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