You know those songs that you think you know the words to until you’re actually singing them in public and everyone stares at you? As I grow older, I’m coming across more and more of those. Most of these songs are songs that I’ve “known” since childhood… little did I know, I was living a lie. A lie that kinda rhymed.
Correct lyrics: “You got the peaches, I got the cream. Sweet to taste, saccharine.”
Breanne’s lyrics: “You’ve got the peaches, I’ve got the cream. Sweet potato, saccharine.” – Def Leppard, Pour Some Sugar On Me.
Honest mistake, right? The potatoes are called SWEET potatoes… makes sense that they’d be included in a song about sugar.
Correct lyrics: “Hey, baby, que paso? Thought I was your only vato. Hey, baby, que paso? Please don’t leave me de ese modo. Come on, baby, turn around. Let me see your pretty blue eyes.”
Breanne’s lyrics: “Hey baby que paso, I thought I was your uno vato. Hey baby que paso, please don’t leave me en te moso. Cmon baby, you taquito, let me see you in the cara…” – Augie Meyers, Hey Baby Que Paso.
Not exactly sure how this train wreck of lyrics happened. All I can say is that this was one of my little brother’s favorite songs when he was little (yeah, I know – weird), so perhaps the lyrics I picked up from his early grade school singing. Plus, it was in Spanish. Well, some of it was in Spanish. I barely understand English song lyrics.
Correct lyrics: “And if this world runs out of lovers, we’d still have each other, nothin’s gonna stop us now.”
Breanne’s lyrics: “And if this world runs out of mothers, we’d still have each other, nothin’s gonna stop us now.” – Starship, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.
Again, not really my fault. When this song played in dad’s car on the way to elementary school, what was I to care about lovers? Far more important to be concerned with would be running out of mothers, for that is how laundry gets done and dinner gets made, though the “clean up your room or else” threats would taper down dramatically if the mother-supply dropped.
These are just the ones that I’ve come across recently. I generally don’t find out that I’m doing it wrong until I’m in a public place… singing loudly… in front of other people. So, I guess after Friday Night Karaoke Party tomorrow night, I might have a few more of these to post.