Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mondegreen, fixed

“When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter collides aligns with Mars,” and so on.

As my wife Elaine pointed out to me, Jupiter cannot collide with Mars. Okay, if you say so. But also: in the face of such a collision, it makes no sense to speak of peace guiding the planets and love steering the stars.

I misunderstood this lyric for years, despite the Fifth Dimension’s impeccable diction.

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