My Biker Chick

Tired of being single, I looked to settle down, find myself a wife
Little did I know I was in for the wildest ride of my life

Met this girl at a bar, man, she looked swell
Seemed single and ready to mingle, but who could tell

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THE GOOD & THE BARD

Thy name held in esteem by the speakers of the Queen’s tongue
Non-native speakers have also over the centuries of thee praises sung
But a curse upon colonial students art thou
If only you were to reflect how
The grief that your works upon us has bestowed
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JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (SORRY, BILLY!)

Can’t believe it’s been nearly forty years since Billy Joel composed this song! It’s been one of my all-time favourites ever since I first heard it. And now, with due apologies to the maestro, I’ve tried to give the lyrics a quirky twist by imagining them coming from a couple who’s been married four decades 😉

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I DREAMT ABOUT THE DONALD

Last night I had a nightmare, it was November 2016
And Obama was soon going to be a has-been
In my sleep, I wondered about the next POTUS
If it were to be a certain someone, heaven help us

If the ex-First Lady didn’t make it
Of which I have my doubts
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AARGH! INDO-AMERICAN ENGLISH!

As a former British colony
But besotted with those darn Americans
We are just so very confused
Us poor contemporary English-speaking Indians

Is it an exercise in collusion
To add doubt and Bollywood vernacular
To a language widely spoken
Making it quite uniquely peculiar

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