Thursday, May 10, 2007

Cow Inns A Dense*

You wore the same shirt!

My life is filled with coincidences. Like this little game I play with the radio. I ask the Wife to randomly pick an FM station and I predict the song it will be playing (if the station's on a commercial break, the next song counts.)

I always predict "Desperado" and the Wife always finds a Mexican music station.

*My first ever Dylan mondegreen: "take what you have gathered from coincidence" (It's All Over Now, Baby Blue)

I can bet at least two of you are either listening to that song right now or thinking of Googling its lyrics. Or there's a vagabond rapping at your door.

Something.

12 comments:

Rahul said...

I guess there's something I didn't get. I did look up the lyrics, because I was sure that what you quote is correct. And the official Dylan site agrees.

Why mondegreen?

Rahul said...

um, ignore that... I didn't notice your title. But you can't possibly be serious.

Revealed said...

Cowinnsadense!!! There *is* a vagabond at the door :).

My favourite mondegreen is still Chain the World, though.

km said...

Rahul: It was a little Sanyo (mono!) with a 2-inch speaker and a third-generation copy of a recording made from a static-filled BBC program. So yes, I am serious :)

Revealed: the Clapton song? I always thought it was "chain the world" :)

Rahul said...

I've had my share of mondegreens but none of them funny, that I can remember... My favourite third-party one is Hendrix, "excuse me while I kiss this guy"

Tabula Rasa said...

rahul:
how could you forget young a.s. and his tongue tied twisted just an earth bound biscuit

km said...

TR: Trust me, your buddy A.S. was not the only one to have heard those words in that song. I sang it that way too.

"Earthbound Biscuits" - cool name for a jam band.

Rahul said...

My earliest exposure to rock was the Beatles. I was about 9 at the time. "Help me if you can, I'm feeling down / And I do appreciate you being 'round" -- I thought they were thanking a fat friend.

km said...

So are you blaming the "Great American Obesity Epidemic" (sometimes a "pandemic") on the Beatles?

Rahul said...

Well, they didn't always approve of being round (cf. "I want you, she's so heavy")

Revealed said...

Yup, the Clapton song :). I still think of it that way. So profound. Besides being practical. Top ten ways to please a woman. Chaining the world has to feature *somewhere* on that list.

km said...

revealed: So that's the secret? The liberation gang has got it all wrong!

Rahul: i think the only remaining debate on the Beatles' influence on Western Civilization has just been concluded. I am also re-thinking my view on songs like "Polythin Pam" and "Mean Mr. Mayonnaise".