It’s an unfortunate crime we’re all guilty of, often not recognising the error until a night of drunken karaoke rears it’s ugly head. Here are a few of my personal favourites:
Roxette – ‘You’ve gotta get dressed, for safe sex”
Laugh all you want, it’s good advice and may well have been the beginning of my education on such matters.
Alanis Morrisette – “F*** you”
When I first heard this song, I was disgusted. The song took on a completely different feel when I was corrected on this one.
Bananarama – ‘Venus’
My third, and final confession is by far the worst. In the late 80s, my brother and I dissolved into fits of laughter when the film clip for this song came on the television. I clearly remember our cousins (who were staying over) and parents being puzzled about what was so funny. So now, a decade or two later, I shall reveal all…
We thought they were singing “penis” and “vagina”, not “venus” and “fire”. “Put your penis, in my vagina. Your desire.”
Singing the wrong lyrics with sincerity,
Agnes J Stone.