Misheard Song Lyrics with Peter Kay

Years ago, when my kids were still children, Macy Gray came out with a song called "I Try."

When I heard the kids singing, the chorus went: 

I try to say goodbye and I choke, I try to walk away and I stumble, though I try to hide it, it's clear, I wear goggles when you are not near.

Of course, it's not "I wear goggles when you are not here", even if my youngest son swore it was … The actual line is "My world crumbles when you are not near" … which makes a lot more sense. 

This has happened to me several times as well (recently, too – which prompted this post). 

Turns out, we humans are pattern-matching machines.  But not all of the patterns we perceive are really there.

Peter Kay plays on our disposition with this funny bit about misheard lyrics. 

Worth a watch. 


via YouTube 

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