October 2, 2012 - submitted by Rutger, United Kingdom

Q. Hey Oracle!

I think I know the lyrics in The World Turned Upside Down because I am always singing along with it. I think it is:

"Searching your mellow and outsings your key, ah"

Maybe it's wrong, but that's what I think it is ;)



The Oracle replies:

I'm afraid that many people wrote in with the same suggestion as you Rutger but as you were the first... it is not that.
It would appear that people seem to think that lyric websites know better than Chris! Trust me, I listened to that song hundreds of times trying to figure it out which is why I decided to ask the man himself.
The thing is, sometimes Chris sings random or nonsensical things during the writing process. Some of those did remain in recorded songs as could be the case here.