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Babelfishing Poetry: "I Cannot Tell You What To Do"

Babelfishing Poetry: "I Cannot Tell You What To Do"

Hello! How are you? Hope you're very well, fine, and dandy. And it's Friday, and time for more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, poke and prod the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's song is from 1964, the Temptations' classic "The Way You Do The Things You Do" (listen to the song here, or watch the video of UB40's 1989 cover here). Enjoy.

I Cannot Tell You What To Do

You have a very bright smile.
I know that you have written.
I think that is very tight.
You know you can deal with it.

Way back to the bridge,
you have to clean.
You could be very sweet smell.
You know you can have some spices.

And beautiful,
you know that you have a flower.
If it looks good for a minute,
you know you can.

The manner in which he stole my heart,
I know that you are not cool.
With the baby, you're so smart,
I know that you have a textbook.

You have a very rich man in my life,
I know you can have the money.
You have a very good boy, Honey,
I know you can.

Well, you can do anything you want,
and I cannot tell you what to do.

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