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These are lyrics by The Platters that we think are kind of nonsensical.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics, The Platters

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The Platters', "Twilight Time"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Fingers of night will soon surrender
The setting Sun.
Why They're Nonsensical:
"Fingers of night" is, of course, a metaphor. But metaphors still need to work in their own way, and this one is just confused relative to what follows. To complete the statement consistent with the metaphor, isn't the night (or "fingers" thereof) BANISHING the Sun, not surrendering it? To "surrender" the Sun would mean allowing it to stay in the sky (in such a metaphorical sense, of course), wouldn't it?
Submitted by: Karen Smith

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