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Paul Davis ~ Sweet Life - His Greatest Hit Singles album at Amazon.com
Paul Davis', "'65 Love Affair"
The Misheard Lyrics:
6 foot five lover man
The Real Lyrics:
'65 love affair
The Story: I was singing it when my husband fell down laughing. When he got his breath back, he said it was just like me to hear something about a tall handsome lover man instead of the real lyrics. - Submitted by: Echo
Paul Davis', "Sweet Life"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We always dreamed we'd make a lot of money, oh but I don't mind it anymore
The Real Lyrics:
We always dreamed we'd make a lot of money, oh but I don't mind being poor
The Story: I heard this song first when I was 7 or 8 years old, sometime in 1983 or 1984. I didn't realize the lyrics were actually "I don't mind being poor" until just today, at age 38!! I always thought he was singing "I don't mind it anymore" (not making a lot of money). It made sense to me that he would sing that, but I guess I was off on the lyrics. It does sound like he's singing "I don't mind it anymore" rather than "I don't mind being poor" if you listen closely, or maybe it's just the way he's singing it. Somehow, when I was growing up, I always thought of the "Wizard Of Oz" movie (with Judy Garland, from 1939) and of the Cowardly Lion every time I heard this song. I must have probably first watched The Wizard of Oz around the same time, so that's how it probably got related. - Submitted by: Codi Preston D.
Paul Davis', "Sweet Life"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We always dreamed we'd make a lot of money
Oh, but I don't mind it anymore.
The Real Lyrics:
We always dreamed we'd make a lot of money
Oh, but I don't mind being poor.
The Story: I've heard this song since I was a child in the mid 1980s, and I actually thought for the longest time that Paul Davis was singing "I don't mind it anymore". I didn't realize he sang "I don't mind being poor" until one day about a year ago when I looked at the lyrics. - Submitted by: Codi Preston D.
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