SLS ~ Above/Below/Between

Song Lyric Sunday

Thanks go out to our host Jim Adams for continuing this fun musical prompt. Today I choose 1999’s “She’s So High” by Tal Bachman, a song that includes the line “she’s so high above me,” repeatedly.

Talmage Charles Robert “Tal” Bachman, 52 years old, lives in Victoria, BC, and he is the son of Canadian rocker Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Some good musical genes going on there. Wikipedia has various interesting nuggets about Tal’s life, but the one that appeals to me the most is that he is a huge fan of key lime pie. When his favorite place for the dessert dumped KLP from the menu, Tal began a successful public campaign for the pie’s return. Now this is the kind of activism I can fully support!

“She’s So High” is from Tal’s debut album and the song reached number one in Canada. It was also a top 10 hit in the U.S. BMI gave Tal the song of the year award for this gem. His second album didn’t do as well and he put out a new one in 2019 under the ‘nym Ian Starglow. Here are the lyrics to today’s selection.

She’s So High

She’s blood, flesh, and bone
No tucks or silicone
She’s touch, smell, sight, taste, and soundBut somehow I can’t believe
That anything should happen
I know where I belong
And nothing’s gonna happen
Yeah, yeah’Cause she’s so high
High above me, she’s so lovely
She’s so high
Like Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, or Aphrodite
Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
She’s so high, high above meFirst class and fancy free
She’s high society
She’s got the best of everythingWhat could a guy like me
Ever really offer?
She’s perfect as she can be
Why should I even bother?’Cause she’s so high
High above me, she’s so lovely
She’s so high
Like Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, or Aphrodite
Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
She’s so high, high above meShe comes to speak to me
I freeze immediately
‘Cause what she says sounds so unreal’Cause somehow I can’t believe
That anything should happen
I know where I belong
And nothing’s gonna happen
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah’Cause she’s so high
High above me, she’s so lovely
She’s so high
Like Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, or Aphrodite, oh yeah
She’s so high, high above me

~*~

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Image credit to Jim Adams

18 responses to “SLS ~ Above/Below/Between

  1. I e always liked this song but never knew who sung it. Thanks Paula! 🥰

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  2. Tal Bachman has a great voice and he can really hit those high notes. I remember hearing this song on the radio, although I had no idea who sang it. Great choice Paula, it was good to listen to this again. The video was cool with that splash down at the end.

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  3. I remember this song… I never knew who the artist was. I can fully support the KLP activism too! Nom Nom!
    Thanks, Paula🎶💃🏼

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  4. What a great song (that I never heard before)! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I’d never heard this song before. Good choice.

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  6. Oooh I like this song! I’ve heard it a time or two, but knew nothing about it. How cool to campaign for more Key Lime Pie! It’s so good! 🙂 Love the video!

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  7. Great song! One of my favorites from that time period. Love it! 🙂

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  8. I associate this song with our local boy, Kurt Nilsen, winner of the Norwegian Idol and the World Idol competitions in 2003/04. This was the song he launched his singing career with after winning. Nobody in my neck of the woods has heard Tal Bachman’s version. Thanks for introducing me to his.

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