Lady Mondegreen

There was a time that I was disdainful of people who misheard the Jimi Hendrix lyrics as "kiss this guy." Until today, driving and listening to the radio, when I finally realized that Til Tuesday wasn't saying "Keep it down now, this is scary." I think I like my lyrics better.`

That also reminds me of a Sweet Valley High book I read (B is standing over me asking if I'm really going to admit to that - it was in elementary school, dammit!) Anyway, the book said something about how Jessica always wanted to be in the limelight and I spent weeks imagining that the limelight was some kind of green-tinted light that made people's hair look better or something. I finally asked my mom where I could find some limelight so I could see how it worked, and then I felt really let down when she told me what it meant.

So how were you supposed to pronounce "Lila" and "Enid" anyway? I always wondered.


Jill said...

I thought it said, "Keep it downtown, you're so scary."


Steph said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one! :)

Felix said...

From Neil Young's "Heart of Gold", as heard by me: "I've been in my mind / it's such a fine wine..."

According to Fiend's guitar sheet music, it's "fine line" instead.

I like my version better.