Singing is in my blood. My dad is an amazing tenor and passed down that talent in some form or another to all his kids. When we were little we would go around like the Von Trapp family singers and perform in nursing homes or churches. I loved it. I am not the best singer in the world but I can carry a tune fairly well. One thing I have problems with though is understanding lyrics. I don’t really know what is wrong with me. Maybe I’m slightly deaf… or just a little special. There have been songs where I was sure I knew the lyrics only to find out they were actually completely different than what I thought. A recent example: You know the song Now I’m That Bitch? If not here it is from Lala.

Yeah, until I downloaded it the other day I thought the words were, Now I’m Bad-ish. (I actually kind of like my lyrics better but whatever.) While I can’t remember any more examples off the top of my head I know there are dozens of other songs like that. I just can’t understand lyrics for some reason. Here is a visual of what I sound like when I try to sing a song.

Minus all the awkward dedications of course.

I felt bad the first time I watched this video because I could not stop laughing. I am never one to advocate bullying or teasing but her social awkwardness was not what I was laughing at. It’s because that is how I sound when I try to sing along to pop songs! I may be a bit more on key but it’s mostly mumbling until I come to the main catch phrase of the song. And even that I can’t get right all the time!

It’s ok, you can laugh at me. I’m laughing right along with you.