Friday, August 24, 2007

Lyrics of the Day

I was listening to an Old 97's* radio appearance from 1996 today. They played "Doreen," which includes this chorus:

Doreen, Doreen, last night I had an awful dream.
You were laying in the arms of a man I'd never seen.
Come clean Doreen. Come clean Doreen.
It's just a superfluous detail included for the sake of rhyme, but the phrase "a man I'd never seen" irks me. Does that mean it would be okay if the singer dreamed of her sleeping with his best friend instead?

* The grammar freak in me says there shouldn't be an apostrophe because the band name is plural, not belonging to Old 97, but that's how they punctuate it on their Web site. If you look at their album covers, however, they seem to alternate between using and omitting the apostrophe (for example, see the two albums "Doreen" appears on below).

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Maybe that it would be even worse than a melodramatic "I should have known all along!" kind of moment?