Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pebbles and Bamm Bamm vs .... The Devil??

This past weekend, my Guy and I were sitting in our awesome new kitchen in our awesome new house watching birds at our feeders (don't get too excited...still only chickadees...sigh) whilst eating a super delicious Toddler Lunch of grilled cheese sandwiches (cut into triangles) and apple slices and milk. We were chit-chatting away about our lack of any cool birds (Sorry,'re super cute but not terribly cool) and  I'm not entirely sure how the conversation arrived at this point but it went a little something like this...

Me: something something something "way up there"

and then I burst into song  "Way up. Way up" ...

"Hey, do you remember that song from The Flintstones? With the space dudes with the shaggy long hair"

My Guy: "Yeah, I do... I loved 'The Way Outs'. They're awesome."

Me: "Yeah! And they had little boxy things that came apart when they kinda jumped and sang 'Way Up. Way Up' ... wait a second...did you say 'The Way Outs'?"

My Guy: "Yep."

Me: "Hmmm"

My Guy: "Or maybe they were 'The Way Ups'... I dunno."

Me: "Hmmmm"

Me: "Hmmmmmmm"

So, all of a sudden, my world has been rocked ...ever so slightly...but rocked nonetheless. And not in the good way.

 Have I possibly been singing that little tune wrong my entire life?? Because, I have actually sung/sang that song in my head (but probably out loud) on many different occasions when the situation deemed it necessary.

Way Out? Way Out?


Way Up? Way Up?

Could this possibly be possible??


So, of course, as is my usual reaction when I feel the need to prove myself right (or in this case, prove myself wrong??!!), I leapt up and fetched my iPad and did myself a little Google-ing.

And, sure enough, I was ....


So, now with YouTube open and going, we further followed the theme of our Toddler Lunch and watched a whole bunch of  Flintstone clips like this one:

Which I sing to my parents on their anniversary every year.

And, this one:

Which I sing when we eat burgers.On buns.

And then there's this one:

Judo CHOP!!!

 How many of you ran around mercilessly Judo Chopping your siblings?? BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! 

Ah...Good Times!!

And then...something awful happened. 

If  I thought  my world was rocked (not in the good way) by the whole Way Up/Way Out debacle...

Well, that was child's play (<--- Toddler Lunch Theme) compared to what was about to be exposed.

Here we go...

Me: "Oh YAY!! I loved this song...
         'So let the sun shine in. 
         Face it with a grin.  
         Smilers never lose. 
        And frowners never win'

And then I hit PLAY ... and my world will never be the same again...






Since WHEN did this song talk about the devil and hating him so and saying prayers and the devil feeling awful awful when he sees her on her knees??

Obviously since forever... but how did I forget ...or not notice ... that it's a RELIGIOUS SONG??

I've been singing that little chorus, again, on many different occasions when the situation deemed it necessary, probably even MORE often than "Way Up. Way Up."...and had absolutely no idea that the verses were so hard-core.

Those of you who know me, may know that I'm not a huge fan of all things religion and haven't been since I was 12 (my apologies to those of you who are...I'm not meaning to offend) so this song, which I have adored FOREVER has taken on a whole new meaning for me ... literally.


I kinda wish I could un-watch it so I could continue to live in blissful ignorance. Beautifully unaware of all the devil stuff that's in all the rest of the song... except the sweet little chorus. 

It's kinda like way back when, when I found out how babies were made and then put 2 and 2 together and realized that my parents had sex 3 times... 




Ian McEwen said...

I share your pain. (Similar tramau in my blog "Back in the day rant")

LisaAnn said...

Hahahaha, what a wonderful post! I'm sorry your world was rocked (several times!) in such a short span of time. I was fairly devastated when I realized (more recently than I'd like to admit) that the Steve Winwood song says, "Bring me a higher love!" not "Bring me a pie of love!" Pies of love definitely sound superior, in my humble opinion.

Laura said...

Isn't it terrible when our warm
childhood memories are dashed like that?
There used to be a show on called Voyager with Jon Erik Hexum that I LOVED!! It was like.. the best show evah! When I saw a dvd of season 1 at Futureshop I couldn't wait to get it home and share it with my 2 oldest kids.

It was crap. Apparently my teenage hormones were dazzled by J.E.H.'s baby blues or something like that.

So, I feel your pain.


squirrel_e_girl said...

Ian, if you ever come back - Please leave a link to your post so I can refresh my memory so I know whether our shared pain involves a)The Flinstones b) The Devil c) Parents Having Sex d) All of the Above

Lisa Ann - BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! That is the best song lyric mix-up I have ever, in my whole entire life, heard "Bring me a pie of Love" ....Beautiful!!! My favourite of my own lyric mix-ups doesn't hold a candle to yours. ( The Go-Gos "Our Lips Are Sealed...."I Love Cecille" )

Laura - There is a reason why I have not looked for clips from either "Logan's Run" or "Battlestar Gallactica" <--- the 70s version ...They will stay forever AWESOME in my mind . Actually, "Battle of the Planets" (G-Force!!!) is in the same boat.

Still Singing said...

I always sing the Happy Anniversary song!!!
As for the Sunshine song, which I have definitely often sung in my head, I thought the lyrics were:
"mothers never lose and fathers never win!" Which I guess reflects how MY household was run!!!
I had forgotten the Burger on a Bun song! Too funny!
And I'll have to admit that I do not recall the WayUp/Out song at all! I'm sorry you're having your bubbles burst on the Flintstones front!!!

squirrel_e_girl said...

"mothers never lose and fathers never win" ... that's awesome!! Thanks so much for your sympathy ... I think my bubbles have recovered nicely. It's been almost 2 weeks and since Tragedy + Time = Comedy, I'm finally able to laugh about it...Phew!! ;)

slam4win said...

I too thought it was 'mothers never lose and fathers never win' all time fave is Kenny Rogers 'Lucille' "400 children and a crop in the field", always blew my mind (: certainly made more sense when I figured out that they only had 4 'hungry' children (:

squirrel_e_girl said...

"You picked a fine time to leave me Loose Wheel!!"

RawBodyGoddess said...

WTF, indeed. I will need therapy for this one.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

And then...something awful happened.

You found out there was no such thing as a judo chop?

squirrel_e_girl said...

BBBB - Shhhhhhhhhhh !!! Quit raining on my parade with facts and reality!! ;)