So I hope I’m not the only one with this problem. You’re singing a song — probably one you’ve known for years — and it just doesn’t come out right. For me, I have several of these, and they’re pretty consistent.
The one I bumped into tonight is actually a relatively new song Clay Edwards wrote, with a line “You [God] see me, You hear me…” I have to make a conscious effort every time not to say, “You see me, You feel me…” I don’t know why I do it; it’s not like it even makes sense. I suppose I could try to play it off by saying it’s slang for God’s compassion: “He feels me, dude. We’re tight.”
As if that weren’t awkward enough, I usually realize my mistake halfway through the word, and correct it midstride. So the line turns into “You see me, you fear me.” Bad news. What started out just sounding goofy turned into heresy. I’m sure glad God has a sense of humor.
Another one of my classics is “My God reigns/And I’ll dance the dance of praise/My God reigns/And I’ll worship without shame.” My brain compacts those to where I sing, “My God reigns/And I’ll dance the dance of shame…” Which, of course, usually distracts and amuses me as I try to imagine what such a dance could possibly look like.
So if you have any particularly genius lines like this, please do comment and let’s all share and enjoy our tongue-twistiness. 😀