The other morning my daughter was singing in the front room. I love listening to her sing to herself but it was funny too because she was mangling the words so badly. But it didn’t bother her at all.
It got me remembering times when either I or my idiot friends completely misunderstood song lyrics. For years, I thought that song by Dobie Gray called “Drift Away” that goes, “Gimme’ the beat boys and free my soul I wanna’ get lost in your rock and roll and drift away.”
Well I thought it said, “Gimme the Beach Boys and free my soul.” I was singing along with it one night years ago and one of my buddies called me out on it and I was mocked mercilessly for weeks.
I admitted this recently at a get-together with friends and people were pretty forthcoming about their mix-ups as well. One girl said she thought “Big Old Jet Airliner” by Steve Miller was actually, “Big Ol’ Jed Left a Light On.” So I mocked her mercilessly for the rest of the night.
Another guy I’d never even met before said he thought for years “Rock the Casbah” was “Rock the Cash Bar.”
Hey, that makes just as much sense if you ask me so I left him alone as I didn’t know him all that well. I just made fun of him a little so he wouldn’t feel left out. What? Some people like being mocked.
Wondering if you’ve got any more. So we can all mock you mercilessly.