Posted in Reflections

Sun Signs – Gemini

 

Traditional
Gemini traits

Adaptable and versatile
Communicative and witty
Intellectual and eloquent
Youthful and lively

On the dark side….

Nervous and tense
Superficial and inconsistent
Cunning and inquisitive

Gemini, the sign of the Twins, is dual-natured, elusive, complex and contradictory.The sign is linked with Mercury, the planet of childhood and youth, and its subjects tend to have the graces and faults of the young.They take up new activities enthusiastically but lack application, constantly needing new interests, flitting from project to project as apparently purposelessly as a butterfly dancing from flower to flower.To them life is a game which must always be full of fresh moves and continuous entertainment, free of labor and routine.

They are affectionate, courteous, kind, generous, and thoughtful towards the poor and suffering – provided none of the activities resulting from expressing these traits interferes too greatly with their own lives and comforts.like children, they demand attention, admiration, and the spending on them of time, energy and money, throwing tantrums if they don’t get what they want..

A Gemini can change his clothes, his job, his love life or his residence as fast as he changes his mind, and that’s pretty fast.He’s a browser, because he can get the gist of the contents in a brief scanning of the pages.Geminis like to skip back and forth in a book, a pattern of action they also prefer when it comes to things other than reading.Man or woman, Gemini is impatient with conservative stick-in-the-muds, or with people who can’t make up their minds where they stand on particular issues. Gemini knows where he stands, at least for the moment.

There’s an eagerness about Geminis, an immediate, sym­pathetic friendliness, and unusually quick, but graceful movements.It’s usually a mistake to try to pin Geminis down to either one place or one idea. It’s always a mistake to challenge them to a battle of wits, because they can talk them­selves in and out of situations with the greatest ease.They think fast on their feet (or in any other position); they can be sharply satirical, and they’re more clever than al­most anybody.

Geminis need to rest their busy brains with twice as much sleep as anyone else. Unfortunately, since they’re so susceptible to insomnia, they rarely get enough.The odd thing is that the Gemini can suffer an emotional breakdown more easily from boredom and confinement than from over-activity.His eyes are sharp and his talents are multiple. He has a brilliant humor, tact, diplomacy and adroitness-yet he lacks persistence and patience. He throws away the precious old too quickly for the untried new, then lives to regret the instant disposal. In spite of all the people around him, he shares his deepest emotions only with his one constant companion-his other twin self.

A June person will sometimes appear to light near you, like an inquisitive bird, survey the scene with excited curiosity, then dart off in a different direction almost before you can say hello.The secret is in the Geminian duality. They can do two. things at once with less effort than it takes most of us to do one.

Any kind of routine can make a typical Geminian feel like a droopy bird in a cage with his wings clipped.There’s a strange thing about Geminis and writing. The Sun sign itself rules writing. Therefore, practically every Mercury man or woman can turn a clever phrase and string words together intelligently.Almost every Gemini speaks, understands or reads more than one language and French is the favorite. One way or another, the Gemini will triumph with words. He cut his teeth on Webster’s Unabridged. He can sell ice cubes to an Eskimo or dreams to a pessimist.

GEMINI MAN

It’s true that when you’re in love with a Gemini, you won’t walk alome. You most certainly won’t. You’ll have at least two people to walk with you-and both of them will be him.The typical Gemini is the favorite of every hostess. He likes people. The more the merrier. He has exquisite taste, he’s loaded with witty remarks, and his com­pliments are masterpieces of warm sincerity. Usually a master of impeccable manners and social adroitness, he keeps the party moving in more ways than one.

One day your Gemini man may call on you with a chattering monkey perched on his shoulder and suggest going to a flea circus. He’ll bring you flowers, perfume, a phonograph record or a couple of books, maybe even one he wrote himself. The hours will speed by as you happily sun yourself in his cheerful disposition, laugh at his bright, ;lever jokes and melt under his gay, gallant charm. He’ll ay “I love you,” a hundred different ways, like no one ilse in the world could do.

