The Pensive Spy : New Toys

Pensive” is one of those words that, having looked it up, I’ve probably not been using correctly.  I thought that being pensive had a connotation of fear, but dictionary.com actually describes it as “wistfully thoughtful” or “expressing or revealing thoughtfulness, usually marked by some sadness“.  Sadness rather than fear.  That was quite pertinent to something that I’d been thinking of.

The last few days I’ve been mulling over why someone would do something secretly or spy on you covertly.  Yes, I’m that paranoid!

Obviously I’m aware of spies and the desire of people, organisations, governments and countries to obtain information about other people, organisations, governments and countries to use against them somehow.  James Bond is badass enough that he’ll usually just go straight in and do what needs to be done, but there are ways to use the toys he was presented with to be covert, to hide that it’s actually him.

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Ooh, and I can use a DB10 picture too can’t I? Seeing as that was an exclusive James Bond thing!

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I think the “new toys” is where I got my definition of the word pensive.  I thought I was pensive before a big purchase.  I don’t know what this is now.  I thought maybe “apprehensive”?!

Anyway…

I’m struggling to be subtle about the exact situation this post is based on.  Say you noticed someone doing something secretly and you suggested they don’t because, really, they have no reason to be doing what they’re doing in the first place.  Indeed, they even suggested that they didn’t want to be doing it.  They took your advice and didn’t carry on (and even went further than you expected) – for a while.  They then come back a little more covertly (in disguise) and continue secretly doing what they were doing.

Why? Why would someone do that? Remembering that they had no reason to do what they were doing at all, let alone secretly in the first place.

When it was happening first time round, there was a suggestion it was for the benefit of the person being spied on because of the very fact that they kinda knew it was happening.  To do it covertly though… There’s only one person that’s benefiting.  Are they being pensive about something?

I spy with my little eye
Something that begins with, ‘I don’t care’
That this song, has a melody
Or that the beats are not complex

I’m just trying to make you sing
And not be perplexed
It doesn’t mean any less

Face in a crowd
If you don’t care then why are you singing out?
Face in a crowd
If you don’t care then why are you singing out?
Why are you singing out?

And I spy with my little eye
Something that begins with, ‘I have just’
I have just begun to realize

Put on my favorite song
Forgot this style instructs you to sing aloud
Why don’t you sing along?

It goes, face in a crowd
If you don’t care then why are you singing out?
Face in a crowd
If you don’t care then why are you singing out?
And I can hear you singing

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la,
You’re singing
La, la, la, la, la, la

It doesn’t matter that this song has a simple tune
Even though it’s not what I’m supposed to do
What I’m supposed to do?
What I’m supposed to do?
What I’m supposed to do?

It doesn’t matter that this song has a simple tune
Even though it’s not what I’m supposed to do
What I’m supposed to do?

And can you hear me going?
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

Now it doesn’t matter that this song
Has a simple tune
Even though it’s not what I’m supposed to do
What I’m supposed to do?

I Spy by Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly

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