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..."

*sigh*

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...

5 comments:

Patricius said...

As a youngster I enjoyed Tommy Steele's "Little White Ball". (I am not a Cockney)

Ben Trovato said...

What about You're a Wobbly Dog (John Travolta & Olivia NJ from Grease) and It's a Hard Egg (Bonnie Tyler)...

Autumn said...

Cool song though, heavenly voices (but you are right, they couldn't dance!)
This post made me laugh out loud as I was watching, thank you :)
Autumn x

Pons Sixtus said...

Aw! So harsh on the Mamas and the Papas. If it were California dreaming on such a 'windy' day, one might wonder what they had for supper!

pattif said...

I'll be darned - I've been singing '...I began to pray' these 40-odd years (but I did know it was 'If I didn't tell her...').

Mind you, when I was little I always wondered where Heaven Lepeace was (as in Sleep in...).

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