Say What?

There’s a name for when you mishear a song lyric. It’s called a mondegreen. Just chilling and listening to Steely Dan tonight, the song “Glamour Profession” from one of my favorite albums of theirs, “Gaucho.” The actual line is “Brut and charisma poured from the shadow where he stood.” What I insist on hearing? “Rudy Charisma poured from the shadow where he stood.”

Rudy Charisma. What a great name for a lounge lizard . . .


Author: WOL

My burrow, "La Maison du Hibou Sous Terre" is located on the flatlands of West Texas where I live with my computer, my books, and a lot of yarn waiting to become something.

2 thoughts on “Say What?”

  1. Sometimes the same thing applies to seeing. When I first glanced at your header field — a cotton field filled with white bolls — I saw it as a field of white prickly poppies.


  2. Ha 😁 I do that constantly, mishear lyrics. I’ve pretty much stopped looking them up because I often prefer the garbled version. Like our national album, “Jose, can you see…”


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