Do you know Paul Simon got that expression from a dish in a chinese restaurant?
“Know where the words came from on that? You would never have guessed. I was eating in a Chinese restaurant downtown. There was a dish called “Mother and Child Reunion.” It’s chicken and eggs. And I said, “Oh, I love that title. I gotta use that one.”
Here’s another one for ya.
The idea for popular song came from Popsicles,Icicles, a song of the sixties where the lyrics went...
Bright stars and guitars and
Drive-ins on Friday night
These are a few of the things we love
“Guitars and” was smoothed together in Icicles, Popsicles until it sounded like Guitarzan. A few years later, Ray made his recording.
I got the paranoia blues
From knockin' round New York City
Where they'll roll you for a nickel
And stick you for the extra dime.
Any way you choose,
You're bound to lose in New York City.
Oh I just got out in a nick of time
yeah, I just got out in a nick of time.
Paul Simon, "Paranoia Blues"