27 March 2012
Lyrical confusion runs in our family.
Mr G tells the story of how for years he thought Frankie Goes to Hollywood couldn't do maths, because he heard "Two Tribes Go to War" as "Two Times Three is Four".
So I shouldn't be surprised when my kids went around singing Reece Mastin's version* of "I kissed a girl and I liked it" with their version of the lyrics saying "...taste of her cherry chopsticks."
"Mum what's cherry chopsticks?" Dash asked me.
"Hehe, it's not chopsticks, it's chapstick!"
"Oh well, what's chapstick?"
"It's like lip balm..."
"Oh!" says Dash. "I thought it was like this... I go into a sushi shop... I get my sushi... I eat my sushi... I put my chopsticks in my mouth... MMMmmmm! CHERRY CHOPSTICKS!!!"
I like his version better.
*NOTE: Katy Perry's version of the song just confuses my innocent children. The idea that a girl would kiss another girl just never enters their heads. Miss Fab is sure that a boy wrote the song and Katy's just singing it. But then she gets worried about why the boy would also say, "I hope my boyfriend don't mind it..." Both my kids think the song is silly because of this, and only makes sense when Reece Mastin sings it. Unfortunately it's a darn catchy tune and they often go round singing it and improvising the lyrics. Dash sang the other day, "I hope that my mum don't mind it...!"