Saturday, March 26, 2016


When I’m alone in my car, I always listen to music. I have an MP3 player with a bunch of playlists and I go back and forth between them depending on my mood and on the length of the time in the car. When Kent and I moved back from Boston to KC, I built a really long playlist based on NPR’s suggestions for good workout music. I’m pretty sure that’s how I got a Jamiroquai song in there. I always thought he was singing “candy in my heels” but about a year ago, I realized that wasn’t right. He was actually singing “canned heat in my heels.” I was bummed, to be honest. I liked my version better.

I don’t usually miss on lyrics like that. But there have been a few times where I’ve just whiffed on the words. In the same playlist, I have a Goldfrapp song I like—I thought she was singing “I’m in love with a strip machine” which was . . . odd. I finally got curious and looked up the lyrics. No, she’s in love with a strict machine. Which still kind of odd though.

Usually I’m really good on lyrics. There’s a remix version of I’m a Disco Dancer and close to 2/3 of the way through the song, you’ll hear “I wanna check your microphone.” It’s through some sort of distorter but that one I nailed right away (Kent couldn’t figure it out).

Then I’ll find a song I really like, I’ll go check out the video and oof. Just no. I love the words in The Middle by Jimmy Eat World but the video is a big fat miss.

Finally, remember Manfred Mann?? And his hit Blinded By The Light? The second line of the chorus has always eluded me so just for this blog post, I looked it up. Turns out he’s singing:
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night
Blinded by the light
So there you go. The missing lyrics to a song I never much cared for anyway!

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