I’ll Say Something, “Give it up Dude!”

When I worked at Apple, I attended every event in person, when possible. One year, after the slew of announcements, Tim Cook announced Ian Axel as a hot new talent. Then Ian sat down at a grand piano and at the tempo of a dirge, sang:

Say something, I'm giving up on you. I'll be the one, if you want me to. Anywhere, I would've followed you. Say something, I'm giving up on you.

Although the song drew me in, it was also pathetic, especially the way he sang it. His droning seemed to go on an on. I wanted to rush on stage and give him a hug. Obviously the person he is singing about isn’t going to say anything.

Then why, might you ask, did I put Say Something in my workout list? Its original form would be just the thing for the Corpse pose if I were doing yoga, but my workout is aerobic. I get most of my songs from the Funny Fitness album. Each tune is arranged to play at about the same fast tempo. As one song bleeds into the next, I can keep up my heart rate. The Power Music Workout version of Say Something is quite upbeat and covered by someone other than Ian Axel. The words are still a bit pathetic, but the music-to-singing ratio in the workout version is higher so I can lose myself in the beat. Still, every time I workout to this song, I can’t help thinking “Give it up Dude! Move on, find someone else”

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