What if, just what if, the main event in your favourite song never actually happened? What if, in an alternate, parallel universe, it was all very different?
What if Tom Petty actually did back down? What if heaven really wasn’t in the backseat of Hot Chocolate’s cadillac? What if the Brown Eyed Girls eyes were actually blue?
These are the profound musings that keep me awake at night, providing some intellectual insulation from the harshness of this reality.
The upside of course, is this exercise provides a great little semantic workout for our linguistic brains; plus, its a whole lot of fun seeing what others comes up with. But, the big plus? Its gonna generate a pretty eclectic list of songs that possibly may have been hidden from you forevermore. It just may prompt you to say. " Hey, I remember that song. Might go an learn it".
Shane …off to learn me some Hot Chocolate riffs……
What if Paul Simon just stayed at home instead of going to Graceland (before stopping in South Africa)? He wouldn’t risk Slip Slidin Away while travelling and he could have come up with 5000 ways to leave his lover
What if T-Rex didnt Get it On?
What if Creedence never saw the rain?
What if Supertramp gave more than a liitle bit?
What if the Doobie Brothers never listened to the music?..
Would it still be a Wonderful World?
What if MAMA was a rolling stone?
What if Bruce wasn’t born in the USA?
What if Bruce wasn’t on fire?
What if Dave Gahan enjoyed the noise?
What if Elvis met the angel in disguise?
And what a horrible imagination: what if Gary Moore still got no blues?
What if The Little River Band never saw a face in the crowd?
What if it wasn’t an Englishman in New York?
What if Franky did it your way?
What if, Frankie didn’t say “relax”?
What if, The Psychedelic furs thought She was pretty in orange?
What if, Katie Melua was the closest thing to normal?
What if, Queen found someone to love?
What if, The Darkness didn’t believe in a thing called love?
What if, The boys weren’t back in town, then what Thin Lizzy do?
What if, Supertramp were having breakfast in Scunthorpe?