Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chapter 10, Page 5 The lyrics are...

Mary is blissfully unaware of what the lyrics actually mean.

Of course, it would probably help if Mary actually knew the worlds besides some bits around the refrain.

Well, then there are the songs she does know all the words to that involved drunkenness, murder, philandering... And these are songs her parents listen to!

And she's still pretty oblivious. Probably helps that the oldies tended to be a bit more subtle than some more current songs.


Dan (AKA said...

If Mary is pretty oblivious, what does that say about me? I knew that particular song, but I never knew what the title was until this strip encouraged me to Google it. You learn something new every day, I guess.

And panel two is priceless. :D

Brigid said...

@Dan: I probably wouldn't know much about it myself if Dad didn't have it on an old 45. Even so, I had to Google the lyrics to be sure it would fit. It, ah, fit a little better than I thought.

Robert said...

Nothing wrong with a little bit of innocence. Hell, even at 40, I still have some aspects of myself that are shockingly innocent and surprised by the world.

It can be fun.

Rob H.

Dan (Croatoan said...

I've still got that song stuck in my head. And lucky me, I only really know the chorus.

Still in all, I suppose it's better than the Kraft Macaroni 'n Cheese song (you know, the one sung to the tune of "Yankee Doodle Dandy"). Now that was downright nightmarish.

Dan ( said...

Ah, well, that's a relief. I no longer have "Incense and Peppermints" stuck in my head.

Now I have the sone playing over and over on my cerebral juke box. Feh.

"F to the R to the E to the E, to the C to the R to the E-D-I-T..."

Brigid said...

@Robert: Sure. I like innocence. It's also nice to avoid those barely disguised snickers when you inadvertently say or do something that's a bad double entendre.

@Dan: Some of those Free Credit Report jingles were really clever. :P

Journo-SEAL said...

I searched the song and the lyrics. From what I understand, the lyrics have to do with disillusionment.

Example: "...Beatniks and politics, nothing is new
A yardstick for lunatics, one point of view

Who cares what games we choose?
Little to win but nothin' to lose..."

Not sure what the incense and peppermints mean *shrug*

Brigid said...

@Journo: That is part of the meaning, certainly. The 'games we choose' bit can have a few meanings, including the sort of thing that's supposed to happen between married couples but all too often before or even instead of that particular sacrament.

Not that Mary knew that at the time.

And I don't know what the incense and peppermint refers to, either.