Aretha Franklin/ The BossHoss

“The Beauty of Anger”? These funny bad boys from Berlin really exploit every cliché, don’t they, to turn Lady Soul’s and Dionne Warwick’s song inside out completely. What would we do without the battle of the sexes?

I Say a Little Prayer For You
Burt Bacharach for Dionne Warwick, 1967

The moment I wake up
Before I put on my makeup
I say a little prayer for you
While combing my hair now
And wondering what dress to wear now
I say a little prayer for you

Forever and ever you’ll stay in my heart
and I will love you
Forever and ever we never will part
Oh, how I love you
Together forever, that’s how it must be
To live without you
Would only mean heartbreak for me.

I run for the bus, dear
While riding I think of us, dear
I say a little prayer for you
At work I just take time
And all through my coffee break-time
I say a little prayer for you.

(Chorus)

My darling believe me
For me there is no one but you
Please love me too – answer my prayer
And I’m in love with you – answer my prayer
Answer my prayer now babe – answer my prayer

The BossHoss adapt the lyrics to say

“before I pull my jeans up…
and wondering what hat to wear now”

Here’s Dionne’s elegant pop original of 1967:

englischlernen mit liedern :-) learning english with songs

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Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

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