Didn't Bowie once admit that some of his lyrics were "written" by throwing a lot of words on cardboard up in the air and making them into a song in the order they landed?
Despite loving their work, I often have no idea what Radiohead are on about.
Procul Harem's A Whiter Shade of Pale is just nonsense.
Think he did. Life On Mars anyone?
Jon Anderson from Yes once said that his lyrics weren't meant to mean anything. He thought of the voice as another instrument, and he chose words that "fitted" the music, even although they were gibberish in themselves.
That makes sense IMO. It's all about the context, which is why I still love Bolan's nursery rhymes.
PS... "The general consensus is that “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” is a snapshot of a drunken sexual escapade gone awry. "
Victoria's secret, she couldn't let go
When death came a-calling
For Albert, her beau
All manner of Voodoo
Or Witchcraft she tried
To bring back her Albert
To be by her side
Now Albert is back
But Albert has changed!
Albert is hungry for commoner's brains!
You can always rely on The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing to come up with some cracking ridiculous nonsense
Madness, as you know, is a lot like gravity. All it takes is a little push.