For Your Eyes Only
( published Tuesday, 27th November 2001 )
www.alexandrino.com

Moien,

In Luxembourg kids learn English at 14, 15, long after having learned French and German. Result is some confusion when listening to English/American songs.

Lately I have started analysing ( or re-analysing ) the lyrics of some songs I loved when I was a teenager. In some cases a lot of those surreal, romantic or wild texts make more sense to me now. Example: Sheena Easton's "For your Eyes Only"...At parties I used to sing along "For your eyes only....only for you...lalalalalalalalalalalalalalala...", then I tried to memorise the lyrics, and they never really made sense. "...Maybe I'm an open book, because I read your mind, but you want me to read between the lines..." What the hell is that supposed to mean? Hmmmm, now I know. I found the song's lyrics on the net "Maybe I'm an open book because I know you're mine. But you won't need to read between the lines..." Aaaaaaaaaah, now I understand..( actually, still doesn't make much sense...? )

Hey you Burgers, any other examples like this one? And what about all those Brits living abroad? Any funny ones? Have an excellent day

Alex

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