10 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'misheard lyrics':


Please eat your own porridge, and do not steal it from bears

Having a song in your head is bad enough, but I have a tendency to get songs in my head with completely wrong lyrics that seem to pop out of nowhere. For example, when I get "Yankee Doodle" in my head¹, it's never the first verse, but a mangled version of the second verse that goes: Father and I went down to campAlong with Captain StubingAnd there we bought four hundred fiftyFeet of copper tubing I don't know where this came from in the first place, but it has replaced the actual lyrics in my head, to the point where...

srah - Sunday, 3 October 2010 - 8:10 PM
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And a fellow would know that his darling/ Had heard ev'ry word of his song

This is another one of those posts that probably only one of my readers will understand and/or care about, but here goes. In the song "J'en ai marre" by Alizée: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVlrqTw7wjM There's a section of the chorus that goes: J'en ai marre de ces cyniques Et dans les prĂ©s les colchiques J'en ai marre d'en avoir marre Aussi (I'm fed up with these cynics And the flowers in the prairies And I'm fed up with being fed up Too) The song is about Alizée listing off all the million different things she's sick of, and talking about how she's only...

srah - Sunday, 4 November 2007 - 10:23 PM
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Yet another installment of Sarah's Misheard Song Lyrics

For years and years, I thought that the pretty nurse in Penny Lane was selling puppies from a train. In fact, I didn't realize I was wrong until the Beatles Anthology miniseries came out and they had some bizarre animated video of all of the Penny Lane activity and I couldn't see the puppies or the train....

srah - Friday, 30 March 2007 - 7:51 PM
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Huey Lewis could cover it...

Yet another one to add to the pile of Lyrics That Sarah Can't Sing Correctly Even Though She Knows That These Aren't The Right Lyrics: What becomes of the broken hearted, Who had love that's now retarded? This one's deeply embedded in my memory; I actually had to turn off the radio and sing it to myself to remember what the correct lyrics are!...

srah - Wednesday, 17 August 2005 - 11:04 AM
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Excuse me, what did he do in his hat?

Dear iTunes Music Store, You disappoint me, dear. Really, you do. I expect you to meet all of my music needs and, well, okay, I have to admit that sometimes you come through for me. Thank you for: the Vincent Delerm song, which would have been hard to find in the US if it weren't for you.Dido's White Flag, which was an impulse buy that came at a time when I needed that sort of sentiment. De-Phazz's Jazz Music, which I heard as Muzak at The Limited, asked the manager what it was, she went digging through things in the...

srah - Thursday, 14 April 2005 - 12:32 AM
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People lying in the woods, eating sandwiches?

I came to my meagre appreciation poetry because of the movies. I don't feel that any effort was really made in my education to encourage us to read or enjoy poetry... off the top of my head, I can't remember ever reading any in school. So when I was growing up and especially in my first year of college, poetry was something to be feared - something written by Jewel and angsty college freshmen and other people with no talent. Not having had that basis in school, I have to say that my poetical education is very limited, extending mostly...

srah - Wednesday, 13 October 2004 - 11:15 AM
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'I wish I were like you/ Easily amused'

I am a grown-up. I have arrived. I am now part of that money-making age segment that radio stations pander to: the 20-something young professional. Ha ha, stupid radio stations! I have no money! Fooled you! So suddenly the music of my youth* is actually being played on the radio again. And the radio is exactly where it belongs. For the radio is played in my car, when I am all alone in the vehicle. And believe me, I really ought to be alone when this music is played. I am well-known as a mishearer of lyrics, making up new...

srah - Friday, 24 September 2004 - 9:54 AM
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Then again, some songs are just written like that

As you may know, I am completely deaf when it comes to song lyrics. Which, I hope, explains why I am hearing, "Wish there was a way to give back homework" and "Mistaking together our underwear"....

srah - Sunday, 19 January 2003 - 6:20 AM
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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...

srah - Monday, 1 April 2002 - 8:39 AM
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If you're fond of sand dunes...

I got my other Ebay purchase today - "At the River" by Groove Armada. I originally liked it so much because I was in a really Wordsworth-and-Coleridge period at the time and I thought the words were "If you're fond of Xanadu". But I still like the song after finding out the error of my ways. Nap time....

srah - Saturday, 9 February 2002 - 1:09 PM
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