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"There's a bathroom on the right"

by canadafreeze on May 22, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I recently listened to a fascinating interview with Gerald Shea, author of "Song Without Words". He coined the word "lyricals" to explain phrases where the words together make no sense, but the sound they make has lyrical sense.
For example, we've all sung the words to a song because they fit the melody, but in reality, the words don't make sense together.
Remember the song, "Bad Moon Rising"? Many baby boomers bungled the lyrics to this song in the late sixties by singing: "There's a bathroom on the right" but the correct lyric was actually, "There's a bad moon on the rise."
Can you sing the correct lyrics to "Blinded by the Light" or "The Lion Sleeps tonight"?


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