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First Person Subjunctive

It is not that often that one finds the first person plural present subjunctive in the wild. The pop genre is probably not a place one would have expected it. But the The Magnetic Fields, named after the André Breton novel Les Champs Magnétiques, are not your usual band. One song on their 1999 three-volume album 69 Love Songs is entitled Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing. Here’s the chorus:

And nothing matters when we’re dancing
In tat or tatters you’re entrancing
Be we in Paris or in Lansing
Nothing matters when we’re dancing

Be we in Paris or in Lansing, indeed. Below you can listen to the album track.

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One Response to “First Person Subjunctive”

  1. Grace says:

    Thanks for the song!!!
    Beautiful!!!

    Best regards,
    Grace.
    From Argentina.

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