Repsect by Aretha Franklin

I was always a terrible speller growing up.  I still am.  But one word I never had any trouble with was Respect, thanks to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.

They talked about this song on NPR on Thursday, and they explained that it was a remake of a song originally sung by a man.  They flipped the gender roles and it makes sense.  I always wondered about the line, “Your kisses, sweeter than honey, but guess what?  So is my money.”  If the song was originally about a man, that line makes more sense (in light of the gender roles of the 1960’s.)

Rest in Peace Your Majesty.  We will not see your like again.

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