Music to live (write) by …

DebE —  May 12, 2012 — Leave a comment

Okay, I can’t hold off any longer … I’ve been threatening myself that I would admit to the world that I am a (not-so-closet) Cliff Richard fan (I blame my mother). The fact is, though, that he sung a song that should be everyone’s theme song for everything they do (I mean, it, really) …

Without further ado … Cliff Richard: Never Say Die

With lyrics like:

“Don’t give up the fight, gotta keep on going with all your might …

Try hard. Don’t stop. Gotta keep on giving it all you got.”


“When you think you’re through, what you gotta do is give a little bit more.” (That line was my mantra throughout my pregnancy and 3 day (official count, anyway) labour).

I totally recommend putting this in your playlist … it should be on a soundtrack for life. I mean … At the gym: “When you think you’re through, what you gotta do is give a little bit more”, Writing that epic novel: “Believe that I can reach the top, don’t say ‘no’ gotta get in the flow” … see where I’m going with this?




Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

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