Monday, June 4, 2012

Pride: "Secret Love" by Doris Day

I first heard the song "Secret Love" by Doris Day on one of my parents' Columbia Records' albums back when I was a teenager. I didn't know that it was from CALAMITY JANE from 1953. I just heard it for what I thought it was: a lesbian love song.

Obviously (?) that isn't what it is. I have since seen CALAMITY JANE and realized that it was her pining for Howard Keel. However, if you listen to it without knowing what it is actually about, it sounds a lot like a gay woman admitting that she has feelings for another woman.

Atleast, that's the way I always hear it. ;-)

Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster 

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