Or Madonna's UK no1 from 1987 La Isla Bonita; 'Young girl with eyes like potatoes' (excuse to use the semicolon there)
dave brum wrote:Talking on here recently about god 'walking his porpoise out' got me thinking about misheard lyrics. Heard loads of them, lots of them have became famous in advertisements (e.g. TDK tapes: 'Me Ears Are Alight' by Desmond Dekker). My two favourites are A-Ha 'The Living Daylights' Bond theme: Comes the morning and the headlice fade away. But what can top that song from High Noon, Do not pulsate me Oh my darling!
I taught a girl who thought the middle of Don't cry for me Argentina was "All through my dark days, my manic sisters"
The Guardian used to run a column on these, and a mother reported her litle girl as singing "I put my nipple in the telephone and dialled my baby's number". She asked her if she thought that made sense and the child said "Oh, I thought it was one of those things that only grown-ups do" (so that's what phone sex is!)
But apparently it's something about ended too soon. I prefer my version...
The group Sweet Sensation were contestants on an ITV talent show in 1974 called New Faeces, made here in Brum by ATV, who also made the unique Crossroads Motel. And compered by Derek Hobson. Us lucky little Midlanders will remember him from reading the news on ATV Today - as I do myself!
That was actually the awfully nice Derek Batey, who died this year. Was the only notable networked programme Border Television produced at its Carlisle base.Gill the Piano wrote: Derek thingy did Mr & Mrs too, didn't he?
Slightly less cheeky was the old Rod Stewart number. When it first came out I always used to think he sang If you want my money and you think I'm sexy I saw him perform the song on TV just a couple of years ago and read his lips. It's actually body, not money. I never knew!
That was down to medium wave (AM) radio, mostly.
That sounds very like something Messrs. Corbett and Barker may have done. It's around this time of year with Christmas coming I miss that type of clever humour. Little and Large tried it out once with 'Day Trip To Bangor' by Fiddlers' Dram. Rainer Hersch does it all the time.Gill the Piano wrote:Someone from the music shop where I used to work sang it in the pub as 'You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel, 400 yards on my roof through a field...'
The chap who sang this was Terry Silver (Youtube Terry Silver's b*njo masterclass. ) No idea where he is these days, but he was brilliant 30 years ago!
He's on YT as well.
Nothing witty here but the title track of Jethro Tull's '75 album, which I used to have many years ago, sounded like The minstrel in the gallery.....threw away his looking glass and saw his face in his wine. According to lyrics websites, he saw his face in everyone...if only Chrysalis had bothered to print out lyric sheets on Tull albums. Another track on a latter album went I whistle along on the seventh day. Always thought it was the sabbath day, it's exactly the same meaning.
Oddly enough, our fitness instructor thought she'd try The Cheeky Girls out on us this morning...
WERE you? Good grief; I went in one for the first time last week and asked for a large cappuccino, reasoning that small would be espresso, medium a cup, and i fancied a mug. It was a bucket!!!dave brum wrote:Sat in a branch of a corporate coffee chain
Can't place the line of the song though...
It's in the bit of the song between 'I don't like REGGAE, oh no, I love it!' (not cricket or Jamaica) and the line about going back to the swimming pool sipping pina colada.
It was the only non-seasonal song that was on whilst I was in there too.
Dave, we got a Waitrose card and Eric poddles off for a free coffee now and then. Sometimes he even spends the requisite fiver to get a free paper too. Good pointer!
I used to have this album and I thought from the lyrics it was referring to 'Delabole is a terrible place', ie the former tin mines in Cornwall. However, closely listening on headphones it's actually Delaval, as in Seaton Delaval at the other end of England.
I suppose the clue is further contained in the song......to hue the COAL that lies below. Not tin!!!
Yeah it's alright, in reference to your brother - a cab driver.
Or 'The Boy In The Bubble' from Paul Simon's seminal Graceland album of 1986 Every generation throws a hero up the Pap charts