Argh! Curse of the composer

Anyone steeped in a trade pays attention to certain details that don’t bother most people.

As a composer, I have a hard time getting past when artists ruin an otherwise excellent song by mispronouncing the words. Here’s two current pop songs that drive me nuts:

1. “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz. The lyric is “I won’t hesitate.” But he says it as “I. Won’t. Hes-. AH-. Tate.” (over and over and over and over again, first instance around 0:58) Argh!

2. “These Words” by Natasha Bedingfield. Her lyric is “No hyperbole to hide behind.” She says it as “hyper-bowl.” Argh! (At about 2:16).

It’s a shame because they are otherwise incredibly catchy songs.






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