In the rap portion of Groove is in the Heart, I knew that Q-Tip was singing “Baby you’ll see the funk inside of me”, or maybe “Baby you’ll see the funky side of me,” but I always pretended he was saying “Baby you’ll see the fuckin’ sodomy”.
I have no doubt that your interpretation is the correct one. (A)round yon(der) virgin. But up until now I thought it was me (the listener) who was around her. I never though that what was around her was the calm and the bright. (Or the All.)
I always thought it was ‘my body lies over the ocean’ when I was young - the lament of a ghostly sailor. And apparently there is more than one of us because I told my boyfriend this story and his response was basically, that’s not the actual lyrics?
For me, it’s Someone Saved My Life Tonight. The chorus goes like this…
EJ: Someone saved my life tonight, sugar bear
Background: Sugar bear, sugar bear
EJ: You almost had your hooks in me, didn’t you dear?
I heard “Sugar bear”, but I couldn’t process it and convinced myself that I’m just hearing the friggin’ thing wrong… so I mentally inputted “Should’ve they”, which I thought made a lot more sense, went with the meter, and fit in perfectly with the question in the second line “… didn’t you dear?”
But, no… it’s “Sugar bear”.
Whatever. I did this for 30 years, before being corrected on this board.
I still think that “Sugar bear” is so monumentally stupid that the lyric is better off with “Should’ve they”.