Nov 13 2014

Song Lyric Re-writes

Published by at 9:47 pm under Daneman Boys,Family Time

Do you remember that Friends episode where Ross and Rachel discover that Emma laughs every time they sing “Baby Got Back,” and so they repeatedly sing this wildly inappropriate (but awesome) song to their infant? Yeah, living in a house of boys is like that. All. The. Time.

Some inappropriate songs we have been known to sing to/with the children (or that they have learned well enough to sing on their own)…

  • “Baby Got Back” (of course)
  • “Rump Shaker”
  • “Ice, Ice Baby”
  • “Fancy” (Iggy Azalea’s, though some might also argue that Reba’s “Fancy” is also inappropriate)
  • “Royals” (I’m telling you, you haven’t lived until your 4-year-old sings “You can call me Queen B” to you)

And when the song IS appropriate (or at least not wildly inappropriate)? Why, just change the lyrics! Some real life examples:

  • “You Are My Sunshine” becomes “You Are My Moonshine”
  • “Surfin’ Safari” becomes “Poopin’ Safari” (yes, this was during potty training)
  • “Hush little baby, don’t say a word/Papa’s gonna buy you a mocking bird” becomes “Hush little baby, don’t say a word/Papa’s gonna¬†buy you a big brown turd” (really, nothing is sacred in a house of boys.
  • “King of Pain” becomes “King of Crust” (sorry, Sting fans)

This is, by no means, an exhaustive list. But, at least we’re teaching them to appreciate ALL kinds of music, right? Also, we throw some killer dance parties in our living room.

(Please, don’t call CPS on us – we also sing lots of very appropriate songs, too, but that doesn’t make as funny a blog post.)


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