Misunderstanding lyrics, episode 3
(I wish I kept track of these things, I don’t know if this is actually episode three. I remember misunderstanding some Kanye West lyrics and misunderstanding some Bon Jovi lyrics in the past and writing about it, so let’s just pretend that this is episode three, okay?)
(Everything I do) I do it for you - Bryan Adams:
Oh - you can’t tell me it’s not worth tryin’ for
I can’t help it - there’s nothin’ I want more
I would fight for you - I’d lie for you
Walk the wire for you - yeah I’d die for you
This is how the lyrics actually go but I’ve misunderstood the last line for forever.
At first I thought it was
Walk a mile for you - yeah I’d die for you
and thought: “Well, that’s not very much. The Proclaimers were walking 500 miles (twice!) and you walk one measly mile?”
Later I figured out that this can’t be true and thought it was
Walk a while for you - yeah I’d die for you
which… yeah, a bit better, durchaus. Very ambiguous but hey ambiguity = mystery = sexxay, I guess.
Then when it came on shuffle today I thought I had finally figured it out because I heard:
Walk the wild for you - yeah I’d die for you
and I thought that’s it because Bryan Adams is Canadian and there are bears in the Canadian wilderness (and probably wolves too) so that’s a bit of a risk-taking and you could sing a song about that. So I thought that was the definite truth and started writing this post but then I looked the lyrics up first because I’m a ~serious~ person that researches stuff and it actually is “walk the wire” and now I’m even more disappointed in my lyrics-deciphering abilities and I’m disappointed in Bryan Adams because I think “walk the wild for you” is a much better lyric.