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Inexpensive mayo

I am famous for misunderstanding song lyrics. Since I ran into another one this weekend, I thought I would blog about it.

The one this weekend was "Your Song" in Moulin Rouge. Apparently he says "I kicked off the mask" (how are you going to kick off a mask?) but I've always said "I kicked off the mud."

In Barenaked Ladies' "The Old Apartment", I sang "Why did you plaster over the whole apartment door?" insted of "Why did you plaster over the hole I punched in the door." Which obviously makes more sense.

One of my most famous mistakes is that I had always sung the Canadian national anthem "We stand on God for thee" when apparently it's "We stand on guard for thee."

In Alain Souchon's "Au ras des paquerettes", every time I hear "L'amour est une montgolfière," (Love is a hot-air balloon), I understand it as "L'amour est une Mongole fière" (Love is a proud Mongol). AAAAH!

Then, of course, there are the ones I do on purpose. Like "Angels We Have Heard On High" where Robin and I always sang "In excelsis Deo" as "inexpensive mayo".

Have you ever been publicly embarrassed by singing the wrong words?

srah - Monday, 1 April 2002 - 8:39 AM
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