The World
Of ElleSee
by LC McDonald

May 15, 2013

What's That You Sang?

We've all been there: the road trip, or just a night out with friends. We're all singing a popular song in the car, and you don't quite know the words. Now, there are two things that might happen. You might just mumble the words that you're unclear of, or you belt them out because you honestly believe that those are the actual lyrics to the song.



The following is a list of songs that I have recently learned that I misheard the lyrics:

1. I realise that the words are in the title of Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me", but I honestly thought they were saying "Pour some soup on me" until I belted it out one night when my husband -- then boyfriend -- was driving me home and informed me that I was singing the wrong words.

2. For the longest time -- and I mean until this year -- I thought the first part of Blur's "Song 2" went like this: "I got my head shaved/by Ichambochay", but I was wrong. Really wrong. The actual words are "I got my head checked/by a Jumbo Jet", and now I hear it correctly every single time I listen to the song.

3. Please tell me I'm not the only one out there that though Tone-Lōc was saying "Funky comadeena" instead of "Funky Cold Medina".

4. I didn't know the name of Classified's song "Inner Ninja" until I had heard it several times and my husband and I wanted to know what it was called. I thought he was saying "Playin' a ninja" when, in fact, he was actually saying "My inner ninja". Even though I now know what he is actually saying, I still can't hear it properly.

5. This one is kind of embarrassing because this song has been out for a while, but I just realised the other day that Pink is singing "You gotta get up and try" instead of "You gotta give love a try". It's like all of a sudden it clicked and my ears started hearing it properly. It felt like I had discovered a lost world or something as I shouted out "Omigod! Thaaat's what she's saying!" because I was in the car by myself.


What songs have you misheard lyrics to?



1 comment:

  1. i made up a whole alternate set of lyrics for janet jackson's "if" when i was little. i remember when i finally saw the actual lyrics... i don't think i got one right :P

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