ABBA – Does Your Mother Know

ABBA – “Does Your Mother Know” “I can read in your face that your feelings are driving you wild” – obviously ABBA is referencing “raging hormones” in the young girl they are writing about.     You’re so hot, teasing me So you’re blue but I can’t take a chance on a chick like you That’s something I couldn’t do There’s that look in your eyes I can read in your face that your feelings … Continue reading

Donovan – Superlungs My Supergirl

  Donovan – “Superlungs (My Supergirl)” When I listened to Donovan (started singing in 1965) and “supergirl” for the first time, it sounds like he is singing about being on the road touring, and in every town he visits, there are hot young girls that are not “innocent”; but that she stays with her friends and doesn’t cross the lines.     You see this kind of chick in every town. Whenever there’s a scene … Continue reading

Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar

The Rolling Stones sang “Brown Sugar” and I have loved the song since I first heard it.  But I must confess that I never paid too much attention to the actual lyrics (sad but true). One person wrote:  He is telling a story about what was going on during slave trades in America..  Whites mating with blacks secretly as it was taboo.  Brown Sugar tastes so good because it was something whites weren’t supposed to … Continue reading

Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire

Bruce Springsteen sang “I’m on Fire” and the lyrics left a lot to the imagination.  When the video was released, it was made clear that he wasn’t singing about an underage girl.  But who really knows??? I have always loved this song.   “I’m On Fire” Hey, little girl, is your daddy home? Did he go and leave you all alone? I got a bad desire Oh-oh-oh, I’m on fireTell me now, baby, is he … Continue reading

Kings of Leon – 17

The group is Kings of Leon from 1999.   17 Oh she’s only seventeen Whine whine whine, weep over everything Bloody Mary breakfast busting up the street Brothers fighting, when’s the baby gonna sleep Heaving ship too sails away Said it’s a culmination of a story and a goodbye session It’s a tick of our time and the tic in her head that made me feel so strange So I could call you baby, I could … Continue reading

Rilo Kiley – 15

The group is “Rilo Kiley” and they have been around for many years.  If you are like me, you had never heard of them until this song.  But they started in 1998.  The band in the early days (from their website): 15 Twenty-five the season of dope Three sheets to the wind like a clothes line rope He’s a spider on the web She was a tiny woman; heap of sins Her developing body was … Continue reading