Friday, May 20, 2011
The other day I heard the old AC/DC song "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" and it took me back to my childhood, specifically our neighbor Christian, who swore it was called "Dirty D and the Dunder Chee." No amount of demanding to know what a Dunder Chee was could convince him otherwise.
Fast forward to high school and the Clash's "Rock the Casbah" which has been misconstrued in myriad ways, including "Rob the Cash Box," which is what I thought it was called for the longest time.
Fast forward once more to my son Sean, age 4 at the time, singing from his CD of nursery rhymes. When he got to "Little Jack Horner," he sang, "He stuck in his thumb and pulled out his lung," and I just about peed my pants.
It got me thinking about the potential bloggability of this subject. I Googled "misunderstood lyrics" and came across a Web site called, what else, kissthisguy.com. Long after I should've started making dinner, I'm still crying with laughter at some of the misconstrued song lyrics.
Here are a few favorites:
Pink Floyd, Another Brick in the Wall
No dogs are spazzin' in the classroom
REM, Losing My Religion
Let's pee in the corner, let's pee in the spotlight
J.Geils Band, Centerfold
My anus is the center hole
Bon Jovi, Bad Medicine
Your love is like bad venison
Madonna, Like a Virgin
Touched for the thirty-first time
Do you have any gems to add?