Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Hats off to the Backstreet Boys!

Distance: 6 miles
Speed: 10.72 minutes/mile
Weight: 119 lbs.
The Simpsons and In/Casino/Out by At the Drive-In

I love misheard lyrics, aka
mondegreens. I think few things are funnier than belting out a song at the top of your lungs, only to find out you've been singing it wrong all along. A few favorites:

My friend and former coworker
Callie singing "Beast of Burden" by the Rolling Stones:

Real lyrics:
"I'll never be your beast of burden."

Callie's lyrics:
"I'll never be your big suburban."

My husband
Todd singing "I'm Gonna Get You" by Bizarre Inc.:

Real lyrics:
"Why waste your time, you know you're gonna be mine"

Todd's lyrics:
"Hey Mr. Pop, you know you're gonna be mine"

And finally, my brother
H. and yours truly singing "Transatlantic Foe" by At the Drive-In:

Real lyrics:
"Pet sounds filling pet peeve voids"

Our lyrics:
"Hats off to the Backstreet Boys"

Cracks me up every frigging time.

Anyway, today's run went well, with the exception of the
chafing. SWEET BABY JESUS, the chafing. The tops of my inner thighs are red, raw, and generally look like I took a piece of 120-grit sandpaper to them. So either I'll have to wear pants for the BSR or face my biggest fear and invest in a pair of these.

Save me from myself, people. Please?


patrice said...

sean is great for mondegreens. christmas is the best. "fever, whoa!" ("feed the world"...you know, the collaboration to help hungry children in africa? not, as sean thought, to catch the christmas fever.)

but as far as at the drive-in? who the hell knows what they say anyways?? it's like singing mad libs. the guillotine laughed AGAIN?? manuscript replica?? (fyi, I totally thought that he said instant replica until I looked it up just to be sure.) I wonder if they totally laughed at people who went to their shows and sung along, screaming out dozens of different wrong lyrics to their songs.

jon said...

Oooooh! I hope you don't have a case of prickly heat. And yes, as a matter of fact, that was my nickname in college.

NME said...

I'm sure you will look lovely in that lycra/spandex contraption.

Jen O. said...

I thought Nicole wrote "lycra/spandex contraception," which, by the way, was my nickname in college.