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I’m a Little Alien

October 21, 2011

Everyone knows about Mondegreens, don’t they? That is, creative mis-hearings of the words of songs (so-called because someone once, apparently misheard the words of a ballad, ‘They have killed my noble lord/ And laid him on the green’ as ‘They have killed my noble lord/ and Lady Mondegreen’). Famous examples include ‘The ants are my friends, they’re blowin’ in the wind’, ‘Reverend Blue Jeans’, ‘It’s a Hard Egg’ etc.

A new one to add to the canon is Sting’s An Englishman in New York. Next time you listen to it, try hearing ‘I’m a little alien’ instead of ‘I’m a legal alien’. It will infallibly make you laugh.

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