Sure it’s happened to us all. For years you’ve been belting out the lyrics to a song, singing along in the car and knowing that it makes no sense whatsoever but not really spending a lot of time worrying yourself over it.
And quite frankly you’ve been making up a lot of the words. And when you don’t know them you just go la la bah bah … love to love … uh huh mwah mah. So that’s fine.
The most famous example has to be Ireland’s Industry – I think everyone thought this was the correct lyric. And as Dolly Parton sang deeply and throatily we did indeed think she was singing just to us.
Ireland’s industry, how can we go wrong
Sail away with me, to another world
Where we rely on each other uh huh
Makin love to each other uh huh
Yes that exactly sums up Ireland’s Industry doesn’t it? What did we think – it was a promo from the IDA or something? More like a FAS all expenses paid trip methinks.
And for years I was happily singing along to Lucile: “four hundred children and a crop in the fields” and only quite recently realised that it was actually “four hungry children.” Sorry Kenny. No wonder you were driven to all that plastic surgery.
What’s been your worst lyric mix – up? Tell us in the comments!