For Good Measure

Misheard disappointments

by Colby Russell. 2013 August 29.

Sometimes I mishear lyrics and, after finding out the correct ones, I'm disappointed. For example, in "The Day I Tried To Live", I thought it was:

The day I tried to win,
I dangled from the power lines
And left them all astretch.

It turns out, the last line is actually "[…] let the martyrs stretch", and "astretch" isn't even a real word in modern English. I still like the imagined line better.