Tunes Tuesday: The Unicorn Song

Copyright JC Politi Photography

Copyright JC Politi Photography

For today’s Tunes Tuesday, I have chosen a whimsical song from my youth. I loved this song when I was little, probably for the simple reason that it is a song about a unicorn! What is better than that?

But now that I am grown, I see the depth in these lyrics much more clearly. I hope you will, too.

The Unicorn Song
Peter, Paul and Mary

When I was growing up my best friend was a unicorn
The others smiled at me and called me “crazy”
But I was not upset by knowing I did not conform
I always thought their seeing must be hazy.
The unicorn and I would while away the hours
Playing, dancing and romancing in the wild flowers
And we’d sing

(Chorus)
Seeing is believing in the things you see
Loving is believing in the ones you love.
Seeing is believing in the things you see
Loving is believing in the ones you love.

When I was seventeen my best friend was the Northern Star
The others asked why I was always dreaming
When I did not reply I found my thoughts were very far
Away from daily hurts and fears and scheming.
The Northern Star and I would share our dreams together
Laughing, sighing, sometimes crying, in all kinds of weather
and we’d sing

(Chorus)

And now that I am grown, my best friend lives inside of me
The others smile at me and call me “crazy”
But I am not upset, for long ago I found the key
I’ve always known their seeing must be hazy.
My friend inside and I would while away the hours
Playing, dancing and romancing in the wild flowers
And we’d sing

(Chorus X2)

What do you think? Are there any songs whose lyrics have changed for you with time? What are your favorite songs from your youth? Go ahead, sing it out, loud and proud!

I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you for reading!

6 Comments

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6 responses to “Tunes Tuesday: The Unicorn Song

  1. Everything they touched turned to gold!

  2. Thanks for the memories. I can always listen to PP&M. I got to see them in concert once and it was quite memorable. Of theirs, “Puff the Magic Dragon” resonates. As an adult, I tear up for “Don’t Laugh at Me” that Peter Yarrow wrote and sang lead. Thanks, BTG

  3. My favorite song from my youth must be “anytime at all” http://wp.me/p293Pw-3im – that I was dancing to every week … with my stepdad.

  4. You may enjoy The Music of Business group on Linkedin re lyrics and songs etc. http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Music-Business-4797230

    Based on ideas from the new book of the same name.

  5. i always liked peter paul and mary!

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