Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The birds covet the people

A girlfriend of mine (Maureen…you know it's you) told me about a "friend" who famously misunderstood the lyrics to the old classic, The First Cut is the Deepest. According to Maureen, this friend thought the words were, "Baby I know…the birds covet the people". Which is pretty damn funny. I mean, why on earth would anyone actually write a song about birds being really sad and downtrodden because they want to be more like us????

But you know what the worst part is? Once you hear the WRONG lyrics, it's almost impossible to get them out of your head. They're like a zillion times more powerful than the correct lyrics. We've all heard, "Blinded by the light…wrapped up like a _____", right? And no matter how many times I have read what the right lyrics are, I always, always think they're singing about you-know-what...which is equally bizarre, because why would anyone be singing about THAT?

4 comments:

Cathy V said...

Love the blog - always good for a chuckle - except once again I will have "the birds covet the people" running through my head for the next few days!

ijustwannahide said...

Cindy!! Terri was the one who knew the guy who sang, "The Birds Covet the People..." But better than that, I know the women (as so do you)who thought that "Michael rowed the boat ashore..." was actually "My friend, Rose, the Polish whore..." Which actually had me wetting my pants because she said she sang it softly in the ear of the boy she was waltzing with at her jr high dance lessons!! WWWHHHHAAATTT????

studiosisterlisa said...

And then the Creedance Clearwater Revival song..."There's a bathroom on the right!" Cuz when your a kid how does "There's a bad moon on the rise" pertain to anything?

Cindy Pestka said...

Exactly! Just like "round young virgin" makes a WHOLE lot more sense when you're a kid singing "Silent Night".