Attack of the Mondegreens and other randomness

I have a lot of little bits and pieces…none of which add up to a post by themselves but all worth telling.

  • Gabe has provided a lot of laughs lately. He has become obsessed with “ancient” technology…particularly cassette tapes. He developed this obsession after watching the video for Bruno Mars’ Just the Way You Are.
  • His current prize possession is an old tape player and tapes that we have around from when Marty was little.
  • One of these tapes is what led to the biggest mondegreen yet. He had headphones on and was singing along to the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the lord came out as My eyes have seen the glory of the comic of the lord.
  • Even a week later Joey will say “the comic of the lord” and lose his shit laughing.
  • Today, Gabe added to his mondegreen collection. We were in the van, listening to the radio, and, out of the blue, he asked me “Where’s the very last city on earth?” First, I thought where the hell did that question come from and then I told him there wasn’t a very last city on earth. We went back to listening to music and he asked me why they were singing about the very last city. That’s when I realized he was hearing the line Take me down to the paradise city, Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty from the GunsNRoses song Paradise City as Take me down to the very last city, Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
  • My kids aren’t happy with me. They have 4 days left until school and I enforced school night bedtimes tonight.
  • They might not be happy but I am very happy about it.

What’s going on in your life?

4 Responses to Attack of the Mondegreens and other randomness
  1. Mrs. Gamgee
    August 23, 2012 | 10:59 am

    Not so much going on here, but I must admit your boys always make me smile. And school’s going back already? Summer certainly has flown by.
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  2. Another Dreamer
    August 23, 2012 | 8:58 pm

    Ah, misheard lyrics… always a source of entertainment 🙂 lol

  3. Meari
    August 23, 2012 | 10:10 pm

    Ha… I always get a laugh when I read about your kids’ antics.

    Yeah, school’s starting!!

  4. Emily @ablanket2keep
    August 24, 2012 | 8:04 pm

    Hehehe I love hearing kids sing what they hear from a song!
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