Wasn’t it More Fun When We Didn’t Know the Lyrics

Breakfast at Tiffany's

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I was driving to work last week, and the song “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” came on.

And I started singing…

I said, “What about Breakfast at Tiffany’s?”

She said, “I think I remember the bell man. As I recall, I think we both kinda liked him.”

I said, “Well, that’s one thing we’ve got.”

And something felt a little bit off about those lyrics.

For awhile, I couldn’t figure out what it was, but then I remembered a conversation I’d had with my roommates when Eucalyptus Biscuit told me she thought the words were, “… I think I remember the film and as I recall, I think, we both kinda liked it…”

And let’s be honest here – my version of the lyrics sounds less correct. I’ve only seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s one time, and there might be a bell man, but it still makes more sense with E.B.’s lyrics.

And then I thought, I should just look the lyrics up online. That’s the only way to know for sure.

Question: why do I need to know for sure? and how can we deprive future generations of the personal growth that can only come by unabashedly singing the wrong lyrics in front of people who know the right ones? And isn’t it just more fun to be wrong sometimes?

In protest to always having the answers, I’m going to sing those same wrong lyrics for the rest of my life!

I said, “I think I remember the bell man…”


4 thoughts on “Wasn’t it More Fun When We Didn’t Know the Lyrics

  1. Yeah, I don’t understand lyrics too well. There is just this mental block that stops it from connecting in my brain.

    For example, you remember that other 90’s 1 hit wonder song from the Spin Doctors called “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong”?

    “Little miss, little miss, little miss can’t be wrong.”
    “Nobody goin’ to bow no more with your…soggy cone.”

    See that? That’s totally what I think that dude’s singing…

    Do I bother to look up the lyrics? No. I’d probably forget them anyway.

    Long live the non-comprehension!

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