Monday, 22 December 2008

Winter Wonderland

Hello everyone! :D

It's nearly christmas, as I'm sure you're aware. If you are not aware then I suggest you become aware and get down to some shops, spend more money than sense on things your friends and family don't need and then celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ by opening presents and worshipping Coca Cola's idol. I have something similar happen on all my birthdays.

If you do not celebrate christmas you are either dead or of a different religion, which is a shame, as christmas is fun if you get into it.

Now the real crux of this blog update, is confusion on my part. I've been listening to several xmas jingles to get my mind into the swing of things.

Winter Wonderland came on and I was joyfully listening, but then in my child like mind I had to re-listen to a verse:

In the meadow we can build a snowman
and pretend that he is Parson Brown
he'll say are you married we'll say no man
but you can do the job when you're around (or whilst in town)

Now for years I had presumed this was the singer being a bit of a slut. Saying that they wern't married but that they were open to offers, wink wink nudge nudge, a nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat!

I always thought that was an odd message for a christmas song, and thought maybe that song helped contribute to the decay of western society. However a very good friend of mine explained it to me saying that the Parson can get the (couple?) married, not that he could fill in for the bride/groom.

I also thought that "I'm ever woman" used to be "Climb every woman" and could never really understand what the hell that was on about. Then there's that song "what's she gonna look like with a chimney on her" which is what they actually sing, yet I am still none the wiser as to what it's about, maybe the titular woman will be filling in for santa this year? Hmm....

Well I hope you all have a very merry christmas, and I imagine that like me you will be rigging up your house "Home-Alone" style in an effort to capture the intruder known as Santa Claus.

1 comment:

jellyonaplate_8 said...

I remember that "what's she going to look like with a chiminey on her" or something song, i was baffled by that one for ages and just assumed I must have it wrong. Unless songs are really bizarre, I don't normally notice they don't make sense, like that winter wonderland song, i never noticed those weird lyrics before, but it makes sense now you've explained it. The point is, I think these songwriters know they can get away with writing rubbish as long as it's a good tune half the time, as people rarely think much of it, apart from people like you addy who just blew their cover and now they have to write properley