Wednesday, June 29, 2005

More misheards

In reading an online review a while ago (which I tried to find again, but couldn't), the girl wrote that the Shin's song, "Kissing the Lipless" was really very unusually dark, although it didn't appear to be so at first. This worried me, because I really like that song, and wondered about my subconscious scariness. She cited the line, "And secretly, I want to bury you in the yard..."

But then it turns out the lyrics are in fact:
And secretly, I want to bury in the yard
The grey remains of a friendship scarred
Lines which I certainly prefer as I think they are quite lovely and poetic and not at all psycho-killer in nature.


Another one from a Jenny Jones/Ricki Lake type talk show. Eb and I could not remember for the life of us who actually saw this, so perhaps in the end it was urban legend. But I still think it was her and she just forgot:

A woman in the audience stands up to comment on a show guest and society at large, and says:
"Like my girl Lauryn Hill says, 'How you gonna win when you ain't white and thin? How you gonna win when you ain't WHITE and THIN?'"

Which is probably a fairly valid point she makes. Too bad the actual lyrics are "How you gonna win when you ain't right within?"

1 comment:

Stereoette said...

hahahaha - I am *pretty* sure that was ebony too, b/c I have def. been told that story by her.