Ok, if you've read this blog at all or spent any significant amount of time in my presence, you know that my brain does some special things. Ok, who am I kidding, you only have to spend about two seconds in my presence to know that my brain has a mind of its own. [Stating it that way allows me to disallow any credit for this. I think. Wait.]
Sometimes, when I am listening to songs, my brain fills in the lyrics for me. Yours does, too, am I right? Well does yours fill in the wrong lyrics...consistently? Even when you really think about it, you do actually know the right words to the song? Hmm. Interesting.
Well, mine does.
Three fantastic examples:
1.) A couple of weeks ago, I was trying to tell my roommate Meghan about a song that I really like. I said, "It's by Gin Blossoms. It's called 'I'll Take You Down.'" It only took about five seconds of laughing from my roommate Katie upstairs for me to realize that that couldn't possibly be the name of the song.
It's actually called "I'll Follow You Down." And yes, I really do like it.
Here is the link.
2.) Miranda Lambert. "The House That Built Me." Great song. Except for every time I sing it, it comes out, "The House That Killed Me." Wouldn't that be a great name for a song? Maybe a song fit for a horror film. But it doesn't sound weird coming out of my mouth. To me anyways. Uhh...
3.) This one might be unfamiliar to those of the younger generation. Or really those of any generation. It's a Chicago song called, "King of Might Have Been." But to me, this song will always be known as, "King of My Backyard." Come on, Brain! That's not even cool. At least come up with something that won't conjure up images of a child sitting atop their swingset with a scepter and a crown. [Not that taking people down or houses that kill people are much better.]
[Could not find a link for this one. Sorry for any inconvenience.]
You have arrived safely back from another trip through the idiosyncrasies of my brain. You are free to unfasten your seatbelts. Please have a great day and come back again.
Disclaimer: You may feel some residual effects throughout the next 24 hours, but rest assured, your sanity will be intact soon enough.