Today I thought of some more lyrics I am always mishearing
In the song Anyone Can Play Guitar, I always thought Thom was singing "I want a better band when I get to heaven". Imagine how relieved I was to discover it was actually "I want to be in a band when I get to heaven", as I always wondered how the rest of the band felt about him slagging them like that.
For a while now, I've been looking at the offspring's largely ignored guitar thinking that I'd like to start tinkering with it. I did take a few weeks of guitar lessons in grade 6 but lost interest after realizing that I wasn't going to be Gordon Lightfoot without a bit of work.
But I think I am ready to give it another go. I'm all grown up now and no longer have that silly notion about wanting to be Gordon Lightfoot. Now I want to be Jonny Greenwood.
I absolutely love the violent blasts of guitar that precede the chorus on Creep. And that was long before Jonny learned to play like this (you need to watch the end - seriously, can't you just picture me shredding and making those other-worldly sounds like that?)
I think I've got a wee bit of catching up to do.