Well we all have our experiences with singing songs whose lyrics we never knew. We therefore ignored or ignorance and dropped a few lines in that were waaaay different from the actual thing. Kajue has gotten to understand that songs are mostly butchered by Jamaicans…or maybe not! But we have these type of blunders world-wide as stated by a couple of people we have interviewed. Therefore without any further comments and in no particular order, here are a few we were given:
- (Church Hymn) Jesus have a grandchild up in heaven. Jesus have a grandchild up in heaven, have a grandchild…
Lyrics: We shall have a grand time up in heaven, we shall have a grand time up in heaven, have a grand time
- (Church Hymn) Mianza, mianza, ma knees, ma knees, His grace is a fisher for me…
Lyrics: Jehovah Jireh, my provider, His grace is sufficient for me..
- (Wish I Knew Then – Carlene Davis ft. Papa San) Wisha new day, whalla no low, casting the rainbow, beating the sound…
Lyrics: Wish I knew then, what I know now, how sweet the name of Jesus sounds
- (Child’s play song) H-e-alla-lo, e-alla-lo, we are here to say hello
Lyrics: H-ello, e-llo, we are here to say hello…
- (Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke) Baby can you be, a cactus from Jamaica. It always run for me a cactus from Jamaica
Lyrics: Baby can you breathe? I got this from Jamaica, it always works for me, Dakota to Decatur, uh huh
- (Thriller – Michael Jackson) “Priscilla, in the light”
Lyrics: Cause this is thriller, thriller night
- (Church Hymn) Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white
Lyrics: Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world. Whether yellow, black or white
(Royals – Lorde)- That kind a thing, it aint for us. We take a different type of bus. Let me be your ruler (ruler), you can call me green bean…
Lyrics: That kind of luxe just ain’t for us. We crave a different kind of buzz. Let me be your ruler (ruler), You can call me queen Bee…
(I’m A Believer – The Monkees) – Then I saw her face, now I’m gonna leave her. Without a trace of thought in my mind…
Lyrics: Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer. Not a trace of doubt in my mind…
(Trust Me – Crystal Lewis) You can trust me, the way you cannot see, you can trust me, the way you aught to be, you can trust meee. Let it be me, trust me.
Lyrics: Trust me, though you cannot see. Trust me, the way may be steep. You can trust me, let me lead, trust me
(You are God – Jermaine Gordon) Raising King, holy and righteous, raising King, raising King
Lyrics: Reigning King, holy and righteous, reigning king, reigning king
(Livin’ La Vida Loca) – Outside, inside out. Livin da vila loca
Lyrics: Upside, inside out. Livin la vida loca
(Single Ladies – Beyonce) You call on the bills, takin all the pills, calling the shall all the rain. You dyin the pumps, growin all the bumps call all the sure daminae. (Now if yuh shordie gatta ladda put a wing on hay). (Rep 3 times)…this one crack me up
Lyrics: Up in the club (club), we just broke up (up), I’m doing my own little thing. Decided to dip (dip) and now you wanna trip (trip) ’cause another brother noticed me. Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it. If you liked it, then you shoulda put a ring on it. Don’t be mad once you see that he want it. Cause if you liked it, then you shoulda put a ring on it.
(I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff) I can see clearly now Lorraine is gone. I can see all obstacles in ma way. Got all the black clowns I’ve been wailing for.
Lyrics: I can see clearly now, the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind…
(Stir it Up – Bob Marley) Cereal, little darling, cereal…
Lyrics: Stir it up, little darlin, stir it up…
(Rockin Robin – Michael Jackson) She rocks in the treetop all the day long, rocking and a robin and a singing a song. All the little girl from JBC. Love to hear the robin go twee twee twee
Lyrics: He rocks in the tree tops all day long. Hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and singing his song . All the little birdies on Jaybird Street . Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet
(Like a Virgin – Madonna) I’m like a virgin, touched for the thirty-first time
Lyrics: Like a virgin, touched for the very first time
(Joy to the World – Mariah Carey) Call for the fishes in the deep blue see, call for you and me
Lyrics: Joy to the people everywhere you see, joy to you and me
(Aretha Franklin – You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman) Cause you make me free, you make me free, you make me free like a rash on a woman
Lyrics: You make me feel, you make me feel, you make me feel like a natural woman.
(VR Troopers Three Song) Troopolous three, the ponchi-alli-ality
Lyrics: Troopers three, virtual reality
(Ghostbusters – Ray Parker) If there’s something strange in your neighborhood. Who ya gonna call? Those Bastards!
Lyrics: If there’s something strange in your neighborhood. Who ya gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!
(Africa – Toto) I left my brain down in Africa…
Lyrics: I bless the rains down in Africa
(I just Wanna Feel this Moment – Pitbull) Ohh I just wanna feel this mole man
Lyrics: Ohh I just wanna feel this moment
(Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child) I don’t think you ready for fish jelly, I don’t think you ready for fish jelly, I don’t think you ready for fish…
Lyrics: I don’t think you ready for this jelly, I don’t think you ready for this jelly, I don’t think you ready for this…
(Youre Still The One – Shania Twain) Looks like we mated, look how far we’ve come my baby
Lyrics: Looks like we made it, look how far we’ve come, my baby
Well the list would be exhausted if we were to write all of them. Buoy dem funny bad! Maybe you too were singing some of these non-existing lines or do you know a few. Share them with us nuh? We’d be glad to hear them.
Here are some others for you to see.