Saturday, February 1, 2014

Song Lyrics: Or So I Hear

Some songs sure do have interesting lyrics; at least they sound interesting to me. For example: Credence Clearwater Revival with singer John Fogerty in the song " Bad Moon Risin'" sings "There's a bathroom on the right". Now, to me what difference does it make whether the bathroom is on the right, left, or middle? Maybe, singer John wanted to make sure that people went to the correct bathroom based on your gender because when "you're in for nasty weather" and need to get to a bathroom then if you are in too much of a hurry I guess you could end up in the wrong bathroom. Or, the REM song, "Losing My Religion" where singer Michael Stipe croons, "Let's pee in the corner, let's pee in the spotlight"; I guess they didn't know about the bathroom on the right or couldn't find a bathroom anywhere.


Rock guitar Legend Jimi Hendrix sings in the classic song "Purple Haze", "Scuse me while I kiss this guy". Now, to me, if you are "Jimi" why would you need to be excused if you wanted to kiss some guy? If that is what you wanted to do Jimi just do it ; you really don't need somebody's permission. Although I guess if you are in a "Purple Haze" you aren't perhaps thinking too clearly.


Even the Canadian national anthem "O, Canada" where they sing "O, Canada, we stand on cars and freeze" to me I find this interesting as I think this national Canadian anthem was written even before the birth of the automobile. Maybe the composer of this anthem consulted a psychic who foresaw the rise of the car in the future. Of course, I might have misheard this lyric and maybe the true phrase is "We stand on carts of cheese" as there are quite a few dairy farms up in Canada.


Sometimes I guess, some song lyrics I hear make me "scratch my head", how about you?