Tuesday, June 21, 2011

lyrically challenged

yesterday in the car, Mais was singing Oscar the Grouch's song "I Love Trash"...loud and proud she sang, "I looove cash..." Birdie laughed because she caught the slip, but Mais just kept on singing the lyrics she heard.

it's the funniest thing when you mishear a song lyric. even after discovering what the correct words are, you always hear what you once believed the words to be. when we were dating, Babe would sing "Tiny Dancer" but he would jokingly say: Hold me close, young Tony Danza... now, whenever that song comes on, that's all I hear.

when I was little, I told Chi about a song I heard in our uncle's car that went: Don't be cruel to heart full of mules. it makes absolutely no sense, but I was certain that was what Elvis was singing.

in high school, a friend of mine was convinced that the lyrics in "Sugar Magnolia" were: Saw my baby down by the river, knew she'd have to come up soon for dinner. even though I knew he was wrong, the next time I listened to the song I knew exactly where he was coming from.

and there is always: Everytime you go away, you take a piece of meat with you. (Paul Young's Everytime You Go Away) and: There's a bathroom on the right. (CCR's Bad Moon Rising)

the best was the time I called Magee to ask her what the country song was where they sang: She gobbles everything. Magee was like, "Wha??" and when I hummed it for her she was like, "OHH!!" it was Zac Brown Band's "Whatever It Is." once I learned the correct lyrics for that one I was like: What was I thinking?? then a few weeks later when I played it for Babe he asked what they were singing. when I told him he said, "I always thought he was saying, 'She gobbles everything.'"

I guess great minds think alike ♥

2 comments:

Erika Duffey said...

You silly geese! I thought 'Material Girl' was actually "I'm a Cheerio Girl' and I was SO pumped because I thought it made me kewl like Madonna.

You're the kewlest, mo. <3

♥ oxo ♥ mo said...

may I please just say before Father and Man that Erika Duff(e)y is the woman of all women I've ever met. my favorite person of the 21st century...and I think Father might just agree....