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Misheard lyrics

Posted by Lewis on January 17, 2003

In Reply to: Misheard lyrics posted by vicky on January 14, 2003

: : does anybody know where the phrase "me ears are alight" in the song "The Israelites" by Desmond Dekker comes from? I'd love to know.

You are joking, of course. "Me Israelite" is what is actually sung as in the Rastafarian creed "I associate myself with the ancient Israelites and the lost tribe of Benjamin"

For misheard lyrics was excellent - named after the moment in the Hendrix song "Purple Haze" where he sings "'Scuse me, while I kiss the sky" but which they sometimes did sing as "kiss this guy" as a joke - a bit like Freddie Mercury's "fried chicken"/"one vision" joke.