Friday, March 03, 2006


I wanted to put up the song itself...but couldnt figure it out..and dont have much if u like the the song! its called SUNSCREEN by Baz Luhrmann

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99 If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.
The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience…I will dispense this advice now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.

But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you imagine.
Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing everyday that scares you
Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.
Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.


Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t.
Get plenty of calcium.
Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.
Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children,maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own..

Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.
Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.
Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.
Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.
Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.
Don’t expect anyone else to support you.

Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.
Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it.
Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen…


Ramses-The Ego's Altered said...

I love the song! that says it!

Wanderer said...

lemme download it!

anup.777 said...

I think I've read it b4 ... but it's still really good ... :)

now i wanna listen to it ... so I'm gonna d/l it ... :)

Rohit Talwar said...

Haven't heard it!...

Łóòň Ġãĺ said...

I need to hear it ...

Keshi said...

not heard of it...should then...


Ubiquitous said...

Oh wow!! I haven't heard the song, but the lyrics are amazing.

Whether you are fat or lean
Be kind to yourself, don't be mean
You're b'ful to those who've seen
You sans 'paint' or sunscreen :)

So what if you get a tan?
You can show it off with elan
You cannot get all, but you sure can
Get the approval of YOU, if not that man


the_ego_has_landed said...

~ramses- hahaha yeah :)

~wanderer- yeh!! cool!

~anup.777- yeah i read in chicken soup long back...n then heard it! awesome!:)

~rohit- if u like it get it!

~cheesy termite- yeah...its neat

~keshi- cool!

~ubi- hahahha ur comments always delights me!u take effort to rhyme:):)

rebel_on_loose said...

"Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded."
Truly Awesome number. More like a speech though...but luv the way it hits u.
Got this song from the following link...

Φ said...

thanks for dropping by dear one..ur wish wasnt early nor 2 (;-)) late..

chez said...

interesting read!

the_ego_has_landed said...

~rebel- hey thanks..will check it out! prob!:)

~chez-WB! thanks :)

puttu said...

awesome song with great lyrics!! great read!!

the_ego_has_landed said...

hey thanks puttu:)

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Rach said...

I love this song too!!

and since you haven't posted anything new.. and i am pretty jobless too... here i am digging ur archives :P