Monday, January 14, 2008

Observation - Mis-Sung Lyrics

As I was on the way home from the bookstore this evening (because I don't have enough unread books sitting on my bedside table and one of my gift cards from Christmas was burning a hole in my pocket), and on my iPod comes Paradise by the Dashboard Light by Meatloaf.

And it occurred to me, that even though for YEARS I have known the correct lyrics to the song, I still sing "Blowing like the meadow on the edge of night" instead of "Glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife" the first time it comes around in the song.

I can't help myself. That's what I originally thought the lyrics were when I first heard the song 100 years ago (when it was only produced on vinyl and 8-track - and for those of you who are unaware of what these two things are, click the links - don't, for the love of Mike, ask me what they are because I just can't be made to feel any older than I do right now!). When I actually listened to the song and learned the real lyrics, for some reason, the wrong ones still stick in my head and I always sing the first instance of them wrong.

Yes, weird, but it occurred to me that maybe there are others out there with the same affliction and I didn't want you to feel as though you were alone.

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