Last night on the way home, MP started singing to the 80s compilation CD [High School Musical 1986] my friend Finn put together for the Hawaii trip. Berlin’s “Metro” was on.
MP: Hey! Riding on the Milk Truck.
ME: Riding on the Milk Truck?
MP: No, MET Truck. Riding on the MET Truck. [Riding on the Met-ro]
ME: Met Truck?
MP: You know. Met. Like you MET someone? Like you go to the truck to meet people?
ME: Ooh, MET.
MP: Yeah. Met.
All the way home it was “Riding on the Met Truck, Riding on the Met Truck, Riding on the Met Truck” sung to her own tune and tempo, which got faster and faster the closer we got to home.
She also thinks “Sunglasses at Night” is Corey Hart singing about a Diet Shake. [ ... the Guy in Shades = Diet Shake]
My absolute favorite though, is “Row Your Boat.”
Row, row, row your boat
Gently through the stream
Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary
Like a butter dream.
I had a friend in high school who thought Sade’s “Smooth Operator” was actually “Oooooo Baba-retta.” Oh yeah. She was serious. She also thought the Clash’s “Rock the Casbah” was “Rock the Cat’s Paw” — the Cat’s Paw being a local bar.
And what’s that song with the line, “Blinded by the light … Dressed up like a douche-in in the middle of the night …?”
Douche-in? Is that like a Sit-in? Where we all sing douche protest songs and quote Gloria Steinem? And drink vinegar and water? Or maybe it’s a Halloween song? About trick-or-treating?
I never DID know what that meant.