Wednesday, August 04, 2004

RANDOM LYRIC

Y'know what a mondegreen is? It's one of those song lyrics that is constantly misheard. Like "Scuse me, while I kiss this guy," or "Hold me closer, Tony Danza..."

Y'know that Maroon 5 song, "Harder to Breathe?"

The first line, really:
"So you say that my behavior's unacceptable..."

What I hear, every time the song plays even though I actually know the real lyric:
"So you say that my bikini's in the Superbowl..."

Is this a new strain of PTSD, presenting in those of us who witnessed Janet Jackson's, ahem, appearance, at last year's Superbowl? I think the CDC needs to investigate this.

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At 2:46 PM, August 04, 2004, Blogger Hilary said...

I love those. When that Ironic song by Alanis came out, my friend swore the lyrics were "An old man turned and he ate..." when it actually is "An old man turned ninety-eight..." Check out AMiRIGHT.com, it's a fun misheard lyrics sight.

 
At 3:06 PM, August 04, 2004, Blogger H (the underachiever) said...

In the Filter song Hey Man Nice Shot, I always thought they were saying Amen Nation.

 
At 8:14 PM, August 04, 2004, Blogger Dawn said...

According to my then 4 year old, Macy Gray sang "I try to say goodbye and I soap, try to walk away and I stumble". The first time I heard Shania sing it, I was convinced she said "I can't believe you kiss your c*ck good night" instead of car!

 

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Wednesday, August 04, 2004

RANDOM LYRIC

Y'know what a mondegreen is? It's one of those song lyrics that is constantly misheard. Like "Scuse me, while I kiss this guy," or "Hold me closer, Tony Danza..."

Y'know that Maroon 5 song, "Harder to Breathe?"

The first line, really:
"So you say that my behavior's unacceptable..."

What I hear, every time the song plays even though I actually know the real lyric:
"So you say that my bikini's in the Superbowl..."

Is this a new strain of PTSD, presenting in those of us who witnessed Janet Jackson's, ahem, appearance, at last year's Superbowl? I think the CDC needs to investigate this.

3 Comments:

At 2:46 PM, August 04, 2004, Blogger Hilary said...

I love those. When that Ironic song by Alanis came out, my friend swore the lyrics were "An old man turned and he ate..." when it actually is "An old man turned ninety-eight..." Check out AMiRIGHT.com, it's a fun misheard lyrics sight.

 
At 3:06 PM, August 04, 2004, Blogger H (the underachiever) said...

In the Filter song Hey Man Nice Shot, I always thought they were saying Amen Nation.

 
At 8:14 PM, August 04, 2004, Blogger Dawn said...

According to my then 4 year old, Macy Gray sang "I try to say goodbye and I soap, try to walk away and I stumble". The first time I heard Shania sing it, I was convinced she said "I can't believe you kiss your c*ck good night" instead of car!

 

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