Posted by: episystechpubs | February 14, 2014

Editor’s Corner: Happy Valentine’s Day!

I wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day and a great three-day weekend in honor of U.S. presidents past and present. My gift to you is a series of lovey-dovey mondegreens from these three books by Gavin Edwards: ‘Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy, When a Man Loves a Walnut, and He’s Got the Whole World In His Pants.

Remember, mondegreens are misheard song lyrics. These are presented as follows:

Group/Singer (Song Title)

Mondegreen. (Actual song lyrics.)

Bonnie Tyler (It’s a Heartache)

It’s a hard egg. (It’s a heartache.)

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (You’re the One That I Want)

I got shoes, they’re made of plywood (I’ve got chills, they’re multiplying)

Paul Young (Everytime You Go Away)

Every time you go away/you take a piece of meat with you. (Every time you go away/you take a piece of me with you.)

Belinda Carlisle (Mad About You)

I’m mad about food, you’re mad about cheesecake. (I’m mad about you, you’re mad about me babe.)

The Rascals (Groovin’)

Life could be ecstasy/Just you and me and Leslie, groovin’. (Life could be ecstasy/Just you and me endlessly groovin’.)

Diana Ross (Love Hangover)

I’ve got a Swedish hangover. (I’ve got the sweetest hangover.)

Barry Manilow (Mandy)

Oh Mandy, you kissed me and stopped me from shaving. (Oh Mandy, you kissed me and stopped me from shaking.)

Live (All Over You)

I love you like Walter. (Our love is like water.)

Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton (Islands in the Stream)

Eyelids in the street. (Islands in the stream.)

Orleans (Still the One)

You’re still the one, eye with a twitch (You’re still the one, and I wouldn’t switch)

Bonnie Raitt (Something to Talk About)

Let’s give them something from Taco Bell. (Let’s give them something to talk about.)

George Harrison (Got My Mind Set on You)

I’ve got my man scent on you. (I’ve got my mind set on you.)

The Four Tops (Ain’t No Woman)

Ain’t no woman like the one-eyed Gott (Ain’t no woman like the one I’ve got)

Aerosmith (Love in an Elevator)

Loving an alligator. (Love in an elevator.)

Van Morrison (Brown Eyed Girl)

Hey there, amigo! (Hey where did we go?)

The Hues Corporation (Rock the Boat)

So I’d like to know where you got your nose from (So I’d like to know where you got the notion)

Kara Church

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  1. “Ain’t no woman like the one-eyed Gott”. I laughed all day, every time I thought of this line.

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