Thursday, October 1, 2015

Lyrical Laughs

Lyrical Laughs

Welcome back to our site!  If you and your child love music as much as we do, tonight's game should be a lot of fun.  We have certainly generated a lot of laughs at our house, and we hope you do too!

We try to be silly and goofy with the kids as much as possible.  Here is a poem from the book Listen to my Feelings by Ruth Reardon, which really speaks to us:

being just plain silly,
telling jokes,
See the funny side of me.
There is one
even when I drive you
"up the wall."
A sense of humor keeps us loose.
We'll not be so brittle
that we'll break
if we can laugh with others...
and at ourselves!"

And with that, let's have some fun!


"This is how we do it..."

As usual, this game is played lying down with your child before bed.
To play this game, a player either:
  1. Sings/Says an actual song lyric, or
  2. Sings/Says a completely made-up song lyric

The other player has to respond with "Real" if they think the lyric is real or "Fake" of they believe the song was just made up.

The fun is in thinking of real songs with lyrics that are so silly that they couldn't possibly be real or improvising a new song that sounds like it could be real!  The grown-ups may have the advantage on song knowledge, but our kids have found some of the lines hysterical.

Take turns singing and guessing until it's time for sleeping.

"And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake..."

Here are some examples.  See how you do (answers below).
    The Beatles i Hötorgscity 1963
  1. I'd like to be under the sea
    In an octopus' garden in the shade
  2. Matty told Hatty about a thing she saw
    Had two big horns and a wooly jaw
    Wooly bully, wooly bully
  3. I knew a man who had no plan
    But he's been eating cookies since time began
  4. Blue canary in the outlet by the light switch
    Who watches over you
    Make a little birdhouse in your soul
  5. If you knew like I knew
    How they made a choo-choo
    You'd always say "Thank you"
  6. Are we there yet?  Are we there yet?
    We've gone too far
    And I need to get out of this car!
  7. I see a red door and I want it painted black
    No colors any more, I want them to turn black
  8. Tom bo li de se de moi ya, yeah jambo jambo
  9. How can the door be ajar?
    I thought you said that it was a door!
  10. Slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball.

"This is the end, beautiful friend..."

We hope you enjoy doing this.  Have fun with thinking of silly lines and enjoy the challenge of improvising realistic sounding lyrics yourselves!  Most importantly...enjoy the laughs!  Share some of your silly lyrics with us in the comments below or on Twitter or Facebook and we'll try to guess if they are real or fake!

A good lyric to close with:
And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make
Real or fake?  :-)

Mind the nap!



How did you do?
1. Real, 2. Real, 3. Fake, 4. Real, 5. Fake, 6. Fake, 7. Real, 8. Real, 9. Fake, 10. Real

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