Hey there Delilah..

Hey there Delilah
What’s it like in New York City?
I’m a thousand miles away
But girl, tonight you look so pretty
Yes you do
Times Square can’t shine as bright as you
I swear it’s true

Hey there Delilah
Don’t you worry about the distance
I’m right there if you get lonely
Give this song another listen
Close your eyes
Listen to my voice, it’s my disguise
I’m by your side

Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
What you do to me

Hey there Delilah
I know times are getting hard
But just believe me, girl
Someday I’ll pay the bills with this guitar
We’ll have it good
We’ll have the life we knew we would
My word is good

Hey there Delilah
I’ve got so much left to say
If every simple song I wrote to you
Would take your breath away
I’d write it all
Even more in love with me you’d fall
We’d have it all

Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me

A thousand miles seems pretty far
But they’ve got planes and trains and cars
I’d walk to you if I had no other way
Our friends would all make fun of us
and we’ll just laugh along because we know
That none of them have felt this way
Delilah I can promise you
That by the time we get through
The world will never ever be the same
And you’re to blame

Hey there Delilah
You be good and don’t you miss me
Two more years and you’ll be done with school
And I’ll be making history like I do
You’ll know it’s all because of you
We can do whatever we want to
Hey there Delilah here’s to you
This one’s for you

Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
What you do to me.

Beautiful.. 🙂

Of excitement to fear, calm, life and formula 1 racers..

Do I sense excitement? At times like this, it’s vital to stay calm.. the excitement can easily turn into anxiety and fear‘..

This sentence in a novel I was reading got me thinking..

The whole ‘living‘ and ‘life‘ concept as it is presented to us seems highly overrated. The whole point of life and living, we are told, is to experience the highs and lows, feel the insane thrill and excitement, happiness and sadness etc etc..

But, it’s becoming more and more evident to me, atleast, that if we do ever want to do anything ‘cool‘ with our lives, then being calm is the way to go.

This can be anything – building a business, running our own little ventures, leading a band, captaining a sports team, why – even driving a formula 1 car.

This sport is among the sports with very high ‘coolness‘ factor after all given men drive cars at insanely high speeds easily experiencing the ‘highs’ in life. Now, here are some facts –

1) F1 drivers in general are the coolest calmest cats on the planet. For further proof, look at the countries they come from – mostly ice cold countries in and around Scandinavia.. (we become like our environment)

2) Kimi Raikkonen is called the ice-man..

3) These guys are ridiculously disciplined when it comes to following their routine before a race and their cool-ness would seem to dictate a party lifestyle. But, it was a big surprise to the Singapore paparazzi when these guys called it a night very early on most days to keep up with their sleep schedules..

I found this very interesting..

I’m beginning to also draw parallels to the whole over hyped ‘go-with-the-flow’ concept. It dictated that living life meant going with the flow and not being ‘robotic‘ and organized. But, I’ve realized over the past 5 months that being organized gives us a LOT more license to be free and go with the flow than the real thing..

Food for thought..

Disclaimer: It could just be that my background has to do with the perceptions about living life being about highs and lows etc..

Meeting Mr.Anonymous..

As I’d just introduced characters from a novel I’ve been reading, I just thought I’d feature an interesting comment on the ‘Of Nuts and Geniuses’ from a well wisher –

Anonymous said…

you should have an option like ‘cliched’ or ‘not quite interesting’ or ‘load of optimistic rubbish’ etc…it seems unfair that the only choices I have are cool or interesting…neither of which your little note on rebellious genius can qualify for.

There is indeed a 3rd reaction called ‘Can do better lah’ which has a touch of Singlish and may not be all that obvious. That can be changed I guess(has been changed!)..

Nice to have comments, always.. so please keep your thoughts coming!

Meeting Marler, Tweed and gang..

I am generally more of a flexible person when it comes to most things or so I think (maybe I’m not).. One thing that I know does happen to me is that once something works very well, it takes a lot for me to change it – especially when it comes to stuff I do for leisure.

One such example is with reading novels. And one such group of Novels I simply LOVE are those written by Colin Forbes.

There are a whole bunch of these novels and they primarily feature the team from the British SIS (Secret Intelligence Service – equivalent to the CIA) and all of these are thrillers with lots of adventure, mystery and some rather cool action. The coolest part is the main team and the main ones here are –

Tweed: The head of the SIS. An unassuming person to look at, extremely intense and never lets anyone on what he’s thinking unless he is very very sure! Super smart, of course..

Paula: His right hand, practically – a smart brunette with brains and a thirst for action! Very brave and portrayed as an adventurous right hand..

Bob Newman: A very famous international correspondent tough guy who Tweed trusts completely..

Marler: The real hero in my point of view atleast. Marler has always been my alias name (haha) and the reason is he is this cool, suave guy – always unruffled and is the deadliest marksman in Western Europe. Marler is someone who’s made it to my personal mission statement even just for the fact that he is always a calm head during a crisis and always, ALWAYS does things with style..

Harry Butler and Pete Nield: Opposites in the sense that Harry doesn’t pay too much attention to appearance while Nield does but both extremely dependable arms men, breakers of locks etc etc.. Complete the team..

Forbes’ novels have always enthralled me. Maybe it’s because there’s been a part of me always enthralled by the world of such secret/confidential missions, action etc.. I’d read Forbes when I was in high school and this time, I decided to pick these novels up and re-read and boy, I’m having a great time..

The funny part is the difference in outlook now. These novels are very very British and they, as a result, portray Russia, China, US etc as power hungry monsters and that does occur to me as humorous right now..

Nevertheless, the real learning is observing the characters. It’s great fun and also tells me that when we get really deep into something, anything.. there are always life learnings that can be drawn out..

yes, anything, including Harry Potter(for the skeptics).. 😀