U+1d31d -- "She's So High" lyrics, as requested

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/09/12 23:59 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2008/09/12/8948899.aspx


It came about as a result of The issue became moot as I decided to stand mute, when I commented about the songs that I was thinking about singing:

but then decided not to do either after sizing up the competition and deciding I couldn't really top them. But then as I mentioned in Getting a globe through the airport, with Phylyp and John asking for some lyrics I figured I'd post at least one of them.

Now this is the one I was probably not going to do without help -- the Tal Bachman song. His vocal range is much better than mine.

You can look/hear it on YouTube here. His original lyrics:

She's blood, flesh and bone
No tucks or silicone
She's touch, smell, sight, taste and sound

But somehow I can't believe
That anything should happen
I know where I belong
And nothing's gonna happen

'Cause she's so high
High above me, she's so lovely
She's so high, like Cleopatra, Joan of Arc or Aphrodite
She's so high, high above me

First class and fancy free
She's high society
She's got the best of everything

What could a guy like me ever really offer?
She's perfect as she can be, why should I even bother?

'Cause she's so high
High above me, she's so lovely
She's so high, like Cleopatra, Joan of Arc or Aphrodite
She's so high, high above me

She calls to speak to me
I freeze immediately
'Cause what she says sounds so unreal

'Cause somehow I can't believe
That anything should happen
I know where I belong
And nothing's gonna happen

'Cause she's so high
High above me, she's so lovely
She's so high, like Cleopatra, Joan of Arc or Aphrodite
She's so high, high above me

 Now the themes here are fascinating from a romance kind of standpoint.

In fact I suspect we've all been there before -- like when you have a crush on someone but you figure you don't stand a chance so you don't try. But then she suddenly approaches you and you are amazed and delighted though you know that in the end you may never get comfortable. Like the way Rob Gordon thought of Charlie Nicholson in High Fidelity.

Well I've been there at least. If you haven't then take my word for it -- stressful. :-)

Anyway, without further delay here are the lyrics I put together for the contest:

From v4.0, a sight to see
one -- dee -- three -- one -- dee1
ess oh, zero, and oh enn
2

But somehow I can't believe
That she'd hang out with a G
3
I'm from the BASIC LATIN block
oh-oh-four-seven's in ASCII

And she's so high
High above me, 1d31d
She's so high, like DESERET, CUNEIFORM, or even KHAROSHTHI
She's so high, like in LINEAR B

Plane 1 and fancy free
She's supplementary
With attributes in the UCD

What could a char like G ever really offer?
I'm in code pages but she's not. Why should I even bother?

'Cause she's so high
High above me, 1d31d
She's so high, like AEGEAN NUMBERS, LYDIAN, or MUSICAL SYMBOL FINGERED TREMOLO-3
She's so high, like DIGRAM FOR HEAVENLY
4

The call comes for her to render with me
But we're not in the same fonts you see
I am so used to being in ASCII

So somehow I was surprised
That we'd be seen together
I must thank Unicode
Cause we can be together

And she's so high
High above me, 1d31d
She's so high, like OLD ITALIC, CARIAN, or OLD PERSIAN NUMBER TWENTY
She's so high, like COUNTING ROD TENS DIGIT THREE

And she's so high
High above me, 1d31d
She's so high, like OSMANYA, SHAVIAN, or CYPRIOT SYLLABLE E
She's so high, like MATHEMATICAL BOLD FRAKTUR CAPITAL P

Yes she's so high
High above me, 1d31d
She's so high, like MUSICAL SYMBOLS, MAHJHONG TILES, or TETRAGRAM FOR ETERNITY
What do they call that? Interoperability!


1 - A sounded out U+1D31D, aka TETRAGRAM FOR JOY
2 - A sounded out bit from UnicodeData.txt -- 1D31D;TETRAGRAM FOR JOY;So;0;ON;;;;;N;;;;;
3 - Our hero, U+0047, aka LATIN CAPITAL LETTER G
4 - Actual name is DIGRAM FOR HEAVENLY EARTH, but the earth is silent to allow the rhyme to succeed.

 There you have it. Play the video and you'll see what I meant about the voice range stuff -- Tal goes pretty high on some of it.

High above me, ironically enough! :-)

Anyway, the LEN song was more likely (I've even done it for geeks before, you my recall!), especially since it is easier to have someone do the high parts without as much planning ahead required. But between them I thought the above one was actually cooler and more fully formed.

There you have it....

 

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Abhishek on 16 Sep 2008 8:44 AM:

"DIGRAM FOR HEAVENLY EARTH, but the earth is silent..."

LoL! Man, that really cracked me up! :D

Phylyp on 18 Sep 2008 9:24 AM:

Oh boy!   :)


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