Tuesday, July 26, 2005


I like the orange one

I have this habit of making up my own song lyrics sometimes...

While driving to work this morning, the radio played an old Macy Gray's song. There's a line in the song, which I always thought were: "I wore goggles when you are not there."

When I first heard that song, I thought that specific string of lyrics was very clever. I interpretted that line as if she needed to wear goggles to see clearly through her emotional mess when her boyfriend wasn't around. However, it was clear that she was in fact really sad but doesn't want to show it to her boyfriend. Thus, she continued to hide her tears behind her goggles.

Later on a friend told me I was a ding dong. It was suppose to be: "My world crumbles when you are not there."

I. Was. Crushed.


Blogger teek said...

Did Macy Gray wear the yellow ones? ;)

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha that was very cute of you Muddy. I think most guys are generally like that (chewah dah buat deduction pulak), at least most of my guy friends are. They tend to make up the lyrics themselves. Remember that early 90's song Everyday People by Arrested Development? My boyfriend always sings "I am every ten people". And I was like what? That sentence doesn't make any sense! At least yours has valid reasoning Muddy hehe.

7:48 PM  
Blogger Foxybabe said...

I think Macy Gray just like to wear goggles, but her bf doesn't like. since he was not there anymore, she can wear the goggles anytime she wants.

heh heh.

now i can wear my thong anytime i want. whenever i want.


7:56 PM  
Blogger Pojan said...

hahahhaha.. i'm like you, guilty of making my own lyrics, though not as creative as you.

8:09 PM  
Blogger kepala_angin said...

i like your ding dong line better laa.. hahaha..

8:12 PM  
Blogger annabie said...

hahaha too funny muddy! and you even analyzed it too!

8:15 PM  
Blogger MK said...

hahahahah ...

but im also like u ... i make my own ... :)

8:30 PM  
Blogger Inn said...

hahahah! guess what? The first few times i tot she said I wear googles too! *LOL* I still sing it the wrong way.

and I came up with the SAME explanation on why she had to wear em.

I wasnt crushed. Coz i get lyrics wrong ALL the time. heh.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Dade Ghost said...

Me too, but the lyrics all kelam kabut and not to mention the tune... never ask me to sing.... the rain will be pouring heavily.....

Yet like most of us, songs do move us... some very special songs...

9:39 PM  
Blogger kingkong said...

Hey Muddy!

Mine is Mary J. Blige's Family Affair

Instead of :"Let's get it crunk upon, not fun upon".

I used to mistake it for : "Just kidding, punker donut".

I still sing my punker donut version though! Just for the fun of it.


10:08 PM  
Blogger Bunjaba said...

gelak sampai dpt gastric

10:08 PM  
Blogger A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

i argue with my daughter over song lyrics. in the end, we usually stick to our convulated versions.

10:24 PM  
Blogger the kimster said...

That was not so bad lah. I can never figure out the lyrics to any song. I would hum the tune in the shower for years before I look it up on the internet.

Your Hopelessness,
The Kimster

11:53 PM  
Blogger shell said...

you sounded like my niece.
She like to invent lyrics too.
she's 3.

12:10 AM  
Blogger attiesya said...

ha..ha..ha.. goggles in the lyrics?? made me laugh reading ur entry...

but not to worry.. you're not the only one...

in english it's still okay.. my friend, lagu jamal abdillah - kekasih awal dan akhir... changed the part of "kau kekasih awal dan akhir" to 'kau kekasih awan nan biru'

my bro is worst.. but he was 7 at the time.. lagu negaraku he thought that his name was in the lyrics!

12:22 AM  
Blogger P. Kay said...

lets not forget while we were practicing for the talent show in school - "the funk phenomenon" jadi "the big banana mon" pulak.

hehehehhee. DONT FORGET TOMORROW. (ghetto stylee)

1:14 AM  
Blogger Funny Valentine said...

That is so funny *LoL* I had to share it with the mom and the sister!!


p/s - sexy legs btw!

2:53 AM  
Blogger Pesa said...

