Monday, February 11, 2008

Music Monday - "Praise You" - Fat Boy Slim




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Not much of a story today, but I just had to include this in my pantheon of Music Monday pieces. C, having lived with a slew of teens over the years through our exchange student extended family, has learned some interesting music and interesting lyrics over time.

But his adventures in lyricism started at about age four, when the song below was popular. Only C didn't like the official version, and with the pure knowledge that all four-year-olds possess, would ask me to play, "I'm Gonna Phrase You Like A Shoe."

And, of course, being four, there was no convincing him that the lyrics might be anything but "Phrase You Like a Shoe".

So for all you Fat Boy Slim fans, or for anyone who'd just like to see the possibly most absurd music video of all time, I give you below.... "Praise You"

16 comments:

La delirante said...

Hi! :) I agree that this video is perhaps the most absur video of all time :) But the song is coooool :)

Luisa Perkins said...

I love those misunderstood lyrics!

thailandchani said...

I'd never heard that one....

Thalia's Child said...

I love misunderstood lyrics, and I looove this song!

(I remember some horrible early 90's song that used to get played in all the clubs - I called it the kraft dinner song because I was certain the guy was singing 'if you want what's for dinner baby, that's what I've got'. Turns out he was singing 'if you want what's forbidden'. I still like my way better)

cablegirl said...

Now, would that be open or closed toe shoe phrasing? ;)

Karen Olson said...

Who ARE those people? Good lord, what people will do for a camera...

Mariposa said...

First time to hear this...thanks for sharing!

Have a nice week ahead!

Sandy C. said...

LOL! I totally do that with lyrics too...and I'm an adult, hehe.

anno said...

Oh, wow! In one of those events that helps maintain equilibrium in the universe, I have bandwidth, but no sound. This video looks HILARIOUS... and now I can't wait to get headphones so I can hear it!

Alex Elliot said...

You know I just realized after watching the video that I never really understood the lyrics either!

Jenn in Holland said...

"Phrase you like a shoe" just might be my favorite lyric misunderstanding of all time!
I think I am going to try to use the phrase in my everyday life from here on out. Just watch me try!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

I have always loved this video. haha

Los Angelista said...

I love how kids mix up lyrics! It's the best!

And I tagged you! Not sure if you've done this one yet, but hope you haven't!

Goofball said...

imagine growing up in Europe where most of the music is in English on the radio, but you don't speak that language until you are a teen.

It's a world of made-up lyrics, I tell ya! And I am still going through enlighted moments where I all of a sudden understand what an old song is about that I've known all along :)

As a result, I do not tend to pay too much attention to the lyrics usually.

Fourier Analyst said...

Silly silly video, but good music!

Leslie said...

The music is good, but the video is AWESOME! One of my favorites of all time. It is SO my vibe. I love it!