Tuesday, December 18, 2012
I started a reoccurring task on my calendar so that each Monday it pops up and tells me to go check out the topic for MONDAY LISTICLES that week...I love love love this link up so much, but, I get busy and excuse, complain, excuse and it's Thursday and I feel seriously late to the party.
This week's topic is songs - and I decided a little twist was in order: I'm writing the top 10 songs where I have misheard the lyrics!
1.) Lights by Ellie Goulding
I hear her say "...they shag me when I'm alone..." when she actually says "...you shine it when I'm alone..." - I am blaming the British accent, and my mom, who mentioned this and now I can't hear it any other way.
2.) Waterfalls by TLC
As a 6th grader I heard them sing "Don't go Jason Waterfall, please stick to the rhythm and the love that you're used to". They actually sing "Don't go chasing waterfalls, please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to" which, yaknow, actually makes sense. I blame youth, and the low sound quality of cassette tapes.
3.) Saturday Night's Alright (for Fighting) by Elton John
This is one I will NEVER correct. He actually says "I may use a little muscle to get what I need/
I may sink a little drink and shout out "She's with me!" How do I sing it? "I may use a little muscle to get what I need I may sink a little drink and shout out "TIFFANY!" Like a boss.
4.) Hotel California by The Eagles
Irony time! Don Henley sings "Her mind was Tiffany twisted" and I can't get it right. Even when I know it is coming (hello, my name, in a song!) I still sing "Her mind was tipsy and twisted" usually followed by "oh damn!"
5.) Deck the Halls
So, this is how my son, 5, hears and sings this classic Christmas song "Deck the malls with mouse and holly" because he doesn't know what "boughs of holly" are. Come to think of it, I'm not sure I do either.
6.) Iko Iko by the Belle Stars
This one I actually get right nowadays because I looked it up. I mean no freakin' way they really sing "Your fat boy and my fat boy, sitting by the fire..." They don't. But the flag boys? They sit together by the fire.
7.) We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel
Oh there is so very much to mishear in this song. I for one am not sure what a "Children of the Little Mind" is, but I do know what "Children of Thalidomide" are. But I had to look it up to know I was singing it incorrectly, and I still mess it up.
8.) Forget You by Ce-Lo Green
I would sing "Yeah I'm sorry/I can't afford a Ferrari/But that don't mean I can't fix your hair" I am pretty sure my logic was that he was like "I don't have a nice car, but, here - take this $$ and go get yo hair did." My husband, who is the KING of misheard lyrics (like sometimes I wonder if he has ears) corrected me and let me know that Ce-Lo might not have a Ferrari but he can get me there. In his hooptymobile. Sidenote: why does he WHINE in that song? "Whhhhyyy whyyyy?" Grow up!
9.) Dream On by Aerosmith
I about came out of my skin when Aerosmith did this song live in Austin. It is my FAVE Aerosmith song EVER. (Fun fact: Husband sang this song IN CHURCH - for reals.) So, imagine my surprise (no pun intended, Dude who looks like a Lady) when I found out they actually say "Every time when I look in the mirror/All these lines on my face getting clearer/The past is gone/It went by, like dusk to dawn" when all along I have been singing "Every time when I look in the mirror/All these lines on my face getting clearer
The past is gone/Midnight mile kjakljljlkj dusk to dawn..." Yeah, I mumbled a bit in there. But I was so sure of that Midnight mile part. What the heck, Steven Tyler?
10.) Prettiest Girls by Pharrell
So I lurve the movie "Despicable Me" and I also love this song - super catchy! My version of the lyrics are far more pessimistic than his: "my life is so amazing/ain't it strange how it got that way/well if happiness was standing at your door/i mean tell me what would you say?" Ah yes - an amazing life. That is odd. He actually sees a teachable moment: "my life is so amazing/let me explain how it got that way/well if happiness was standing at your door/i mean tell me what would you say?"
So there they are, my personal 10 most misheard song lyrics & my glorious return to Monday Listicles. See you next week! :)