Flanders and Swann – Madeira M’Dear

Madeira M’Dear is a strange song, and uses words and phrases that are not/were not common.  Obviously it’s meaning is less appreciated in 2017 underage sex elimination times, than it was when the song was originally performed. It was first released by Michael Flanders in October 1959. Is it funny to sing about a chaste minor being made intoxicated by an older man so as to have sex with her. The song raises all sorts of … Continue reading

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