Welcome to Tunes For Tuesday!
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.