THE STRANGEST SONGS EVER… #9

Hoover-Company-Vacuum-CleanerIn my last post, I announced I would be posting my top 10 list of THE STRANGEST SONGS EVER over the next 10 weeks.

Don’t get me wrong, some of these are songs I adore. They’re just either about strange things people don’t usually sing about, or they just don’t make any sense.

So #10 was Elton John’s Madman Across the Water.

Sticking with the “what the heck does it mean” theme, today’s big reveal, in at #9… While My guitar Gently Weeps.

I first heard it on the album, The Concert for Bangladesh. It was written and recorded by George Harrison, and also recorded by The Beatles, and Eric Clapton. Regardless of the singer, it makes no sense. According to Wikipedia: “Harrison committed to write a song based on the first words he saw upon opening a random book. Those words were ‘gently weeps’.”

All I can say is that George Harrison must not have owned a Hoover. Perhaps, like both nature and my dogs, he abhorred a vacuum. Who sweeps floors nowadays?

While My guitar Gently Weeps
Listen on YouTube.

I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping
Still my guitar gently weeps

I don’t know why nobody told you
How to unfold your love
I don’t know how someone controlled you
They bought and sold you

I look at the world and I notice it’s turning
While my guitar gently weeps
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps

I don’t know how you were diverted
You were perverted too
I don’t know how you were inverted
No one alerted you

I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
I look at you all
Still my guitar gently weeps

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

 

 

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About Gina X. Grant

Gina X. Grant writes ingenious plotlines with twists, turns and sometimes magic. She is represented by Rosemary Stimola, the agent who also represents the Hunger Games series. Gina’s RELUCTANT REAPER trilogy is available from Simon and Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint. She lives in Toronto, Canada, just blocks from the house she grew up in. She’s married to a friendly curmudgeon from a mining town in Northern Ontario. They have one rescued hound, Storm, named for Gina’s other pen name. Storm Grant—the writer, not the hound dog—writes engaging action adventure with two heroes. Since 2007, she has published with a variety of e-publishers and more recently, self-publishes. Gina’s and Storm’s books are available at all your favorite etailers, such as Amazon, Kobo and iTunes. Visit ginaXgrant.com or stormgrant.com to find out more.

Posted on December 23, 2012, in LoL!, Opinion and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

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