Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Don't forget the lyrics!

Sophie loves music. She likes listening to it at dinner, as we're getting ready for bed, and most especially when we're in the car, which is a subject for a whole other post because she has basically hijacked our car stereo and subjected us to an infinite loop of The Muppets soundtrack and Gustafer Yellowgold ad nauseum. You try explaining to a two-year-old why Dada and Mama have as much right to listen to Goyte and R.E.M. as she does to Jason Segel and Kermit the Frog. I guarantee, you will lose.

The upside though, is listening to her sing along (or try to) when her favorite songs come on. It's particularly hysterical when she mangles the lyrics and insists on singing it her way even after we've corrected her a gazillion times. It's HILARIOUS...

"My Favorite Things", Julie Andrews
Original version: When the dog bites, when the bee stings...
Sophie's version: When the dog bites, when the bee sings

"1 2 3 4", Feist
Original version: 1 2 3 4, tell me that you love me more
Sophie's version: 1 2 3 4, tell me that you love me door

"Octopus Garden", The Beatles
Original version: I'd like to be under the sea, In an octopus' garden in the shade
Sophie's version: I'd like to be under the sea, In an octopus' garden in the spade

and my favorite:

"Rainbow Connection", Kermit the Frog
Original version: The lovers, the dreamers, and me... All of us, under its spell...
Sophie's version: The lovers, the dreamers, and me... All of us, under its smell...

Oh, and then there's her listening to The Muppets channel on Pandora last week when Rufus Wainwright's "Hallelujah" comes on. Sophie says, "Hey Mama, you really like this song!" which made me happy enough (although the Jeff Buckley version is my favorite, I'd listen to any version of the song, really). And then she follows that up with, "It's "Hallelulah"!" I don't know how she knew that but it made me almost a little teary... :)

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