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These are lyrics by Joan Baez that we think are kind of inappropriate.

Inappropriate Lyrics, Joan Baez

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Joan Baez's, "Diamonds and Rust"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
A couple of light years ago...
Why They're Inappropriate:
She is referring to the passage of time (ago), but light years are a measure of distance. (the distance light will travel in one year's time)
Submitted by: Marty Greene
Joan Baez's, "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Like my father before me, I'm a working man...
Why They're Inappropriate:
The line about 'my wife in Tennessee' isn't the only one with a misplaced gender reference. Actually this sort of 'gender bender' is so common (especially in cover songs like this one) that it probably deserves its own page on this site.
Submitted by: Joshua Truax
Joan Baez's, "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
That was my wife in Tennessee.
Why They're Inappropriate:
I realize that the song was written by someone of the male gender, but it sounds a bit goofy with Joan singing it, don't you think?
Submitted by: Bob Malone

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