Silly Pop Song Lyrics

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A crazy fun thing that I have done since the 80s is something I like to call “making up different lyrics to popular songs and singing them constantly much to the delight of others.”  A close second to this tradition is singing anything current in a loud, drawn out operetic voice.  But that’s a whole ‘nother blog post. 

My first introduction to the time honored tradition of lyric modification was to Boston’s 90s song “Amanda”

I’m gonna take you by surprise and poke out both your eyes

Amanda

I’m gonna tell you right away to jump into the bay

Amanda

I’m gonna stand like a man and cut off both your hands

Amanda

…and so on.

Well, it seems I have successfully passed along this tradition to a whole new generation of song slayers.  Here’s what my offspring are constantly singing in and out of the car:

Stop and stare/I think I see a polar bear/no, that’s just Sibling in white underwear/

I’ve become very frightened

(I know.  Such a weak ending, but still fun to belt out on the way to practice, beach, church…)

And another one:

I don’t care what they say

I’m in love with (your mom)

They try & pull me away

But they don’t know (your mom)

My hearts crippled by the cass-er-ole that you’ve frozen

You cut me open and I keep gushing, I keep keep gushing blood.

(Remember, these were compiled by 9-13 year olds)

And the ever useful:

It’s toooo laaaaaate to (eat dessert/go outside/change your seat/watch TV)

It’s toooooooo laaaaaaaaaaaaaate!

Oh they LOOOOOVE when I break into that one.  Which is several times daily.

This next one is an older song with a newer current rendition, courtesy of the 9 year old:

I’ll spread my wings and I’ll learn how to fly

Though it’s not easy to tell you good-bye

So I’ll make a wish, take a chance, make a change,

And break a wind.

Any more wrong songs out there?

 

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6 responses »

  1. My friend Kevin’s personal favorites:

    Van Halen’s Panama… Instead of singing Panama, it’s Elmer Fudd!

    CCR’s Bad Moon Rising… Instead of “There’s a bad moon on the rise”, it’s “There’s a bathroom on the right”.

  2. HI SHANNON:

    WELL I FINALLY GOT ON ONLY BECAUSE TECHINALLY PROFICIENT LINDA SMITH (LOL) SHOWED ME HOW. LINDA SAYS I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH. PAM SAYS DITTO. WE CAN’T THINK OF ANY COOL SONG LYRICS AS OF THIS MOMENT. PAMMMIE SAYS THAT SHE LISTENS TO YOUR OLD PHONE MESSAGES WHEN SHE IS MISSING THE SOUND OF YOUR VOICE

  3. By the way, “Amanda” by Boston wasn’t 90s. It was released 1986/1987 after actually being written/ recorded a few years before that. Let me know if you need me to validate any additional 80’s music as I have been unable to leave that decade thus far in my life………….

  4. The song went “She rides the wind in my dreams” or some such nonsense (I think it was from the movie Dirty Dancin’), but my friend Barbara and I (working the midnight shift, mind you…) crooned “She rides a Shwynn through the trees… she wears a bandaid on her knee…” That’s all I care to remember!

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