One of the regrets of my life is that I’ve never learned how to play an instrument. I have toyed with it on many an occasion, but at the end of the day there always seems to have been something more important to do.
I’m not saying that I couldn’t necessarily learn something now. Dad learned the clarinet in his forties and Mum has just taken up the piano. On the other hand, they are already more talented than I am when it comes to any artistic endeavour and I’m probably better off trying to find out how the heck neither of them managed to pass that gene to me than I am trying to emulate their achievements.
In addition, this seems to be just about the only house in the country that doesn’t own a Wii, Xbox, Playstation or some other kind of games console. I could probably get good enough on at Guitar Hero or Rock Band or something like that to be able to claim that I could ‘play’ any number of songs. But that would take too long, and might lead to divorce.
This song, on the other hand, I really can play. Or, at least, I can play the piano part. That isn’t much of an achievement, because anyone with an ounce of co-ordination can play it. It also has one of the best intros I know and a fantastic lyric – which is good, given how long it is.