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January 19, 2013

Saturday Song: "Me, Myself, and I"

The purpose of Saturday Song is to share a song that highlights personal development or cross-cultural lessons.

In this segment, I would like to share with you a song that I like from the Disney cartoon Phineas and Ferb. (All videos and lyrics are property of Disney and I take no responsibility for creation of these fantastic works of art.)  

In this song, the main character, Candace has a clone. Her normal self is very cynical and is always ready to "bust her brothers." Her clone, however, is mushy and romantic and is always looking for her boyfriend, Jeremy.  

In the song, she sings about how her two selves don't get along and how there is an "internal strife." Most of us have felt at odds with ourselves at some point in our lives, and many of us reading this blog may have especially felt a personality clash when experiencing cross-cultural adjustment.

Spend a minute to watch the video, and follow along with the lyrics pasted below. For some of my English as second language learners on the blog, if you find listening and following along hard, do take a moment to read over the lyrics below the video. Is there anything you can relate to on a personal level?

Me, myself and I Don't see eye to eye 
Me, myself and I Don't get along 
Me, myself and I Can finally say goodbye 
This collaboration always felt so wrong 

There's two of us on the scene 
And I don't want to sound mean 
But I'll tell you that I'm happy without me 
I've been holding me back 
But now I'm on my own track 
We're done. Finito, I'm free 

From here on out 
We can both exist peacefully 
Without all of this struggle and internal strife 

(Internal strife) 

Now that we're separate, we can do anything 
So don't let the door hit you 
Have a nice life 

(Have a nice life) 

I'm through with myself 
I'm better off without her 

(Myself and I) 

I'm through with myself 
I'm better off without her 
Me, myself and I Don't get along 

(Without her)

Related Posts:  
More songs - Swargathilo, Malayalam Film Song and The IT Guy 4.0
Adjusting to American Culture While Remaining Indian at Heart 
Understanding Confusing American Behaviors  
Using tone to demonstrate confidence in English (Phineas and Ferb)

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