“I don’t care what the people may say about me”


There is a song that I just can’t get out of my head lately: Eliza Doolittle‘s “Pack Up”. I love the immediacy of the rhythm, of the lyrics and I just find it so CUTE!

Her nickname caught my attention immediately, as I love Audrey Hepburn’s film ‘My Fair Lady’ where her character is called Eliza Doolittle – a poor and illiterate girl who sells flowers in London’s Covent Garden until one day Professor Higgins decides she needs to learn to talk ‘p-r-o-p-e-r’ English and turns her into a fine and charming lady.

Now, it’s likely that if you Google ‘Eliza Doolittle’ you will no longer get pictures of beautiful Audrey Hepburn, but also of this cheerful pop-singer:

The chorus of the song (I don’t care what the people may say, what the people may say about me) is very catchy and it just calls for being whistled along in the streets and sung out loud in the car!

The feeling I get when listening to this song is that I am light like a bird and nothing of what others think, say or do matters to me. Anything serious just looks very funny to me: maybe this song is also a little bit cheeky?! What do you think?

ELIZA DOOLITTLE – PICK UP

LYRICS

I get tired
And upset
And I’m trying to care a little less
When I Google I only get depressed
I wast taught to dodge those issues I was told
Don’t worry
There’s no doubt
There’s always something to cry about
When you’re stuck in an angry crowd
They don’t think what they say before they open their mouths

[chorus]
Pack up your troubles in you old kit bag
And bury them beneath the sea
I don’t care what the people may say
What the people may say about me
Pack up your troubles get your old kit back
Don’t worry ’bout the cavalry
I don’t care what the whisperers say
Cos’ they whisper too loud for me.

Hot topic
Maybe I should drop it
It’s a touchy subject
And I like to tiptoe round the tiff going down
You got penny, but no pound
Your business is running out
‘not my business to talk about
They don’t think what they say before they open their mouths.

[chorus]
Pack up your troubles in you old kit bag
And bury them beneath the sea
I don’t care what the people may say
What the people may say about me
Pack up your troubles get your old kit back
Don’t worry ’bout the cavalry
I don’t care what the whisperers say
Cos’ they whisper too loud for me.

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[chorus]
Pack up your troubles in you old kit bag
And bury them beneath the sea
I don’t care what the people may say
What the people may say about me
Pack up your troubles get your old grin back
Don’t worry ’bout the cavalry
I don’t care what the whisperers say
Cos’ they whisper too loud for me.

Yeahh yeah yeah
Yeah yeah
Yeah
(dibadabadodooo)

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