Case in point: “Hold On Loosely”. This 38 Special classic came out in 1981. Given that I was an avid listener to Top 40 radio and Kasey Kasem’s American Top 40 (to both the Saturday 8-12 show and the Sunday 1-4 show, during which I taped on my cassette player the favorite songs from Saturday, because I knew when they would be played…Seasons in the Sun was one and probably Escape (The Pina Colada Song) as well), I have probably heard this song ::scribble, carry the two, a BAZILLION times, if not a GAZILLION.
It wasn’t until last night that I realized he’s not saying
Hold on loosely Don’t let go
If you cling to darkness
You’re gonna lose control
Checking the lyrics, “when your feelings are such/To overprotect her, to love her too much” doesn’t sound quite familiar either. :o
I got past “I’m not talkin’ 'bout the linen” and I’ll get past this, but D’OH!
I think my Mom has the all-time funniest ‘Kiss this guy’–You know the song “You Got Lucky” by Tom Petty? Admittedly, he does drawlingly stretch out the “good” in “Good love is hard to find”, but “Silly willy love is hard to find”?