I spent 40 years on and off wondering what this was about and so far all I know is that it is about he and a girl were t a club dancing and drinking. Thanks to Erin for bringing back a good memory! All the other interpretations are just nuts. Most people wouldn't recognize the song by its title, some may recall it if they heard it. That said there is a recording of 3 verses. Contrary to the above interpretations, Reid was quoted in the February 2008 issue of magazine as saying: I was trying to conjure a mood as much as tell a straightforward, girl-leaves-boy story. The track was completed in two takes, with no subsequent.
It is the best song of the modern era, in my opinion. Was so inspired, I pitched a no hitter the next night and struck out 16 during a Dixie Youth game. It was twice as long, four verses. It was played at my wedding 35 years ago and it will be played at my funeral by instruction. I read the composer's explanations in interviews, but it's so obtuse that I am still adrift.
The second verse was him trying to convince her to make love before he had to leave. It's just him playing the piano and singing, that's it. So I'd like to share my idea with many readers and you soon. This song seemed to be played on the jukebox a lot at our favorite off-campus college pub. See what you can find.
He didn't understand any of the words, but loved the music. The harmonic structure is identical for the organ melody, the verse and the chorus, except that the chorus finishes with a. Asked for another drink and the waiter brought a tray they passed out extra drinks to calm the band that played on and the patrons that stayed onboard Turns a whiter shade of pale freezing in the water turns skin white. Charmain thinks Jason Elkins, her Rams pro-football player boyfriend, beat her; she is willing to go over and above to prove it. One of my all-time favorite songs. My first guess was that a couple in love were on an island with a hurricane, but then, I came to the conclusion that it might be a couple on the Titanic, having last drinks and knowing they were doomed. In it's original and various interpretations it has a dreamy-trippy kind of fairy tale quality.
On 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' have 'skip', 'for another drink', 'the waiter brought a tray' and ' the truth is plain to see', On 'A Hazy Shade Of Winter' have 'carry your cup in your hand', ' an easy to thing to say' and 'drinking my vodka and lime' If the songwriter of 'A Whiter Shade Of Pile', Keith Reid, heard the song 'A Hazy Shade Of Winter' in 1966 and thought that it was a good song and he tried to write a song like this as he described 'It's sort of film, really, trying to conjure up the mood and make a story. Structurally and thematically, the song is unusual in many respects. It was influenced by books, not drugs. And likewise if behind is in front. Upon reaching his destination, he would remain lying on the back seat, saying he had to hear it a few more times before getting out of the car. The Vestal duty brought great honor and afforded greater privileges to women who served in that role. Such a sound on such a beautiful instrument, and so right for that church.
It did not come from the Titanic, you know! In that context the lyrics make perfect sense. Until they sink and hit the bottom of the ocean floor. His dream continues to this day. The miller is the man who grinds the barley and hops to make the beer; him telling his tale represents inebriation totally taking over. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. The movie is named 'Life Lessons', feat. Another hate crime occurs at the Shafe house; Sam shocks everyone with the real perpetrator.
This part was never recorded. It features four of the five musicians who played on the hit single: Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, David Knights and Ray Royer, in performance and walking through the ruins. Produces a distict, psychedelic-tinged sound that is both glorious and lugubrious, and which may never be recreated. Therefore, that requires what we call 'hooks,' doesn't it? I saw Eric Clapton for the 1st time in June of 1982. My favorite song of all time.
If memory serves me, Annie said right after her version was released that she hated the song, and only did it because she was told to do it. At the time, many of my friends were puzzled over the lyrics and the meanings of this song. The music to this song is intoxicating. Plus Procol Harum is one of my all-time favorite rock bands. No matter what, there is a lot of Neptune and the sea being referenced, so someone with a lot of knowledge of literature that deals with the sea would have an advantage here.
Perhaps there are many subliminal messages. After she listens to the story, her face turns pale, anyway they reconcile until death set them apart, the vestal virgins - she is one of the rare few who are hard to meet; also I get this very late 18th, early 19th century feeling about this song; what's really weird is that it's not even sad:-. The ruling means that he now receives a share of future royalties for the track. She was at first drunk and pale and progressed beyond that stage of drunkeness. I thought I read that somewhere and that the lyric was changed because the song already had so many analogous references. No other singers, no other instruments, it will give you Goosebumps. It is ethereal, mood evoking, soul stirring, dream-like and incredibly played and sung.
Archived from on 1 September 2009. Perhaps he is trying to distract her by calling her a mermaid for a last laugh, but he sees her face turn into an image of a dead person. Take a newspaper and cut it up into pieces and reassemble it into a jumble. We were rehearsing it with three verses, so it was running about 7 minutes or so, and our producer said, 'Look, if you want to get airplay, if you want this record to be viable, you probably should think about taking out a verse. Cast Episode cast overview, first billed only:. ô It's a great song. All You Need Is Love, make that free love, Haight Ashbury, and Woodstock and finally to Altamont, and the Manson family.