31 January 2012

Collision of Worlds. .

A few months after we moved to the UK, Cars 2 came out.  Not only was it Charlotte's first movie at the theater, it was the family's first "film at the cinema."  The theater that we went to hosts comedy shows on Saturday evenings, and the movie was being shown in that room.  We had a little table in front of our seats for our popcorn, and Charlotte did a fabulous job (with just a little running around!).  The picture isn't great, but here she is--looking like a big girl with her cheesy grin!

Since it takes us forever to pack up and actually leave anywhere, we were still there while the credits were rolling.  The girls like to dance around to the music, and then a song that was just perfect for our family and our life right now came on!  Brad Paisley and Robbie Williams (lead singer of Take That--think a British NKOTB) wrote and performed a song together for the movie called "Collision of Worlds."  Here are the lyrics. . .I love it!  (You can listen to it here)

At the first sign of the morning light, Old Glory's in the sky
Across the pond, it's afternoon and the Union Jack flies high
We're on our first cup of coffee
We're on our third cup of tea
And we can't pretend to live on different planets, you and me

In this collision of worlds
Watch the new day dawn on a distant shore
In this collision of worlds
Oh you can't sit this out no more

Abbey Road, Route 66, CIA, to the MI6
Right lane, left lane, Metric, Imperial
Pounds, dollars, howdy, cheerio!
A v8 growls, to a v12 screams
Hail to the chief, well God Save the Queen
Cops, bobbies, tabasco, wasabi, pistachio ice cream!

In this collision of worlds
Well it's too late and you can't stop it now
In this collision of worlds
Yeah find you a place and just watch it now

Yeah you're a good ole' boy
Well you're a decent bloke
I say it's irony, I say it's a joke
When I look around, now I can see
We ain't so different, you and me

Meat and potatoes, bangers and mash
Dollars, pounds, dosh, cash
Autobahn, to the rising sun
The I10, to the M1
Congress, Parliament, President, The Queen!
Petrol, you say gasoline
Now grab your bird, and get your girl
Now its a small world

Collision of worlds
Watch the new day dawn on a distant shore
In this collision of worlds
No you can't sit this out no more
In this collision of worlds
It's too late and you can't stop it now
Collision of worlds
Find you a place and watch it now

Just a nice little reminder for us that maybe we aren't as far away from home as it sometimes seems!  And I thought it was a nice coincidence that Brad Paisley and his family live in Franklin, Tennessee (the town we lived in before moving here) and Robbie Williams grew up in a town about an hour from where we live now!