So I was reading Sarah’s post about how her little 3 year old son messes up the lyrics to the Spiderman theme song. I immediately felt a kindred spirit with her son – AND YES, I realize he’s three.
I’ve always been pretty good at memorizing things that I hear, especially if I hear them over and over again. I guess this is what made me pretty good at theatre, because by the end of a few months, I could practically tell you everyone’s lines (and this includes the time I did Shakespeare). Anyway, I grew up listening to country music. In fact, I still jump over to a country station every now and again because some of those songs from when I was a kid are still playing on the radio and it brings back some nice nostalgic feelings for me.
After reading that post, I immediately thought of John Michael Montgomery’s “I Love the Way You Love Me.” Slow song, nice and safe for kids to hear….until I thought I figured out all the lyrics.
There’s a part where he sings:
I like to imitate old Jerry Lee
And watch you roll your eyes when I’m slightly off key
And I like the innocent way that you cry
At sappy old movies you’ve seen hundreds of times
I could have SWORN the last line of that song was
At the slap of yo’ boobies you’ve seen hundreds of times
Y’ALL. I was perplexed over these lyrics for years. YEARS. And I really thought that this was a gross song. I mean, slapping boobies? Yikes. One day (as a middle schooler if I’m not mistaken), I mentioned something to my mom about that and to this day, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen my mom laugh as hard as she did. Gee, so I guess those weren’t the words. Where was the internet back then when I needed it?!