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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Misheard Lyrics

And for Easter I am going to discuss Led Zeppelin's Livin' Lovin' Maid.  Go to Church if you want a spiritual fix.

And "fix" is where I start.

Playing the tune yesterday got me thinking about the opening lyrics, or what I thought were the lyrics - "with a purple umbrella and a fix in hand."  Turns out that "fix in hand" is really "a 50 cent hat."  That English accent strikes again. 

And after consulting the lyrics, I then discover that I have also misheard "going round town in a beige Cadillac."  Bear in mind, that I have probably listened to this song a couple thousand times, at least, and never once have I thought about the "beige Cadillac" reference until yesterday.  But it made wonder about it because I don't think that I have ever seen a beige Cadillac.   And guess what?  I was correct to question it because I discover that Plant is actually singing an "aged Cadillac." 

In my defense though, I had everything else lyric-wise in the song pretty much sussed out correctly.  Guess it's kind of tough to not hear "better lay your money down" correctly.

Livin' Lovin' always makes me think of a trip I once made to New York City.  I had just checked into the hotel in Manhattan when the radio played what the DJ referred to as a "Zep Set," featuring several Zeppelin songs back to back.  In the most exciting city in the world with a million things to do, I stayed in the room until the set finished.  To this day, every time I hear Livin' Lovin' Maid I think of that moment. 

If not a beige Cadillac, at least everybody's heard of a pink one:

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