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Lyr Req: Careless Love (Dr John)

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CARELESS LOVE
THYME IT IS A PRECIOUS THING


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GUEST,Ian 07 Feb 10 - 05:59 PM
Jorrox 07 Feb 10 - 06:27 PM
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Subject: Dr John, "Careless Love" lyric
From: GUEST,Ian
Date: 07 Feb 10 - 05:59 PM

Can anyone understand Dr John's 3rd verse of "Careless Love"? (Goin' Back To New Orleans, 1992), I can't.
Is it, "I RAN my father stone blind? and is it "watch you SPIN and die"? I love this guy's work but his diction sure is difficult at times to understand.


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Subject: RE: Dr John Careless Love lyric
From: Jorrox
Date: 07 Feb 10 - 06:27 PM

Given that the line after the "Father" one is "You ran my sweet lil' mother out of her mind", I'd say you got it right.

And given that he's "gonna shoot you four or five times" I'd say it's a fair shout that you might just "spin and die".

Great N'awlins drawl. Great guy.


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