‘And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone’
I like this song because of the narrative, behind the lyrics. I mean there’s a story inside the song, Chapman telling us about a girl looking after her dad after her mother leaves, that her dad’s a alcoholic, and the girl leaves school to get a job working in a supermarket. She falls into a relationship with someone who owns a fast car, and who makes her feel like she belongs, but they’re unable or unwilling to get a job.
I like the optimism and hope which runs through the song, it would have been easy for Chapman to make it rather downbeat, given the subject matter, but it seems as though the girl is still determined to get out, and hopeful that she will get that ‘house in the suburbs’.
Studio version posted on youtube
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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