Okay, admit it. You know at some point in your life, you’ve been confidently singing along with the radio when someone’s shrieks of laughter suggest you may not have all the lyrics quite right.
Like a friend’s daughter, who brought down the house with Pat Benatar’s, “Hit Me With Your Pet Shark” (not best shot, as I believe the artist originally intended).
Or my then-toddler daughter, who announced that she’d learned a new song in Sunday School—“He’s Got the Whole World in his Pants.”
(Yeah, Sweetie. They may tell you that, but …)
Or a classmate of my daughter’s, happily singing the Christmas classic, “Walking in my Winter Underwear.”
And of course there’s the old classics, “Secret Asian Man” and the Monkees hit: “Then I Saw Her Face, Yeah She’s a Retriever.” And who can forget “The Age of Asparagus” ?
After you’ve got the flubbed lyrics in your head, you never hear the original without smiling.
What about you? What songs do you see in a whole new light, thanks to some creative listening?