I don’t know about you but I never get the words right in songs. I like to sing along to my favourite tunes but often am told that I have the lyrics wrong. Actually, in my head the words are right, but knowing what I’m like for mixing up my sayings, it’s inevitable I’m wrong. It’s ok though because I’m getting used to being incorrect now. After all I’ve been wrong for years. When I was a teenager I used to hate being told that I was singing incorrectly. I always disagreed and carried on regardless. Now I’m older, I don’t mind not being right, it doesn’t matter. I have to say though, I do make myself look stupid sometimes.
So what words have I mistakenly put in songs? Well there are many, like this one for instance, ‘You had me, you lost me, you wasted your coffee!!’ Joss Stone. Actually I’m not sure what the real words are now. Maybe you know.
Then there’s that Ricky Martin son ‘Living the Vida Loca’ where he sings her ‘hips are devil red’ when it’s really her’ lips’ that are devil red
I did ask my daughter of the ones that she’d always corrected me on, but she could only think of a few but said that there were lots.
For some reason I always think Beyonce is singing ‘I’m a single ex’ when she is, in fact, singing ‘All the single ladies.’ Having said that, you listen to her sing it and see what you think.
I’m not the only one to get my words mixed up though. My daughter used to sing Maddison Avenue’s ‘Don’t Call Me Baby,’ and the second line would be ‘a-nah, a-nih, a-neh, a-nah, a-neh, a-noo.’ Mind you she was only young so she had an excuse.
I’m sure there are millions of people singing the words wrong to millions of songs. I would love to find out what those songs and mistakes were so if you do read this and you don’t mind sharing them with me I would love to have a giggle reading them.