S is for Songs that I sang as a kid that should have freaked my parents out

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Holy coding skills, Batman.  I added a php thingy-whatever for navigating through posts and it totally works and I can’t believe that just happened!  It took me 3 hours to just copy and paste code or the code word or something.  Still, I’m adding ‘Bad Ass Programmer – making computers my bitch since 2013’ to my list of mad skills.   Actually, I’ll never attempt anything like it again.  I’m still all panicky and *hyperventilaty.

*New word status:  pending denied approved.  Sweet!

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.  S is for Songs…

I was 11 when I first saw Grease.  My group of girlfriends sang every song loud and proud.   Not one parent said a word about it.  Nada.

Fast-forward 20 years, I was sitting in a car with one of my sisters, the backseat is filled with my daughter, nephew, and nieces – ages 4 – 7.  They were SINGING along to “Greased Lightning.”

Sweet little innocent angels singing about rocks and wagons.

Sweet little innocent angels singing about rocks and wagons.  Brad is all, “What the farts?!  I’m not singing that!”

Have y’all heard the words to “Greased Lightning”?   Gems like the chicks’ll cream, she’s a real pussy wagon, and it ain’t no shit, we’ll be gettin’ lots of tit in Greased Lightning.   I almost crapped myself.

“Isn’t it awesome that our kids love Grease…Wait.  What did he just say?!  Ummm…Make it stop…Oh my god!  Hey kids, let’s sing Hakuna Matata.”

How did I not know the words to a song from a movie I had seen at least 50 times, not to mention, I’d heard and sang along to that song over 100 times?  I have no reasonable explanation.  I still love Grease.  I’m just not going to host a sing-a-long with a bunch of toddlers.

My personal favorite vastly inappropriate song is from 5th grade when I couldn’t stop singing “Afternoon Delight” – the singers have a harmonized, aaahhhing orgasm at the end of the song.  It’s hilarious and now I torture my college-aged daughter with it as often as possible.  She’s not a fan.  Inconceivable.


American German – language lesson #47

Man nennt mich Herr Schwein! (mon nent micshh hair sch-vine)  They call me Mr. Pig!  A Lion King quote.  I’m sure it’ll come in handy.


  1. I knew I was a parent when I started not liking songs because of the lyrics. I didn’t realize what the words were to Greased Lightening either. Wow. It’s funny how differently we see things when we grow up. Congratulations on accomplishing the “php thingy” now take a nice deep breath and do something fun!
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    • julieyoujest says:

      Thanks Morgan! Right?! I had no idea what I was singing! Now my ears are all grown-up and filtering stuff.

  2. I am impressed with your coding skills. I am trying to solve the mystery of why I can’t get my social media buttons to work. I am technologically challenged to say the least.
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  3. This made me laugh so much, because not only had I watched the film countless times, it wasn’t until I watched it with Spawn, that I really heard the words. I spent the reminder of that song, having a sudden coughing fit, so that he couldn’t hear the lyrics. 🙂
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  4. I remember singing “You Shook Me All Night Long” a lot when I was probably five or six. Yeah, my parents definitely should have put a stop to that.
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  5. back in the days we decided to do YMCA as karaoke …first of all i didnät know it had such long lyrics and during singing it I finally understood the meaning….
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    • oh also congrats on the php script!! Du ist ein Sau guter Programmer!
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      • julieyoujest says:

        Thank you! I felt very smart for about a minute and was screaming and celebrating in my chair. It’s the little things.

    • julieyoujest says:

      Karaoke! That sounds fun but not the best way to learn about a song. I’m sure you pulled it off!

      I was at a festival in Wuppertal that was jammed packed with people when the YMCA started playing. I was so excited when the chorus came on and I threw my arms up to make the Y M C A letters. I was the only one. Apparently, in Germany, that’s not a thing. It was hilarious!

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