Thank you for all your help. Thank you in advance... :)
Is this how to pronounce Charlene as singer Charlene ---> shar Leen?
And, what does "I've never been to me?" (Her song's title) really mean?
Sometimes, I heard people say that 'I haven't been myself lately.' My understanding to this is "I can't fully concentrate. I can't pull myself together... etc" (or am I close to undesrtand this?)
However, this "I've never been to me." bugs me...
Again, my guess is this: "I have never been true to myself."
(the first 2 parts of her lyrics are listed below) this is tough to me.
Hey lady, you lady
Cursing at your life
You're a discontented mother
And a regimented wife
I have no doubt
You dream about the things you never do
But I wish someone had talked to me like I wanna talk to you
Oh, I've been to Georgia and California and anywhere I could run
Took the hand of a preacher man
And we made love in the sun
But I ran out of places and friendly faces
Because I had to be free
I've been to paradise but I've never been to me...
"I've been to paradise but I've never been to me"... Literally, she had been to many places (even paradise) & done many things (bad ones too)... but she has never been (visited & found) herself... I like this interpretation.. (Thank you Curmudgeon).
I love disecting songs but it is hard when I don't think I have the kind of background.
Thank you (Ouisch) for the website. It's interesting to learn about the singer's point of view.