“I Google You” by Neil Gaiman

Tonight at 7pm EST, I’ll be making a guest appearance on MixieMoxie‘s “Shock & Awesome Show“.

Mixie, Mander and I, as well as her friends on Blog.tv, will be chatting about “touching the Internet”. We’ll probably go into tele-haptics, which will likely segway into cybersex and eventually BDSM culture. We’ll be filling in the gaps of each other’s knowledge.

While testing out Blog.tv’s co-host feature with Mixie, I got to learn from her friends about a song by Neil Gaiman called “I Google You“. To spice things up, this rendition is performed by bi-sexual cabaret-punk entertainer, Amanda Palmer (hat tip Blake Stacey).

Given that my ex-prof Alex Halavais had recently published “Search Engine Society“, and considering how it is now common practice to judge acquaintances by checking Google, this song was just too good to be true.

Here are the lyrics to “I Google You” by Neil Gaiman:

I Google you
late at night when I don’t know what to do
I find photos
you’ve forgotten
you were in
put up by your friends

I Google you
when the day is done and everything is through
I read your journal
that you kept
that month in France
I’ve watched you dance

And I’m pleased your name is practically unique
it’s only you and
a would-be PhD in Chesapeake
who writes papers on
the structure of the sun
I’ve read each one

I know that I
should let you fade
but there’s that box
and there’s your name
somehow it never makes the pain
grow less or fade or disappear
I think that I should save my soul and
I should crawl back in my hole
But it’s too easy just to fold
and type your name again
I fear
I google you
Whenever I’m alone and feeling blue
And each scrap of information
That I gather
says you’ve got somebody new
And it really shouldn’t matter
ought to blow up my computer
but instead….
I google you

ASIDE: If you recall, I interviewed MixieMoxie just last year about her modeling experience with Zivity.com.

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