Sometimes it's not so much about the words...hell you can sing any words you want as long as it fits the music and melodies (my reasoning for singing the wrong words :p)

7:02 AM  
Blogger shobshob said...

hahahah... very very funny!

i'm so bad at catching up lyrics... because kalau pandai2 buat lirik sendiri nanti it won't make sense... so i just listen to the song.. :)

and for funk phenomenon, eventhough i already know the right lyric, i still don't understand why in the song it still doesn't sound like the lyric...

7:56 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

teeklebone :

Yeah, she probably wore the yellow one. ;P But then, she would have to return it to me asap.

chi :

Muahahaha...I am every ten people? Huhuhu...that's quite deep actually. The interpretation to that line is endless. ;P E.g. I have multiple personalities; I have ten people supporting my cause; I am the product of society...endless. :))

foxybabe :

Huhuhu...thats a cute analysis, babe. yeah, she can wear goggles if she wanted to. noone is stopping her in making that fashion statement. ;P

And thongs? ;)

Pojan :

hahahaha...I don't feel creative at all. I feel like perhaps I am not listening more carefully. Or that perhaps I have a wild, wild imagination. ;P

6:02 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

kepala angin :

hahahaha! Yeah, i am a complete ding dong sometimes. Especially when someone calls me up when I am sleeping; i just speak jibberish.

annabie :

what to do! its a habit i picked up thanks to english lit. gosh, remember how a color could mean many things? or a tree? or a carpet for god's sake? i think i sometimes over-analyse things. Huhuhu...

Mk :

Glad to hear that I am not the only one! :) And hey, nice pic.

Inn :

I am beginning to think that we could have been seperated at birth! :)) Great minds think alike heh?

6:12 PM  
Blogger silent said...

Re: Post below
Sounds like you had fun! Glad you finally gave yourself some time-out.

Re: Macy Gray
At first I was trying to figure out the song (with goggles) then reading to the end I laughed out loud. I can now officially never listen to my favourite Macy Gray song without you or goggles popping into my head!

Re: Friday night
We're still on tomorrow for Mia right? I've booked the tickets, you better not flag!!! :P

6:31 PM  
Blogger yanz said...

hey i thought of the exact same thing!!! and yeah, i interpreted it as she cried so much, her eyes are all bengkak so she had to wear goggles to cover them up!! hehehe love my own analysis better la than the correct thing. makes it more fun yeah?? and like inn says, im gonna keep singing it that way hahaha.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

dade ghost :

Aiyooooo, you made me Vice Pres for BBU? Gosh, you really pulled a fast one on me loh. Hahahaha...okay okay, but be warned, I have never been good with authority. Huhuhu...:P

mooke :

Muahahahaha...punker donut??? That's an awesome version actually. To think about it, what is a punker donut?

Anyway, thanks for dropping by! :)

gene abdullah :

Wow, nice name. ;) and hey, thanks for dropping by! Glad to know that I help you increase your chances of getting gastric. Huhuhu...

the babe :

Your daughter sounds like a pop diva in the making. hehehehe...anyway, give us an example of your versions. ;)

9:23 PM  
Blogger chics said...

hahahaha..seriouslt it was funny.

imagine macy gray wearing the orange google with her big hair..singing under water..

oh noo..

9:32 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

the kimster :

Hey pal, you're back!!! Keep on writing; i've been clicking on your page many, many times, only to see a blank page. So go fill her up! ;P

And yeah, the internet is a saviour. No longer do we have to subject ourselves by rewinding cassettes/CDs, listening damn carefully to find out the lyrics. Those were the painful days...hehehe...

shell :

I think your neice and I can be really good buds! We can create our own songs and sell em for a profit. Huhuhu...

attiesya :

Muahahahahaha...awan dan biru? I can't stop laughing thinking about it!

And yeah, thanks for dropping by! :)

khaylis :

I remain true and dear to my Big Banana Man interpretation. He sounds like he said that. I swear, everytime I hear that song, I don't ever hear funk phenonmenon. I hear Big Banana Mon. hehehehe...

Ghetto. Here we come!!!

