Julia and I are music-lovers. There is no time this is more obvious than when we are traveling in our van Stella. And since we are very social girls with a jam-packed schedule, we spend a lot of time with Stella, listening to music as we
barrel down the highway flit from engagement to engagement.
The same music. Over and over and over again.
You see, Stella isn’t brand new with the latest features. She’s a classic beauty with a cassette player. When we bought her about a year ago, we immediately stocked her up with the cassettes we had on hand: a Beatles mix tape, an Awesome 80’s mix tape, and Herman’s Hermits.
Everyone in our family loves 80s music. Julia and I love The Beatles. I’m the only one that likes Herman’s Hermits.
And so, for the past almost year, we’ve been listening to the Awesome 80’s mix tape. We’ve listened. We’ve loved. We’ve learned. We know every word, note and beat to such great hits as:
Love Shack* (or as Julia calls it, Milkshake) by The B-52’s
Straight Up by Paula Abdul
Come On Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Runners
I Need You Tonight by INXS
Despite hearing these and many other awesome 80’s tunes every day for the past year, sometimes many times a day, I still can’t figure something out.
What the hell is Freddy Mercury saying in Another One Bites The Dust around 1:31?
I always say, “Hey! I’m adopted!” Something tells me I’m wrong. Do you all know what he’s saying?