"It's rainin' inside a big brown moon;
How does that mess you baby up, leg?
Eatin' a Reuben sandwich with saurkraut;
Don't stop now, baby, let it all hang out."
Let me guess, you're thinking, "Wow! That's profound!" Yeah, Right!
....I don't claim to be a card carrying member of Mensa, but to this day I haven't a clue what message those lyrics were supposed to convey. That song, by no means is only one with perplexing lyrics that had listeners scratching their heads and saying, "WTF?"
I don't suppose anyone can tell me what John Fred and His Playboy Band were trying to tell us with Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) ?
"Keep a-wearin' your bracelets and your new rara,
Cross your heart - yeah - with your livin' bra.
Chimney sweep sparrow with guise
Judy in disguise ... with glasses."
Bruce Springsteen wrote the lyrics to Manfred Mann's Earth Band hit, Blinded By the Light. I wonder what he was smoking?
"Some brimstone baritone anti-cyclone rolling stone preacher from the east,
He says: Dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in its funny bone, that's where they expect it least."
Then there was Incense and Peppermints by Strawberry Alarm Clock:
"Good sense, innocence, cripplin' mankind;
Dead kings, many things I can't define;
Occasions, persuasions clutter your mind
Incense and peppermints the color of time."
Those are only four such songs that I could bring to mind for the time being, but I think you get the picture. Is it me, or is it like deciphering some code to try to figure out just what they were trying to say in these songs?
Have you any thoughts and/or insight into any of those lyrics? Perhaps you have a few similar lyrics from other songs that have you scratching your head and saying, "WTF?"
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