Wednesday, August 21, 2013

In my defense, I was about 10 and didn't know what "whores" were. (Awesome Covers Of Already Awesome Songs)

When I was younger (so much younger than today) I thought the line from The Boxer was

"Asking only workman's wages
I go looking for a job
But I get no offers
Just a 'come home from the wars on Seventh Avenue,"

Which I took to mean that the singer/protagonist was being told by his family to come home because life was so brutal in New York.

It's actually, I realized some time later, "just a come on from the whores on Seventh Avenue," which is less poetic I think but more sexy.

Here's the Ten Tenors, singing that song:

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