My mind has been wandering again, and this time it has meandered down the path of songs and lyrics.
I am shocking at getting words to songs right. And it makes me feel bad really, because someone somewhere has slaved over choosing the right words to convey their emotions, and I have royally stuffed them up.
For example (it always comes back to Bennie and the Jets, doesn’t it??) the words to Bennie and the Jets. Does anyone actually know them? My interpretation is “she’s got electric boobs, a mummy suit, you know I’ve read it in a maga-zihine!!” I’m sure this isn’t right. Who has electric boobs?!
So in the spirit of furnishing you people with accurate information, I googled it.
“She’s got electric boots a mohair suit
You know I read it in a magazine
B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets”
So it is just plain weird. And there’s another bit about killing a fatted cow. On drugs, much?
My sister is notoriously bad for thinking words are something else. Beggin, by MadCon is one particular example. The words are “beggin, beggin yououououo” she went around singing “Peggy, peggy pooh” before someone pointed out the correct words.
Sade, Smooth Operator? Great one! “I’d like a chilled margherita…. I need to find a seat-a” “these shoes are hurting on my feet –a”… the possibilities are endless.
But who cares if they’re right? As long as you are happy singing along, my thoughts are that it’s not up to anyone else to tell you the ‘correct’ words. Interpretation is everything. Carry on, songbird.
I’d love to hear what songs you notoriously ruin, I’m sure there are some winners out there!!