Sometimes, because I’m a nerd, I amuse myself by listening to song lyrics and replacing the actual words with other words. What I’ve discovered is that 1) this often makes songs more interesting, and 2) other people do this, too.
Replace the word “you” with a person’s name. Like Stu, or Drew, or Hugh.
U2: Sleight of hand and twist of fate/On a bed of nails she makes me wait/And I wait…without Drew (with or without Drew)
Coldplay: Look at the stars / Look how they shine for Hugh
Britney Spears: When I’m not with Stu I lose my mind / Give me a sign, hit me baby one more time
Replace the word “you” with Stu AND replace the word “me” with Steve.
Britney Spears: When I’m not with Stu I lose my mind / Give me a sign, hit Steve baby one more time
Kelly Clarkson: My life (my life) would suck (would suck) without stew
Michael Jackson: I just can’t stop loving stew
Speaking of stew, replace the word “love” with lunch.
John Mayer: Cause if you want lunch / We’ll make it
Peter Gabriel: Lunch…I don’t like to see so much pain / So much wasted
Haddaway: What is lunch? / Baby don’t hurt me/ Don’t hurt me no more
Replace the word “baby” with gravy.
Diana Ross: Gravy love, my gravy love / I need you, oh how I need you / But all you do is treat me bad
Replace the phrase “polaroid picture” with a pal of Roy Richter.
Outkast: Shake it, shake it like a pal of Roy Richter, shake it, shake it…
(Granted, there are times I may stretch the game a bit too far.)
This is admittedly a dumb blog post, but I’m guessing you people have some favorite song-lyric word replacements. Please share.
[H/T: Jason Blair for the love/lunch idea.]