The next day, he’ll phone you and cancel the date for no reason whatsoever, causing you to imagine all sorts of things. Was he only joking about loving you? Is he ‘ being someone else? Is he in trouble? Your fears may be true. Then again, they may be false. A week later, he’ll sappear, full of sarcastic remarks, moody and irritable.

He’ll be impatient, critical and petulant. He may criticize your shoes, your lipstick or your literary taste, and have some pretty cutting doubts about the possibility of your happiness together. Either all this, or he’ll be sullen and troubled, his mind far away, distant and aloof. No use asking why, you won’t get an answer that makes any sense.

If you survive that experience, a few more days will find you visiting an art gallery, theater, museum, library or opera with your Gemini man, absolutely hypnotized by his knowledge and wide interests. Hell be unusually tender, full of fragile, butterfly dreams and imaginative hopes for tomorrow. Then he’ll propose. Like that. Quick as light­ning. You’ll forget all the thunder and storm clouds, all the rain that fell before, say “yes,” before he changes his mind-and there you are-engaged to an enigma.

Loving a Gemini is easy and fun, if you don’t try to get too close. There’s a inner core that belongs only to him, that he’ll never share with another human being, even you. Keep things cool and light, and don’t be overly passionate or dramatic. Don’t bore him, always excite him and your Gemini romance can be very special. Don’t rebel against his changeability. Change with him. Be as alert and inter­ested in life as he is.During a long period of loneliness, he can shed some sentimental tears, but it’s the loneliness that does it, rather than nostalgia for yesterday.

Jealousy is something you may never have to worry about with a Gemini husband, because possessiveness is not a typical Gemini trait. If suspicion occasionally whispers in his ear, he’ll usually brush it away . Love is not a strictly physical relationship with this man. He hears more, sees more and feels more through his senses than others do, and Mercury helps him record the most delicate impressions vividly. His love has such an airy, elusive quality, it may seem to lack the earthy passion of other Sun signs.

GEMINI WOMAN

Her age will be an important clue to what you can expect, because until she matures, romance is only a game to her. She can be fickle and unpredictable to an incredible degree. First she’ll be ecstatically carried away by your smile and your voice, even the way you walk. Then she’ll reverse her ecstasy and criticize everything from your socks to your haircut, and she usually does it with such clever, sharp sarcasm, you may need iodine for your wounds. Now, don’t let this put you out of the market for a Gemini woman. Remember you’re getting at least two for one, and that’s indisputably a bargain.

A Gemini woman can be a producer, a singer, a sailor, a lawyer, an actor, a salesman and the chairman of a few boards of directors all at once-and express himself ad infinitum.Give her credit. Shell usually manage to keep her be­wilderment at her own complex character to herself, and not burden you with it. She’s a lively and gay companion. Most of the time (when the mood is on the up-swing), she’ll sparkle with a vivacious personality, amuse you with her clever, witty remarks, and converse intelligently about almost any subject under the sun. She enjoys all the senti­mental gestures of romance and has no trouble making conquests. No woman you’ve ever met will delight you with more imaginative ways of loving you and such appeal­ing charm. She can flutter her lashes with delicate femi­ninity, but she’s not at all helpless when it comes to earning her own living. A Gemini woman can play the giddy party girl to perfection, flattering a helpless, trapped male right out of his mind and his bank book. But she can smoothly change into a demure and adoring housewife, from which she can quickly switch into a serious intellectual who studies the great philosophers and talks about politics or poetry brilliantly, then suddenly turn into a bundle of raw emotion, full of nerves, tears and fears. She’s certainly not stuffy or monotonous.

You’ll find her a great pal. The Mercury girl will go along with you on anything from scuba diving to speed racing-bicycling or badminton. She’ll show an interest in all the outdoor sports, and still manage to look as soft and feminine as a powder puff, with a mind as fast as a whip.

The Gemini woman is astrology’s version of the eternally youthful sprite. She is outgoing, clever, spontaneous, open-minded, creative, independent, and charming. She dances quickly through life and through her experiences, soaking up the beauty and enjoyment that surrounds her, enchanting and baffling those she encounters in equal measure before gliding off to her next adventure. Others are fascinated by her unique perspective on the myriad subjects she’s interested in, and she loves to share her insights with a captive audience. Because of her tendency to move on quickly, she often leaves those in her wake wanting more of her curious brand of irreverent exuberance.

