Weekend Word Wrap: lyrics that don't make sense

David K. Israel

I've written about mondegreens, or misheard lyrics, and I've also posted on misheard words - (where you guys had some fun with "Blinded by the Light") and somewhere I wrote a post commenting on lyrics with poor grammar (What if God WERE one of us"¦) - but what about lyrics you know are correct but still don't make a lick of sense?

For instance, I know Robert Plant and Jimmy Page did a lot of drugs in the 70s (shhhh, they say they didn't in one of their biographies), but, honestly folks:

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now, it's just a spring clean for the May queen...

Then there was Yes, who, before breaking up and reforming for the billionth time, released "I've Seen All Good People:"

I've seen all good people turn their heads each day so satisfied I'm on my way.

Okay, I can sorta-kiiinda wrap my head around that one, (something about death/suicide, perhaps?) but then later I really must protest:

'Cause it's time, it's time in time with your time and its news is captured For the queen to use.

Again with the queen!
Now I'm sure one of you loyal Wrap readers is smarter than I am and will drop a comment explaining the meaning of either or both of these songs. (PLEASE do!) Meanwhile, got a lyric that doesn't make sense to you? Go ahead and vent!