9:35 PM  
Blogger Vlad said...

I make my own lyrics all the time. Unfortunately Ms. Wah and Apeq shriek in horror when I do.

I could say it's the most obscene lyrics any human can take. Especially when it's in Canto.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

funny valentine :

hahahahah...you shared it with your mom? Wah malu lah, she probably agreed that i am indeed a grown man who's a ding dong. ;P

Pesa :

I agree mah man. As long as you can lalala in tune and sing as if you are an idol, its all good. Huhuhu...

shobshob :

Thank you for defending my Funk Phenonmenon case. I seriously can't hear it at all! *or is it i am really deaf actually...huhuhu*

Silent :

Muahahahaha...thank goodness you got it! And yeah, definitely on for Mia. Will call you later tonight to finalise things. :)

Chics :

Hahahah...yeah, she's definitely strange, although I do like some of her songs. As for her style, it can be a bit eye-sorish, nah mean? But hey, who am i to judge. ;P

9:40 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

Vlad :

hahahahahah!!! Canto remix? Make sure you record it and put in a sound file so we readers can hear you sing. huhuhuh...never know man, you could be the Blog Idol. ;P

9:42 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

Yanz :

Hey babe, see you tonight! ;P

9:43 PM  
Blogger lissa said...


at least u can sing..

I.Can't.Sing. Period

first is the off tune..
next is the wrong lyrics

we should start a community here for the hopeless yet confident singers around

*mind winds off imagining....

Lissa (on mic):
"test test"
"hello everyone"
"My name is Lissa"

"Hi Lissa"

"...and i'm Hopeless-Yet-Confident Singers Anonamous"

ok.. ramblings of a screwed mind

9:50 PM  
Blogger MarinaDelRey said...

Oh gosh Muds! Now I need goggles to catch the tears of laughter streaming outta my eyes :-) I always luvd that song.. never thought it sounded like goggles though... hahaha..

12:25 AM  
Blogger K. Light said...

I piss people off by translating songs to malay when listening to the radio. Hitz.fm gets so repetitive sometimes that you just have to amuse yourself no?

Marilah kita jadi terencat di dalam sini..dan base dia berlari dan belari dan berlari dan berlari dan berlari dan berlari dan berlari dan berlari

12:46 AM  
Blogger the kimster said...

Have never really been away, except for the fact that my blog is still out of order. Been reading and following everyone's progress though. Still in the process of recovering my previous posts. The Return of The Kimster's Blog is scheduled on 31 August 2005.

1:08 AM  
Blogger lissa said...

*without checking the real lyrics*

anuar, i'm guessing it's Black eyed peas

i thought, and have always sang it..
"let's get it started..in hereeeee"

so 'started' is 'terencat'

or have i got it wrong again..


1:22 AM  
Blogger shobshob said...

lissa, the lyric for that black eyed peas song is actually "let's get retarded"... rite?

hahah... and the way anuar translated it sound so kelakar la... berlari berlari berlari.. :))

5:20 AM  
Blogger lissa said...

mann.. ye ke shob shob..

i have always sang it that way, to me it make better sense..

dem... muddy, we share the same problem dude

9:10 PM  
Blogger K. Light said...

I always thought it was "let's get it started as well" till a friend said I was retarted. as well as a little deaf as I can't seem to hear the lyrics properly.

1:44 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

Lissa :

"Hi Lissa". Huhuhu...

Let's go for kareoke one day. Than we can scream our way into Idol success. ;P

Marinadelray :

Huhuhuhu...it doesn't?? *Sigh* It's official, I am lyrically hopeless. ;P

Anuar :

Muahahahaha!!! Nak lari kat mano tuh? Now lets do it in French. allez allez allez allez allez (wait, what's run in french again? Muahahahah).

The Kimster :

Woah!!! Grand opening sangat! On Merdeka day!!! Fireworks for national day or your return to the blog world? Huhuhu...