With constant stimulation and excitement pumping through her, Geminis tend to have a strong, yet slight and flexible build with delicate features. This readily describes the numerous models who share her sign, the likes of which include Heidi Klum, May Andersen, Naomi Campbell, Adriana Lima, Irina Lazareanu, Trish Geoff, Molly Sims, Ana Beatriz Barros, Anja Rubik, Bar Refaeli, Bianca Balti, Brooke Shields, Elizabeth Hurley, Riley Keough, and Sarah Stephens. In fact, it may be true that Gemini models hold the crown for being the most enterprising with their noncatwalk-related careers. Their inherent restlessness as well as their natural gift for entrepreneurship helps propel their work in many interesting directions.

Like many other things in her life, the Gemini woman approaches fashion as a fun distraction, enjoyed whimsically and not taken too seriously. Because she has many moods and many interests, her style choices are likely to run the absolute gamut from grunge to glam and everything in between. Like the other decisions in her life, she must be free to pick and choose spontaneously. For this reason, layers and accessories feature prominently in her wardrobe as they immediately change the mood of her outfits. And she loves to shop for things that catch her eye while off to the next stop on her journey.

Your Gemini woman will never take a train when she can fly. She’ll never be silent when she can speak. She’ll never turn away when she can help. And she’ll never walk when she can run. Her mind is full of so many thoughts and her heart is full of so many hopes, she may seem to need a computer to sort it all out. Or does she just need someone who can run beside her and toss dreams with her-from here to tomorrow? If you’re that man, she doesn’t dare look over her shoulder to see if you’re near. Some deep, unexplained fear within her keeps her from ever looking back. When you finally match her speed, get her to slow down to your pace. You can do it, if you hold her hand tightly and never let it go. Though Mercurial north winds drive her on, secretly she may long to rest awhile more than you know. Do hurry and try to reach her. She needs you.

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“Lie to Me !!!”

After seeing the show “Lie to Me” on TV, I have decided to google a bit more about how to detect if a person is lying from their facial expressions and body language. The study has been really interesting. I could relate the results to myself. Here are a few excerpts.

Body language :

  • The person lying will normally avoid making eye-contact with you (unless he is a professional 😉 )
  • They will have their hands touching their face, throat or mouth. Touching or scratching the nose or behind their ear
  • There will be limited and stiff movement of the limbs
  • Delay b/w what they say and the diplay of the emotion – like if you gift someone and the person says “I love your gift” and then gives a smile. Most of the times, the expression either stays longer than it has to , or stops suddenly
  • Mismatch between the dialogue and the emotion
  • When expressions (like a smile) are limited to the mouth movement. A natural smile would involve the whole face : jaw/cheek movement, eyes and forehead push down

Reactions

  • A guilty person gets defensive. An innocent person will often go on the offensive.
  • A liar is uncomfortable facing his questioner/accuser and may turn his head or body away.
  • A liar might unconsciously place objects (book, coffee cup, etc.) between themselves and you
  • A liar will use your words to make answer a question. When asked, “Did you eat the last cookie?” The liar answers, “No, I did not eat the last cookie”.
  • A statement with a contraction is more likely to be truthful: “ I didn’t do it” instead of “I did not do it”
  • A liar may leave out pronouns and speak in a monotonous tone. When a truthful statement is made the pronoun is emphasized as much or more than the rest of the words in a statement

Eyes movement :

