I’m sure most of us have done it before,
we’re singing merrily along thinking we know darn good & well what the words to the song we are singing are.
someone starts laughing at you.
Not because we can’t carry a tune (which could very well be the case with me)
but because we’ve managed to mutilate the lyrics.
I can think of 2 songs off the top of my head that I’ve done that with.
Don Henley – Boys of Summer
These are the real lyrics:
Nobody on the road,
nobody on the beach.
I feel it in the air,
the summers out of reach
Empty lake, empty streets,
the sun goes down alone.
I’m driving by your house
though I know that you not home…
And I can see you
you brown skin shining in the sun
you got your hair combed back
sunglasses on baby.
And where they say “Your brown skin shining in the sun”, I remember thinking it was “Your breasts keep shining in the sun” (Like bikinis people!) That’s what I thought until one day my friend and I were riding along in the car, singing at the top of our lungs, and she stopped, mid lyric, and started laughing hysterically at me.
Then there is a song most of us know, Winter Wonderland.
This time of the year always brings back this memory.
One of the verses’ goes like this:
Later on, we’ll conspire,
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid,
The plans that we’ve made,
Walking in a winter wonderland.
(I hear you singing!)
As a child, I remember our family riding home in the car singing along with the radio to this very song when my mom, stopped & started to laugh hysterically and my older brother muttered “What a dork” when they heard me singing;
“Later on we’ll perspire, as we dream by the fire”.
I don’t know about you, but I can see where MY lyrics make perfect sense.
In fact, I still sing MY lyrics sometimes.
Who among us hasn’t gotten a little too warmed up by the fire and had a little perspiration?
So now that I’ve shared some of my embarrassing lyric mishaps,
What songs & lyrics have you messed up in the past?