Only one? you’ll ask. No, many, many, many actually, but today’s is about my inability to understand lyrics. I hear a song on the radio or on the street somewhere and somehow my brain picks up completely different words than the ones actually sung.
I’ve already told you that in Pussycat Dolls’ song When I grow up, I though they said “boobies” instead of the actual “groupies”.
Today I realized there are three more others on the Alex-has-a-midbrain-problem list.
#2: Boney M, Painter Man: I heard “Ranger Man”. Weird, but hey, it was the 70s!
#3: Kelis, I’m bossy: I heard “I’m busted”. I’ve just watched the video for the first time, and frankly I’d rather stick to my version.
#4: Madcon, Beggin’: Instead of “beggin’ you” I heard “baby blue”.
In my defence, I’ve never had these songs in any of my playlists, I never listened to them entirely, I never saw the videos so I know them just from having heard them on the radio in a bus, or blasted through some speakers from a club or a car stopped at a red light. As for #4, D’s sister had the chorus of Beggin’ as her ringtone so I never heard the beginning part which makes it much clearer that we’re dealing with a verb and not a nursery color in the title. But still…