Thursday, July 30, 2009

Kid Confusions

When I was small (I'm guessing 5ish) I learned a new song at church. The lyrics go like this: "I can do and say happy things each day" but what I heard and sang was this: "I can do insane happy things each day".

Did you ever do anything like that?

16 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Do I ever do insane things? Yes. Everyday.

Rochelle said...

Okay, I got one, but I must admit that I wasn't a kid when it happened, I was like 20 years old. There is a Rancid song that says "on his little sisters' pink ten-speed" I thought it said "and his little sister's eating condensed meat." Scott set me straight, but whenever I hear the song, that is still what I hear. I can't reteach my brain the correct lyrics!

Jillene said...

What about adult confusions? I have been known to be confused on one or more occasions.

Rachel Sue said...

You know love one another? Well, not to long ago I was reading Overheard in the Ward (which I love, by the way) and there was a quote by a child asking what "shallmeno" means. And I laughed hysterically because all growing up I wondered the same thing!

P.S. My little sister thought the chourus for "stayin alive" was saying "heat of the lamp." Yeah, It was pretty funny.

val of the south said...

I like your lyrics better! I think that might be my new motto!!

Emily (Good Frau) said...

Rachel beat me to "shallmeno".

Kayla said...

My little sister got confused with the lyrics to "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" when she was little... she thought it said, "He lives, my hungry salty feet" instead of "He lives my hungry soul to feed." That line still makes me grin when I hear it!

Amber Lynae said...

Yes with a lot of songs.
"On Sunday I feel very satisfied"= "ON Sunday I feel very sad inside."

Or "There are 3 separate beings in the Godhead" = There are 3 separate beans in the Godhead"

Of When in the song I hope they call me on a mission when I have grown a foot or two. I thought they meant feet that you walk on not as a measure of unit.


I loved singing even if the songs were crazy in my young mind.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I do insane things all the time. And I make up words to songs since I usually have no clue what the singer is actually saying :-)

ME said...

My whole primary used to sing "In my pretty garden the flowers are naughty" instead of nodding. It was pretty funny.

I had a visiting teacher who was a convert to the LDS church and was telling a story about her niece who was a "sun bean" I asked her if she meant sun beam and she said "Oh, that make so much more sense!"

:)

Me said...

Did? I still do..all the time! My husband thinks I'm quite hilarious!

P.S. My Book Thong showed up last week! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I LOVE IT!

Brodi Ashton said...

Amber- "grown a foot or two"... that made me spit my drink.

Deb- very funny post. I used to think the Bare Naked Ladies sang "I just made juicy underwear" instead of "I just made you say underwear".

Stephanie Faris said...

There was a website somewhere of most commonly misunderstood lyrics. I got a huge kick out of it...but I'm so unfamiliar with today's music I'm not sure I would know a lot of the songs these days!

Heids said...

Did anybody else mention "By this shalmeno" (By this shall men know)? Are we going to get any TwiCon news on here?

Brie said...

When I was little I loved Chicago. I would sing "Your Toyota" instead of "Victorious". I have know idea how I got your toyota out of victorious but I did. I never figured out that I was singing it wrong until I was 20! No one ever told me and I no longer listen to the lyrics cause I thought I knew them. My mom said sh never told me because it was cute. Yeah when I was 4!

Heids said...

Brie's comment reminded me of another one. When we were kids in California there was a commercial, "If you want a new Toyota, go see Cal." But I thought it said, "If you want a new Toyota, pussy cow."