We were both singing along but after a few verses, I said to Matt, "Wait, what are you saying? Kill a what?"
"A worm," he said.
I heard the song as someone singing about all the negative words out there that he would kill if it was possible.
Matt explained that he heard a song about a fisherman who was ultimately unsuccessful in that pursuit since he could not bait his hook because he didn't want to kill a worm.
This past Christmas Matt told me that his dad always thought that the words "oh night divine" in the song Oh Holy Night were actually "oh night-y night." So I guess that apple didn't fall far from the tree.
I've mentioned my all-time favorite of Matt's lyrical confusions on the blog before, but it's in Circle of Life. At the beginning of the song, when the lyrics are sung in another language, he swears the words are "Oh my God, a penguin and a llama."
Earlier this week, one of my favorite podcasts, The Popcast, posted on Instagram that they were planning an episode on misheard song lyrics. They asked for some good ones so I commented with Matt's penguin/llama remix.
I worked from home on Wednesday and was CRACKING UP as I listened to the podcast. I even texted my sister and said "You have GOT to listen to The Popcast this week. They're talking about misheard song lyrics and I am laughing so hard."
And literally, as I hit send, I heard Jamie say, "Laura5170 said..."
HOLD THE LITERAL PHONE.
She proceeded to play the beginning of Circle of Life and read my comment and it was so funny and made my day. I replayed minutes 34-36 it a few times right here.
Apparently I wasn't the only one who laughed because later that night, one of my favorite bloggers posted this on Instagram. SHE MADE PENGUIN AND A LLAMA INTO A HASHTAG.
I laughed all day today about it and read Matt some of the comments when he got home.
The other comments cracked me up too. One girl named Erica thought growing up that "God Bless America" was "God bless, I'm Erica."
Tonight The Popcast posted this picture and I am not kidding when I say I am going to print it out and hang it on the fridge because this made my week.
If you need a laugh this weekend, listen a few episodes of The Popcast. Or watch The Lion King and try to spot the penguins and llama.