September 25, 2006

Sarah: I'll be your love suicide

Lisa sent me my favorite text of the week (and it's only Monday!):

The ladies who work at McDonalds are totally discussing if the lyrics to 'i'll be' are "crying shoulder" or "crying soldier."

Now, I didn't know anyone had thought about this song since my senior year of high school (see also: Lighthouse's "Hanging By a Moment"), but I was surprised how right "crying soldier" sounded when you keep singing the lyric that way. How many other people thought this song was more military than it actually was? Apparently a lot. At least the McD ladies were smart enough to not think Edwin McCain had earnestly vowed to be your Captain Aphid and your better wetter holder.

The more I thought about this song (class was boring today, sorry), I kept thinking that "I'll Be" was in a movie. It turns out that I was right. But I've never seen that movie! It is, however, in my Netflix Queue... I know. I'm a little ashamed. Not ashamed enough to take it off, though. Besides, people seem to love the soundtrack for this movie. And I trust pink_suga and missy_prissy13 explicitly.

Back to the mistaken lyric, have you ever wondered what has been written about crying soldiers? Well, this poem, for one. The google image search was mostly sad.

In conclusion, bad poetry and cheesey teen movie soundtracks? Good. Trying to make fun of crying soldiers? Bad. Soldiers are good. I am pro-soldier. They do a job I couldn't do.

I leave you with my favorite mondegreen: Dress it up with the droppings of a lamb.

Posted by sarah at September 25, 2006 08:04 PM

I hope "better wetter holder" is akin to "quicker picker upper."

Posted by: lisa on September 25, 2006 08:13 PM

That song is stuck in my head now... THANKS A LOT... Also have you ever seen a picture of Edwin Mccain? because... Damn.

Posted by: Mallory on September 26, 2006 01:55 PM


Posted by: Mallory on September 26, 2006 02:02 PM
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