Tunes For Tuesday – Nelly Furtado

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Today’s pick is Nelly Furtado’s, “Powerless (Say What You Want)”.  If you were looking for ethereal Nelly with “I’m Like A Bird” or slutty Nelly with “Promiscuous Girl”, this is not your day.

“Powerless (Say What You Want)” is one of my power songs while I run.  It’s about fighting back against whatever you interpret as adversity.  I’ll admit that only through researching the song lyrics that I discovered that I’ve been perpetuating serious curse word infested mondegreen with this song (if you don’t know what a mondegreen is click the link and you’ll laugh).

I’m disappointed that the lyrics aren’t in fact, “Go get a f@#$%^&* job!” but maybe the people I pass by while I run (and inadvertently sing) won’t give me dirty looks anymore.

Give it a listen and let me know if  you hear the curse laden lyrics too:



What’s your best mondegreen?  You know you have one…or three.



  1. says

    That’s a good one! I’ve never heard it before. My new fave running song is Happy from Despicable Me 2.

    I’m visiting from the Sits tribe. I was hoping to set up a FB group so we can chat easily. I didn’t see a page for your blog. Do you have a personal account? You can email me at marie(AT)buncha-monkeys(DOT)com if you want to chat about it.
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    • says

      Hi Marie: I’ve heard “Happy” from DM2 in a bunch of my exercise classes lately so you’ve definitely up on a trend. I don’t have a FB page (never got around to it and now with the difficulty in posts getting seen, I’m not sure I will). I do have a personal account and will try to email you this week. Thanks for stopping by!

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