Wednesday, December 12, 2007

What Am I Not Talking About?

Ahhh, finals. The urge to waste valuable study time on random websites is almost irresistible... so I'm not resisting it. Instead, I give you a list of mondegreens from England Dan and John Ford Coley's song "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight".

Original lyrics:
I'm not talkin' 'bout movin' in
and I don't want to change your life.

Misheard as:
I'm not talkin' 'bout:
  • forgivin'
  • the linen / the linens / my linens (How romantic!)
  • aluminum (chemical element #1)
  • a live in
  • bulimia
  • Lavinia
  • Malydian (huh?)
  • Bolivia
  • committing (At least that makes some kind of sense)
  • millennia / millennium /millenniums
  • museum
  • religion
  • the limit
  • 'ma lady' (Is that medieval or ghetto?)
  • John Lennon
  • Meridian
  • molybdenum (chemical element #2)
  • Mullet Inn (Come for the haircuts, stay for the fish?)
  • a wedding / no wedding
  • believin'
  • iridium (chemical element #3. We're into some really obscure ones now!)
  • my Lydia
  • my layin' ya (A little too bold for the mood of this song, wouldn't you say?)
  • my winnings
  • my livin' / the livin'
  • the women / my women (Again, not really a soft sell, is it?)
  • relating
  • relentin'
  • that idiot (The speaker or somebody else?)
  • that idiom
  • the lily liver (That doesn't even scan!)
  • the weather (Yes, Virginia, we can get more prosaic than "the linen".)
  • Aborigine
  • blamin'
  • oblivion
  • bellinin (Try googling it.)
  • merlinin (Is that a little Merlin?)
  • mood rhythm
  • the Lady in Green (Continuing the "mythology of the British Isles" theme.)
  • the Leonids
  • the lenient
  • the weekend
  • more than friends (Sensible but doesn't scan.)
  • no Indian (Next line: "And I don't want to join your tribe". Really!)
  • Marillion
  • but booty is
  • relivin'
  • melanin (More science!)
  • the lady

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