I'm fascinated by these threads lately. Wow interesting discussions here.
Amazing... the different ways people can interpret music.
I like "Tumtimes" in Crystal Lullaby. That was a mistake in the recording and later corrected.
I wonder if some of these mishearings have to do with the way the technology was at the time.
Also, regional dialects play a part (Karen had a New England accent).
You'd think with the style she sung in and the way Richard brought up her voice would make things clearer.
Lol but here we are 50 years later still figuring stuff out.
For 20+ years I thought the opening line of "Love Is Surrender" was:
"Talk about love, how it fades like a fleet..."
It made perfect sense in my head because I pictured a fleet of ships sailing away and fading into the horizon. I thought it was a beautiful metaphor. I also equated it to the expression "love is fleeting."