July 23, 2009

like a twister i was born to walk alone....

Today I heard "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake on Pandora (excellent Pat Benatar station!), and that song never fails to remind me of one of my finer lyric snafus. The chorus goes:

"Like a drifter I was born to walk alone..."

and one day while driving with Nick and belting it out, I sang:

"Like a twister I was born to walk alone..."

This was probably, oh, 3 or 4 years ago — and he still teases me about it every time we hear that song!

Someone once gave me a book of mis-heard song lyrics called "Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy" (a play on the mis-heard Jimi Hendrix lyric, "Excuse me while I kiss the sky"). Pretty hilarious. Sometimes, making up what are clearly the wrong lyrics is just more fun than singing the right lyrics.

What are some song lyrics that you make up or continue to get wrong?


  1. Haha believe it or not, I used to have a book called "'Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: And Other Misheard Lyrics" (http://www.amazon.com/Scuse-While-Kiss-This-Guy/dp/0671501283/)

    And to answer your question, I used to sing "Sweet dreams are made of cheese..." when I was a little kid. :-)

  2. Haha YES! That's the book I had, too! (I botched the name in my post.... er, rather, didn't botch it ENOUGH.)

    Aren't sweet dreams made of cheese, though? I see no problem with that! :-)


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