My Skills With Lyrics

I mentioned once that I am an idiot when it comes song lyrics. I can tend to sing along to just about any song, without knowing any of the words. I figured now would be a good time to show off how crappy I am with lyrics.

Pearl Jam-Jeremy
So this is the song I mentioned in the other post. I seriously thought the words were “riddle me Spokane.” It made sense in my head. They are from the Pacific Northwest and maybe Eddie Vedder likes having crowds try to stump him with riddles. Obviously the real lyrics are:

Jeremy spoke in class today
Jeremy spoke in class today
Jeremy spoke in, spoke in
Jeremy spoke in, spoke in
Jeremy spoke in class today

It definitely makes sense that the song is called “Jeremy.”

Eve 6-Inside Out

This is one that I never could understand. Not the whole song, I pretty much get the majority of it, just one little part.

Swallow my doubt turn it inside out
Find nothin’ but faith in nothin’
Want to put my tender, heart in a blender
Watch it spin around to a beautiful oblivion
Rendezvous then I’m through with you

I thought they were saying “wonderful pretender, heart in a blender.” And I never really understood what the hell a wonderful pretender had to with anything else in the song.

Our Lady Peace-Superman’s Dead
This one is actually a little embarrassing since Our Lady Peace is one of my favorite bands. For years I kept screwing up the lyrics towards the end of the chorus. I actually never knew what the hell they were saying. So I would just mumble something. Oops.

do you worry that you’re not liked
how long till you break
you’re happy cause you smile
but how much can you fake
an ordinary boy an ordinary name
but ordinary’s just not good enough
alone I’m thinking
why is superman dead
is it in my head
we’ll just laugh instead
you worry about the weather and
whether or not you should hate 

You worry about the weather? Yep, never knew what they were saying. I thought it was something like “wadda ladda ladda bladda dudda eieieieie aaa.”

The Black Crowes-Hard to Handle
They fly through the chorus and I can pretty much just go through it and you cannot tell what I am singing. Poison box in the something that ain’t nothin’ but some kinda lovin’? Sure, why the hell not.

Boys are things that come by the dozen
That ain’t nothin’ but drugstore lovin’
Hey little thing let me light your candle
‘Cause mama I’m sure hard to handle now
Yes, I am