This week I wanted something fun! Simon & Garfunkel's "Cecilia." I was introduced to Simon and Farfunkel when I was in about 6th grade. My dad returned from WestPac (a 6-month navy deployment in the Western Pacific) and unfortunately something happened to some of the gifts he bought -- if I'm remembering correctly. Anyway, he gave me a tape of Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits. A cassette tape. Yes.
I actually loved it, believe it or not.
Let's fast forward to where it has been YEARS since I've listened to their music. Something I've inherited from my dad is the ability to take songs and change the names/words to make them fit for my family. I've got Alanna, who I bounce around and sing to and I've taken the chorus from "Cecilia" and changed the name to "Alanna." I could not remember any of the verses.
I eventually look it up and am somewhat taken aback that I'm singing this song to my 1 year old daughter! Since we both enjoy the chorus and mommy singing it, I just change the verse so that we are "having fun" with Alanna all afternoon... not doing the other thing. :)
Do you ever change the lyrics of a song so it fits you better?