Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Plagiarism scandal!

No, it's not about Barack Obama this time. It's about something that matters much more than the Presidency, music from the 1960s. Here's a sample of lyrics by The Byrds:
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep
And then read this:

1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

That's from Ecclesiastes, which my non-heathen friends tell me is from the Bible. That's right, The Byrds plagiarized God. That's not cool. This probably explains why The Byrds were killed in a freak locust attack while on tour in 1973.

3 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

I hear Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" might have something to do with a little some-some that Lewis Carroll wrote.

And his ghost can fuck people up just like God can. Have you seen pictures of Grace Slick lately?

Scarlet Hip said...

I hear The Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" is about the devil!

slappy said...

And look what he did to Tom Petty after the Don't Come Around Here No More video.

Luckily, after hearing American Pie, I already knew Mick Jagger was the devil.