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A Man Who Has Nothing In Particular To Recommend Him Discusses All Sorts of Subjects at Random as Though He Knew Everything

How Can A Man Explain The Phlorescent Leech And Eddie To His Son? I’d Rather Have The Sex Talk. There’s Less Perversion In It

Turtles! 1968. You try working “et cetera” into a pop song.

You got a thing about you
I just can’t live without you
I really want you, Elenore, near me
Your looks intoxicate me
Even though your folks hate me
There’s no one like you, Elenore, really

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

10 Responses

  1. That guy singing back-up and playing the tambourine, I'm pretty sure he's The Colonel.

    As for the rest of them, just goes to show that looks and talent seldom go hand-in-hand. MTV really did ruin music.

  2. So, I tell the old man most every day how, if it weren't for my daily reading of my two essential cultural news blogs, I would be a piece of lost luggage. They keep me as well-informed as any one person ever needs to be, and the yucks keep me in traction.

    They are (forgive the namedrop): and

    Huffpo, eat yer heart out.

  3. Oh my. I suppose someday we will look back on our style and giggle. He doesn't even look embarrassed. Maybe because he worked et cetera into the song.

  4. I think a couple of those Turtles were snacking on too many turtles.

    Once again Sipp, you bring to life and link a group to some lost song that sleeps in my brain.

  5. I am pleased and amazed that Howard Kaylan aged soooo way much better than I pictured. He looks better now than he did in '68.

  6. snort.

    I picture the guy writing the song, sitting there, pencil in hand, scratching various body parts, stuck at the chorus…..

    I like the back up singers white clod hoppers.

  7. We were o much better off before music videos. True dat.

    Ruined for me? Brandy by the Looking Glass — I never knew what that guy looked like until like two weeks ago when I looked up the song on you tube. Yep. His voice did not match the song; his outfit did not match his gender.

    Regardless, kudos to the Turtles for using etc.


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