Monday, January 12, 2009


Goats Head Soup
Side One, Track Five
"Angie" – 4:33

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You know how there are some jokes you never get tired of? Many years ago, in the pre-internet days, a local weekly had a contest to find the best misheard lyric. Of course, nowadays, there are hundreds of sites that will have countless misheard lyrics, but back then these things spread by word of mouth – it was the height of comedy in my eyes to see all of these mondegreens in one spot. Today I can only remember two entries: one person believed Madonna's "La Isla Bonita" began with the line "Last night I dreamt of some bagels"; another person wrote that he had thought for years that the opening line of "Angie" was Mick Jagger singing "I ain't Jed".

I know it's not very funny, but I can still make myself laugh hysterically by saying "I ain't Jed" while looking in the mirror.

I don't know why I'm surprised that there is an I Ain't Jed YTMND page. I don't recommend clicking that link.


The Wolfmen said...

Was it Angie or David Bowie, he was singing about or is the whole thing an urban myth?

Nanker said...

From Wikipedia:

"In the liner notes to the compilation disc Jump Back, Richards says, 'I'd recently had my daughter born, whose name was Angela, and the name was starting to ring around the house. "Angie" just fitted.'"

Personally, I like to think that Mick wrote another set of lyrics about Angela Davis, which would make him so much cooler in my book.

Cam said...

A couple of years ago I went to a wedding, and the best man told a story - - -

BM: The Groom was dating two girls, one named Michelle and one named Angie, and couldn't decide which one he should keep. Since I'm more of a Stones fan than a Beatles fan I told him he should stick with Angie.

The groom was marrying Michelle, it was an awkward moment to say the least, nobody laughed.