Wednesday, July 19, 2006

WORDS: When Good Lyrics Go Bad

"What's that you're humming?"

"That song from
Donnie Darko. You know, it goes 'I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad, the dreams I have of flying are the best I've ever had.' I love that song."

"I think you've got it wrong."

"What do you mean?"

"It goes
'The dreams I have of dying are the best I've ever had.'"

"Oh. Well. That's much worse."


Anonymous said...

I love that Gary Jules' song, "Mad World." Too bad about the flying/dying mix up, though.

Tammy said...

Yeah. I still like that song, but it's not the pick-me-up it used to be.

Anonymous said...

I think it's actually "the dreams in which I'm dying." Nerd alert!

Anonymous said...

A while ago (in Aus), there was an ad screening constantly that used that song. I think it was for some kind of search engine. Anyway, it was sung by a children's choir, and sounded gorgeous - but I don't recall that line ever making it to air.