Saturday, July 19, 2008

I write the songs that make the mondegreens....

WRONG: Thoughts of me holding you bring in a sneer
RIGHT: Thoughts of me holding you bringing us near
"Weekend in New England," Barry Manilow

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Going down tuuu in a luleelurah

Instead of a standard mondegreen this week, I'm going to feature a video of a song that is one big mondegreen.

This YouTube video is a parody of the Fall Out Boy hit, "Sugar, We're Goin Down." (NOT SAFE FOR WORK)

Apparently, this video has spawned a whole host of imitators, most of which target Fall Out Boy.

(Here are the real lyrics, for comparison.)

And I don't know what a luleelurah is, either.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

A mondegreen 35 years in the making

I found out yesterday that I'd been mishearing a lyric for 35 years! It happened when I was reading an excellent interview with one of the song's writers, Thom Bell.

WRONG: Betsy Ross sewed her little white shoes
RIGHT: Tootsie Roll soul in little white shoes
"Rockin' Roll Baby," The Stylistics

What else have I misheard for so long?