When the song “mr. sandman” asks for “two lips like roses and clover” they are referring to red lips surrounded by green. Who’s green, with “wavy hair” and a “lonely heart like pagliacci”? That’s right. The grinch
@alex Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he has insomnia. Says he has lonesome nights and nobody to call his own. Wants a lover with a lonely heart like Pagliacci and lots of wavy hair like Liberace. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. Great magician Mr. Sandman is in town tonight. Go and see him. Ask him to turn on his magic beam and send you a dream." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor...I am Mr. Sandman”
@alex I did a little digging and the version I'm most familiar with was recorded by the Four Aces (it's the one in Back to the Future) and it doesn't have the Pagliacci line. It's in the original by the Chordettes but got dropped when they genderflipped it for a boy band
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