  • Up and to the Right
    Indicates: Visually Constructed Images (Vc)
    If you asked someone to “Imagine a purple buffalo”, this would be the direction their eyes moved in while thinking about the question as they “Visually Constructed” a purple buffalo in their mind.
  • Up and to the Left
    Indicates: Visually Remembered Images (Vr)
    If you asked someone to “What color was the first house you lived in?”, this would be the direction their eyes moved in while thinking about the question as they “Visually Remembered” the color of their childhood home.
  • To the Right
    Indicates: Auditory Constructed (Ac)
    If you asked someone to “Try and create the highest the sound of the pitch possible in your head”, this would be the direction their eyes moved in while thinking about the question as they “Auditorily Constructed” this this sound that they have never heard of.
  • To the Left
    Indicates: Auditory Remembered (Ar)
    If you asked someone to “Remember what their mother’s voice sounds like “, this would be the direction their eyes moved in while thinking about the question as they “Auditorily Remembered ” this sound.
  • Down and to the Right
    Indicates: Feeling / Kinesthetic (F)
    If you asked someone to “Can you remember the smell of a campfire? “, this would be the direction their eyes moved in while thinking about the question as they used recalled a smell, feeling, or taste.
  • Down and To the Left
    Indicates: Internal Dialog (Ai)
    This is the direction of someone eyes as they “talk to themselves”.

 If you believe someone is lying, then change subject of a conversation quickly, a liar follows along willingly and becomes more relaxed. The guilty wants the subject changed; an innocent person may be confused by the sudden change in topics and will want to back to the previous subject.


So now you know when someone is faking…. Have fun!!!

Posted in Sketches

telugammayi !!!

 

I was always interested in drawing since my childhood. Have made lot of drawings randomly since then, out of which I have preserved some of them. Decided to scan them and post it in my blog so that I will have them preserved for life time. Otherwise most of the papers are already in a very bad shape.

This is a sketch I made in my 7th… 🙂

Posted in Reflections

Sun Signs – Scorpio

I am always intrigued about sun-signs and how well they represent a person’s characteristics. I enjoy reading about them and relating it to myself and my friends. Since I am a Scorpio, let me start with that sign. Here is an extract on some of the dominant characteristics of Sorpions. More signs to come later 🙂

Positive traits…
Determined and forceful
Emotional and intuitive
Powerful and passionate
Exciting and magnetic

On the dark side….
Jealous and resentful
Compulsive and obsessive
Secretive and obstinate

How to Recognize SCORPIO
“The question is . . . which is to be master- that’s all.”
Scorpio likes to travel incognito. Thanks to his well-controlled nature, he usually succeeds, but there are a couple of short cuts which will make it easier to penetrate his disguise at midnight or at noon. Look at the eyes. They can be green, blue, brown or black, but they’ll be piercing with hypnotic intensity. Most people feel nervous and ill at ease under Scorpio’s steady gaze.Next, listen to him speak. The tone can be velvety soft, husky or sharply cutting, the speech slow and measured or clipped and staccato, but what he says will never be self-effacing.
Scorpio has total ego. He knows what he is and he knows what he is not, and nothing anyone else thinks will change this knowledge. Insults roll right off his back, and compliments don’t move him a fraction of an inch. He needs no one to tell him his vices or his virtues. At best, he’ll calmly agree with your appraisal; at worst, he’ll suspect your motives. Scorpio naturally attracts either fiercely loyal and dedicated admirers, or envious and spiteful enemies. But even the latter give him grudging respect, and you’ll notice they’re careful not to challenge him openly.
Scorpios are stubborn and impervious to changes not of their own making. However they accomplish many things in life because of their tenacity in sticking with projects when others lose patience and stamina. On the surface they may seem easy-going, congenial, and gregarious but they are also extremely tenacious with a tendency to manipulate and control. Keys to their success are a strong will and the ability to get to the bottom of things. They want answers and doggedly persist until they get them. Astrological symbols for Scorpio are the scorpion and the eagle. They represent the potency and range of the formidable power and control that Scorpios can develop.
Scorpios react emotionally to everything they experience in life. Before they take physical action, before they sort out the practicality of what they are doing, and before they reason things out intellectually, they express their feelings.They may not intentionally want to be mysterious but many of them manage to appear enigmatic anyway. They do not like being crossed or manipulated, and react to such treatment with sarcasm and vengefulness.
Unlike Aries, Scorpio is not openly combative unless it becomes necessary. Their privacy is tightly protected, and others get to know them only up to a certain point. They may not show any sign of inner struggle but when they are after something or someone their determination is fierce. Should they not be favored in the outcome, they are not willing or gracious losers. They are not arrogant and, in fact, are quite interested in others and what others have to say. However they often exhibit a self-sufficiency that implies there isn’t much they don’t already know.
The SCORPIO Man

If you’re in love with a Scorpio male and the word passion frightens you, put on your track shoes and run as if King Kong were pursuing you.

