David O'Doherty - Texting the Person the Text Is About

David O'Doherty Season 1, Ep 11 06/15/2012 Views: 1,440

After a text message goes to wrong person, David O'Doherty feels simultaneously more alive and more dead than he's ever felt before. (3:12)

♪ My friend wasin a restaurant on a date ♪

♪ And the datewas going really badly ♪

♪ The guy was the most boringand stupid guy ♪

♪ He'd ever beenon a date with ♪

♪ And he was wonderingwhy he'd gone on a date ♪

♪ With such a boringand stupid guy ♪

♪ Just then,the boring and stupid guy ♪

♪ Got up and went to the loo,and my friend decided ♪

♪ To send a text message

♪ To another one of our friendsoutlining the ways ♪

♪ In which they guywas both boring and stupid ♪

♪ And including in itsome direct quotes ♪

♪ Of things that he'd saidthat were boring and stupid ♪

♪ But when the boring and stupidguy came back from the loo ♪

♪ He could barely talk, and he'dobviously just been crying ♪

♪ And my friend realized

♪ That he'd sent a text tothe person the text was about ♪

♪ Yes, he'd sent a text tothe person the text was about ♪

♪ I was once breaking up

♪ With this girl, and it wasquite a messy breakup ♪

♪ I believedthat she was carrying on ♪

♪ With an ex-boyfriend of hers,at least that was my theory ♪

♪ So, I decided to tella friend of mine ♪

♪ That lives in Londonabout my theory, but I decided ♪

♪ To tell him through the mediumof a text message ♪

♪ Now, the thing is

♪ My friend who livesin London ♪

♪ His name is like one digitdifferent from her name ♪

♪ Like, his name's Paul,and her name's Paula ♪

♪ That's an inappropriateexample I shouldn't use ♪

♪ 'Cause Paula's the nameof another girl ♪

♪ I used to go out with, andthis song is not about Paula ♪

♪ Paula's great

♪ I guess I must have beenleaping down ♪

♪ Through the names in my mobilephone and must have seen ♪

♪ The first few lettersof his name and hit send ♪

♪ As the Nokia sending iconflashed backwards and forwards ♪

♪ I realized what I'd done

♪ And felt simultaneouslymore alive ♪

♪ And yet more deadthan I'd ever felt before ♪

♪ Because I'd sent a text tothe person the text was about ♪

♪ You can try and pretendthat it was just a joke ♪


♪ That you were just beinginappropriately rude ♪

♪ In a hilarious over-the-topinappropriately jokey way ♪

♪ But you can never be sureif the person believes you ♪

♪ So, your relationship'seffectively ruined anyway ♪

♪ You can just be honestand apologize ♪

♪ But now they know whatyou actually think about them ♪

♪ Probably the best thingyou can do is just delete ♪

♪ Their detailsfrom your phone ♪

♪ And hope you never,ever, ever see them ♪

♪ Again

♪ A couple of years ago

♪ I was doing this songfor the first time ♪

♪ And originally it wasjust the first two verses ♪

♪ And it endedwith that last bit right there ♪

♪ And on my way home,after tying out the song ♪

♪ I felt a text messagein my pocket ♪

♪ So I pulled over my biketo see who it was from ♪

♪ It was from a friend of minewho'd been at the gig ♪

♪ And the text message said

♪ "That was the worst gigI've ever seen him do ♪

♪ "He used to be funny,but he's really lost it lately ♪

♪ Complete bull(bleep)"

♪ And even though he phoned upa minute later ♪

♪ And we had a good laugh

♪ About what a hilarious prankhe'd played ♪

♪ I still can't be sure

♪ He didn't send the a text

♪ To the personthe text was about. ♪

Thank you.