Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Strange things happen

I heard this song 3 times yesterday (Halloween). Besides "The Monster Mash" there is a dirth of decent Halloween songs. In the very early 60s Dicky Lee wrote & performed this cloying little tune. He also performed "Patches", both were BIG hits- Really! They do not write songs like this anymore.

Here are the lyrics:

Last night at the dance I met Laurie,
So lovely and warm, an angel of a girl.
Last night I fell in love with Laurie -
Strange things happen in this world.

As I walked her home,
She said it was her birthday.
I pulled her close and said
"Will I see you anymore?"
Then suddenly she asked for my sweater
And said that she was very, very cold.

I kissed her goodnight
At her door and started home,
Then thought about my sweater
And went right back instead.
I knocked at her door and a man appeared.
I told why I'd come, then he said:

"You're wrong, son.
You weren't with my daughter.
How can you be so cruel
To come to me this way?
My Laurie left this world on her birthday -
She died a year ago today."

A strange force drew me to the graveyard. (tell me about it)
I stood in the dark,
I saw the shadows wave,
And then I looked and saw my sweater
Lyin' there upon her grave.

Strange things happen in this world

Note: Dickie Lee tips us off early with the word "an angel of a girl", He might have caught on when he put his arm around Laurie and found himself kissing the front seat of his car.
The sweater: Ralph Lauren


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