On my walk today…..

Sometimes I walk and think; other times I just walk

“Along Comes Mary”

I was listening to this oldy but goody this morning when I realized, once again, I have no idea what most of the lyrics to this song are.  “… now my empty cup tastes as sweet as the punch..”  What does that even mean?

I may start a playlist of songs that I love – and probably used to sing at the top of my lungs – but don’t really know the words.

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I say grace

” ….when I look back on the road that I’ve traveled down, I say grace.”

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If you take out the words:  benny, and, the, jets – there’s only about two dozen words that I understand in “Benny and the Jets.”

I guess that’s why people find it so much fun to “sing” it at the top of our lungs in bars.

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When I grow to old to dream….

It loses a lot when you’re reading it instead of hearing it sung so you should download it:

“When I grow too old to dream, I’ll have you to remember

When I grow too old to dream, your love will live in my heart”

Beautiful song; beautiful thought.

Romberg/Hammerstein (as sung by Nat King Cole on my iPod)

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No drugs required

I was listening to “Purple Haze” on my iPod and, during the riff in the middle, I could hear voices.

I turned around because I thought someone was walking and talking behind me!  I played it again and, sure enough – the voices are really there, I just never heard them before.

I imagine that in the 1960s/70s – with a little bit of recreational drugs -listeners heard the voices without the assistance of earbuds.

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