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I figured this one out listening to Cole Porter. The song is really important because I want to keep the modern lieder aspect of solo voice and piano alive. I want it to be one of the foundations of my career. I'm very influenced by Schubert. Someone said there's more beauty and expression in two bars of a Schubert lieder than in a four-hour opera. At any rate, we definitely need a break at that point in the record.


Pretty things, so what if I like pretty things

Pretty lies, so what if I like pretty lies

From where you are

To where I am now

I need these pretty things

Around the planets of my face

Everything's a sign of my astrology

From where you are

To where I am now

Is its own galaxy

Be a star and fall down somewhere next to me

And make it past your color TV

This time will pass and with it will me 

And all these pretty things

And don't say you don't notice them