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18.4.08

9 million bicycles

that's a fact

Georgian-born guitarist, Katie Melua, was the UK's best selling female artist in 2004 and 2005. Her music combines London Jazz and Motown in the style of Norah Jones and Nick Drake. Her tone is as sweet and angelic as Kate Bush with a bit Ella Fitzgerald. She has the incredible range of Sinead O'Conner and storyteller cum poet quality of Bob Dylan - a potent elixir that so far, crowds can't get enough of. When not performing, she is The Goodwill Ambassador for Save The Children. One of my favorite songs is Nine Million Bicycles:
There are nine million bicycles in Beijing
That's a fact
It's a thing we can't deny
Like the fact that I will love you till I die

We are twelve billion light years from the edge
That's a guess
No-one can ever say it's true
But I know that I will always be with you

I'm warmed by the fire of your love everyday
So don't call me a liar
Just believe everything that I say

There are six billion people in the world
More or less
And it makes me feel quite small
But you're the one I love the most of all

We're high on the wire
With the world in our sight
And I'll never tire
Of the love that you give me every night

There are nine million bicycles in Beijing
That's a fact
It's a thing we can't deny
Like the fact that I will love you till I die

And there are nine million bicycles in Beijing
And you know that I will love you till I die

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Karl McCracken said...

AND she has a sense of humour.

She was on BBC radio a couple of years ago, and a physicist emailed in pointing out that the line "twelve billion light years from the edge" was actually inaccurate, and widely held as untrue. Someone else called in giving an update on the number of bicycles in Beijing . . .

. . . a week later she'd recorded a more accurate version of the song just for the BBC. It didn't scan so well, but made for some pretty funny listening.

18/4/08 08:11  

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