Green to this.
Where's a manual when you need one?
The back of your hands, no good to you now.
Right angles,
It's all shaped wrong when it should be rolling.
You're pining every trick this box hasn't got.

It's alright...
didn't I tell you so?
It's alright.
It's all in the process.
It's alright.
You're all set to go.
So don't give me that look...
'cause I know you're up to it.

My favourite thing,
to walk out on the bridge and look back on Manhattan,
under sunset covers while the city lights up.
You'll find yours,
whoever, whatever you need, it'll be here.
Guaranteed under amongst these golden oak streets

It's alright...
'Cause I'm telling you so.
It's alright.
It's all in the process.
It's alright.
You're all set to go.
So don't give me that look...
'cause I know you're up to it.

Just one place.
Just one place,
to make amends.
Just one friend.
Just one friend,
that's all it takes.

It's alright.
Didn't I tell you so?
It's alright.
It's all in the process.
It's alright,
and you're all set to go.
so don't give me that look,..
'cause I know you're up to it.



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    General CommentGreen to this.(meaning New/like a horse is greenbroke)
    Where's a manuel when you need one?
    The back of your hands, no good to you now.
    Right angles,
    It's all shaped wrong when it should be rolling.
    You're pining every trick this box hasn't got.

    It's alright...
    didn't I tell you so?
    It's alright.
    It's all in the process.
    It's alright.
    You're all set to go.
    So don't give me that look...
    'cause I know you're up to it.

    My favourite thing,
    to walk out on the bridge and look back on Manhattan,
    under sunset covers while the city lights up.
    You'll find yours,
    whoever, whatever, you need, it'll be here.
    Guarenteed under amongst these golden oat streets.(leave it to immi)

    It's alright...
    'Cause I'm telling you so.
    It's alright.
    It's all in the process.
    It's alright.
    You're all set to go.
    So don't give me that look...
    'cause I know you're up to it.

    Just one place.
    Just one place,
    to make amense.
    Just one friend.
    Just one friend,
    that's all it takes.

    It's alright.
    Didn't I tell you so?
    It's alright.
    It's all in the process.
    It's alright,
    and you're all set to go.
    so don't give me that look,..
    'cause I know you're up to it.

    adeadavidon March 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe background to the song was explained in one of Immi's vBlogs. She was asked to write a song for a TV film. The story was that a child (not sure if it was a boy or a girl) had moved from the country to the city (New York), and was anxious about going to a new school, and losing all their old friends. The song is written from the point of view of the child's mother trying to encourage the child to face the new life, make new friends, and so on.

    This helps make sense of the lyrics, e.g. 'don't give me that look... 'cause I know you're up to it'. Also the reference to Manhattan, since the film is set in New York. Incidentally, the line should be 'golden old streets', not 'oak' or 'oat'! This could be a reference to the 'brownstone' buildings in the older parts of New York.

    Of course in the end the song was not used for the film, hence 'The Song That Never Was'.
    DavidBon January 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI've remembered now that the film title was 'The Little Spirit'. The DVD description is

    "When a friendly cabbie tells two young sisters the story of a boy named Leo who moved to Manhattan with his family, a magical adventure begins in this new-to-DVD animated adventure. While adjusting to the big city and enjoying the days leading up to Christmas, Leo accidentally loses his dog Ramona in Central Park. Leo is devastated by his loss until a magical creature named Little Spirit appears and takes him on a quest to find Ramona. Leo and Little Spirit venture out on the journey of a lifetime, taking in the festive surroundings of the city and meeting people from all walks of life. By the time Leo is reunited with Ramona, he has an eclectic group of friends that make the strange city seem like home."

    DavidBon January 17, 2010   Link

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