January 29, 2016

A Friday Funny - Mixed Up Song Lyrics

Here's some (mildly) NSWF fun for your Friday morning.

So.

My parents didn't believe in censorship, even when I was very young. My mom believed that we kids would understand what we could, even from mildly "inappropriate" content, and what we didn't understand...we'd find something cool to learn, and figure it out as we went. 

This was the 80s, of course. There was much to learn from everything around me! I saw boobs on TV (no biggie back then) in movies like Stripes (Bill Murray!!!) and Carrie (Stephen King!!!), so boobs were never a big mystery to me. Never a big deal. I learned curse-words early, so that I knew how and when to use them appropriately. Since it was kind of normal, I didn't take much glee in using those words around adults, and kept myself out of trouble.

In short, I loved the fact that I wasn't censored. 

LOVED it.

And now that I'm an adult....

...I'm struggling to allow my child the same freedoms. Because! Her sweet and innocent brain! Do I want to corrupt it?

(Who am I kidding...of course I do...I'd rather she learn stuff at home than out and about...but I digress...)

That said, I have a certain song I sing to her in the morning when I have to drag her out of bed for school. It's "Good Morning, Starshine," from the musical Hair. I grew up on the movie version, watching it over and over and over with my dad. (There are boobs here, too. Boobs everywhere in the late 70s, early 80s!) It was one of our favorites.

This morning, I *almost* pulled out my DVD copy to finally play the song for reaslies for my Zoe. I thought, well, maybe it's time she sees one of my all-time favorite musicals...

And then I remembered...

There's a song called "Sodomy."

The lyrics are sooooooooo dirty. Here they are, unedited, in all their glory...

Sodomy
Fellatio
Cunnilingus
Pederasty

Father, why do these words sound so nasty?

Masturbation...
Can be fun!
Join the holy orgy
Kama Sutra
Everyone......

That's it. I kid you not.

How could I let my sweet child watch a movie in which there's THIS SONG??? OY!

Until I remembered...

...allllllll this remembering on a Friday morning before breakfast....

....and I've had the giggles ever since....

....because, true to my mom's theory....I've always known all the lyrics to every song in the movie-version of Hair. I've been singing these songs since I was bitty.

But this song? This dirty, icky song, with a word I actually just had to look up? (Pederasty...no idea what that one was until just now...ick.)

Here's what I thought it said, when I was a kid. These are the words I sang to myself, over and over and over....

What do you think?

Suddenly...
The way she goes....
Gonna linger....
Ever after...

Father, why do these words sound so nasty? (I didn't understand why they sounded so nasty! They were normal words!)

Masturbation (I got this word right, but I had no clue what it meant)
Can be fun!
Join the holy order
Come on, supra...
Everyone!!!

Seriously. That's how my brain translated words I didn't understand.

So yeah. There's something to my mom's theory for sure.

That said...

...Zoe still can't watch Hair

Not till she's at least nine.

Hahahahahahahaha

1 comment:

Unknown said...

There's a difference between READING and WATCHING! I love how you translated the words in your head!

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