Right Song, Wrong Words
Friday’s Free for All
Little humor to help start your weekend off right! First off, I don’t claim to have a good voice but I love music – all music. I can’t help but sing, tap, or do something when I hear music. My youngest daughter is the same way. I remember her at 9 or 10 months old, she’d be in the high-chair kicking her legs or bobbin her head to whatever music I had on the radio as I fixed her lunch.
So, this past week, I was driving her (now 13 years old) to a friend’s house and we were shamelessly belting out an old tune, one you might know…”I love Rock n Roll” by Joan Jett. And when we got to the chorus we both started… I love Rock n Roll so put another dime in the …juke box right? Well, my daughter belts out ‘put another dime in the juice box baby’.
I looked at her to see if she was joking, realized she was serious and asked her to repeat the verse, which she did. Trying not to laugh I told her what the correct word was and she didn’t know what it was!!! Can you believe it, am I that old that that she didn’t know what a juke box was? Well, technically she later said she’d seen one on TV before but didn’t know the name for it.
Finally I couldn’t hold it in any longer and ended up laughing all the way to her friend’s house. I think I laughed because she knows the old music so well and also because she had never heard of a jukebox and the word she used was a replacement from her generation.
It also brought back Phoebe from Friends when she sang “Tony Danza” instead of “Tiny Dancer” …classic!
I thought anyone over 30ish would get a kick out of our singing, I know I sure did. Next time you hear Joan Jett I bet you’ll laugh too. Enjoy