And up ahead's another town that I'll go walking through
There are no "towns" in Kentucky; all incorporated municipalities in the state are officially referred to as "cities".
Submitted by: RJSchex
It's an electric word, life
It means forever, and that's a mighty long time
But I'm here to tell you,
There's something else: the afterworld
If life is forever, then when do you get to the afterworld?
Submitted by: Nickster
Every street is an arcade of dreams
How wonderful it would be if it was true. However, it's not...:-(
Submitted by: Mads.
's, "Kiss From A Rose"
And did you know, that when it snows,
my eyes become large,
and the light that you shine can be seen.
What?? How do your eyes become larger when it snows? Do your pupils get all dilated when you see the little white flakes falling down?
Submitted by: Meghan
Crazy yellow people walking through my head
One of them's got a gun, to shoot the other one
And yet together they were friends at school
People walking through your HEAD... being friends in SCHOOL? I'm failing to make sense of this. However, if they're people that Seal knows, and he's thinking about them, I could possibly understand; it's just the way it's worded that seems baffling in a sense.
Submitted by: Pete Worst
Did you get my letter?
I hope you did,
I did not send.
Hard for the recipient to get the letter if you don't send it.
Submitted by: Erin
Pretty flowers were made for bloomin'.
Pretty stars were made to shine.
Pretty girls were made for boys to love.
Surely Maggie was made for mine.
Oh, well, yonder stands little Maggie with a dram glass in her hand.
She's drinkin' away her troubles, oh, Lord,
And foolin' another man.
It doesn't make sense for the singer to declare, on the one hand, that "Surely Maggie was made for mine," while on the other hand asserting that she is "fooling' another man." Sounds more like Maggie is a bane to multiple men than like she and the singer could be remotely dreamed to be "made for each other".
Submitted by: Karen Smith
Too much wine and too much song
wonder how I got along?
How do you get along with someone who drinks a lot and gets around?
Submitted by: Celeste
Gotta get down to it,
Soldiers are gunning us down,
Should have been done long ago ...
What? Soldiers should have been gunning us down long ago? Not really funny, I just cringe every time I hear it. I know how the lyric is intended, it just doesn't work this way.
Submitted by: Scott
Of course it's nonsensical. But there's an explanation for it: The phrase was apparently just a filler phrase that songwriters Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich put in the lyrics until they could come up with something better, and Phil Spector told them it was perfect as it was.
Submitted by: Grinnin' Barrett