Some envious people in our local karaoke bar claim I have “misunderstood” the meaning of some songs.
It’s sometimes a challenge making out the correct meaning of lyrics as a none native English speaker. I’m a very musical person. So “language barrier” has never stopped me from learning a cool song, or singing it loudly in front of a cheering crowd for that matter.
Below are some of my worst mistakes. But I still think some of these tunes sound much better in the way I hear them.
You got me begging you for birdseed, birdseed, birdseed
Why won’t you release me
You got me begging you for Birdseed
Why wont you release me
I said release me !
Sir Mix-A-Lot: Baby Got Back
I like big butts in a can of limes.
Robert Palmer: Addicted To Love
Might as well face it, you’re a dick with a glove.
Madonna: Into the Groove
I’m tired of dancing in Obama’s self
Abba: Dancing Queen
See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen
Madonna: Like a Virgin
Like a virgin touched for the thirty-first time.
Bee Gees: Stayin’ Alive
Steak and a Knife, Steak and a Knife
It’s too late to order fries
Bee Gees: More Than A Woman
Bald-headed woman… bald-headed woman to me
Fifth Dimension: Aquarius
This is the dawning of the Age of Asparugus, Asparugus
Cyndi Lauper: Time After Time
Dire Straits: Money For Nothing
Money for nothin’ and chips for free
R.E.M.: Losing My Religion
Let’s pee in the corner, Let’s pee in the spotlight.
Rolling Stones: Beast Of Burden
I’ll never leave your pizza burnin’.
Alice Cooper: Poison
I wanna love you but your hips are a little bit pointed