23 June 2011
"What a fool believes" (The Doobie Brothers)
one of the few non-disco No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 during 1979. The song lyrics tell a story of a man who is reunited with a former lover and attempts to rekindle the relationship with her, only to realize she never really loved him and shows no interest in continuing an affair with him."
I've listened to this song uncountable times in the past 30 years, and it wasn't until I decided to blog it today that I realized I have been mishearing the lyrics. I thought the words were "The wise man has the power to reason away..." It's just the opposite.
Not quite a "mondegreen" - but almost. (See also "Obama's Elf").
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