Thursday 18 July 2013

Let's Pee in the Corner ...

Honoured to have an Undercover Soundtrack post on Roz Morris' blog, in which I talk about how the misunderstood lyrics of songs inspired my five-year-old character, Bonnie, in THE BOOK. Would love to see you there!
"When I was a kid, I remember getting song lyrics wrong all the time. The worst misunderstanding I can remember is from REM’s Losing My Religion where the first line of the chorus became ‘let’s pee in the corner’. This gave me the idea to show the reader some quirks in Bonnie’s personality through the way in which she misunderstood lyrics.  However, in the end, this is not what I focused on. Because I wanted to emphasise Bonnie’s overly logical perception of the world, I made her comprehend the lyrics perfectly, and comment on how they didn’t make sense."
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  1. Awww boo! My work PC blocks the site for some stupid reason. I'll have to visit tonight on my laptop.
    But go you!

  2. Very nice to know more about The Book and the inspiration for Bonnie's perception. Will check out the other site. Good Luck!

    BTW - I used to get a few songs 'wrong' - I would hear different things, which hubs finds hilarious when I tell him now. The best example was thinking 'you, and me, endlessly' was 'you, and me, and Leslie' (wow, a threesome in a teen song).


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