Music Mistakes and Mishaps…Some That Even Make Sense (Part 2)

music 2

January 11, 2014– Dear Secret Diary*, the ink was barely dry on Secret Diary entry, Music Mistakes and Mishaps…Some That Even Make Sense (Part 1), when I made a whole bunch of new mistakes.

1) Returning again to I’d Really Love to See You Tonight by Dan and John Ford Coley

Actual Lyric:  I’m not talking ’bout moving in, and I don’t want to change your life.

What I Sang: I’m not talking ’bout moving in, and I don’t want to save your life.

Diary, I really think he wants to change her life.  If you check out the lyrics, you’ll see they haven’t spoken in “a while.”  He was thinking they might “take a walk along the beach.”  “Or stay home and watch TV.”

Why?  Because as he puts it, “[T]here’s a warm wind blowing the stars around, and I’d really love to see you tonight.”  If that’s not changing somebody’s life, what is?

Additionally, reading between the lines of the song, I think it is correct that he doesn’t want to save her life.  If anything, it sounds like his needs saving.

2) From Sometimes When We Touch by Dan Hill

Actual Lyric:  And sometimes when we touch, the honesty’s too much

What I sang: And sometimes when we die, the honesty’s too much

It was only a few words later that I realized my mistake.  But then I repeated the mishap when the verse came around again.  Frankly, I’m not sure which lyric makes more sense.

3) From Levon by Elton John

Actual Lyric: Levon wears his war wound like a crown.  He calls his child Jesus, ‘Cause he likes the name.  And he sends him to the finest school in town.  Levon, Levon likes his money…

What I sang: Levon wears his war wound like a crown.  He calls his child Jesus, ‘Cause he likes the name.  And he sends him to the finest school in town.  Jeson

Ok, so maybe this one doesn’t make so much sense.  What can I tell you, Diary:  It’s a good thing my head is screwed on, or I’d forget to take it with me when I went out.**

(*As this is a Secret Diary, you, and you know who you are, should not be reading this.  But since you have come this far, you might as well go all the way and check out Music Mistakes and Mishaps…Some That Even Make Sense (Part 1) here.)

(**Needless to say, this thought is not original, but of course I can’t remember where I first encountered it.)

(Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

  • TheBigMilkshake

    The day after I wrote this Diary entry, I did it again. Instead of singing, “My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean,” from the song of that title, I sang, “My body lies over the ocean.” Not that either of these lyrics makes any sense to me

Smiles For All