In a word, this man is invincible. Just behind his frosty reserve is a huge pot of boiling steam that bubbles and seethes continually. If you’re lucky, he’ll keep the lid on. tight for a lifetime, but a deep injury can blow it right off with a brilliant explosion. It’s kind of fascinating to watch. if you’re not in its direct line of
destruction. Step aside, if you feel it coming. And don’t do anything to cause it yourself.
Hell bewilder you with his twin Scorpio traits of passion and reason. He’s master of both: intellect and emotions rule him equally. Scorpio is more than intelligent. If he’s a highly evolved specimen, he’s also deeply philosophical, concerned with mysteries of existence, and he’ll come close to knowing the answers.

It’s quite an experience to see the Scorpio man operate under adversity’s black clouds. While others are mumbling and crumbling and grumbling, he is at his forceful, courageous best. He seldom wallows in envy or self-pity, and he doesn’t happen to think that life owes him a single farthing.A Scorpio man will never allow a woman to dictate to him. Never in a million years. He is the man and you are the woman, and if you have any doubts about it, you will be set straight so surely that you’ll never need but one lesson. Yet, a Scorpio husband with a wife who truly understands him, will be tender, sympathetic, considerate, and repay her loyalty with the kind of love most women only read about and wish for.

The SCORPIO Woman
The female Scorpio has a deep, mysterious beauty. She’s magnetic, proud and totally confident.The true shade of her nature is dark maroon, or deep wine-red, not a female color at all. However, to give her proper tribute, she’s able to make you think it is. I know one who’s great at pretending to be a fragile, fluffy kitten. She purrs so contentedly most men guess she’s an ultra-feminine Piscean. They topple into her trap and wake up later, sadder but wiser. She is no kitten.
She can be overbearing and domineering, sarcastic and frigid- then turn as hot as an oven at 500 degrees Fahrenheit. She can hate with bitter venom and love with fierce abandon.A Scorpio woman can’t excuse weakness in a man. She looks for ambition and courage. She wants a mate who can dominate her and make her proud, without disturbing her secret individuality. A high degree of intelligence is required to match her own excellent mind, plus more than a passing acquaintance with abstract, philosophical wisdom.Having once achieved closeness with a female Scorpio, you can be positive you’re a unique and unusual man. You can also be sure that her love for you is unmatched by any you’ll ever experience-and you can take that in several ways. You’ll be the most important interest in her life. If she’s a typical Pluto girl, she’ll boost you loyally, and try to please you with passionate intensity. If you’re too hard to please, she’ll show her frustration with passionate attempts to conquer your disinterest.
She’s never just slightly interested. She seldom likes or dislikes a play, a book, religion, furniture or people. She either bitterly resents or she intensely worships. If one of these two passions can’t be aroused, then she totally ignores, with ice around the edges. Yet, through it all, she’ll remain essentially untouched by emotional storms, judging at least from her placid exterior, which always drapes itself around her after each minor or major nuclear explosion. It may be difficult to convince your mother-in-law that her daughter really broke all those dishes and tore all those draperies to shreds after the fury has subsided and her black velvet poise has returned. People may look at you as if you’re a character assassinator.
She could be the keeper of quite a few secrets. It’s surprising how many dark deeds are confessed to Scorpios, though their own inner lives are marked: “Private-Keep Out.” She likes to hear secrets, but she’ll seldom tell anything anyone has confided in her. All Scorpios are highly selective in friendships. They’ll keep the worthy companions through an entire lifetime, and freeze the shallow, the common or the unworthy.
She’ll be possessive but she won’t want to be possessed. One of the worst traits of both male and female Scorpios is a refusal to see any viewpoint but their own when the emotions are involved.
Posted in Reflections

Rain Rain come again !!!

