Written for Carry On Tuesday
Some once said ‘Life’s a song – sing it’. It got me thinking. Very few of us are blessed with the ability to sing completely in tune, and perfect pitch is a quality possessed by but the chosen few. But most of try to belt out a tune now and again whether it be in the pub on karaoke night or in the shower using the spray head as a mic. That’s like life, isn’t it? We try, but no matter how much effort we put into it we don’t always get it right. And songs mirror life. They can be melancholy or uplifting, funny or sad. There was a song doing the rounds many years ago by a band called the New Squeakers (or something like that). In it they said that they wanted to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. A noble aspiration, but sadly one which will probably never be achieved. On that note, or the closest one you can get to it, let’s all sing a song. Now, where did I put my earplugs?