Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 1 decade ago

"Clair", by Gilbert O'Sullivan: would it be a song praising a "pedophile love"?

Before yesterday , I listened to "Clair", performed by Gilbert O'Sullivan.

I've known that, but I've never heard with a deep attention...

That one isn't from my era ( it belongs to 70's or less, I don't know).

I'd like that you pay attention in its lyrics and say what it means actually.

There is a conception "pedo" in its stuff, in my opinion.

Maybe I am wrong...

Read the lyrics below :

"Clair" - Gilbert O'Sullivan

Claire, the moment I met you, I swear

I felt as if something, somewhere

Had happened to me, which I couldn't see

And then, the moment I met you, again

I knew in my heart that we were friends

It had to be so, it couldn't be no

But try as hard as I might do, I don't know why

You get to me in a way I can't describe

Words mean so little when you look up and smile

I don't care what people say

To me you're more than a child

Oh, Claire


Claire, if ever a moment so rare

Was captured for all to compare

That moment is you in all that you do

But why in spite of our age difference do I cry

Each time I leave you I feel I could die

Nothing means more to me than hearing you say

"I'm going to marry you

Will you marry me, oh hurray"

Oh, Claire


Claire, I've told you before "Don't you dare"

"Get back into bed"

"Can't you see that it's late"

"No you can't have a drink"

"Oh, alright then, but wait just a minute"

While I, in an effort to babysit, catch up on my breath

What there is left of it

You can be murder at this hour of the day

But in the morning the sun will see my lifetime away

Oh Claire


Oh Claire

And watch the TV concert too:

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How about it, guys?

7 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    check this blog...

    Apparently the real "Claire" answers near the bottom of the page..

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  • levar
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Claire Gilbert O Sullivan

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  • 4 years ago

    Gilbert O Sullivan Clair

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  • 1 decade ago

    Just by reading the lyrics (i did not watch the video) it does sound creepy and this song could definitely be written by a pedophile for all pedophiles to enjoy ... this song gave me the creeps when as a little kid I would hear it on the radio but I hadn't known what he was singing exactly. Creepy., I wonder why it ever got on the air waves at all? Maybe people didn't notice the lyrics ?? Hnmmm...makes me wonder about the whole thing..

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  • 5 years ago

    i was 15 when the Claire song came out and even then at that age listing to it for me it gave me the impression that this guy being in love with this child Claire .i think if this song was a modern song of today people would automaticly think pedo song and maybe not even released

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  • 1 decade ago

    i do get a hint of pedophile love in there, especially when he talks about their "age difference" and when he says "i don't care what people say, to me you're more than a child"

    it's kinda creepy o_o

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  • I'd never really seen all the lyrics before.

    Now that I have...


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