Song Of The Day 10/28/2016: Deep Purple – “Why Didn't Rosemary?”
So, in this song, the singer's wondering why couldn't Rosemary just have taken oral contraception so that the Devil never would have been born. However this line of questioning falls apart. Rosemary's Baby, the book, was released in 1967; the movie and "Why Didn't Rosemary?" came out in 1969. The notion of Rosemary herself had only been in existence for two years. The singer makes no reference to time, but I'm assuming if you're writing a song about being dogged by Satan that it's been that way for more than two years. It's a blues song, so theoretically we're talking about a whole lifetime of pain. Also: I don't know how Satan facilitates his version of the miracle birth, but whatever he does I'm sure he's figured out a way to get around the birth control pill. It would have been useless in Rosemary's case.
Yeah, it does get lonely sometimes, why do you ask?