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Ricky Scaggs', "I Wouldn't Change You If I Could"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wouldn't change a single thing about you if I could.
The way you fart's just super ecstasy.
The Real Lyrics:
I wouldn't change a single thing about you if I could.
The way you are just suits me too a tee.
The Story: This song was playing on the sound system at a Cracker Barrel store when I'd just paid my bill for eating and was on my way out. I vaguely thought I'd heard the song before, but couldn't have remembered more than a line or two of the lyrics. Just catching the first lines from a rather distant loudspeaker as I was headed out the door, what I definitely perceived of the two opening lines is the misheard version just as I reported it. Maybe my mishearing was partly wishful thinking. I'm probably the kind of hopeless romantic who'd want a lover who celebrated everything about me right down to the way I fart. But maybe I've said too much. Anyhow I was sure the lyrics couldn't be as I'd heard them. So when I got home I managed to find the song on a lyrics site, and identify the song and learn the real lyrics. - Submitted by: Karen Smith
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