Monday, February 25, 2008

Don't Forget the Lyrics

Okay, this is dumb but I just find it so funny. Yesterday, Annie wanted to drink some juice out of a "big girl" cup. No top, no straw, just wide open, ready to spill at any second kind of cup. So she's giving me all kinds of instructions about it and she decides she wants ice too. She says, "I want two more, no mess." I couldn't help but laugh. Icebergs? How does she know the word icebergs? Where did she hear "no more, no less?" It's not hard to figure out how she turned "no less" into "no mess" since I was so concerned about spillage. Anyway, it got me thinking about all those times I was sure I was singing (loudly) the right lyrics to a song only to find out years later, much to my humiliation, that I was completely wrong. I would be horrible at that TV show Don't Forget the Lyrics. I'd think I remembered them and still sing the wrong words. Loudly.

Roam - B52's
Actual: Roam if you want to, roam around the world.
Me: Roll misty waters, all around the world.

I know, I know. My sister had an even better one.

George Michael - Faith
Actual: Well I guess it would be nice, if I could touch your body.
Holly: Well I wish I had a knife, so I could cut your body.

She really wasn't that weird, I swear. So, share your funny mixed up lyrics. Don't forget to include the actual words because chances are, I don't know them.

P.S. There's probably some spiritual application here but I haven't had enough coffee.


Anonymous said...

This is Julie again. I have a book called "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy' and other misheard lyrics" (or something like that), and it is hysterical! I will try to unearth it and let you borrow it. The title of the book comes from Jimi Hendrix' Purple Haze, which actually says "'scuse me while I kiss the sky". I misheard TONS of lyrics, but one of my favorite's was the theme to the tv show, The Jeffersons. First, I thought they were "movin' on up... Julie's side" instead of "to the East Side". Then, I thought it said "nosy lips are chewin' me baby" instead of "long as we live just you and me baby". Believe me, I could go on and on!

Susan said...

I am crackin' up at your sisters interpretation of George Michaels Faith lyrics. I have one about my husband. When we were first dating the song Brickhouse came on and you know when it says, "Shake it down, shake it down, down." Well he was singing loudly and proudly, "Chickamaw Chickamaw, maw." :)
I also have one my friend shared with me about her little boy. She had the song Love Shack playing in the car one day and her little boy was singing. When it got to the part where it say, "I've got me a Chrysler its as big as a whale... so come on and bring your jukebox money.." Her little boy sang, "So come on and bring your juice box money."
Too funny!

Anonymous said...

Hi i'm Donna and believe it or not I am a contestant on the uk version of Don't forget the lyric's. I had so many sleepless nights before filming as I have had the same habbit for years and was the worlds worst at correcting others as I thought I knew the correct lyrics. One that my brother has never let lie was a song called "freed from desire" the song begun " my love has got no money, (he's got his strong beliefs") the last part in brackets was sung at the end of every line! A line I sang "He's got his TRAMBOLISE! which I believed must have been a musical instrument I was not familiar with that would make him a lot of money! Show went as I had expected??!! Donna.X