#49 Great Things

#49 Great Things – Echo Belly

Well, this is the finest moment of one of the first (and best) video babes: Sonja Madan. Although the heart and soul (and vocalist and lyricist) of Echobelly, there was a band behind the Delhi born delight which included various coulourful boys and girls, notably Swedish pornographer Glenn Johansson, who shared songwriting duties and with whom Ms. Madan had a thing. She was definitely a vicar’s daughter this one (the second to make the list but who’s counting): she was barred from western culture in general (and pop-music in particular) during her childhood and discovered it and sex later in life, decided she liked them and felt a need to make up for lost time. Which she did. On both fronts.

The name of the band is supposed to have derived from hunger (for food, fame, whatever). (Funny how women who’ve never been prostitutes like to sing about them but those that have had no choice in the matter would rather do pretty much any thing else!)

Lyrics

I wanna do great things,
I don’t wanna compromise,
I wanna know what life is,
I wanna know everything,
I wanna do great things,
I don’t wanna compromise,
I wanna know what love is,
Is it something I do to myself.

All is fair in love and war,
Or so they say and so the saying goes,
But I’ve seen more broken hearts,
Than you can count the bullets in a war,
Oh what do I know,
There’s gotta be so much I don’t know.

I wanna do great things,
I don’t wanna compromise,
I wanna know what life is,
I wanna try everything,
I wanna do great things,
I don’t wanna compromise,
I wanna know what love is,
Is it something I do to myself,
Something I do to myself.

What is life apart from memories or
Dreams and friendships we have known
And it smells childhood tales
Contemplating clothes that you have worn
Oh what do I know
There’s gotta be so much I don’t know

I wanna do great things,
I don’t wanna compromise,
I wanna know what life is,
Is it something I do to myself,
Something I do to myself.

Never wanted many things,
Except the chance to learn,
From my mistakes
Funny how you never learn,
But know them when they,
Come around again,
Oh what do I know,
There’s gotta be so much I don’t know.

I wanna do great things,
I don’t wanna compromise,
I wanna know what life is,
I wanna try everything,
I wanna do great things,
I don’t wanna compromise,
I wanna know what love is,
Is it something I do to myself,
Something I do to myself,
Something you do to yourself.

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