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I can't see anything remotely objectionable/dodgy in the lyric or subject. Mind you, I don't know what p.l.p. means - is that it? Seems to be about a guy who's stopped hanging out at old haunts because he's fallen in love. What are you talking about?
If you listen to the song, Rickie's lazy-cute pronunciation has an unfortunate effect on one line.
 

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Hunk,

It seems it's a bit like King Crimson's song 'Easy Money'.

I do remember chuck E quite well, and after I posted my comment I looked up the lyrics.

They are not quite the same as I remember them to be from listening to the song when it came out.

I can't go into detail, but there was use of a racially derogatory word in the original that is not in the printed lyrics.

I mention 'Easy Money' as the lyrics used on the King Crimson USA LP are definitely not the same as the printed ones.

Or is it a mondegreen moment ?

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GNC,

So you noticed it too.
Is it pronunciation, or does she actually say 'that' word ?
 

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No, all in the pronunciation. Rickie's not a racist. But, for example, every so often a band will have to send a press release to radio stations saying their latest single doesn't use the F word, it just sounds like it, the human ear (and indeed voice) is not infallible.
 

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I'll have to listen to it again (the original) and see if I can agree with you.

Or, is it that, like Irish Jokes, they are not racist if the Irish are telling them ? And they are aimed at an Irish audience ?

We all know of plenty of street talking individuals who get away with using 'questionable' descriptives because they are from the same group

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Er, Rickie Lee Jones isn't black, she's a pale blonde lady.
 

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Mea culpa.

Disregard 427 above.

Makes one wonder how mispronunciation could be the reason then.

Thinking back, I was pondering on 'Melting pot' by Blue Mink when I wrote that. My mind must have mixed them up.
No point in me changing the post, it's already out there.
Apologies to the lady concerned.

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Hunk,

It seems it's a bit like King Crimson's song 'Easy Money'.

I do remember chuck E quite well, and after I posted my comment I looked up the lyrics.

They are not quite the same as I remember them to be from listening to the song when it came out.

I can't go into detail, but there was use of a racially derogatory word in the original that is not in the printed lyrics.

I mention 'Easy Money' as the lyrics used on the King Crimson USA LP are definitely not the same as the printed ones.

Or is it a mondegreen moment ?

INT21.
Easy Money on USA :salute: . Red and Lizard are my favourite albums of theirs.

Wake your reasons' hollow vote
Wear your blizzard season coat
Burn a bridge and burn a boat
Stake a lizard by the throat
 

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So it's a mondegreen then. Can you spell it out for me? I don't know what you're talking about.
She sounds like she's saying "Hey little racial slur boy" at the end of the first verse.
 

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Hey, I didn't bring it up! But it is a well-known mondegreen.
 
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