I just came across this track.
Check out some of these scandalous lyrics. Isn’t this a perfect description of today’s licentious cultural cesspool?
In olden days a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking,
But now, God knows,
Good authors too who once knew better words,
Now only use four letter words
Writing prose, Anything Goes.
The world has gone mad today
And good’s bad today,
And black’s white today,
And day’s night today,
When most guys today
That women prize today
Are just silly gigolos
And though I’m not a great romancer
I know that I’m bound to answer
When you propose,
When grandmama whose age is eighty
In night clubs is getting matey with gigolo’s,
When mothers pack and leave poor father
Because they decide they’d rather be tennis pros,
If driving fast cars you like,
If low bars you like,
If old hymns you like,
If bare limbs you like,
If Mae West you like
Or me undressed you like,
Why, nobody will oppose!
When every night,
The set that’s smart
Is intruding in nudist parties in studios,
If saying your prayers you like,
If green pears you like
If old chairs you like,
If back stairs you like,
If love affairs you like
With young bears* you like,
Why nobody will oppose!
*are bears like cougars in this instance?
This just shows how far American values have fallen since before the 60’s. You’d never seen a dignified performer like Frank Sinatra schlepping this dreck.
I looked up the plot of the show:
“The story concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.”
Sounds like a ripoff of Titanic. Isn’t anyone original anymore?