May 29, 2013.
Radio Ink magazine publisher Eric Rhoads at the
First Annual Online Radio Summit in the Eye of the Storm
lecture hall at Wizard Academy, 900 feet above the city of Austin.
lyrics translated into English
by George Michael & Astrud Gilberto
If you say my singing is off key, my love,
You would hurt my feelings, don’t you see, my love?
I wish I had an ear like yours,
A voice that would behave.
All I have is feeling
And the voice God gave
You insist my music goes against the rules.
Yes, but rules were never made for lovesick fools.
I wrote this song for you
But you don’t care.
It’s a crooked song, ah,
But my heart is there.
The thing that you would see, if you would play the part,
Is even if I’m out of tune I have a gentle heart.
I took your picture with my trusty Rolleiflex
And now all I have developed is complex.
Possibly in vain, I hope you weaken, oh my love,
And forget those rigid rules that undermine my dream of
A life of love and music with someone who’ll understand
That even though I may be out of tune when I attempt to say
How much I love you
And all that matters is the message that I bring,
Which is: my dear one, I love you.