Monday, August 25, 2008

my 15 minutes

While I was rocking out to Neil Diamond on the way home from the grocery store tonight I was reminded of a time in my youth when I thought that the words from Forever In Blue Jeans were "Reverend Blue Jeans." I pictured Reverend Alden from Little House on the Prairie up in front of the church wearing stonewashed jeans. Seriously.

Many years ago I submitted a few misheard lyrics to a publisher of a book asking for them. Mine were printed in a desktop calendar and in the back my name was printed in the 'thanks to' section. The 2 that I can remember are:

from the Eagles Take it to the Limit - "Take me to the clinic one more time." (supposed to be take it to the limit one more time.)

from Simon & Garfunkel's America - "Captain Picard on the New Jersey turnpike." (supposed to be countin' the cars on the New Jersey turnpike.)

Dustin's sister Brandy also takes the cake with Robert Palmer's Addicted to Love. Instead of "addicted to love" she thought it was "a dip-dip-do love." And in Metallica's Enter Sandman, she thought that "We're off to never-never land" was "rrrraugh never-never land."

1 comment:

  1. One of the funniest things I ever heard on the radio was a DJ in San Antonio talking about going to clubs back when "Dude looks like a lady," and pointing to different women thinking the lyrics were "You look like a lady."