[eighteenth life-in-music post]
I remember being in high school and learning about this Alan Parker musical for the first time and not being able to make sense of “help me need you”.
Was even worried that maybe I’ve been hearing the lyrics wrong all the while. Maybe she’s singing something else. No google-check-for-correct-lyrics back in those days.
But we can check now…
Hmmmyep it’s “help me need you” alright.
Thing is, Out Here On My Own is not really my favorite Fame song, it’s I Sing The Body Electric which I truly love. But the scene where they play Out Here On My Own is the one which tugs at my heartstrings the most, particularly between 0:50 to 1:00 –
– because that’s when you know he’s falling for her, and he knows it.
Though she refuses to face it.
But we know what she really wants because she sings it.
And he knows it.
Maybe it’s the body electric.
Oh, and this one. Had to learn how to do the D minor chord back in high school so I could play this one on the guitar.
I want a guitar.