Open Discussion: Tickle Tickle Beeper Stroll?
There’s nothing funnier than listening to somebody belt their favorite song at the top of their voice–in the wrong words. I like to make up words to songs in general anyway, so when it comes to a song that I really like but don’t know the words to? Horrible things are wont to happen. Miraculously though, I am drawing a complete blank when it comes to my most common and historic mishead song lyrics. The only thing that jumps to mind is the breakdown on Erykah Badu’s “Can’t Turn Me Away” off her latest album New Amerykah: Return of the Ankh. I’m good until the breakdown, then I just kinda go off and do my own thing because I really like the song and I really want to sing it, and I don’t understand why me not knowing the words has to be a barrier.
I noticed recently that I’ve effectively rewritten that entire part of the song, because each time I sing the same set of nonsensical, non-correct lyrics. Here’s the song (which is a jam, by the way); forward to the 3:39 mark or so. Here’s what I think she’s saying here:
This love just can’t be cold
Electric parking calls
Down to the minute waltz
Tickle tickle beeper stroll
I know you’re farting ’cause
I know you’re burning holes
You know that I excell
And now you take some pills
…I’m pretty sure that’s not right. Or hell, maybe it is. This is Erykah Badu we talkin’ about. Lol.
I also want to share some completely wrong lines from my bestie, whose eardrums apparently have something against Marvin Gaye, because he’s always heard “I can’t wait for you to operate” as “I can’t wait for you to ovulate,” and “Like an eagle protects his nest” as “Like a nigga protects his nest.” Both of those provide HILARIOUS mental images.
So, how bout you guys? What fucked up lyrics of your friend’s/mama’s/boo’s are your favorites? What gaffes are you yourself guilty of making in the middle of an impassioned shower concert? Hopefully I’ll remember more of mine as the discussion rolls on.
But if not, I’m more than content in laughing at yall. 🙂