Saturday, August 20, 2011

Some thoughts on songs on my iPod

I took a long trip with my kids last week which involved lots of driving.  I listened to my iPod a LOT.  A while back I downloaded the song Born This Way by Lady GaGa because I love her and the song is so catchy and has a good message (as far as I could tell).  I was listening to it in the car and discovered that I don't really know the words, so I thought I would listen to it line by line, write down what I think the words are, and then look up the lyrics and see if I was close.  I'll put the correct line next to any that I get wrong:

It doesn't matter if you love him
Or capital H-I-M..M..M..M
Just put your paws up
'Cuz you were born this way, baby

My mama told me when I was young
We're all born super stars
She rolled my hair and put my lipstick on
In the glass of her boudoir
There's nothin' wrong with lovin' who you are, she said
'Cuz he made ya perfect, babe
So hold your head up, girl and you'll go far
There's a whole new way to save!                     (Listen to me when I say)

I'm beautiful in a way
'Cuz God makes no mistakes
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born this way
Don't rot yourself and regret                               (Don't hide yourself and regret)
'Cuz love itself ain't upset                                    (Just love yourself and your set)
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born this way

Ooo there ain't no other way
Baby, I was born this way
Baby I was born this way!

Don't be a drag
Just be a queen
Don't be a drag
Just be a queen
Don't be a drag
Scklepp sheel sklep                                     (???)

Give yourself prudence
 And love your friends
Subway can rejoice the truth                        (Subway kid, rejoice your truth)
And the religion of the insecure
I must be myself, respect my youth
But if Renoir is not a sin                                (A different lover is not a sin)
Believe capital H-I-M

O lova lava of this record end                        (I love this life, I love this record)
Me llamo yega yega yam yam                        (Me amore vole fe yah)


Don't be
Don't be a drag
Just be a queen
Whether your broke
Or evergreen
You're black, white, bass                    (You're black, white, beige)
You're levisant                                    (chola descent)
You're lebanese
You're orient

Whether life's disabilities
Left you outcast, bullied or teased
Rejoice and love yourself today
'Cuz baby, you were born this way
No matter gay, straight or bi
Lesbian, transgender life
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born to survive
No matter black white or beige
Sholat or orient made                                    (chola, or orient made)
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born to be brave


That wasn't as funny as I thought it would be.  I was pretty close.  What is "Chola?"  I suppose I could Google it but I don't want to.  I Googled enough today.  Another thing that had me concerned during the ten hours of listening was the story in The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, mainly this:

The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait
When the Gales of November came slashin'.

They had to wait for breakfast because of the terrifying storm.  Ugh, I hate waiting for breakfast, and then...

When suppertime came, the old cook came on deck sayin'.
Fellas, it's too rough to feed ya.
At Seven P.M. a main hatchway caved in, he said
Fellas, it's been good t'know ya

Did they eat lunch?  That cook is a real downer.  Like it's not bad enough to be in a cold, scary storm, but for the cook to refuse to feed you supper because of it?  Especially after not serving breakfast? That sucks!  And then at seven p.m., when the main hatchway caved in, I bet everyone was really depressed and scared (and hungry) and that old bastard rubbed it in by saying, "Fellas, it's been good t'know ya."  Way to think positive, Old Cook!


  1. I am glad I am not the only one who uses google to see if the lyrics are right to what I think they are. Usually I am pretty close. Sometimes though it is a shock to the system to hear what I am actually singing! lol

  2. Sometimes I think it's best to not know what the lyrics are saying! lol

  3. I have been waiting to find out what Scklepp sheel sklep was. I have a friend who mishears songs all the time. She literally has us crying when she sings along. My favorite is at Christmas time when she sings the line "round yon virgin" in Silent Night as "Brown young virgin".

  4. Dana McKibbage WaldbilligAugust 21, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    My daughter sang "How to I Breed Without You", by Trisha Yearwood when she was little. :-)

  5. Apparently a chola is:

    A chola is a firme hyna (latina) that wears a lot of makeup.


    My favorite misheard lyric ever in the entire world is my boyfriend who says:

    "Dig that nipple goddess"


    "You could bet that, never gotta sweat that."

    I'm not even sure how that works...

  6. All your money bought another mini-bike. (wrong)

    All your money not another minute buys.

  7. My friend thought Billy Idol's "Eyes Without A Face" was really "How's About A Date?"

  8. I always have to check lyrics if I love a song and then sometimes I still sing it with the wrong words because I think my way flows better! The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald always gives me goosebumps and on the odd day can make me cry. I'm a bit of a baby.


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