Friday, September 14, 2007

Most Embarrassing Moment #7- The Rebel Yell Story

When I was at BYU, I took a class called Latin American poetry. We studied authors like Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, and even some America poets like Langston Hughes. It was an awesome class. My professor was pretty young and new to teaching, and he came in one day with some song lyrics for America by Simon and Garfunkel. These were song lyrics he liked and something he considered poetry. (By the way, I think this song is beautiful.) Then he read us some other song lyrics for a song that was popular then. I don't know who sings this, but I do remember the lyrics:

Wanna put my tender
heart in a blender
something something something
to a beautiful oblivion
rendez-vous than I'm through with you

He considered these lyrics to be "bad poetry." So he had this cool idea for a class party. He wanted us to all come to his house and have a bad poetry reading. He suggested we find the worst poem or song lyrics we could and we could all go around and take a turn reading them to the class. Now, at this time, Bobby was serving his mission and we was in Colorado for two years. I was missing him dreadfully, and everything I did I tried to connect it to him in some way. Bobby loves Billy Idol, so I thought I would read the lyrics to Rebel Yell.

Last night a little dancer came dancin' to my door
Last night a little angel Came pumpin cross my floor
She said "Come on baby I got a licence for love
And if it expires pray help from above"

In the midnight hour she cried- "more, more, more"
With a rebel yell she cried- "more, more, more"
In the midnight hour babe- "more, more, more"
With a rebel yell- "more, more, more"
More, more, more.

I was so naive. I started reading the lyrics and I got to the part where it says, "In the midnight hour, she cried 'more, more, more'".... and I thought, is this song sexual? Then "With a rebel yell, she cried 'more, more, more'" Okay, yeah, this song is referring to sex. But I kept reading, I didn't know what to do! Finally after the second stanza, the professor stopped me, probably because his eight-year-old daughter was sitting on his lap and I was reading dirty poetry at his house! What he must have thought of me!


16 comments:

Jill said...
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Jill said...

The missing lyrics are "what is spin around" how sad that I know that. Sweet little innocent Katherine, how were you to know :)

Jill said...

Dang I need to proof read "watch it spin around"

Julia Warner said...

Sooooo funny!!!!!I love that story. I couldn't help but laugh out loud just now at work and have heard it a few times. I can just see it. Thanks I needed a laugh today. Love you!!!!

Ashley said...

I think this one probably takes the cake.

Lisa-Marie said...

I'm going to wake my sleeping kiddos with my laughter. Thanks for making my day! I'm going to read this one to my hubby. He will also be humored!

Sheen said...

That's absolutely amazing. I love your embarrassing moments...

J and H said...

Oh my gosh! I have been laughing hysterically over your embarrassing moments! My stomach is hurting. Can I be your friend, you are definitly the coolest! I want to steal your idea and start writing my most embarrassing moments too. Hope things are going good!

Melissa said...

Hey CIA! Just want you to know we love your blog and you are such a great writer and your embarassing moments make me blush:)! Happy Birthday on the 17th! We love you so much! Email us your phone # or new address when you get a chance--we'd love to chat or write! love you, and take care,
melissa, kyle and clark

Anne said...

Very funny!

hayley said...

Oh man, so funny! Also, I think it is Eve 6 that's sings the heart in a blender song it you ever have a craving to listen to it:)

janlee said...

yikes!!!

Pattie said...

i totally remember listening to songs like that..i was an eightys girl and have the poffy hair to prove it..

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Gough Family USA said...

Oh my gosh Katherine. Thank you for the much needed belly laugh!

hotmamalinda said...

SOoo funny Katherine, I read this to my sister Christine and Nicole and we all laughed. Miss you enjoyed out chat. Love, Beckie

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