Monday, July 21, 2008

Blinded by the light

You know the song "wrapped up like a douche another runner in the night."

Of course, those are not the lyrics, but if you didn't have the lyric sheet in front of you, you might as well guess that anything else.

Well, the kids just completed another week of Y-camp this summer. As part of the Body - Mind - Invisible Ghost training they get in addition to swimming, doings crafts, and the like, they have "devotions" which are comical ways of saying grace. (I am sure the invisible cannibal flying incest zombie appreciates it). This week they did a lively copyright infringing version of the Superman theme song with lyrics they added. 'Thank you God! for giving us food..."
Long time readers will remember this entry:
There but for the grace of who now?

This year we didn't do anything to prep the kids. Still, they enjoy the "Amen? That's nuts!" Shtick, so we figured they were fine. In fact, it worked out better than that.

When you have some teen camp counselors instructing many return visit campers in the song, and introduce some unfamiliar terms (like "god") you can expect the kids to do their best to find the right words (hence the intro to this post).

Will sings "thank you guys! for giving us food!"
Sophie sings "Thank you dog! for giving us food!"

They fight vociferously over the correct words.
Either way, we are pretty pleased. I like the dog version myself.

Just in case you thought they only mangled religious tunes... Sophie has this grate version of "Feliz Navidad" It goes something like this:

"Feliz loveydad, feliz loveydad, munahnah, munanana, munananah." The full version is very long and very repetitive. When I sing (what I can remember) of the actual version, she tells me that her version is the dance version. Mixmaster Sophie.


At 10:13 PM, Blogger Amanda said...

Well, I think the actual lyrics"revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night" and that doesn't make any sense either, so you might as well sing whatever you like.
Hm... what will you do about the Pledge of Allegiance?

At 1:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

leading us to the concept of a Lady Mondegreen, or an intentionally or unintentionally misheard lyric in in which the new version is even better that the original: "don't chew on me baby" ("don't you want me baby" --human league), "i will be your power-chicken" ("shallow be thy game" -- red hot chile peppers) and "rock the catbox!" ("rock the casbah" --the clash).



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