Music is such a powerful force in my life. I love to always have the tunes on and be bopping around and singing along. This has, of course, made for plenty of times that I have sang or heard others sing the wrong thing. The moment that prompted writing this blog post happened with Jack. We stopped and listened to a live show at Worlds of Fun. This is the first time that he has ever sat through because the music is usually too loud. I agree with him too, they could knock it down by half and it'd still be fine for the hard of hearing. Nonetheless, they opened with the new hit song "Moves like Jagger". Now granted, it could be called something else because I don't listen to pop music, but if you've heard the song, you know the one I'm talking about. Of course, Jack's never hear of
Jagger, so he inserted the word that made sense to him. So he looks me and sings "He's got the moves like Joker". I laughed and thought of all the times I'd heard wrong lyrics:
--Talk to me like mothers do. Mother's should have been lovers. But hey, the kid was only 8 or so
--Shake it like a Polaroid camera. Clearly it should have said picture, but it just came out wrong
--Doop, Doop, dowa, Doop. Should have been. Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl. Don't ask. I don't know. However, I didn't realize that and the next mistake until my early 20's.
--Maxwell, Jump. I guess I thought I was an ode to someone, like Roxanne. Might as well jump just doesn't have the same ring.
--Oh give the big boys, instead of give me the beat boys.
I also love the classic when you are singing along to the song and you hit a string of lyrics you don't understand do you just mumble through.
I am sure there more for me to remember, but I'm drawing a blank at the moment.
What's some of your misheard lyric stories?