Sophisticated Lady

August 9, 2015

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This post is inspired by the ballad ‘Sophisticated Lady’ composed by Duke Ellington in 1932 with lyrics written by Mitchell Parish

This ballad reminds me that we all have a story.  (as cringe worthy as it sounds … :P)

In the best dramatic TV shows and Movies, aren’t the villainous characters so amazingly complex ? We get to see and understand how they justify their actions.

As I begin to empathise which them, I am reminded that human nature is anything but black and white. And to make assumptions about someones experiences based on a single interaction, though easily done, can cause major misjudgements of their character.

The lyrics of ‘Sophisticated Lady’ remind me off this saying:

‘To assume is to make an ass out of you and me’. 

Sarah sings this song like no other … beyond beautiful. Check it out ! 🙂




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