What’s Up

Musical Break #SaveWILG

What my #SaveWILG campaign is in need of is a theme tune. There have been a few songs that I have adapted throughout this campaign such as Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears. The latest song I have given the WILG treatment is What’s Up by the 4 Non Blondes

Without permission, I have took it upon myself to change the words to this popular hit, in order to make it fit with the campaign. If anyone is interested in recording this song I would be happy to contribute to recording costs as I think it would be a really effective way of raising awareness. I am getting carried away with myself now, but I really like the new lyrics that I have created. There are choruses that remain untouched as they fit the mood of the campaign perfectly. Why bother changing perfection? I hope the supremely talented Linda Perry (@RealLindaPerry) does not object and sees that it is for a worthy cause.

I have also added a few paragraphs from Wikipedia about 4 Non Blondes. I do hope there are no copyright issues over the use of this tune as I am giving the writers full credit and not claiming any credit for myself.

I hope you like my new version.

“What’s Up”

Fourty One years and my life is still
Trying to get up that great big hill of hope
For my independence

I realised quickly when I knew I should
That the world was made up of this brotherhood of man
For whatever that means

And so I cry sometimes
When I’m lying in bed
Just to get it all out
What’s in my head
And I, I’m feeling a little peculiar

And so I wake in the morning
Stranded inside
And I take a deep breath and I can not move
And I scream from the top of my lungs
“What’s going on?!”

And I say, “Huw, Huw, Huw, Huw”
“Huw, Huw, Huw”
I said, “Huw, what’s going on?”

And I say, “Huw, Huw, Huw, Huw”
“Huw, Huw, Huw”
I said, “Huw, what’s going on?”

And I try, oh, my God, do I try
I try all the time
In this institution

And I pray, oh, my God, do I pray
I pray every single day
For revolution

And so I cry sometimes
When I’m lying in bed
Just to get it all out
What’s in my head
And I, I am feeling a little peculiar

And so I wake in the morning
Stranded inside
And I take a deep breath and I can not move
And I scream from the top of my lungs
“What’s going on?!”

And I say, “Huw, Huw, Huw, Huw”
“Huw, Huw, Huw”
I said, “Huw, what’s going on?”

And I say, “Huw, Huw, Huw, Huw”
“Huw, Huw, Huw”
I said, “Huw, what’s going on?”

Fourty One years and my life is still
Trying to get up that great big hill
Of hope for my independence

According to Wikipedia, 4 Non Blondes was an American rock band from San FranciscoCalifornia,[1] formed in 1989. The group was formed by bassist Christa Hillhouse, guitarist Shaunna Hall, drummer Wanda Day, and vocalist and guitarist Linda Perry. Prior to the release of their first album, Roger Rocha replaced Hall on guitar, and Dawn Richardson replaced Day on drums. They hit the charts in 1993 with “What’s Up?“, their only major hit single. Perry left the band in 1994 to begin a solo career, and the remaining members disbanded shortly thereafter.[ 

For those of you who don’t know, the Huw mentioned in my alternative lyric is non other than the Minister for Older People, Children and Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies.