Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sing What?

Take these chances
Place them in a box until
A quieter time
Lights down, you up and die~
Ants Marching, Dave Matthews Band

I must admit, I’d had no clue what the lyrics were to this song until a few minutes ago. I can’t decide if I’d be happier having not known. Sometimes, I believe that ignorance truly is bliss.

What did we do before Google? I’ll tell you what we did: We sang the wrong lyrics….that’s what we did. And, it seems that once you’ve decided what the words should be, it can be extremely difficult to re-learn the correct ones.

Case in point:

"Blinded by the light
Wrapped up like a douche
And with a runner in the night"
( Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night)

Connor sang this version by The Pointer Sisters:
"We are family
I’ve got all my sister’s mon-ey."
(I’ve got all my sisters with me)

I was singing “Little Blue Scoop” forever before my boyfriend-du-jour told me it was “Little Deuce Coupe”. What did I know from cars?? I remember he couldn't stop laughing...

“Let’s ride with the family down the street
Through the coulda seea fed joofee”
(Courtesy of Fred’s two feet...theme from The Flintstones)…(Hey, I was a KID. Cut me some slack.)

And let's not forget the classic "Hold me closer Tony Danza"
(Hold me closer Tiny Dancer) I personally never made this glaring error, but I remember it as a bit in the sitcom "Friends". (There was also the bit where the Joey character says that a point is "moo...like the cow", instead of moot. Ah, good times...)

And finally…my favorite…courtesy of a DJ whose name I’ve forgotten on some radio station I’ve also forgotten (although, it may have been PLJ). Every time I hear this song, I remember this story:

The song is “Every Breath You Take” by Sting. The DJ’s friend is belting out the song along with the radio…and he’s singing “I’m a pool hall ace….with every breath you take”
(How my poor heart aches with every breath you take)

I’m sure his way made perfect sense to him.

Susan F said...

LOLOL!! This post cracked me up!!

kathryn said...

Aw. So glad for the LOLs....for that IS why I do it, after all.

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