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.’



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"!