There’s Got To Be So Much I Don’t Know

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: SCHOOL/COLLEGE/EDUCATION/CLASS/DEGREE

Children, India, Education, Classroom

I am sorry but I realized last night I had scheduled the wrong post for the wrong week. It totally flummoxed me having to re-jig my schedule at the last moment. I was also grumpier than it is possible to imagine because someone was shrieking and wailing like….well, like a very drunken karaoke singer next door until late late later than it is polite to keep your next door neighbour awake!

So I really struggled to get into my head into gear. The song I have chosen – at the last minute – does not mention any of the words Jim gave us, but it is essentially about getting an education in life itself – learning about what life really means.

This was a song from my schooldays – and it stuck. Echobelly are the band. There is a video at the bottom of this post showing a live performance of this track. But I have included here the song “Great Things” from their album “On” which I must have listened to hundreds of times. Oh how I loved this album. The girls in my class and I, we sang it and I am sure it fired up our bellies to go out there and live!

Now about offering the sozzled midnight crooner next door some singing lessons.

I wanna do great things
I don't wanna compromise
I wanna know what life is
I wanna know everything
I wanna do great things
I don't wanna compromise
I wanna know what love is
Is it something I do to myself

All is fair in love and war
Or so they say and so the saying goes
But I've seen more broken hearts
Than you can count the bullets in the war

Oh what do I know
There's gotta be so much I don't know

I wanna do great things
I don't wanna compromise
I wanna know what life is
I wanna try everything
I wanna do great things
I don't wanna compromise
I wanna know what love is
Is it something I do to myself, something I do to myself

What is life apart from memories of dreams
And friendships we have known
And it smells of childhood tales
And contemplating clothes that you have worn

Oh what do I know
There's got to be so much I don't know

I wanna do great things
I don't wanna compromise
I wanna know what life is
Is it something I do to myself, something I do to myself

Never wanted many things
Except the chance to learn from my mistakes
Funny how you never learn but
Know them when they come around again

Oh what do I know
There's got to be so much I don't know

I wanna do great things
I don't wanna compromise
I wanna know what life is
I wanna try everything
I wanna do great things
I don't wanna compromise
I wanna know what love is
Is it something I do to myself, something I do to myself
Something you do to yourself

Written by: Sonya Madan and Glen Johansson

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