Hey here’s a question for the ones out there that listen to the lyrics.
What would you think if I wrote nonsense in this blog?
Would stand up and click away from me?
Lend me your time and I’ll write you a post.
When I reflect (it was called spaced-out during my youth) on the many lyrics of rock and roll, I find many of them contained words of wisdom.
You Can't Always Get What You Want but you get what you need, The Rolling Stones taught me long ago.
Do the rappers of today give any good advice?
Three Dog Night reminded me once, Mama Told Me (Not To Come). Did I listen? No. Hey they removed that incident from my record. I’m good.
Today looking more like a walrus, I went looking for the meaning of John Lennon’s verse. The odd story I found was that he purposely wrote some nonsensical words because he received a letter from a student telling him that analyzing Beatle songs was an assignment at his school.
The song also tells of the eggman. According to wikipedia (more reliable than my friends on the street corner) eggman is Eric Burdon. He apparently was some kind of animal because his eggman nickname came from his fondness for breaking eggs over naked women's bodies. (to think some say that eggs are bad for you - ha)
Eric and The Animals did teach me about job burn-out in their We Gotta Get Out Of This Place song.
In my latest youtube mining, I uncovered another message laden song by The Animals. The most interesting part of this video clip is the “trophy wife” in the background (you'll notice it right at the beginning). How did they get away with that one?
I get by with a little help from my friends (good advice for your whole life).