It is raining cats and dogs in Bangalore nowadays. It is chaos everywhere. Roads filled with water, traffic jams everywhere.People reaching late to office and reaching home even late in the evenings, cursing the rains for disrupting their normal routines. Well !! A bit frustrating but then there is a section of people genuinely enjoying the rains – the kids.

Today while I was driving to office on my two-wheeler, painstakingly taking care not to spoil my dress (yes!! I guess that is the top priority for all the girls), I noticed two kids playing outside their house ( or may be I should call it a hut). The road was flooded, the waters trying to engulf a part of the house too. But then the kids were innocently unaware and happily playing with paper boats in the rain water. What an innocence!!! That scene brought back to me memories of my childhood. 

In my hometown, we lived in a small house. When it rains, me and my sister used to go to the terrace and fool around, until mom came searching for us. Then mom would make paper boats to keep us occupied. We used to sit at the portico and race our boats in the small stream of water flowing below.  Meanwhile mom used to make hot-hot bajjis or pakoras for us. Maggi (noodles) was not yet born those days 🙂 . After rain, we used to collect the wet mud and mom used to teach us to make objects out of it.

Gone are those wonderful days!! Now we live in apartments, where only few lucky ones get to see the rain, forget about playing in the rain and enjoying it. Most of the apartments nowadays, have gigantic roofs covering the entire apartment to “protect” the houses from rain and sun. Unless your apartment is facing the road, the other apartments just get to hear the rain and not see it. What a pity!!!

In this daily din and bustle of life, we are missing a lot of beautiful experiences. Time to do something about it!!!

Posted in Reflections

10 things to know about Anna Hazare ‘n Jan Lok Pal Bill.. !

1. Who is Anna Hazare?
An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War

2. What’s so special about him?
He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra

3. So what?
This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills.
In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.

4. Ok,…?
This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.

5. Really, what is he fighting for?
He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.

6. How that can be possible?
He is advocating for a Bil, The Jan Lokpal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.

7. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time?
The first thing he is asking for is: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed.
Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the JAN LOKPAL BILL. 50% goverment participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.

8. It’s an entirely new thing right..?
In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit thier theft (corruption).
9 Fine, What will happen when this bill is passed?
A LokPal will be appointed at the centre. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years without any result.

10. Is he alone? Whoelse is there in the fight with Anna Hazare?
Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more.
Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his cause. 

Ok, got it. What can I do?
At least we can spread the message.

At least we can support Anna Hazare and the cause for uprooting corruption from India.

At least we can hope that his Hunger Strike does not go in vain.

At least we can pray for his good health.

Thanks for reading.

Please Spread This msg As Much As You Can ‘n Tell Others To Do The Same.. !

 

Posted in Reflections

Work-out while at work

Health is a major concern for the Techies nowadays. We stay in the office glued to our desk all the day, and the only time we move from our place is for coffee or snacks or lunch. Complete lack of physical exercise is the root cause for lot of medical ailments we see today .I myself started developing severe back pain.

So, I was trying to google some stretching exercises that we can do at work place to flex the muscles. Here are some useful ones.

Posted in Lyrics

Its Only Words!!! – Boyzone

 

Smile, an everlasting smile
A smile can bring you near to me
Don’t ever let me find you gone
Cause that would bring a tear to me
This world has lost it’s glory
Lets start a brand new story
Now my love
You think that I don’t even mean
A single word I say…
It’s only words
And words are all I have
To take your heart away

Talk, in everlasting words
And dedicate them all, to me
And I will give you all my life
I’m here if you should call to me
You think that I don’t even mean
a single word I say…

[Chorus, repeat]

Da da da da da da da
Da da da da da da da da
Da da da da da da da da
Da da da da da da da da

This world has lost it’s glory
Let’s start a brand new story
Now, my love
You think that I don’t even mean
a single word I say…

[Repeat chorus twice]