July 27, 2004

How that?

Reading some of Arnold's posts on the thin line between error and mere variation reminded me of a song lyric that I've frequently wondered about.

The song is Public Enemy's "Fear of a Black Planet" (from the 1990 album of the same name). As you can clearly hear, Chuck D. sings:

All I want is peace and love on this planet /
Ain't how that God planned it?

Interestingly, the lyrics for this song on the band's official site are written as:

All I want is peace and love
On this planet
(Ain't that how God planned it?)

The following review of the album quotes the lyrics as they're actually sung on the album.

Is this an error or mere variation? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Posted by Eric Bakovic at July 27, 2004 09:58 PM