Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Do you hear what I hear

Do you hear what I hear
Really? Unless you are standing next to me how could you hear the same thing?

no one wants to hear or smell this

Of course hearing and listening are different. Listening requires opening your mind and thinking.

I listen to lyrics but I know not all others do. Should I change my online moniker to lyricman? Have you ever watched any of Tim Hawkins’ clips on youtube? I know he listens to lyrics like me because in one clips he explains how “psycho” the lyrics of “Do You Hear What I Hear” are.

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear

He suggests that a shepherd boy talking to sheep has been in the field too long. (a link to that clip)

don't physically open your mind - just mentally

The better song lyrics have a message or advice. Now I tend to discover advice within the classic rock set of songs. But it could be that I’m just more familiar with those songs compared to the newer ones.

A more recent (compared to classic rock) song with great advice is Sheryl Crow’s “Soak Up the Sun”. It has the lines:

I don't have digital
I don't have diddly squat
It's not having what you want
It's wanting what you've got

Finding singing advice takes a little digging and focus. Here’s some true words from a Led Zeppelin song “Over The Hills And Far Away”:

Mellow is the man who knows what he's been missing
Many, many men can't see the open road

Following me? 
Ok, let’s skip the light fandango and turn cartwheels cross the floor. Try not to get dizzy (I would like you to be able to type out your comment). My song listening, lyric digging, has uncovered two more verses to “Whiter Shade of Pale”. Within those extra verses is this truism:

If music be the food of love
Then laughter is its queen
And likewise if behind is in front
Then dirt in truth is clean

So lighten up, listen up, don't be worried about the dirt if it is true.

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