Hubs: “Mystery Love come back some time”
Wifey: “Uh, honey, I think you mean Miss Freelove
Hubs: “What are you talking about? It’s Mystery Love…… isn’t it?”
Wifey: “Uh, yeah, sure it is honey” *snicker snicker*

How did this song get in my head?

Here I am, sitting at my desk, minding my own business, looking at real estate in Wang, and all of a sudden I realise I have “Diamonds on the soles of her shoes” but Paul Simon in my head, and I could NOT figure out why that was??

And then it hit me.

One of the houses I was looking at was on Kanana st, which sounds like “ta na na, ta na na na, she got diamonds on the soles of her shoes (a-wa, a-wa)”


It’s like when I was living in Edinburgh, and every time I’d get home from doing the shopping I’d have the song “Edelweiss“, from The Sound of Music in my head and it took me weeks to realise it was because of the bread I bought. You see, the bread was “whole and white”, which leads me directly to: “clean and bright, you look happy to meeeeeeeet meeeee!”

Gosh my brain provides me with hours of entertainment! And now I have edelweiss in my head… 🙂

(And yes, I’m putting it under the “mondegreen” tag just cos I can.

Mondegreen #15

She Bop was a very confusing song for me, as previously mentioned. I didn’t even know what the song was about – I just assumed that it was about dancing – bopping – you know what I mean? But no, it’s not. It’s about….. um….. I’ll let you read about it yourself 🙂 (Pay particular attention to the second paragraph under “song information.” Classic!)

So the second lot of lyrics I misheard were:
“Do I wanna go out with a lion’s roar?”
which I always sang as
“Do I wanna go out with a lying slob?”

Well no, I don’t! And I certainly don’t want to dance with one!

Mondegreen #14

(We’re in America at the moment, so here’s a post I prepared earlier!!)

Beast of Burden (the Bette Midler version)

“I’ll never be your beast of burden”

or is it

“I’ll never be your big supporter” (that’s just mean!)

Mondegreen #13

It was only last year that I was informed that, in the Pink Floyd song “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2”, the guy shouting at the end is saying “You! Yes, you behind the bikesheds! Stand still laddy!”, not “You! Yes! Do you know how to play dead?! Stand still laddy!”

Again, my lyrics make sense, so why would I think they were wrong?! In fact, when someone heard me singing/saying that line (it may or may not have been Hubs :-), they told me the “real” lyrics and I thought I was the victim of a joke and challenged them. But alas, the internet pointed out my error. *sigh*

Guest Mondegreen (#12)

I put on a bit of Matchbox 20 the other day and Hubs shared with me that in the song Girl Like That he used to think the line was

Well you got to think with a girl like that
Any love at all, is bent out of nothing
It’s bent out of nothing

Instead of:
Well you got to think with a girl like that
Any love at all, is better than nothing
It’s better than nothing

He thinks his line is much deeper and more poetic.

Thanks for joining me in Mondegreen land Hubs!

Mondegreen #11 and some thoughts

I’m just another clown kicking around in Melbourne town, so says Harry from The Cat Empire. One of my favourite Cat Empire songs is The Crowd, and I feel even more of a connection to it now that WE’RE the clowns kicking around in Melbourne town. I particularly like the second verse that goes a little something like this:

On the train I refrain from sitting with head and shoulders bowed
They told me time is of the essence
No wandering allowed
But then I saw a pretty girl
Whose features stood out in the crowd (whose feet just stood out in the crowd!! Huh??)
Went ten minutes past my stop waiting for her to look around
I’m just another clown kicking around in Melbourne town
Cooling out, relaxing watching the
World go round
So if you ever have the time
And you want to go drink some wine
I’d rather greet you with a smile
Than greet you with a frown…

Then there’s an awesome drum riff and trumpet fanfare, followed by Harry going nuts with some ad-lib! Brilliant! It’s such a cool, sexy song that always makes me smile. I really feel like it captures a lot of the essence of living in Melbourne Town.

Come visit some time!

Mondegreen #10

I spent a number of years thinking AC/DC sang “Rock n roll ain’t no solution” and I wondered what they were trying to find a solution to. I think it’s a great solution to feeling melancholy about doing housework, and certainly it can lift your spirits if you’re in a rut, but that’s all I could come up with. Maybe the real lyrics “Rock n roll ain’t noise pollution” make more sense….

Mondegreen #9

In “Goodbye Stranger”, Supertramp sing about saying goodbye to strangers and lobotomies:

“You can laugh at my behaviour
That’ll never bother me”

or is it

“You can laugh at my behaviour
Or have a lobotomy”

They BOTH sound okay to me!