Feb 15, 2011

Expression: Face the music

Here's a nice definition of the expression face the music: to accept the difficulties, criticism and unpleasant results that your words or actions may cause. For example: He's been cheating us out of our money for years and now it's time for him to face the music.

In 1936, Irving Berlin wrote a song called Let's Face the Music and Dance. This song is pretty famous, and it plays with the concept of the expression above. Here's a mashup of dancing clips, with Nat King Cole singing the song. The lyrics appear below. Enjoy!



There may be trouble ahead
But while there's moonlight and music
And love and romance
Let's face the music and dance
Before the fiddlers have fled
Before they ask us to pay the bill
And while we still
Have the chance
Let's face the music and dance
Soon
We'll be without the moon
Humming a different tune
And then
There may be teardrops to shed
So while there's moonlight and music
And love and romance
Let's face the music and dance
Dance
Let's face the music and dance

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