While driving, I usually listen to the radio. Either Radio-ARA which is English (from 6h to 24h) which is funny and refreshing, but also RTL Luxembourg which is in Luxembourgish. The latter is very useful to pick up the news so I tuned into it on my way home.
Well, they played "Hotel California" by the Eagles and the DJ commented something along the lines of "How nice it would be to be there now.". Ehm? Do they have even listened to the lyrics? Hotel California isn't a place you want to be ever. It's a nightmarish place, probably referencing to drug addiction (or something more weird like a place in the Twilight Zone).
Yes, I know it's probably their lack of English, but couldn't you at least *try* to understand what it's about? Please? Sure, I understand she probably meant "it would be nice to be in California", but still.
Another example is "Moon Over Bourbon Street" by Sting. (Just popped in my mind, there are others.)
How is it in the English speaking world? Do people actually sing along without understanding what it's about and am I perhaps just a pedant intellectual wannabe? (Okay, those are of course not exclusive *grin*)
Reminds me of this.