Thursday, 10 August 2017

This is me



On this day in..
1678 – France and the Dutch Republic signed the first Treaty of Nijmegen, ending war between the two countries - and in celebration, Marc-Antoine Charpentier wrote his Te Deum, the prelude of which is better known as the Eurovision Song Contest theme:


1787 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completed his chamber piece Eine kleine Nachtmusik:


1897 - Jack Haley, the "Tin Man" in The Wizard of Oz was born:


1923 - The birth of Rhonda Fleming:


1950 - The premiere of Sunset Boulevard starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson took place in New York:


1963 - I was born.

Oh, and...

1970 - Jim Morrison went on trial for “lewd & lascivious behaviour” in public by exposing his private parts and by simulating masturbation and oral copulation.

How appropriate.

As is this, dear reader!


Funny how a lonely day can make a person say:
What good is my life?
Funny how a breaking heart can make me start to say:
What good is my life?
Funny how I often seem, to think I'll never find a dream
In my life
Till I look around and see, this great big world is part of me
And my life

This is my life
Today, tomorrow, love will come and find me
But that's the way that I was born to be
This is me
This is me

This is my life
And I don't give a damn for lost emotions
I've such a lot of love I've got to give
Let me live
Let me live

Sometime when I feel afraid, I think of what a mess I've made
Of my life
Crying over my mistakes, forgetting all the breaks I've had
In my life
I was put on earth to be, a part of this great world is me
And my life
Guess I'll just add up the score, and count the things I'm grateful for
In my life

This is my life
Today, tomorrow, love will come and find me
But that's the way that I was born to be
This is me
This is me

This is my life
And I don't give a damn for lost emotions
I've such a lot of love I've got to give
Let me live
Let me live

This is my life
This is my life
This is my life


Roll on Amsterdam!

7 comments:

  1. Surely your birth tops all those other comparatively puny events! Happy, happy - and many more, Jon!
    xoNeely

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    1. I sincerely hope to create "Eine Kleine Nchtmusik" in Amsterdam :-)

      Jx

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  2. Happy birthday sweetie. I actually remember 1963, dear me.

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    1. Funny enough, my memories of that year are somewhat hazy... Jx

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  3. Happy birthday, Jon! I hope your birthday meal turned out better than Frank N Furter's?

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