Tuesday, June 10, 2008

More misheard lyrics

I was just reflecting on songs I remember from my childhood and why we might remember those particular songs of all the ones we heard. One I remember hearing was Kenny Rogers' "You picked a fine time to leave my Lucille." The actual refrain is:

You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille
With 4 hungry children and crops in the field.

I very much remember, however, always hearing:

You picked a fine time to leave my Lucille
With 400 children all lost in the field.

3 comments:

pjd said...

That's a great image. The one that comes to mind from my youth is

"I want to be a pickleback rider" (paperback writer by the Beatles)

Anonymous said...

There was a parody that that singer did of it called "You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel," if memory serves.

WW

sylvia said...

Mine was the Everly Brothers - you know the song Dream? I guess I didn't watch enough Leave it to Beaver or something. I got one line of it wrong until I was a teenager and someone spotted it and laughed at me. :P

I can make you mine
taste your lips in wine
any time, night or day
Only trouble is
Cheeze Whiz
I'm dreaming my life away ....