Mika’s Place for Underwear

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11-y-o Junior bought his first own album last Saturday: Mika’s The Boy Who Knew Too Much. (My own first was Depeche Mode’s Some Great Reward, bought at age 12 in ’84 or ’85). It’s an excellent record once you’ve gotten used to Mika’s queeny (and Queenish) style of singing: catchy studio pop. And Junior has this awesome “‘Scuse me while I kiss this guy” mishearing of one of the songs. When he told me about it and played me “By the Time” I couldn’t hear it any other way either.

“By the time I’m dreaming
and you’ve crept out on me sleeping
I’m busy in the place for underwear”

What Mika actually claims to sing in the liner notes is:

By the time I’m dreaming
and you’ve crept out on me sleeping
I’m busy in the blissful unaware

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4 thoughts on “Mika’s Place for Underwear

  1. Well, he sounds rather unbritish, but as he was brought up in Paris and London by a libanese mother and an american father I guess that’s not so strange. Just the other night I downloaded We are golden from iTunes for my 14 y-o junior – not to listen to but to make a remix of. Kids these days …

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