A mondegreen moment

submarine.jpgLast night at Macdonald towers my wife and I were eating cheese and biscuits and enjoying a mellow Sunday evening. We were streaming some self-selectable internet radio and had, to go with the snack, selected a cheesy batch of music. The selection being all stuff in the stylee of the Carpenters! As well as The Carpenters the channel selected, Barry Manilow, Olivia Newton-John, Carly Simon and the like. All good sing-a-long stuff and we were having a blast, even more so when a bit of Bee Gees came on. We were singing along heartily but decided the line,
and you come to me on a submarine!” was a bit odd even though “deep” was part of the metaphor of the song?
So a quick google later and it turns out the submarine is in fact, a summer breeze! Cue much hilarity and probably the inability to ever sing the song correctly again.
“And you come to me on a summer breeze
Keep me warm in your love and then softly leave
And its me you need to show
How deep is your love?”

Before I get too much grief about the musical selection I need to say that I am not the only post-Radio-1 Youth worker out there who has succesfully embraced his inner-Radio-2! I’m not! am I?

6 Replies to “A mondegreen moment”

  1. What’s not to like? How about all of Sunday – Steve Wright vomit show, Elaine-everyone loves me-Paige, and Dale-know nothing-Winton. Perhaps it’s a conspiracy to get everyone into church.

  2. I’m pretty sure that if Steve Wright doesn’t make it in for one of his afternoon shows, they could just repeat a “Steve Wright In The Afternoon” from 1985 and nobody would notice.

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