July 13, 2008
From the “It could only happen to Kevin” dep’t…
I received an e-mail indicating that I’d gotten the lyrics wrong in my Donna Fargo single review. In the original review, I’d mistaken the line “This is no to time for apathy” for “This is no time for Applebee’s.” It made sense at the time!
Of course, that got me thinking about misheard song lyrics. My family still makes fun of me for when I was a very small child, and took a liking to Juice Newton’s “Angel of the Morning”, which was on the radio all the time back then. Apparently, I would sing along with the line “Just brush my cheek before you leave me.” In my toddler brain, the line really was, “Just brush my teeth before you leave me.”
But the hardest I’ve laughed in the past few weeks was when my friend’s fiancee sang along with the Grease classic “You’re the One That I Want.” The real opening line: “I’ve got chills, they’re multiplying.” Her version: “I’ve got shoes….”
Enjoy the original clip below, and share your funniest misheard song lyrics in the comments!