April 18, 2008

As requested: Eliza Doolittle

The scene: Eliza Doolittle (played by American Conservatives) is courted by Freddy (played by John McCain). Eliza becomes frustrated by Freddy's attempts to win her over with talk, and, as we all do when reaching a boiling point, begins to sing:
Words! Words! Words! I'm so sick of words!
I get words all day through;
First from him, now from you!
Is that all you blighters can do?
Don't talk of stars burning above;
If you're in love, Show me!
Tell me no dreams filled with desire.
If you're on fire, Show me!
Here we are together in the middle of the night!
Don't talk of spring! Just hold me tight!
Anyone who's ever been in love'll tell you that
This is no time for a chat!
Haven't your lips longed for my touch?
Don't say how much, Show me! Show me!
Don't talk of love lasting through time.
Make me no undying vow. Show me now!

Sing me no song! Read me no rhyme!
Don't waste my time, Show me!
Don't talk of June, Don't talk of fall!
Don't talk at all! Show me!
Never do I ever want to hear another word.
There isn't one I haven't heard.
Here we are together in what ought to be a dream;
Say one more word and I'll scream!
Haven't your arms hungered for mine?
Please don't "expl'ine," Show me! Show me!
Don't wait until wrinkles and lines
Pop out all over my brow,
Show me now!

I believe it was the author's intent to show how Eliza can trust Freddy (wink wink) about as far as she can spit. Stay tuned to see if Eliza wins the world record for spitting distance.

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