Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

16 March 2008

The Man I Love

One of the good things about Eytan Fox's film The Bubble is an extended sequence in a gay bar where Israeli pop star Ivri Lider sings the old Gershwin tune "The Man I Love." I keep trying to remember if I've heard the song sung by a male voice before, but if I have, I can't recall. Anyway, it's a really neat song for a guy to sing, and I'm a little in love with Ivri Lider doing it:

Someday he'll come along, the man I love
And he'll be big and strong, the man I love
And when he comes my way
I'll do my best to make him stay

He'll look at me and smile, I'll understand
And in a little while, he'll take my hand
And though it seems absurd
I know we both won't say a word

I know I shall meet him Sunday, 
Maybe Monday, maybe not
But still I'm sure I'll meet him someday
Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day

He'll build a little home just meant for two
From which I'll never roam. Who would? would you?
And so all else above
I'm waiting for
The man I love