DON´T MAKE ME OVER

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Dionne Warwick 2013

Yesterday in my “Ensayo crítico” class that some of UCA´s teachers are taking, Joaquin -a Social Communication professor- came up to me and asked me what “Don´t make me over” meant. I was caught off guard in the middle of my creation of a thesis statement for an essay that we are to turn in this month. I supposed he was talking about the song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and made famous by singer Dionne Warwick in the 1960´s. I couldn’t remember the lyrics but I knew I had heard it many times. I told him that it meant don’t try to change me. Accept me the way I am. Well, I guess the best way to understand the meaning, I explained, is by listening to the song.

Anyway, the next day, he told everyone that his essay would be about the songs that had affected his life in one way or another. Songs that had touched his heart or took him back in a specific time of his life. I thought of three of my songs that took me back to places and situations myself. What a great idea he had given me. I had now a new activity for my classes: 3 songs that have touched your life. I will start this activity today, in Smarty Pants. Can you tell me which three songs take you back in time? Which song reminds you of a special moment? A special love maybe?

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