Tim Minchin: If I Didn’t Have You

I believe I have said repeatedly that I don’t believe in ‘the one’. I’m not going to start again, because I found someone else who can do a better job at explaining anyway. I discovered Tim Minchin (comedian, singer) through thought catalog. He can be insufferable at times but I agree with what he has to say in this song. Don’t let the title fool you.

Look, I’m not undervaluing what we’ve got when I say
That given the role chaos inevitably plays in the inherently flawed notion of fate,
It’s obstruce to deduce that I’ve found my soulmate at the age of 17
It’s just mathematically unlikely that at a university in Perth
I happened to stumble on the one girl on earth specifically designed for me

And if I may conjecture a further objection love is nothing to do with destined perfection
The connection is strengthened the affection simply grows over time
Like a flower
Or a mushroom
Or a guinea pig
Or a vine
Or a sponge
Or bigotry

… or a banana (banana)

And love is made more powerful by the ongoing drama of shared experience and synergy
And symbiotic empathy or something like that…

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One thought on “Tim Minchin: If I Didn’t Have You

  1. Classic! Thanks for this. Stage looks like it was an Amnesty International event. I must look up more of his stuff. Clever (despite him being antipodean 🙂 ). Chuckled at the “neck-down alopecia” joke

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