Excepting for temptation
Whenever people side with me
I tend to take a new direction

Brilliant by breakfast time
I could use another drink and
Yet another day's begun
Already taxing me to think and

Sincerity, I've heard, is dangerous
In large doses, even fatal
A sure life-long lesson learned
As I crawled out of that cradle.

[Instrumental]

I could run for days and miles
Not stopping for a rest and
I could never catch the wit
Of Oscar at his best and

Sincerity, I've heard, is dangerous
In large doses, even fatal
A sure life-long lesson learned
As I crawled out of that cradle.

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