I was lying in bed last night with hubby when this song came on the radio and it was only towards the end of the song - for the first time in nearly 27 years I realised that it just might not be about Mickey Mouse. Hubby of course was astounded as it had never occurred to him that it might be about the famed Disney character.
To explain a wee bit I grew up in a household of Disney fans. The first movie I can recall seeing on big screen (or perhaps ever) was Cinderella and I must have been about 5 or 6 so it would have been the rerelease in the late 80's. My mother collects Mickey Mouse bits and pieces however not quite to the point where you are surrounded by creepy paraphenalia. Mum encouraged her love of MM to grow in my youngest sister - although that slowed down over the years and is now successfully nurturing the love in my eldest son Morgan.
So hubby pulled out his iphone, did some wikipedia searching and came across that the song was actually written about Mickey Dolenz from the Monkees http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_%28song%29 if you would like to read. I'd never have guessed but they say you learn something new everyday.
Axel Luke Mitchell
1 year ago