Rolling Right Off My Top Song List

Alright, I am a 90’s chick. That being said I have a soft spot for 90’s Alternative music. When it comes on the radio I like to roll my windows down, tap on my steering wheel, and sing at the top of my lungs. This music brings me back to when I was young and carefree and had all these crazy ideas about how love and relationships would be in my later years.

Pandora, has given me a way to touch in to this gold mine of music and bring me back to the carefree days of my childhood. The other day at work I was bobbing along to this very station when one of my old favorite songs came on. Not remembering the name or the band for this song I decided to pull up the information on Pandora. To my surprise the title was “Roll to Me” by Del Amitri.

I continued bobbing along to the song singing what I thought was all the right words. For the life of my I could not figure out why the song would be named “Roll to Me”. I decided to run a Google search to solve my confusion. To my horror I found out that I had been singing the song wrong all these years, and in all honesty the ACTUAL lyrics made me like the song less!

I will focus on the first time the title comes up in the song, verse one. The REAL first one is as follows:

Look around your world pretty baby
Is it everything you hoped it’d be
The wrong guy, the wrong situation
The right time to roll to me
Roll to me

Now I had all the lyrics correct up until, “ roll to me.” All these years I believed the singer was saying ‘The right time, the wrong me.” Now before you start laughing hysterically at me, hear me out.

I think MY lyrics send a much better message. First off, in the real song is he trying to woo some 50’s diner waitress who is still wearing her skates while he sings to her? Or maybe he is wooing a diehard cyclist who doesn’t dismount her bike for their encounters? Either way, he never explains why she is “rolling” to him but whatever the reason, this girl has issues.

However, in MY version of the song the guy is explaining why they hadnt worked and why the song is needed. All up until this point he had been the wrong guy, in the wrong situation, it was the right time but it was the wrong him. He wasnt the guy he needed to be to be with her, but he is now. I thought this was such a sweet and rare sentiment. So rare apparently it was only in my head!!

So bloggers, what version of the song do YOU like better and why?

4 thoughts on “Rolling Right Off My Top Song List

  1. This song pretty much represents most guys who have seen someone they truly care about being in the worst possible relationship or situation she could be in, and know that if she was with him things would be 100% better. Basically roll with me and things will get better… my version of it.. 🙂 debatable to others I bet…

    • Oh man disagreeing with me…what am I gonna do with you? But yes your version makes a lot of sense but why “roll to me” its not even “roll with me” I dunno I take a lot of issue with this song!

  2. Okay Shae, first of all I LOVE the first photo you used of the little girl sitting in the car, rocking out. OMG…how CUTE!!!!!

    And like you, whenever I hear a song that I love, I can NEVER contain myself. I’ve even been known to starting singing AND dancing in the isles at Trader Joe’s whenever they play a great song on their music intercom system.

    And yes, I like Alternative music as well.

    And I definitely like YOUR version the best because of the message. It’s so much better than the original.

    Now I can’t exactly remember what the songs are, but I too have miss-heard the lyrics to songs; finding out YEARS later that I was singing the wrong words – HA!

    Great post, girl!

    Have a super weekend…..x

    • Ya someone who sees my craziness and agrees with it! I always look forward to your comments Ronnie! Glad we are on the same page. I like to sing songs to sing them who has time to always be looking up lyrics lol!

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