So we’ve all blithely sung along to a song, singing what we THINK are the lyrics, only to find out at some point that what we sing and what the singer sings are two different things. I’ve been meaning to do a post on this for a while, and then I came across this post over at Sunny Side Up!, and she says:
I’ve always been adamant about the fact that as the monkeys in The Wizard of Oz are marching up the stairway of the castle, they are most definitely chanting:
Am I right or…am I right?
She is TOTALLY RIGHT.
So here’s my lyrics: You know that song by Nickelback, Rockstar? Yeah, it goes, And we all just wanna be big rockstars and live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars…. Sound familiar? If not, here’s the song (just listen to the song, don’t watch the lame video):
Okay, so the song continues and it goes like this:
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We’ll all stay skinny ’cause we just won’t eat
And we’ll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
And I thought the last line was:
And the BRB with the movie stars…
I justified that because BRB is text message lingo for be right back, and it totally made sense to me.
THEN, when looking up the lyrics to this song, I realized I was singing ANOTHER line wrong. Here’s the correct line:
I’m gonna sing those songs
that offend the censors
And my version:
I’m gonna sing no songs that’ll bend the senses (meaning the songs aren’t very deep)
What song lyrics have you butchered? I guess it can be from 20 years ago when you were 12, but come on, you’ve done this recently. You know you have.
***As fate would have it, my computer died last night. I don’t know what’s wrong, and I have NO money to fix it, but it must get fixed because all the music from our wedding is on that freaking computer! 😯