Have you ever heard a song and tried to sing along with it, only to wonder what the lyrics really are?
Today I was watching tv, and a commercial came on with the Tom Jones song "She's A Lady".
As I listened and started singing along (in my mind, not out loud!) the first sentence has always thrown me. To me, Tom is saying:
"Well she's all you'd ever want, she's the kind I'd like to pump and take to dinner".
Another line of the song goes (to me)
"She can take what I can shout, and that's not easy"
I decided to find the lyrics on the internet to see if he really says PUMP (lol). Turns out, he is actually saying:
Well she's all you'd ever want, she's the kind they'd like to FLAUNT and take to dinner".
The actual lyrics to the other sentence goes:
"She can take what I DISH OUT, and that's not easy".
So, I kind of laughed and thought about all the other songs that I cannot figure out. One of my very favorite singers is Stevie Nicks, and she is notorious for having unintelligible lyrics. Another fave of mine are the Rolling Stones, and I was surprised to read the lyrics to Honky Tonk Woman. They were nothing that I had been singing all these years!
Do you have a song that you don't know what the hell the singer is singing?