By the mid-1960's, music lyrics became more lurid (or suggestive, to use the time-honored euphemism.) Anyway, here are two by Lou Christie (b. 1943) that further that theme.
1. Oh my ever-lasting Gawd!* Here's Lightning Strikes, which implies that males willingly give into temptation when it come to lips begging to be kissed:
Okay, the message is clear: Don't sweat your b.f. being untrue if temptation crosses his path or if he seeks other opportunities.
2. Riding on the crest of Lightning Strikes, Lou Christie launched Phapsody in the Rain. Here he is performing it at a later date:
Originally, the lyrics included:
- Baby, the raindrops play for me
- Our lovely rhapsody, 'cause on our first date
- We were makin' out in the rain.
- And in this car, our love went much too far
- It was exciting as thunder
- Tonight I wonder, where you are?
MGM insisted on a re-recorded version that toned down the lyrical content. Corporate prudes! The third and fourth lines were changed to:
- We fell in love in the rain
- And in this car, love came like a falling star
*I figure this one is worth three Hail Marys. And I don't mean a distant shot from behind the half court line.
**I turned in my V-card at 18; and am a mom now.