My wife, intelligent and beautiful though she may be, is not always the best when it comes to knowing her song lyrics. Just the other day, she let me in on one that I thought was kind of funny because it potentially changes the meaning of the entire song. The song “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran is pretty popular right now, and the song in question for this lyrical mix-up.
The correct lyric:
“And darling I will be loving you, ’til we’re seventy”
“And darling I will be loving you, ’til we’re seventeen.”
In my honey’s version, it’s a song sung by a 16 year old boy who knows that it’s not going to last… Or maybe, much creepier, it’s a song sung by someone who is only into younger girls and once the girls, hit seventeen the singer is moving on. “That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.” (Matthew Mcconaughey from Dazed and Confused) Either way, I thought the change in the meaning was kind of funny.
SevenTY, not sevenTEEN…who would’ve thought it would have made such a difference. Maybe if Ed Sheeran would have enunciated more like in the nine nineTY nine commercial below, we wouldn’t have had this mix-up!