A while back I revealed my most creative and inventive side when I wrote about my ability to make up new, phonologically basedlyrics to songs.
The post was in reference to 8th Day’s Yalili. I’ve yet to resolve that lyrical conundrum, I still hear them singing “bet your bottom” with no “Im Yertziah Hashem” in sight. Regardless, I have a new one, once again courtesy of 8th day.
When I first heard the song “By My Side”, I couldn’t understand why they would want to lose their mainstream audience with the lyrics they had chosen. No self-respecting Bais Yaakov girl would sing such a song, Yeshiva bochur,yes, girl, no.
To my ear, the song went,
Rivers have come to surround me // To cool me and bring me down // Rivers have come to surround me // to turn my butt around.
Why would they use a word like butt? Yes, it fit, but really, is that one word worth a reputation?
I mentioned this to my sister, who looked at me incredulously, and of course burst out laughing.
“The word is BOAT, you tuchas!!”