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My dear Data,

I was interested to learn that you are taking the Open Universe's 'Earth Music in the 20th Century' appreciation course. I read your critique of 'Ol' Yellow Eyes is Back', "Brent Spiner: the Legend and the Lingo", and as requested, am attaching my own comments to yours. Many of your points are valid as far as they go, but in some cases are open to further or alternate interpretation.
I can see what first drew your attention to this recording, but should point out that it is by no means certain that Spiner did have yellow eyes: the title reference may be to a popular TV series of the time in which he played a character who did.

Track 1
You ask,would not the singer be more lucky if the object of affection loved him, rather than feeling lucky because he loved her? We assume that both are true.
Track 2
Details omitted of what the little ordinary things are that the singer forgets. Humans do become absent minded when their emotions are fixed upon another person, quite how varies from one to another. Why is the singer concerned with the thought of the person, rather than the actual person? This is just a form of speech, Data, and can be taken to mean, even the bare thought of you is important.
Track 3
Yes, I agree, at the time the lyrics were written some lines would have been considered more appropriate to be spoken by a woman than a man. However, this example is not unique: cf the 20th century singer Richard Tauber and the song in which he appears to make love to a tree.
Track 4 . see "Conclusions"
Track 5
I accept that the title refers to the other person, therefore the singer should do the embracing, not be asking her to embrace him: this is artistic licence. No, I do not think that Spiner was recording a song for children at the same session and transposed some lines. If you search your memory banks for alternate meanings, you will find that the emphasis here is on the verb "to come", rather than on the noun "papa", and at the time, baby, mama, and papa were synonyms for imzahdi.
Track 6
The reference to broken hearts is not to be taken literally, and the song does not describe the effect of a 20th century auditory disruptor.
Track 7
It only seems like a great deal of repetition here, see "Conclusions". 'Kiss me once, kiss me twice, kiss me once again' is not the same as 'Three kisses, please', and 'A long, long, time' does not have precisely the same connotation as 'A long, ooh long, time' or 'A long, LONG, TIME'.
Track 8
Yes, the dew could more suitably be likened to diamonds than pearls, but I think you are nit-picking here, Data. I take your word for it that buttercups are closed at dawn and so no butterflies would be kissing them, but this merely indicates that the writer was using his imagination. Anyway, most of the references are merely to 'early morning'.
Track 9
Whilst I agree that some of the lyrics are very arresting, I do not recommend the philosophy of Randy Newman as a behavioural guide for you, Data, we love you just as you are. An adjustment to your programming along these lines will not result in your increased popularity among the crew and could have a deleterious effect on your career. Under no circumstances experiment on Captain Picard.
Track 10
No, this is not a description of an incipient heart attack caused by over-energetic coition. The zings and the strings are metaphoric.
Track 11 see "Conclusions"
Track 12 see "Conclusions"

Conclusions
Extraneous repetition:
This is very much a matter of opinion. A more subjective approach is needed here. Repeating lines with different emphasis does in fact have relevance. I would suggest that although you have been programmed in multiple techniques, you need to be either female or gay (but not both) to fully appreciate the singer's interpretation.
Interpolations not in any dictionary: For precedent, see Professor Ann Barton's 'Shakespeare and the Limits of Language'. See also, 'The Dagenham Dialogues' by contemporary guru Peter Cook on the use of the ellipsis, and how it may be replaced by various deeply emotional extensions to the text.
Your summing up, 'A pleasant, light, voice with good diction, but subject to tonal fluctuation, and not bearing comparison with contemporary tenors such as Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti': You will recall that on the occasion when, as an experiment, you asked Guinan to play this recording in Ten Forward, Commander Riker remarked that Counselor Troi's chocolate consumption increased by 2500%, and Dr Crusher spent the rest of the evening on the holodeck creating Programme 'Spiner' with a Scale 10 access code that not even Wesley has been able to crack.
Finally, Data, I would say that I've read more of the script than you, and know that you will one day receive your Emotion Chip: I suggest that you make a reappraisal of this work then. You, also, have an attractive voice, excellent articulation, and delightful diction, and who knows, may find a parallel career as a singer.

Your affectionate friend,
Counselor Cyn

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(Simonetta)