Go On, Leave Me breathless!

I love singing. In the shower, in bed, at work, on the streets, mid conversation…I can’t seem to stop myself. I’ve wound up many a friend with my incessant singing. They’d be talking to me and I’d be humming. It’s not that I’m not paying attention, I‘m just a dab hand at doing both things simultaneously!

It was the summer of 2000 and the song ‘Breathless’ by the Corrs was all the rage. I knew every word, every beat, every musical accompaniment to it. I was addicted. I had it playing on repeat at home till my entire household revolted. Haters. I didn’t let them rain on my parade. I stuck the CD in my Discman and kept feeding my addiction.

One fateful afternoon I went shopping with my mother. As was the norm in my teenage years, we had yet another argument on the way home. I was walking behind her to create more than just an emotional distance between us. I wasn’t going to let her get me down.

‘Go on, go on, leave me breathless.’ I started to sing, my strides matching the tempo of the song. I must have sung the line a million times because the next thing I knew I felt the back of her hand connect with my cheek. Like my people would say, she wozed me!

‘Go on, go on,’ she mimicked, ‘ shut up and let me hear word my friend!’       

At the time it wasn’t funny but now, I can’t think about the incident without cracking up. The song has never sounded the same to me.



  1. Yay! First!
    Dare say it serves you right!

    As an aside , glad you’ve finally launched your blog.

    Your number 1 fan!!!!


  2. hahahahahahah i sooo did not see that woze coming. Was waiting for the deep ending and deep analysis of the song breathless taking away of the song lol


  3. Meeeeeeee,
    1st off welcome to blogosphere!!!
    Now that thats out of the way, I am 100% with Onyie on this one… Ntoin!!! LOL!


  4. In the words of my grandma, your child will do the same to you. Lol.
    I am feeling your blog. More!


  5. LMAO!!! I actually laughed out loud ……. your poor mama must have been driven up the wall!! Looking forward to more babe! Yayyyy to your own blog! Bisous xxx


  6. Herzlich willkommen! Giving you a virtual high-five, your blog is quite nice and
    definitely bookmarked!!


  7. lol…. I remember how u loved singing. U were always singing one song (cant remember the lyrics, but it was sumtin lik “Colombia, je ka gbadun re, Nigeria ka gbadun re, Colombia enyan rara ti mo run ti awon ore mi”) and when ever u did, the whole dorm (the seniors, that is)would sing along. Gosh, it was so annoying, so I undastand how ur mum felt…lol…memories….


  8. You know, I remember you singing this in QC, and whenever I think of you (like just remembering emotan, I remember you singing that song!) hahaha!


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