We've got to fool Phil, to boot
For a while now I've been thinking about misheard lyrics. If you get a kick out of them too, you've probably visited Kissthisguy.com, named of course for the famously misheard Hendrix lyrics "excuse me while I kiss this guy".
Well today, I thought I was going to have to start wearing Depends when Jerry admitted that he just this morning realised that Bob Marley was singing "we've got to fulfill the book" in Redemption Song, not "we've got to fool Phil, to boot".
But of course I was laughing with him, not at him, because ... well, I can't point fingers at anybody after my spectacularly dorky rendition of Matt Good's Giant with the lyrics "J-A-C-K-A-S-S, that's the way we spell success", rather than "K-I-C-K-A-S-S", on this very blog, no less.
I also still maintain that Bush X sing "I waffle my machine" on Machinehead, not "I walk to my machine", because we all know that machines require regular waffling for proper maintenance. And my niece Beth backs me up on this.
And who knew that the Bloc Party song Blue Light actually went "you told me you wanted to eat up my sadness", instead of the version I had been singing "you told me you wanted to eat up my sandwich"?
And our resident music nerd, Eva, has a whopper of her own. Another Matt Good song - Suburbia - in which she hears "baby, if I was into men, you would be mine", instead of "maybe if I was in demand, you would be mine".
So don't leave me standing here with my pants around my knees. Please tell me some of your favourite misheard lyrics - your own or someone else's.
I can't tell you how much I would love to hear someone else's mistakes to make me feel less dorky.
I'm also going to use this topic as a springboard to make a change to the daily sidebar. Out of here is "insult of the day" because ... well, believe it or not, I am starting to run out of interesting insults. And I just don't have the interest or inclination to look for more.
So I'll be replacing it with "lyrics that get me through the night", because the world will never run out of lyrics that grab me. And I'll try to get them right.