Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  Paperback Writer and The Great Airplane Strike
What do these two songs have in common?  Besides being from the year 1966?

Basically, the way they're both performed in such a nonchalant straightforward manner while sporting some of the most absurd and hyperbole lyrics in the history of popular music.

Paul McCartney sings, with a straight face, "It's a thousand pages, give or take a few, I'll be writing more in a week or two".  He's referring to a paperback novel he's working on.

Mark Lindsay sings, with a straight face, about "reserving wing space" on a fly-by-night airline while trying to travel during a major airline strike.  And about taking up temporary residence in an airport restroom.

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