Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Misheard Lyrics Part One

There is a song that came out in the early 90's, and since then has been one of my top 5 favorite songs. The song that I am referring to is Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam. And it is one of those songs that no matter who you asked, they would have a completely different version in their head on what the lyrics are than you did. If you do not know the song, you either were A) Not born yet, or B) hiding underneath a rock since 1992. You can listen to it on my music side bar to the right of this post. Speaking of my music sidebar, did anyone notice I added several new songs? I now am playing a little Mott the Hoople. Nice huh?

Thanks to the ultimate powers of the Internet, you can not only buy the song, which originally came out on the Jeremy single as a b side, (would it really still be a b side if it was not on a record?) but you can download the correct lyrics from numerous websites. Of course some of the "lyrics" that people post are still completely wrong, but I found what I believe is the most accurate listing. So without further ado, here are the lyrics to Yellow Ledbetter:

Unsealed on a porch a letter sat.
Then you said I wanna leave it again.
Once I saw him on a beach of weathered sand. And on the sand; I wanna leave it again.
On a weekend I wanna wish it all away.
And they called and I said that "I want what I said" and then I call out again.
And the reason oughta' leave her calm, I know.
I said I don't know whether I'm the boxer or the bag.
Ah yeah, can you see them? Out on the porch? Yeah, but they don't wave.
I see them round the front way. Yeah.

And I know, and I know. I don't want to stay.

Make me cry...

I see... Ooh I don't know why there's something else.
I wanna drum it all away...
Oh, I said, "I don't, I don't know whether I was the boxer or the bag."

Ah yeah, can you see them? Out on the porch? Yeah, but they don't wave.
I see them round the front way. Yeah.
And I know, and I know. I don't wanna stay at all.
I don't wanna stay. Yeah.
I don't wanna stay.
I don't wanna stay.


There, now that you know the lyrics, watch this funny video that I found on youtube that someone put together. It mashes together a lot of the phony lyrics that people have sworn up and down what the song really says.

Now every time you hear this song on the radio, you will want to sing, "Potato Wave" and "Make me fries" At least I know I will.


Jan said...

That is absolutely hilarious. People are so creative. The Potato Wave is priceless. The Dems too. Those were some funny pictures of the Dems. I don't wanna shave with Britney Spears. I don't know all the words yet. Great Donald.
Hey were club members of the Verbose Storytellers. Yeah.
Have a great day. The Jan

spammy.anna said...

Donald, I laughed the whole way thru this video. I thought Eddie Vedder really wanted me to make him fries! Nice find.

Amalie said...

Great work.