They flee from me (Valentine’s night special)
Well, perhaps it is unwise to,
but I’m planning to surprise you,
because today’s a very special day.
Now I’m pacing in the dark
while I’m waiting in the park;
I know you like to walk from work this way.
And it’s true I do feel nervous,
still, there’s no one to observe us,
and I’ve cleaned my teeth and shaved and had a bath.
And I’m sure it will go fine;
I just need my opening line.
No time to waste: you’re walking down the path.
Now I don’t want to blow it
So I pick my favourite poet:
Sir Thomas Wyatt. Now I cannot miss!
Well it’s too late to change tack,
so I open up my mac,
and speak the words: ‘dear heart, how like you this?’
Apparently Americans aren't familiar with the word "mac". It's a Mackintosh -- a full-length raincoat.