Title — Where do the Cheetahs fit in?

I woke up on the right side of the bed, but with not enough covers, which I think is because my husband uses blanket stealing to subliminally lure me to his side of the bed so that he can wrap me in the blazing inferno that is his body.
I’m not sayin I’m grumpy, I’m just sayin this prompt had me like Wha? and then I read some today and I just don’t fucking know, and I am reminded of being in school, where teachers gave vague ideas of what they wanted so we could brainstorm and come up with something clever and unique, or so they could avoid teaching, and then when someone turned in just the right thing, they’d hold it up and say, “This! This is what I wanted!” and we’d all sit there like That? and we’d roll our eyes and sublimate our spite with fastidious notes on how some teachers really do teach because they cannot do.

But whatever, that bit right there was definitely the stream of consciousness about which every writing teacher dreams.
Title is my jot, and I shall jot to you of my recent run-in with title.

I got Adele’s new 25 cd for Xmas. Sassy and I have grown quite fond of Track 2. That’s all the help my car is: Track 2. For all the things this car does, you’d think it could recognize titles, but alas, it does not.
So, we love Track 2 and we listen to it over and over and over and we open-mouth hum mostly, because we do not know the words. One day, I ask Sassy, “What the hell is the chorus?” Sassy doesn’t know. I say Imma hafta look it up.
I’m talkin Bob Dylan, “Louie, Louie,” beginning of “Scar Tissue” level of indecipherable wtfness here.

The Mister told me that Sassy kept pushing the buttons and putting it back on Track 2. I said, “I love that 2nd track, too, but what is she goin on about?”
He didn’t know.
I’d swear the chorus is like send my love to ya lil lovelighter and somethin about cheetahs.

So when The Mister and I got into the car later, he turned the song on and gave it his best try. I had this brilliant idea that maybe, if we looked at the case, we’d see the title of the song and so we did. It’s “Send My Love to Your New Lover” and that’s exactly what she’s singing. Turns out cheetah is actually treat her.


You know, that makes sense.

Reading titles can be helpful — as is enclosing lyrics, but I often feel that went out with record jackets.


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34 Responses to Title — Where do the Cheetahs fit in?

  1. I google lyrics on occasion. Some performers are pretty jumbled. Then there is 10 foot pole by ZZTop where they do it on purpose.

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    • joey says:

      Googling lyrics can be necessary, and that’s what I would’ve done had the title not helped. That title was crucial! lol
      My girls watch some video series about misunderstood lyrics, and it’s quite funny. For weeks after watching it, we sang, “Avocado and potato, here we are now, in containers.” Really funny stuffs 😛

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    That’s pretty funny. I’ve googled what I thought were the lyrics before. If the song has been around long enough, you usually get pointed in the right direction with one of those “did you mean” deals. or you just land on the page because that’s how someone tagged it.

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  3. Judy Martin says:

    My older sister tends to sing her own lyrics to songs (unintentionally)! They are usually much better than the original! 🙂

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  4. Benson says:

    I know what you mean. Back in the vinyl years you were lucky when an album had the lyrics on the dust jacket. So many of the rock and rollers of the 60’s hadn’t a clue how to enunciate. Hell the same holds true through all the decades. “Soup or Salad bar” anyone?

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  5. Deborah says:

    I’m glad I wasn’t the only one trying to figure out what the heck I was going to do about something with a movie title. I just quietly walked away. 😉

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  6. orbthefirst says:

    Van Morrison. Thats all Im sayin. 😛

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  7. jan says:

    I’m always misinterpreting songs! Sometimes it’s kind of fun – like cheetahs treating you and the like.

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  8. Morgaine620 says:

    Record jackets ~ wow I remember them. Those were the days… 😉

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  9. April says:

    At least you’re fortunate to not get a huge eye roll from Sassy when you attempted to hum-sing.

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  10. Alice says:

    Ah, it is nice to know the lyrics.

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  11. Lori Carlson says:

    Great post, Jole! Amused me perfectly this AM, just what I needed! I adore the new Adele album. I think it is her best yet… and yes, Track 2 ah!

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  12. Remember before the internet? You get spend whole big chunks of time having the lyrics to a song wrong. Of course reading the title does help.

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  13. LindaGHill says:

    I used to buy records (LPs) just to find out what the lyrics were.
    And you were right – I couldn’t do the prompt properly. 😛 Just trying for a bit of a twist since we’re doing word prompts every other day.

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  14. dvaal says:

    Hilarious! I had to share it with my girls because they are always harassing me about singing the wrong words. You had me all the way to the end, wondering where Cheetah would come into play. Wonderful! I’m so rarely taken by surprise, and this lifted me up, with cheer. Thank you!

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  15. reocochran says:

    I used to love Cds that had a slide out paper, where you could read Notes on origins, Lyrica and where the thing was recorded. I learned things from those sheets. Recently. Neil Diamond being one of my favorite “old school ” diners did just that. He said turning older he liked his silly songs, ones which gave happy feelings and Melody Road is pretty good. A “B+” album. I love the sites that concentrate on what songs actually are saying and what people “hear.” This post bubbled me up into chuckles, Joey. Hard week so here are my catch up replies. 🙂

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  16. Anxious Mom says:

    I got a CD in the mail that actually had lyrics in the jacket. Made me feel all young again, reading along!

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  17. kirizar says:

    I hadn’t heard this one before, so now I have a tune to jam to on a Monday. (Will try not to dance at the desk.)

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