It occurred to me that there's another realm of misheard lyrics that comes from audiences not mishearing what they've heard, but being inherently absentminded in recollection. It's a dirty little secret that despite patriotic pride, chances are you're going to forget certain lines to your national Anthem.
It's not just Americans who are subject to this rash of forgetfulness. Some Canadians just repeat the verses Oh Canada we stand on guard for thee over and over until the song ends, and hopes nobody notices.
Oh Canada, Our home and Native Land.
True Patriot Love in all our Sons' Command.
With glowing red eyes, we see thee rise,
The true Nords Strong Gin Fleas.
Frum farren wide, Oh Canada,
We Stand on Guard for Free.
|Skyler's version is a more accurate portrayal of the original.|
Fiiiiiiiiiiiive Gooooooooooooooolden Things. Four Culling Herds, Three Shenzhens, Two Something Somethings, and...
Bells Ring, Batman Stinks, Robin made an egg.
The Batcycle broke its axle, and the Joker, he escapes!
That was how the song went, didn't it?
|I'd certainly love to hear his testimony.|
It'd either be horribly accented or incomprehensible gibberish.