Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Holy Mondegreen, Batman!

Inspired by the inclusion of Toto's "Africa" on my New Year's CD (for the reasons described here), my Uncle Peter sent me this story of a terrific mondegreen from "Onward Christian Soldiers":

I remember reading an article some years ago in which celebrities (might have been musicians, don't recall) recounted their favorite misunderstood lyrics. One spoke of "Onward Christian Soldiers" and how he always thought the line

Christ the royal master leads against the foe

was actually

Christ the royal bastard leans against the phone.

Excellent imagery!

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