'Scuse me while I kiss this guy


Valentine's Day! Roses, chocolates, love songs, pink everywhere. (I don't like pink. The rest can stay.)

The original lyrics to the bit in the title, if you don't know (and I didn't), are "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky," from Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix. It's been so frequently misused that Mr. Hendrix himself apparently worked it into some of his performances just for kicks.

There's a thing called mondegreen (fun word!) that is attached to the phenomenon of misheard lyrics. According to Merriam-Webster, this word originates from a Scottish song that includes the lyrics "Laid him on the green." It was misheard around 1954 as Lady Mondegreen.

Yeah. Totally makes sense.

A few posts back, I mentioned that I do a bit of captioning. Every once in a while, a project comes across that exclusively focuses on music, and more often than not, any vocals within that music have no internet source, and one has to rely solely on what one hears. Love songs get weird when one can't tell the difference between 'skies,' 'guys,' and 'thighs.' Eh well, I guess that's part of the fun.

Where I live, The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of turn into stuffed green tomatoes. Because we're all about food here. Sorry, Carly Simon!

Feel free to share your mondegreens. Sauteed with butter and garlic.

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