Lyrics that Sell

// January 2nd, 2008 // Blog

I'm feeling a certain affinity for the song lyrics accompaning a TV ad for a new car; UK readers will probably recognise it instantly:

Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep,
go the horns in the cars in the street.
We walked away from the lover's leap.
Opposite directions,
synchronised feet.

Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait,
for the time it takes a heart to mend a break.
How many moons are reflected in the lake?
Can you wait forever,
if time is all it takes?

Despite all the warnings,
I landed like
a fallen star
in your arms.

Beat, beat, beat, beat, beat, beat, beat,
goes my heart on the side of my sleeve;
whispering something I can hardly believe:
“Let me take the lead,
cos love is all we need.”

An affinity for everything, except the last line, that is.

11 Responses to “Lyrics that Sell”

  1. AnonyMouse says:

    It’s too romantic :(

  2. Sumera says:

    Not seen this ad yet. What car is it for? Please not a Skoda!

  3. iMuslim says:

    Only the first two verses are actually used in the ad… i find them to be the least “romantic”, and the ones that caught my attention. Admittedly, the last half is quite mushy.

    The car is the Audi R8.

  4. Lucyp says:

    I saw the video on one of the music TV channels and it drove me crazy trying to work out what it was an advert for. Strange video, reminded me very much of a drama lesson i used to have to take at school, but the song has grown on me.

  5. Faraz says:

    On that note, it is quite a nice car. But I don’t expect to have an Audi anywhere in my future.

    The song is quite sad, that’s not at all how I read the lyrics before hearing them in the video.

  6. mcpagal says:

    I think my hatred for that advert is clouding my appreciation for the lyrics.

  7. Sumera says:

    Oh this advert! I;ve seen it numerous times but the lyrics don’t really “do” anything for me :p

  8. Daniel says:

    Ah, Imuslim, you are still a romantic. Did you finish your Doctorate? Is life treating you well? Are you married? Has your faith been tested? Do you think George is up to mischief in the M.E.? Will Britany survive herself?

    Cheers and Peace.

  9. iMuslim says:

    Hey Daniel! :)

    How are you? Lots of questions.

    Did you finish your Doctorate?
    Not quite; have submitted my thesis, but still need to be examined.

    Is life treating you well?
    I’m in good health, thank God.

    Are you married?
    Nope! :)

    Has your faith been tested?
    Ah, deep question. Not the core beliefs, but my ability to practice Islam is always being tested. Especially keeping my tongue in check.

    Do you think George is up to mischief in the M.E.?
    It’s what he does best.

    Will Britany survive herself?
    Err, no idea! I hope so, for her kids’ sake.

    I hope i’ve satisfied your curiosity. :)

    All the best.

  10. Daniel says:

    One last question if I may. Which relationship do you think is most natural to human animals: polygamy, monogamy, same sex, or single? Or a mixture?

    Cheers.

  11. iMuslim says:

    Hmm… “natural” is a funny word. All of the relationships you have described occur “naturally” in human society, thus all are “natural”. Natural doesn’t always mean right, though. I imagine the most common is monogamy, at least, in the official sense; some would argue that people having affairs would count as polygamy. But as such relationships are usually secret, i imagine the statistics on it are not so reliable.

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