Thursday, January 17, 2008


We've all had songs that we thought we knew the lyrics, only to find out later that we were way off the mark. When I was younger I thought the Michael Jackson song Billy Jean said "but the chairlift's got my son." (I was very into skiing & didn't know there was such a thing as an illegitimate child) It really says "but the kids is not my son."

We had a neighbor girl who would sing at Primary "Jesus said love everyone. Tie them to a tree."

As I listen to my kids sing, I love to hear how they interpret the lyrics and I thought I'd share.

My favorite song that they sing their own way is a John Denver song called Please Daddy don't get drunk this Christmas. They think it says (and sing enthusiastically) "Please Daddy, don't get drums this Christmas. I don't want to see my mama cry!" Thankfully there is a better chance of Tim getting drums for Christmas than getting drunk, but I would cry if drums were brought into my house!

Another cute Christmas lyric change is from my almost 3 year old nephew. He sings "we wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas, and we're happy you're here." A nice sentiment, also. Too funny!

Tell me some of your funny misunderstandings. (Tell me I'm not the only one...)


Hillary said...

Oh, I love it! In High School I loved the band "Totally Wet Sprocket." Well, come to find out, that band doesn't exist-it's actually Toad the Wet Sprocket :)Then, one day Steve and I were driving in the car (I think we were engaged) and I was singing along to the radio and I sang the words "Whispering share this alone with you" (I know, it doesn't make sense) when all of a sudden Steve bursts out laughing...finally he informs me the words are actually, "With the birds I share this lonely view." (Makes a little more sense, right?)

D and K Gibson said...

Zach is happy you're here, how silly. I don't know if these are the right words or not, but we sing a Peter Breintholt song, You Wear Flowers with a line that says "so here we are sweet Hillary, not much like it used to be..."

Ali said...

How funny is that! I think we all have songs like that ... when I was little I thought the song God Bless the USA went "And I proudly stand up next to you in Denver still today." And I thought it was cool that I lived in Denver too. Too bad the word was actually "and defend her" ... oh well! So much for Denver!


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