December 08, 2006

More misheard lyrics

i try to say goodbye and i choke
try to walk away and i stumble
though i try to hide it, it's clear
i wore goggles when you are not there.

is apparently not what macy gray sang after all.


Smart E. [huff] [huff] [huff] said...

Werr, Janet? No posts? Re ye olde countrie?


Orcaella brevirostris said...

am back from the shetlands.
needs must post on ye olde countrie, and also lupari land.

the mind is restless, krishna.

are you going to post on alist maclean or not?

tseringatisang said...

Although I wish it did sing to something along those lines. Hahaha.

Riya said...


Orcaella brevirostris said...

i HAVE been tardy, haven't i?

tseringeti: on listening to the song, this went through my mind in the flashest of flashes, "i wear goggles?! why would she use a word like goggles in such a sad song?" a nano second later- "i get it! he's not there, her eyes, reddened with tears, are darting about the room looking for him. she doesn't want anyone to know. cho therepore, goggles. simple, really"

Jayshree said...

I chanced upon your blog while browsing.To say that you have a good sense of humour would be an understatement.Your blogs have a "feel good" quality about them. Although there were some blogs that i didn't understand, most of them made an enjoyable read.

Nandan said...

Nothing for more than 2 months? This is worse than my blog...

Orcaella brevirostris said...

jayshree: thank you, thank you.

re: the inexplicable bits, i know i often don't translate words or thoughts on the blob, mostly out of laziness.
and partly because when i first read "midnight
's children", i really enjoyed the way rushdie didn't italicise hindi words or explain them. they just sat there.
i have applied that principle to the blob in ruthless fashion. nothing is explained!

nandan: yes. muchos tardiness, busy-ness, loch ness etc.