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Wednesday, July 17, 2013


"Are you sure those are the lyrics to Eddie Money's hit tune?"
Images courtesy: Foster Farms advertising campaign.
WHAT’S SO FUNNY?--Whadda you mean the lyrics in Eddie Money’s huge hit aren’t: “I’ve got (pause) two chickens to paralyze...?

Evidently I wasn’t the only one confused by lyric malaprops reported by writer Dave Gross in a recent CNN Blog titled  “Kiss This Guy: Spotify’s Ten Most Misquoted Songs.”    Link to the whole article here and please do not miss the public comment on the CNN post!

From Spotify:

Jimi Hendrix: “Excuse me while I kiss this guy.”  [Excuse me while I kiss the sky]
The Clash: “Rock the cat box.”  [Rock the Casbah]
Creedence Clearwater Revival:  “There’s a bathroom on the right.”  [There’s a bad moon on the rise]
Elton John: “Hold me closer, Tony Danza.”   [Hold me closer, tiny dancer]

From public comments after the CNN post.  Some of these are hilarious.  CNN asked for other mangled lyrics.
Two Chickens to What...?

Eddie Money: “I’ve got (pause) two chickens to paralyze”  [“I’ve got two tickets to paradise]

Neil Diamond: “Reverend in blue jeans”  [Forever in blue jeans]

Lord’s Prayer: “Lead us not into Penn Station.”

Lord’s Prayer 2: “Our father who Art in heaven, Harold be thy name [on Earth].

Pledge of Alliance: “...with liverwurst and mustard for all.”

Xmas carol:  “Olive the other reindeer...”

Xmas carol 2: “While shepherds wash their socks at night, they see a bright new star...”

Xmas carol 3: “...sleep in heavenly peas.”

Xmas carol 4: “"Mark, the hare lipped angel, sings".

And the winner of the Spotify/CNN collaboration? “...By a long shot, Manfred Mann's Earth Band confused the most folks with "Blinded By the Light," the 1976 hit written and first recorded by Bruce Springsteen. Fifty-two percent of respondents reported hearing "Wrapped up like a douche/when you're rollin' in the night" instead of the correct lyric: "Revved up like a deuce/another runner in the night," says CNN.

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