I admit to singing along to lyrics that I never understood. My voice isn't the type that others choose to listen to, so no one ever questioned my garbled words.
Some who were of age when Joe Cocker performed at Woodstock in 1969 may not have understood his words due to being under the influence. Even breathing the air could have put you under influence. Or maybe if you WERE under the influence, his words made perfect sense!
For those of us who don't indulge, and for those too young to know what a symbol of Woodstock Joe Cocker was, here is a clip of (click on the song title) With A Little Help From My Friends with a closed caption translation.
By the way, I can play air guitar as least as good as he did, but don't expect me to play Guitar Hero on any game system. If you thought my singing voice was bad, you don't want to see me play!
Long live tie dye! Peace, dude!