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Books enlarge the ability to think... Music enlarges the ability to dream...

* pride and PREJUDICE * (Jane Austen)


* The novel:

Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
* The rocker:

Lenny Kravitz
* The song:

Mr Cab Driver
* The lyrics:

Mr cab driver wont you stop to let me in
Mr cab driver dont like my kind of skin
Mr cab driver youre never gonna win
Mr cab driver wont you stop to pick me up
Mr cab driver I might need some help
Mr cab driver only thinks about himself
Here we go

Mr cab driver, mr cab driver
Mr cab driver, mr cab driver

Mr cab driver dont like the way I look
He dont like dreads he thinks were all crooks
Mr cab driver reads too many story books
Mr cab driver pass me up with eyes of fire
Mr cab driver thinks were all one sixty fiveers
Mr cab driver f*** you Im a survivor
Oh yeah, one more time, ahah

Let me in

Mr cab driver, mr cab driver
Mr cab driver, mr cab driver
* The video clips:

- My favourite video of the film Pride and Prejudice featuring scenes and words from the movie. The song is called Everything by Lifehouse.

- Another video but this time with images of the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. The song is called Don't Go Breaking My Heart performed by Jesse McCartney and Anne Hathaway.

* The relationship:

Pride and Prejudice, first published on 28 January 1813, is the most famous of Jane Austen's novels. Its original title was First Impressions and indeed these "first impressions", based on pride and prejudice, mislead the two protagonists of the novel, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy... In the same way, rock singer and composer Lenny Kravitz experienced prejudice against himself. Kravitz was born in New York City, the son of Ukrainian-Jewish American NBC television news producer Sy Kravitz and Bahamian American actress Roxie Roker, best known as her character Helen Willis on the television sitcom The Jeffersons. This means that Kravitz had a white Jewish father and a black mother... Mr Cab Driver is a song which includes racist content but which condemns racism. Kravitz wrote the song inspired in a situation that he himself was involved in. Kravitz said that he wanted to get a cab for getting to the recording studio, but no driver stopped to let him get in. Although the song deals with racism and discrimination, Kravitz treats this topic with a sense of humour. The video for the song, shot in black and white and in the streets of New York, features Kravitz going through a similar situation to the one described in his song.
* The question:

- Do first impressions count or do you give others a second chance to get to know them better?