Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Word Play

When I was little, I argued with my parents that the lyrics to  the Song America were not in fact

My country,' tis of thee, 
sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing;
But sweet land of liberty, of V I C  (whoever Vic is?)
I know that it doesn't make sense but when you believe something when you are little you tend to be
very passionate about it, even if it is wrong.
Well, Jessica sings a little song she learned at school when we say grace before meals.
It goes:
God our Father, God our Father
Once again, once again
We bow our heads to thank you, we bow our heads to thank you
Amen, Amen

Jessica's version is as follows:

God our Father, God our Father
once again, once again,
Bob the Builder, Bob the Builder
Amen, Amen

It makes me laugh and I don't have the heart to correct her 
right now. She will figure it out soon enough and change it
on her own.
So right for now we will thank God for Bob the 
Builder too!


Jon Daley said...

have you ever seen those web sites where people write the stories of the songs they learned incorrectly, and how old they were when they found out they were wrong?

my favorite quote from that site, the question must have been:

Q. were you embarassed?
A. Have you ever sang "Lead on O kinky turtle" in a solo at church????!!???