Friday, April 29, 2011

Yellow Submarine - A to Z Blog Challenge #atozchallenge

I was born to a family of music loving folks. When I was a kid my mother would watch Solid Gold with me all the time. Fortunately it didn't do any lasting damage, I think. 

My mother introduced me to the Grateful Dead, and The Rolling Stones, and Queen.

I don't remember whether I had a record of it, or I'd heard it a few times here or there or what, but for years I thought the song went "In the town, where I was born, there lived a man, his name was Steve." I guess I'd heard it wrong once and it stuck, most likely because I have a brother named Steve... But it wasn't until probably the age of 20 or so that I actually found out I was wrong. 

Incorrect lyrics are a reoccuring theme in my life. I get a huge kick out of it when I realize I've been singing it wrong, and even more when I can change the lyrics to suit my mood or get a smile out of someone. The following is an old post I did, I thought I'd repost the meat and potatoes of it here for your convenience:

Disclaimer: I apologize if I ruin any of these songs for anyone, cause chance are once you're looking for the wrong lyric, you'll hear it every time.

Of course, there's the class Jimi Hendrix song, Purple Haze
The Lyric: "S'cuse me while I kiss the sky!"
My Version: "S'cuse me while I kiss this guy!"
Elton John's Tiny Dancer had a couple...
The Lyric: "Hold me closer, tiny dancer."
My Version: "Hold me closer, Tony Danza."
The Lyric: "Count the head lights on the highway."
My Version: "Count the head lice on the highway."
Allanis Morrisette's man-hater song You Oughta Know
The Lyric: "It's not fair to deny me the cross I bear that you gave to me"
My Version: "It's not fair to deny me the cross eyed bear that you gave to me". 

Not sure what I thought there, I figured the guy gave her a teddy bear and it was cross eyed, but he took it when he left?? /shrug
Tom Petty's Free Fallin'
They Lyric: "And I'm a bad boy for breakin' her heart."
My Version: "And I'm a bad boy for breakin' her arm."
The Police Spirits In The Material World
The Lyric: "We are spirits, in the material world."
My Version: "We're asparagus, in the material world."
The Police's Message In A Bottle
The Lyric: "A year has passed since I wrote my note."
My Version: "A year has passed since I broke my nose"
The Verve Pipe Freshmen
The Lyric: "For the life of me, I could not believe we'd ever die for these sins, we were merely freshmen."
My Version: "For the life of me, I could not believe we'd ever die forty cents, we were merely freshmen."