Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Too many people take second best



Many happy returns today to the lovely Miss Eddi Reader!

A fab singer with a quite successful solo career in her own right (I love Patience of Angels and her cover of A Town Without Pity), it is nonetheless for this song that she is most fondly remembered by the majority of us - guranteed to lift you out of even the stubbornest gloomy mood, here's Eddi and Fairground Attraction back in 1988 with Perfect:



I don't want half hearted love affairs
I need someone who really cares.
Life is too short to play silly games
I've promised myself I won't do that again.

It's got to be perfect
It's got to be worth it
Yeah.
Too many people take second best
But I won't take anything less
It's got to be
Yeah
Perfect.

Young hearts are foolish
They make such mistakes
They're much too eager to give their love away.
Well
I have been foolish too many times
Now I'm determined I'm gonna get it right.

It's got to be perfect
It's got to be worth it
Yeah.
Too many people take second best
But I won't take anything less
It's got to be
Yeah
Perfect.


Eddi Reader MBE (born Sadenia Reader, 29th August 1959)

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for that. I needed a little lift on a gloomy day.

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  2. Funny, I just saw the 12" record at a local fleamarket last weekend. I always liked that song way back then when I was 10 years old, hehe!

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    1. Don't rub it in dear. We know you are a mere babe! Jx

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