Saturday, April 3, 2010

Monkey Hatchet

This Thursday at YL club we sang the song Umbrella (originally by Rihanna, but we rock the All Time Lowe version) I lead music with Dustin, so I’m singin’ my heart out....Midway through, right after I belt out the lyrics, “Take my old thumb, stick it out till the end.” I glance at the screen....And that’s when I realize that those aren’t the words.

At all.

As you all (who are way cooler than me) probably know, the correct line is: “Took an oath, I'ma stick it out till the end.”

Really. Hmmmmmm. (not sure where I got my version....I thought maybe it had something to do with hitch hiking?) Luckily no one noticed...But I felt dumb, nonetheless.

Now, I know I’m not the only one who’s gotten lyrics wrong (repeatedly) what are your musical mis-steps? Any song that you always seem to mess-up? I’m afraid I have too many to count.

The Monkey Hatchet title (like most things in my life) is a reference to one of Ellen Degeneres’ stand-up routines. Skip ahead to minute 2:40 (or watch the whole’s worth it).


  1. I totally commiserate with you. I just hope you didn't do some obvious, enthusiastic thumbs up hand gesture in club followed by strange looks from a room full of high school kids.
    I'm pretty sure mine is worse... Instead of Nsync's "and no matter what I do, I feel the pain with or with out you" I always sang ". . . I feel the pain with a whiff of you." Yeah, i don't know what I was thinking either, but it was definitely a few years after the song came out that i realized it was wrong and I still sing it wrong if I'm not careful.

  2. Queen of the Night, Long Steel Wire..Queen of the Night, Long Steel Wool

    Thats right, right? :)