A Sensitive Couple

Based on Io senza te (Switzerland 1981)

This poor bride, who dressed her? She looks like bread dough
We don’t like to pester, but must let her know:
“You are struggling, we know: we were once fat, too
Your skin’s not perfect like ours, so
Here’s a burqa for you”

 

We’re so sensitive, advice we give:
“Bloated like a hippo, you need laxatives”
We’re so sensitive, you’re primitive
It is our honour to help rescue you

 

“Our young son reads Plato,”¬†we’re telling our chauffeur
“Your less-clever son, though – it’s comics he prefers?
Private school enrollment might be worth a try
Can’t afford the payments? Oh you’re poor, that’s why”

 

We’re so sensitive (we’re so sensitive), selfless, we give (selfless, we give)
Leading lives much better than you’ll ever live (you’ll ever live)
We’re so sensitive, informative (informative)
“Your home looks ghetto? Affirmative”

 

We’re so sensitive, you’re primitive

 

We’re so sensitive, such hope we give (such hope we give)
We’re God-sent heroes who help you live
We’re God-sent heroes who help you live