Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ewww Dirty Boy

So another wacky & wild night was spent alone on the couch while child slept and husband took care of crazy people at the hospital. With nothing better to do I did some work, made myself dinner and watched back episodes of Burn Notice on the DVR.

I was cooking listening to a random shuffle on iTunes when a song came on. I was dancing around the kitchen and suddenly I heard the words and had to go look it up because I couldn't believe what I was hearing. We'll get to that in a minute.

So growing up, my mother would listen to our music in the car when she was driving us wherever we happen to be chauffeured that day and she would frequently ask, "What are they saying?? Did they just say...". And I would roll my eyes because more often than not, she totally misheard whatever it was and was repeating some nonsensical statement. For instance...

The actual lyrics by Cutting Crew - "I just died in your arms tonight, it must have been something you said"
My mother thought they were saying, "I just died in your arms tonight, it must have been something you ate".

Aside from not making much sense (I died because of something you ate??), it doesn't even sound remotely close to what they're actually saying. Considering this was probably some time in the mid to late 80's, it supports the idea that she's had a hearing problem for many years.

So fast forward to me dancing around my kitchen and listening to Jordan Knight. Yea I said it, go ahead, laugh away. That "Give it to You" song is a catchy tune. Anyway, the real problem didn't happen until I caught something beyond the chorus. Here's one of the verses:

I'm the place to be
and soon, you'll see
I don't care who leads
As long as we move horizontally
Anyone can make you sweat
But I, can keep you wet


Two points for rhyming, but Eww. I can't sing along to that with a straight face.

Here's to hoping that my kid has decent taste in music because unlike my mother, I have my hearing and I'm not sure I can handle much of what today's 13 year old girls listen to....

1 comment:

Lost on the Tube said...

well - i thought Billy Idol was singing "eyes without a fish" and eddy vedder was singing "center of a rhododendron" for years. and I can hear perfectly fine.

I think there's some specific type of disability for people who mishear song lyrics.