Thursday, March 29, 2007

Too Many Elenores

The Turtles' "Elenore" — also known as, I suppose, "Eleanor" — is vastly improved by interpreting the various mentions of Elenore as different girls with odd last names.
You’ve got a thing about you
I just can’t live without you
I really want you, Elenore Nearme

Your looks intoxicate me
Even though your folks hate me
There’s no one like you, Elenore Really
{chorus:

Elenore Gee, I think you’re swell
And you really do me well
You’re my pride and joy et cetera

Elenore, can I take the time
To ask you to speak your mind
Tell me that you love me better}
I really think you’re groovy
Let’s go out to a movie
What do you say now, Elenore Canwe?

They’ll turn the lights way down low
Maybe we won’t watch the show
I think I love you, Elenore Loveme

Elenore Gee, I think you’re swell
And you really do me well
You’re my pride and joy etcetera
{chorus ad infinitum}
So that's Miss Elenore Nearme, Miss Elenore Really, Elenore Gee, Elenore Canwe and Elenore Loveme and a sixth Elenore lacking any last name.

I make my own fun. That's why.

3 comments:

  1. This reminds me of the Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. Remember them. Man am I glad we developed better taste in music.

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  2. Anonymous1:47 PM

    What's a Tutrle?

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  3. Anonymous1:49 PM

    "Elenore Gee, I think you’re swell"

    but

    "Elenore, can I take the time"

    You really are incompetent, aren't you?

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