Friday, August 17, 2007

Love's Labors Lyrics

When I was in college I played ‘Katharine’ in a production of ‘Love’s Labors Lost.’ It was a great show, directed by my friend Jen (who has gone on to direct professionally).

One of the many great things about the show (cast, set, costumes - the list goes on) was its soundtrack, which included:

- Why Do Fools Fall in Love (Diana Ross)

- Respect (Aretha Franklin)

- The Sweetest Taboo (Sade)

- Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd)

- Groovin’ (The Young Rascals)

It was this last one that confused me a little. Groovin’ on a Sunday Afternoon by the Young Rascals. Cool song. Very groovy and romantic. But right at the end there, after going on and on about spending a long lazy afternoon with the love of his life, the singer croons, “… you and me and Lesley.”

For years I was puzzled. Why introduce a third party? Things were going so well.

Then someone explained it was ‘you and me endlessly.’

Oh.

2 comments:

Jeana said...

Oh, that's funny!

jen said...

Thanks for the walk down memory lane, Lindsey! I must say I still love hearing those songs and the images they bring back. But I can't believe you left out my favorite, the one that makes me grin like an idiot every time I hear it (perhaps because it reminds me of the curtain call, and a director's keen relief at the end of a smooth show?) -- "You Can't Hurry Love"!