It’s happened to all of us: we’ve heard something one way over and over again and our brains hold on to that misconception as fact, because it’s natural for us to trust what we hear with our own ears–even if it’s mixed up due to hearing loss, like misheard song lyrics.
You know the scene, we’ve all been there. Dancing around the kitchen with your family, or perhaps driving down the highway with your best friend, maybe even at a karaoke bar with coworkers after a long day–just enjoying the music playing over the speakers when one of your very favorites comes on: Billie Jean by Michael Jackson.
You take in a deep breath, ready to wow ‘em with your spectacular memorization of the lyrics and your seriously impressive vocal range–you’ve belted this one at the top of your lungs a thousand times, and it never gets old.
“BILLIE JEAN IS NOT MY BROTHER!”
Nailed it. Until–
“Um… you mean lover, right?”
“Billie Jean is not my lover. Those are the correct lyrics.”
Sure enough, a quick Google search proves that what your audience has stated is true. The song is about Billie Jean, who is in fact, not someone’s brother. But the lover part is debatable, apparently.
Hearing matters–don’t let hearing loss steal your stage. Contact us today for a hearing evaluation to help get your hearing health off on the right foot–or, the right lyrics.