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.

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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!”
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Elton John’s Tiny Dancer had a couple…
The Lyric: “Hold me closer, tiny dancer.”
My Version: “Hold me closer, Tony Danza.”
AND
The Lyric: “Count the head lights on the highway.”
My Version: “Count the head lice on the highway.”
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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
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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.”
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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.”
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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”
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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.”
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8 thoughts on “Yellow Submarine – A to Z Blog Challenge #atozchallenge

  1. Whitesnake: Here I Go AgainThe Lyric: “Like a drifter I was born to walk alone”My version (until recently, when I was corrected and teased mercilessly): “Like a twister I was born to walk alone”

  2. “Lucy in the sky with Linus.” Isnt’ that another Elton John? Maybe he should have a lesson on diction. These can be SO FUNNY.Another one: Carry a laser on the road that I must travel.

  3. [Blush] The Rolling Stones are my era, my generation, and I’m hip, slick and cool. So only recently, I was belting one of their tunes and I asked my companion what he thought a “gin salt bar room queen” was, exactly. “Um, Les, I think that’s gin SOAKED bar room queen.” Of course he was right, and I KNOW what that is, exactly.

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