I'm not MUCH of a music buff...I can hum or sing along with most of what's referred to today as Classic Rock, or turn-of-the-century Country music, as well as bits of other genres...And I know the names of a lot of artists. However...there's like 8 total artists I can identify as belonging to a song...and about 3 that I can identify by musical style...but then again, how many of us can't identify if a new song is a Rush song or not....
Having said that...I was thinking about the way we process words just now...and having personal experience with imperfect auditory processing...as I'm 40, and like every single adult on my dad's side of the family, my hearing is declining.
How do we process words? We get a sequence of sounds...often jumbled...and then we guess what was meant. I am told that when I was 4, I mis-parsed the children's song "Two little dickie birds"... and remained unconvinced for a week, during which my parents tried to tell me that the 2nd dude was named Paul, not Paw. Certainly, I do that all the darn time now, and so do the people I talk to. 1 person attempts to say a set of words...a set of sounds get emitted...2nd person guesses what words the sounds are supposed to be, with boatloads of context. Frequently, gets it wrong.
Ok...so we make mistakes in hearing all the time.
Does anyone know if anyone has written a song that was formally a nice song, but very easy to hear the whole song a different way?
For instance, one could write a baseball song, with a subtext gangsta-rap...slight variation in the pronunciation of the p...
I'm gonna get that (p)itch
A) has anyone done the double entendre song?
B) can you think of anyone smart/talented enough to?
UPDATE: Just to be clear...I'm looking for songs that have one set of lyrics on paper, but an entirely different set of lyrics that could (intentionally) be mis-heard...preferably subversive.