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Monday, August 4, 2014

Odd Song Lyrics

Have you ever listened to a song and heard something that sounds so strange in the lyrics that it makes you repeat what you thought they said, or think "Did he really say that??" I know quite a few songs like that. I hear the singing, and sometimes I hear something that sounds so outlandish that I think to myself "What did he/she say?" I'm very much into songs of the 80s, especially from 1984 and up. Well, there's a few songs from the earlier years that I like, but most of my favorites come from after 1983. Songs I like from the earlier 1980s are very few, and more likely from well-established artists like Donna Summer. Anyways, I was listening to some today and it inspired me to write this blog post.

Funny how when the music is going, we hear things in the songs we probably would not hear if we just heard the singing without the music. Maybe it's because of the way the music is mixed, or maybe while the music is going, our minds concentrate so much on that that it can play tricks on us. I don't know for sure. But I have often heard some weird sentences in songs that I wondered were really there. So, today I decided to do some more research on these songs. One example of a song with strange lyrics, or so I thought, is Because The Night by 10,000 Maniacs. I have that song on my MP3 player. I like it too. I first heard it in 1993, when one night I decided to listen to the radio once again. I started and never stopped, LOL! But there is one line in that song that sounded kinda strange to me. I seriously thought the song was written for the movie Free Willy. This is why...

What I thought it said: "The way I feel I'm the orca man"
Or "The way I feel 'bout the Orkin man"
What she is really singing is: "The way I feel under your command"

Even the real lyric there sounds kinda dumb, but it is still a very good song. There is another song that I like that I listen to quite frequently, it is U2's Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For. I love the song, I'm not a great huge fan of U2, but I do like quite a few of their songs. The music in this song is great, reminds me of the days when I was a kid and used to go to this pit near our house and play there all day. But in the middle of this song there is a lyric that every time I heard it, always made me wonder what the heck he was saying! LOL! When you hear it, it'll make you laugh...

What I thought it said: "I have had hands on the tin ball"
I always wondered "Why the heck is he singing about tin balls??"  LOL! That'd sure make Katrina laugh!!
What he really said: "I have held the hand of the devil"

Even INXS has some lyrics that sound different in the songs, and you all know by now how Michael swoons me! Sometimes I am concentrating so on his voice, the hell with the lyrics. Well, for many years I got one set of lyrics wrong in a song titled The Stairs. Though I admit I wasn't too far off.

What I thought he said: "The passion is to keep the faith, where all are different, all are great"
What he really said: "The passion lives to keep the faith, though all are different, all are great"

Sometimes, even when we think we're just hearing things in lyrics, it actually turns out that is what the person is singing. Like the song Mony, Mony by Billy Idol. Another great classic song, I also have this on my MP3 player, just like the last 3. But there is one lyric repeated throughout this song that always sounded to me like he was saying "You make me feel like a pony". As it turns out, that is exactly what he is saying! LOL! I remember in high school, there was this fat, blond girl named Tanya, and she used to meow at me. Maybe I made her feel like a cat! LOL! Heck if Billy Idol can feel good like a pony, then I guess Tanya felt good like a cat! LOL! Anyways those are some of the weird song lyrics I've come up with. Got any yourself? Share in the comments!

OK, subject change. I heard from Sam again yesterday and all he wants is enough money to cover shipping and packaging, which is OK. I would have been pissed if he was going to try and make a profit off of me for my own work! Trisha did not like the idea of that either when I told her, and neither did any of my Facebook buddies. Now my goal is just to get these books back. I'm sending him the money through PayPal, that way if he tries to stiff me, I can get PayPal to refund the money. I don't know this person anymore, if I ever did in the first place. I am still not sure who he is! And all he gave me is a PO box for his address. He's obviously got lots of money if he can afford a PO Box! I told him to give me a week or so to get the money. He did show me pics of the sketchbooks and I saw them and said "Yup! Those are MY sketchbooks!" It'd be cool to have them back! Something I never in my life expected! But I haven't got them yet. We'll see what happens.

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