Shobshob :

Hey, the song is both "lets get it started" and "lets get retarded" lah. The radio-edit version is the former, while the CD version is the latter. Apparently, some people got offended by the latter lyrics. So, did you? Muahahaha...just kidding. ;P

1:57 AM  
Blogger dudae_simboyo said...


wei, we do that all the time. my all time favourite was a few kids' rendition of london bridge in my blog.


2:13 AM  
Blogger P. Kay said...

"dan base dia berlari dan belari dan berlari...."

anuar, you are too cute.

3:09 AM  
Blogger K. Light said...

oh stop. tee hee

3:30 AM  
Blogger lissa said...

ok the comments are getting too mushy....

tak larat yg tang *tee hee* tuh,
but serious cute

"ber lari lari, berlari lari*

3:45 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

dudae simboyo :

london bridge in my blog? Hahaha...you're kids have blogs themselves? how very advanced. :)

khaylis :

tsk tsk...huhuhuhu....

anuar :

tsk tsk...huhuhuhu....

lissa :

AGREED!!! Muahahahaha!!! *thank GOD you noticed as well. huhuhuhu*

5:19 PM  
Blogger *Splash* said...

ur blog makes me giggle cum laugh... :D

6:32 PM  
Blogger asm@di said...

Speaking of misheard lyrics, does anybody know what the hell is Sophie B Hawkins is singing in As I Lay Me Down? You know, the part in the chorus that sounds like Ulan Bator, or balik kampung to my colleague.This has been bugging me for years!

8:42 PM  
Blogger Foxybabe said...

Asmadi, it's sounds like "Pulang Kampung" to me. Serious.

9:23 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

A little splash of waterfall :

Hey, thanks for dropping by! :) A little splash of waterfall? How cooling. Unfortunately, the waterfalls I have seen are thunderous and frightening actually...huhuhu...

Asmadi :

Muahahahahahahaha!!! It does sound like balik kampung to me as well!!! And I thought I was the only one!!!

Anyway, there's another song that makes me wonder as well. You know Nirvana's "Smell Like Teen Spirit"? there's a part of the song where he continues to ramble at the end, and I SWEAR it sounds like "Hari Raya, Hari Raya, Hari Raya...". What a cool and depressing raya song, I say. Huhuhu...

Foxybabe :

I totally agree!!! She probably used those lyrics, thinking it sounded exotic. Well, I say, it could have been Pergi Jamban, and she would have thought the same! Huhuhuh...

9:31 PM  
Blogger K. Light said...

The Pulang kampung thing bugged me for years! Everytime I hear the song i crank it up to really listen to the backing vocals. It's either they say Pu la kam puu as opposed to the usual whoa whoa whoa thingie or someone who wrote that song has a sensa humour.

And mana ada Hari raya in nirvana!!

3:42 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

anuar :

Got!!! hehehe...go check it out again. its at the end of the song...its "hari raya"! huhuhu...

8:38 PM  
Blogger Foxybabe said...

It's not HARI RAYA lah!!
It's "A denial"..
that's what he said.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

Foxybabe :

Muahahahahaha!!! Oh ok, yeah, it does now sound like A denial.

*but sadly to say, i miss my hari raya version. huhuhu...*

9:03 PM  
Blogger disco-very said...

hey that makes sense too! haha. i'm more of a melody person so i rarely pay attention to the lyrics, i just sing gibberish.

6:52 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

disco-very :

but babe, atleast you can model!!! i, on the other hand, can model like a turd. huhuhu...:(

9:34 PM  
Blogger Ayu Ikhwani said...

Hahahahah.. its been a long time since I really burst out laughing!!!

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi all. Thanks to this blog, I've found the song I've always wanted! Sophie B Hawkins' As I Lay Me Down.

I also totally agree it sounds like 'Pulang Kampung' in the background (and it has also been bugging me for slightly more than a decade - as the song was released in 96!).

Mystery is solved however. According to Miss Hawkins herself, the actual words are 'ooh la kah koh' which is an indigenous language of the Ballantine tribe. It means 'wash your feet before you sleep'.

How bizarre!! Hope that helps and you can all sleep in peace now. Ooh la kah koh!


8:32 PM  
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