October 04, 2005

Mangled Lyrics

Ryan says: I was just reading an article about Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl."

Ryan says: "The first thing you should know, though, is that Gwen is not singing 'I aint no Harlem fat girl,' at least, we dont think she is."

Ryan says: That's EXACTLY how I sing along with it every time it comes on and I'm in my car.

Caroline says: well you're not alone

Ryan says: I thought I was the only one with that piercing lyrical insight.

Caroline says: It's kind of like CCR's "Bad Moon Rising." How many people sing "there's a bathroom on the right."

Ryan says: Or Steve Miller Band "Bingo, Jed Had A Light On."

Caroline says: huh?

Ryan says: It's "Big Old Jet Airliner," but I was in a bar back in college and some guy was singing it as "Bingo, Jed Had A Light On."

Posted by Ryan at October 4, 2005 03:45 PM | TrackBack

Excuse me while I kiss this guy.

Posted by: simon at October 4, 2005 07:17 PM

Hold me close, Tony Danza.

Posted by: bc at October 5, 2005 11:50 AM

He's worth a deuce…wait a minute…

Posted by: seed at October 5, 2005 01:03 PM


"hollaback girl" - such a degrading term. but i digress.

i personally always enjoy people trying to sing along to the Doors "L.A. Woman' and having NO IDEA what that first line is and just proceed to sing like they're drunk.

Posted by: amy.leblanc at October 5, 2005 01:05 PM

speaking of deuce:

"wrapped up like a douche", anyone?

Posted by: amy.leblanc at October 5, 2005 01:07 PM

Leblanc, I totally sang it as "wrapped up like a douche" until I was, like, 24. I didn't know it was even wrong.

Posted by: Ryan at October 5, 2005 03:09 PM

Somewhere, Bruce is shaking his head.

Posted by: seed at October 5, 2005 05:55 PM

when bruce sings it, the words are much more intelligible. he probably never imagined such a perversion of the lyrics would be so widespread, and i bet he does shake his head when he hears it. or, maybe he sings along and laughs.

Posted by: amy.leblanc at October 6, 2005 03:06 PM

No no... it's:
"Big old Jed oughta line up."

Posted by: Strider at October 8, 2005 12:54 AM

LMAO, "I ain't no harlem fat girl..."

I love coming by here for a laugh.

Posted by: Desult at October 13, 2005 01:47 AM
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