Saturday, June 18, 2011

LET'S KARAOKE 14 : GEORGE MICHAEL - KISSING A FOOL

It's time to hit the microphone again, guys. This time, I have chosen George Michael's Kissing A Fool, the fifth single taken from his first album 'Faith' upon his departure from Wham!. Unlike his other singles from the album, this song did not manage to climb to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It stalled at number 5 and the top spot on the chart for that week belonged to Bon Jovi's Bad Medicine. I guess everyone and his girlfriend were into Bon Jovi back then. By the way, George Michael was also considered as a hottie at that time (that was a long, long time before his infamous restroom incident). Kissing A Fool has also been covered by Michael Bublé and I'd have to say that both versions are excellent. So here it is, the karaoke for George Michael's Kissing A Fool. Just don't start singing like a fool.

The single's cover

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You are far when I could have been your star

You listened to people who scared you to death and from my heart
Strange that you were strong enough to even make a start
But you'll never find peace of mind till you listen to your heart

People, you can never change the way they feel
Better let them do just what they will, for they will
If you let them steal your heart from you
People, will always make a lover feel a fool
But you knew I loved you
We could have shown them all

We should have seen love through

Fooled me with the tears in your eyes
Covered me with kisses and lies
So goodbye
But please don't take my heart

You are far, I'm never gonna be your star
I'll pick up the pieces and mend my heart
Maybe I'll be strong enough, I don't know where to start

But I'll never find peace of mind while I listen to my heart

People, you can never change the way they feel
Better let them do just what they will, for they will
If you let them steal your heart
And people, will always make a lover feel a fool
But you knew I loved you
We could have shown them all

But remember this, every other kiss that you'll ever give
Long as we both live

When you need the hand of another man
One you really can surrender with
I will wait for you, like I always do
But something there that can't compare with any other

You are far, when I could have been your star
You listened to people, who scared you to death and from my heart
Strange that I was wrong enough to think you'd love me too
I guess you were kissing a fool
You must have been kissing a fool

Monday, June 6, 2011

PLAYING WITH THE BIG BOYS (AND GIRLS)

I know the title sounds a little bit dirty but there is not much to it actually. I've been playing Mafia Wars on facebook for quite a while now and a few weeks ago, I thought maybe I could expand my Mafia family. I was feeling a bit too ambitious and I did what most players would do in order to get active and powerful Mafia members easily and quickly. I did a bit of searching here and there and contacted a few high-level players to be in their family. Little did I know that most of these big boys and girls were already in warring clans. There are hundreds of these clans and some of them can be pretty obsessed and vicious when it comes to playing this game. I really put my little Mafia ass in trouble since I could easily be detected by other players as well. What started as a game that I played for fun with some good friends turned into a nightmare. I was attacked and robbed left and right 24/7 by these warring clans. They definitely are a ruthless lot and most of them are automated players. Well, there was nothing I could do except to lie low for a while and wait until everything is back to normal. The attacks are a lot less now and I am able to resume my game peacefully. The moral of the story is never try to get into the big league if you're still a greenhorn. You still have a long way to go and there is still a lot more that you have to learn. And I have definitely learned my lesson.