What My Ears Hear and My Eyes See

It is funny what can fool Brian’s Brain… I have been hit with the following lately – just a few things to laugh at with me.

1) The religious song “Bringing in the Sheaves” – this tripped me up “two ways from Sunday” when I was a child. Just last week I was with my niece as she was singing this song.  The lyrics as they are (first verse) –

Sowing in the morning, sowing seas of kindness,
Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve;
Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

But my brain heard this, though, when I was a child, and my niece sang this last week just like I used to do –

Sewing in the morning, sewing sheets of kindness,
Sewing in the noontime and the doing eve;
Waiting for the harvest, and the time of ripping,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheets.

Well, this all made absolutely no sense to me – none at all…  Sewing the sheets, and then ripping them up, and then bringing them inside so that you could sew ’em up and do it all over again. I recall wondering what kind of nonsense these people were signing about. Until I read the lyrics, I swore these were crazy people – sounded like a cult to me. It all came back to me as my niece sang the very same erroneous lyrics.

2) The old song “Venus” by Shocking Blue.  The lyrics as they are (1st verse and chorus):

A goddess on the mountain top,
Was burning like a silver flame.
The summit of beauty and love,
And Venus was her name.

She’s got it.
Yeah, baby, she’s got it.
Well, I’m your Venus, I’m your fire,
And your desire.
Well, I’m your Venus, I’m your fire,
And your desire.

But my brain heard this at the age of 12:

Got it on the mountain top
Burning like a silver flame
The summit of beauty and love
And Penis was the name.

She’s got it
Yeah, baby, she’s got it
I’m your Penis, I’m your fire
And your desire
Well, I’m your Penis, I’m your fire
And your desire

I recall reciting the lyrics to my brother who went to school the next day – and was sent home at lunch – for singing about his penis – much to the chagrin of my parents. Well, the error of my ways all became clear to me when I bought the record a few days later. I remember at the time thinking to myself how bold this group was singing about a penis! I liked the music and the female vocalist.

3) On the TV is a show called “Hardcore Pawn” – why anyone would watch, I am afraid, eludes me. I saw a few minutes of this show last week. When I referred to the channel guide to see what this show was, my brain read:

“Hardcore Porn”

Huh. Another fleeting thought that that the world was a bit bolder than I thought it was. For all I know, that word confusion may be common – and intended!

Well, all for now.  Funny what the brain hears and sees.

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