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...!"

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Tanya said...

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Ange (Tall, Short and Tiny) said...

Tee hee! I can't listen to 'Poker Face' by Lady Gaga without hearing my friend's nephew singing, "She's got a lemon body" instead of "She's got to love nobody". Aah, mondegreens - gotta love 'em!

Sammy said...

Hehehe! Love it!

Neetz said...

Well.... unfortunately... I have to sing that song in our band, and I have to admit that a couple of times I have gotten tongue-tied and sung "cherry chopsticks" too!! ;)

Also as a band we love singing (instead of I love Rock n Roll...) "I Love Sausage rolls" hahah.

Sophie said...

I think I might have to look up the word mondegreens!!! Heheh. Loving the confused lines. Go Reese, forget Katie P, way to complicated for kids.

BTW, Simoney, I reckon the kids would LOVE the Barenaked Ladies Album called Snacktime. It's got ALL kids songs on it and its so funny!! You and Mr G would love it too!!

Cat said...

kids are so funny!!!

love and light

Sophie Slim said...

Improvised lyrics are definitely the best!

Anonymous said...

Hihi! Funny!

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