I was reminded of one of my misheard lyric moments today, how sometimes we hear the wrong words in a song. Like “then you come to me on a submarine” from the Bee Gees in How Deep is Your Love, or ‘scuse me, while I kiss this guy’ by Hendix in Purple Haze.
It happened as I waited for my morning caffeine fix. Like everywhere else, the Christmas muzak was burbling away in the background (not Noddy bloody Holder thankfully) and on came Walking in a Winter Wonderland. For years I thought it was the only song that made reference to sweating, until I mentioned this to Mrs P a while back and she put me right.
The line in question was “later on we’ll conspire as we sit by the fire” I can see you’re ahead of me. What I heard was “later on we’ll perspire etc.” I still think my version is better.