In a recent conversation with New York Observer editor Jennifer Wright, she said, “Nobody has a clue what the lyrics to ‘Come on Eileen’ are but people will happily sing the refrain at any bar, forever.”
Often, artists make us resort to Google to find out what the lyrics to their songs are. And even still, there are usually several variations of the lyrics floating around online.
Let’s play a game: listen to Bon Iver’s song “Perth” and see if you can make out the lyrics without consulting the Internet:
Could you do it?