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December 20, 2006

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Tom

Awwww... it just wouldn't be the same without the gravelly, cigarette cracking voice on lead voacls... it always reminds me of the excellent William Shanter albums.

BTW... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Mark Engblom

Hey, thanks Tom!

Yeah, ol' Margot's "vocals" are certainly in the same surreal league as Shatner's albums. The Superman movie seemed to largely escape the excesses of the late 70's, but there were a few exceptions....like Kidder's soft disco voiceover, the funky sideburns on every male in Metropolis and....a REX REED cameo!

Robby Reed

The cheesy voice-over is actually ALSO a very beautiful song: "Can You Read My Mind by Maureen McGovern." They should have used the song instead!

Lyrics for: Can You Read My Mind

Can you read my mind?
Do you know what it is you do to me?
Don't know who you are
Just a friend from another star

Here I am like a kid at a school
Holding hands with a god, I'm a fool
Will you look at me quivering
Like a little girl shivering?
You can see right through me

Can you read my mind?
Can you picture the things I'm thinking of?
Wondering why you are
All the wonderful things you are

You can fly, you belong to the sky
You and I could belong to each other

If you need a friend,
I'm the one to fly to
If you need to be loved, (to be loved)
Here I am, read my mind

Instrumental Bridge

Will you look at me quivering
Like a little girl shivering?
You can see right through me

If you need a friend,
I'm the one to fly to
If you need to be loved,
Here I am, read my mind...

Read my mind.

Mark Engblom

Yeah, I'd have preferred that version over Kidder's spoken word snooze-fest...but even McGovern could only do so much with those treacly lyrics.

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