Has this ever happened to you?
Sometimes, it's obvious such as the song "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood. When I was younger I always thought that he was singing, "Bring me a pie of love," instead of what he was actually singing, "Bring me a higher love." I am not joking as embarrassing as it may be.
Or how about this one. "Too Legit to Quit" by MC Hammer, which I thought he was singing, "do the jerk, do the jerk at work." Cut me some slack, I was young.
Other times the lyrics that I hear and what's actually being sung aren't as obvious. Which brings me to my latest mistake.
I was watching American Idol and first can I just say someone needs to throw some hot wax on the caterpillars that are overtaking Paula's forehead? Did I miss the memo that thick eyebrows are the new fashion? No thank you.
Sorry I got sidetracked.
During the show (or maybe it was at the end) they show a clip of the next weeks contestants who are dancing around like kids on a sugar high. The song they are dancing to is "When I Grow Up" by the Pussycat Dolls. I've heard this song before on the radio, but I was a bit shocked that Idol would use it to promote the singers, especially the guys.
You might be scratching your head right about now. Let me explain.
Here is what I seriously thought the lyrics of the chorus were:
Yep, I thought the Pussycat Dolls wanted to grow up and have boobies. Isn't that every girls dream? So you could understand that it was a bit odd for me to see a guy dancing to that part of the song (well, most of the guys). I come to find out that I had the lyrics wrong, surprise, surprise!
They actually sing, "I wanna have groupies." Ah-ha. That makes more sense. It's still a stupid song, but at least now I won't be going around singing about ta-ta's.