Tune Your Harps!

And all the king’s servants, that were in the king’s gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence. ~ Esth.3

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Elle ne me voit pas …

Whenever I heard this song — often, it was in the heavy rotation when the movie was new kind of everywhere, all the time — I felt a little bad about it. It touches me, and I can of course explain why, there are about 50 obvious reasons. The song is very clearly designed to evoke an emotional attachement. Written and performed by Jean-Jacques Goldman, it is a veritable How-To of writing this kind of songs:

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