Friday, 28 May 2010
I Can See Clearly Now Lorraine Has Gone...
Misheard lyrics can be a source of amusement (like the one in the post title!) However, they can also really change the whole meaning of a song.
I always thought the Mamas & the Papas' classic, California Dreamin', went "Got down on my knees, and I began to pray..."
It seems that they were only pretending.
I also thought it had the line "If I didn't love her, I could leave today" whereas the actual lyrics are "If I didn't tell her..."
I think I prefer my version.
In the wake of having my illusions destroyed, I have been comforting myself with the reflection that this group really must have been strange... the woman in the middle looks as if she's desperate to go to the toilet, and is skittering around on one spot until she can escape, while the chap on the far right is trying to flick his fringe out of his eyes without moving his head too much... and the less said about his "dancing" the better...