Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Budding Rock Star

Macy has a new favorite hobby: writing down the lyrics to songs so she can rock out in her room. She does the whole play/pause thing over and over again, writing down a few words at a time, until she has the whole thing written down and can sing along with all the words. I have a new favorite hobby too: reading the words that Macy writes down as the lyrics. Of course, I can't do it when she's around because my laughing would probably hurt her feelings. But I'm sorry. Oh. My. Goodness. It's priceless. Here's her latest song deciphered (exactly as written, no corrections made):


Party In The USA
(by Miley Cyrus)

A Hots of a plain in L.A.M. they were dreaming with my car again
welcome to the land of fame x x oh, am I going fit in
jump to the cab for my first time
look to my right and I see the Hollywood sign
this is all so crazy everyone seems so famos
my tumy turns and I feel kind of home sick
who takes my pictior and I kind of feel nervos
is when the taxi man turned on the radio
and a jazzy song was on, a jazzy song was on,
and a jazzy song was on so I put my hands up
playing my song and butterflies fly away
not in my head like yeah,
moving my hipps like yeah,
so I put my hands up
playing my song and yo know I'm gonna be ok yeah
It's a party in the USA yeah
It's a party in the USA
into the bob of my taxi cab
everybodys looking at me now
like who's that chick that's rocking kick
you've gotta be from out of town
so hard that my girls aren't around me
is that deffenely not the national party
cause all I see are celas I guess I never got the cheekas
my tumys turning and I feel kind of home sick
to much pictiars and I'm nervos
is when the D.J.s on for my favrat tive
and the brittny song was on,
and the brittny song was on,
and the brittny song was on
so I put my hands up playing my song
and butterflies fly away
not in my head like yeah
moving my hipps like yeah
put my hands up playing my song
you know I'm gonna be ok yeah
it's a party in the USA yeah
it's a party in the USA
like open on a fly to my home dep denie
something stop every time
the thing I take I feel alive
(repeat chorus)


I haven't been able to bring myself to tell her that back in the OLD days we used to buy CD's at the store and they came with all the words inside! But where would be the fun in that?!

18 comments:

Marilyn said...

OH MY GOODNESS Alicia. That is the funniest thing I have EVER read. EVER!

She must be so confused as to what the song is really about.

Lily has figured out how to find lyrics online [thanks to her big sisters] so unfortunately I will never get to experience something as hilarious as this in the flesh :)

Shayla said...

The best part? That you haven't told her that you can get her the lyrics online and print them out for her if she wants. You just let her keep singing it wrong. Awesome. Seriously, it's totally worth it to see what she comes up with. This song is my favorite to hear Kenzie sing, no matter how many times she hears and sings it she can't ever seem to quite keep up with the chorus. "Not in my head, like yeah!" Awesome.

a girl in a gorilla suit said...

LOVE THIS! i actually thought some of her parts were better then the real song. haha

i hope your feeling better!

Sara said...

Oh my.... so funny. She is growing up so fast and plus she loves some really great music.

Rachael said...

I totally remember doing this when I was younger! Remember how bad it sucked when you would rewind too far, and fast forward really fast, and then have to rewind again. And then you would have to flip the tape over and blindly look for the next song your needed to write down the lyrics for?

This post just made my day. I loved reading her lyrics.

If I were you I wouldn't tell her about the internet being the holy grail of everything yet. Picturing her writing them down is priceless, it is one of those rights of passage....

andrea said...

That is soooo funny! I can't resist a girl who loves rockin' out in her bedroom!!
I love listening to songs that I thought I knew the words to back in the day... come to realize I had been singing them wrong for years! The funniest I've ever heard was my darling husband who thought the chorus of I am a Child of God went "Teach me all that I'm a stew..."

MARISA said...

Thanks for the laughs, how sweet is this!

{ bRee } said...

That is so funny! I have been catching myself singing lyrics totally wrong that do not make any sense and I cannot figure out how after so many years of singing nonsense it never occurred to me that I was making no sense!!!!

tharker said...

Okay, she is too cute! I remember doing this same thing. And Rachael's description of accidentally going too far on the tape is spot on!

I used to think that "We Built This City" by Starship was actually titled, "We MILKED This City" Why? I do not know.

Alicia said...

Andrea- in high school (maybe middle school) Bill had to pick a song to write the lyrics to and he picked Mariah Carey's Vision of Love and he wrote down Alien Nation instead of alienation. I think Barlow's is pretty good competition though!

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

BRILLIANT!!! My favorite post in a long time!! =)

Brenda said...

I can't believe Andrea corrected Barlow on the I am a Child of God song...or was that when he was a little kid?

Anyway, super funny. I love to hear my kids sing along to songs. I am glad sometimes to know they aren't getting the words quite right.

melissa mae said...

That is hilarious! I still find myself doing that. Elise and I were once rocking out to Dixie Chicks "The Heartaches On Me" and I realized instead of singing "lets drink a toast to the fool who couldn't see" elise was singing "lets drink a toast to the food we couldn't see". I about wet my pants laughing.

Noelle said...

oh, there are so many....so many! songs i have ruined with my miscommunication. hilarious. so, are you going to tell her about lyric websites? you need to get a few more of these before you do. but heck, i don't think i'd tell my kid about them. this must take her forever! awesome babysitter.

Susan said...

love not in my head like yeah. so adorable.

Amy J. said...

OK...so these comments (especially the rewinding tape, so true!!) were almost as funny as the post!!! John keeps looking at me cause I keep laughing out loud. This post is about the best I have ever seen!

And my word verification is grinest...no kidding!

Lisa said...

so now your comment on facebook makes so much more sense to me! when you wrote "not in my head like yeah" i was like OMGsh!!! it made me laugh, but i'm guessing you acquired that from your daughters lyrics? (hope so) anyhoo...this was a.dore.able!!!

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