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I was just listening to some ABBA, because I'm badass like that, and who really wants to go out on a Friday night anyway (in my defense, I actually WAS going to go out, but I have to be up super early in the morning), when "Take A Chance On Me" came on my player.

In case you lived in a cave (or weren't born yet) in 1978, this is the song. Or should I say, THE AWESOME.

For those of you who don't know, Swedish supergroup ABBA was my first favorite band. And they are still one of my favorite bands. All I have to do is think about them, and I feel compelled to go look up some of those sweet, sweet melodies. When I was 10, I wore flowers in my hair, and made my mother buy me long sweaters and scarves and tall suede boots so I could dress like ABBA. She drew the line at a silky dress, split from the neckline to the navel like on the cover of "Voulez Vous", but I'd have totally worn that, if I'd been allowed. I crimped my hair, too, but instead of looking like ABBA, I looked more like Roseanne Rosannadanna.

So, anyway, as I have reported before, my mis-hearing of song lyrics is often pretty epic. I've even persuaded friends to change the titles of songs, because I didn't understand them. When I was a kid, I was absolutely convinced that the first line in this song was not actually "if you change your mind, I'm the first in line, honey I'm still free, take a chance on me." No, I thought it was "if you change your mind, I'm the first in line, Olly Oxenfree, take a chance on me."

That is all.
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The other day when [ profile] samuraigrrrl was doing my hair, we were discussing my fondness for misunderstood song lyrics, and that reminded me that I should look up one I'm *pretty* sure I'd been misunderstanding for years.

Prince's "Let's Go Crazy." I heard it on the '80s station the other day, and sang it the way I always do (badly and wrongly.) I just now Googled the lyrics. Wow, I couldn't have been more off if I'd tried. What it really says:
Let's go crazy
Let's get nuts
Let's look 4 the purple banana
'Til they put us in the truck, let's go!

You wanna know what I've been hearing (and singing) all these years? Since..what, 1984, when Purple Rain came out? This is a good one. I've been singing "Let's go crazy. Let's get nuts. Slip on a purple banana peel, ignore our state of trust, let's go!"

I never thought that made much sense, but I couldn't figure out what else it could be. Not that the real lyrics are that much better, plus, I don't know that I'd want to look 4 a purple banana anyway.


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