This post is for all those moments when you realize you’ve been singing the wrong lyrics to a song for pretty much your whole life, and suddenly you’re questioning every song you’ve ever listened to. Your ears have betrayed you! How can you ever trust them again?! Then after you’ve recovered from hysterically laughing about how wrong you were, your mind races to all the times you sang it out loud and just want to die of embarrassment.
I had one of these moments at work this morning, and it was a good one. Not only did I totally mess up the MOST IMPORTANT LYRIC of the entire song, I had been singing a word that wasn’t even a word at all. Please don’t think poorly of me after I show this. I know it’s bad. I’m sufficiently embarrassed.
Bob, Bob, Bob… Bob Bobberann…… right?????
It’s Barbara. Seriously? Totally does not sound like they’re singing Barbara Ann. What kind of name is that anyway. (Not that Bobberann is a better name……) hahaha I’m still laughing.
I’m sure if I kept thinking, I could come up with at least 5 more songs I ruined the lyrics to, but the only other one that comes to mind is a golden oldie in our family. I will NEVER live this down, and it comes up in conversation a few times a year.
Wayyyyyy back a long time ago* there was a show called “Gidget” about a girl named Gidget, played by Sally Fields when she was like 19! So young. The intro song for the show goes “wait til you see my Gidget, you’ll want her for your valentine….” but I always thought they were saying “wait til you see my kitchen!” I sang it that way for a few years before my parents finally heard what I was singing and had a good laugh about it. I can’t wait for the day when I have a beautiful kitchen, deserving of that song. We’ll see who’s laughing then!!
*1965 – Long time ago for me, but my mom would argue it wasn’t THAT long ago… sorry mom
The title of this post is for Taylor Swift who had millions of preteens singing “starbucks lovers” instead of “star crossed lovers.” If that’s not a sign of the sad state of our country, I don’t know what is.