April 13, 2012

Cure your own bacon at home in six easy steps

This song was a big hit the year I was born in the now truly golden year of 1962:



Sam Cooke's classic dance tune was featured in the Animal House Soundtrack. Being of the right age I owned that masterpiece on vinyl and later it was one of the first CDs I ever purchased. Some of the tunes were ffraternity party/dance staples in the early 1980's.

Anyway, what I wanted to talk about is my long-lasting mental stubbornness and idiocy.  Until a few years ago I actually thought one of the lyrics was "He's dancing with the chicken slacks". I knew about poodle skirts and duck-tail haircuts of the 1950's and early 1960's, but I had no idea what chicken slacks were.  I even asked my Dad one time if he knew.  Pop had never heard of them.  It is no wonder, the actual lyrics are "...dancing with the CHICK IN SLACKS" . It is not 'chicken slacks". The truth came to me during a late night drive as the tune played over my car stereo via my iPod. It was a real ah-ha moment for me, more than a quarter of a century late.

I once heard a comedian remark on the syndicated Bob and Tom radio program he thought the lyrics to the famous Kiss song was "I want to Rock and Roll all night, and part of every day".

Are there song lyrics that have confused you?

4 comments:

Cappy said...

Thank you HB. I did not know that. You learn something new every day.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Yes there are, but I'm old and can't remember what they are :) .

Hey, teacher... said...

None jump to mind just now but Pearl Jam songs often have me scratching my head. Came across this you tube video that muddied the waters even further.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLd22ha_-VU

Joe said...

that is a head scratcher.

the lyrics for my favorite band - Yes -- rarely make any sense.

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