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.


About Melissa Burton

I’m Melissa Burton, a recent transplant from Brooklyn, New York to Southern California. By profession, I’m a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. In my actual life I’ve been a million things ...

8 Responses to Tunes For Tuesday – Nelly Furtado

  1. Coco

    Great song! There’s a line in “When I grow up” that says “I want to have groupies.” I thought it said something else that young girls look forward to getting. My then-teenager daughter loved setting me straight!
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  2. Marie

    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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    • Melissa Burton

      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!

      • Marie

        We’ve got the group up and going. Just shoot me an email and I will send you the link. We have to use our personal accounts to be in the group so that’s perfect that you have one!
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        • Melissa Burton

          Will do when I get out from my plethora of things to do. My nutrition private practice and conference obligations are ramping up at the moment. Many good things but many things all the same.

  3. Jillienne @ ChasingRaspberries

    Aww! I love Nelly Furtado!
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