I've been obsessed with lyrics ever since I was a kid. I remember always getting super excited when I'd get a new album, tape or cd and the lyrics would be on the inside. Often times they weren't included so I'd sit there and listen, pause, write and repeat until I had the whole song written down. I was never a great student and my dad used to get very irritated and say, "If you know all the words to every song how come you can't memorize your ____?" (times tables, spelling words, etc...). I never had an answer but I guarantee if my school day would have revolved around music, I probably would have done much better.
That being said, I haven't always gotten the words quite right. Sometimes when you assume you know what is being said you never consider that you might have it wrong. Sometimes you go from being a kid to an adult and still have it wrong. And sometimes when you're in your 30's and finally realize what's actually being said you have a big laugh!
Today I'd like to share some of my "scuse me while I kiss this guy" moments. I'll start with my earliest mistakes-
Song- Bette Davis Eyes
Artist- Kim Carnes
Real lyric- She got Bette Davis eyes
mistaken lyric- She got potato eyes
Hahaha! This song came out in 1981, which means I was 3. That totally explains why I got this one wrong because it doesn't sound like "potato eyes" at all and since I didn't know who Bette Davis was it kinda makes sense. right? And yes, I realize I was 3 but I do in fact remember this. My husband always jokes that I remember my birth :)
Song- Fly Like An Eagle
Artist- Steve Miller Band
Real lyric- Shoe the children with no shoes on their feet
Mistaken lyric- Shoot the children with no shoes on their feet
I'm really embarrassed to admit that it was only a couple years ago that I figured this one out. I always wondered why you'd want to shoot kids because they didn't have shoes on. haha Wow! I feel really stupid right now! Oh but I'm about to feel even more silly after you read the next one!
Song- Sleigh Ride
Real lyric- Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling, "YOO HOO !"
Mistaken lyric- Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling you Who.
Yep, until last year I always wondered why you'd call someone "Who". It's so ridiculous that my husband didn't believe me this morning when I told him that's what I thought it said.
Song- She Caught The Katy
Artist- Taj Mahal
Real lyric- She caught the katy
Mistaken lyric- She complicated
Ruben and I recently argued over this one and I lost big time! I was SO sure it did not say "She caught the Katy". Listen to it and tell me what you think.
Song- Latest Flame
Real lyric- And Marie's the name of his latest flame
mistaken lyric- And the reasoning of his latest fling
It never made sense. Now I know why!
Ok, Ive embarrassed myself enough! Here's a recent song that I knew couldn't being saying what it sounded like it was saying.
Song- Blank Space
Artist- Taylor Swift
Real lyric- Got a long list of ex-lovers
Mistaken lyric- Starbucks lovers
My daughter likes Taylor Swift so when this song came out I heard it a couple times a day. I knew there was no way she was saying "Starbucks lovers" but it totally sounded like it. I asked Alex what the lyrics were and she said everyone at school also thought she said "Starbucks". Then I thought maybe she was saying "star crossed lovers". That would make sense. Nope. A quick web search revealed the true lyrics!
Alright, now it's your turn to share your "wrapped up like a douche" moments! If you were ever going to leave a comment here, this would be the time!