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  • I'm not familiar with Gabrielle or with "Out Of Reach," but I know a Metallica song "Battery," which was covered by an instrumental duo Rodrigo y Gabriella. I'm not sure if that relates to what you are asking. A lot of songs these days sound alike, because they are all alike. In pop music, it's the four chord progression I V vi IV. You pick a key, for example C, then play the major tonic chord of that key (C major), next, play the dominant chord, which is the fifth in the scale with a major tonality (G major), next, play the submediant, which is the minor chord starting from the sixth note in the scale (A minor), then, play the subtonic, which is the major chord from the fourth note in the scale (F major), finally, repeat. Make up lyrics about a boy/girl you like who is special because they don't know how special they are, drop a little autotune on your voice, and you have pop music. The same thing happened in the 1950's and early 1960's, except the progression was I vi IV V (same chords, different order), and the songs were all about losing your girlfriend/boyfriend. It's just generic mad-libs.
    • Nosmo King
      I know the Metallica song and I don't mean that. What I am asking is "Why does Gabrielle singing "Out of reach so far" sound like "Battery so far"?"
    • bostjan64
      Oh, that song... Yeah, I had no idea that was what she was saying. I thought she was saying "Artery."
    • Nosmo King
      It sounds more like "Battery" than "Artery".
  • When my son was younger we found a book of misquoted song lyrics in a book store and sat in the floor laughing at them! I grabbed a list of 40, but the one I thought was funniest isn't even on the list. It was CCR's Bad Moon Rising. The line that goes 'there's a bad moon on the rise' misquoted as 'there's a bathroom on the right'. Hope you enjoy: https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/misheard-song-lyrics-6787
    • Nosmo King
      I've heard that one before. I know a pub rock band who sing those lyrics to that song, it goes "Don't piss on the floor, go down the corridor, there's a bathroom on the right". Lol :)
    • bostjan64
      I could never understand what John Fogerty was saying, either. "I wanna know, have you ever seen Lorraine comin down on a sunny day?" "Dude, dude, dude, you can out my back door!" "Oh Lord, I'm stuck in low dyin'!" And then Proud Mary - great song, but, as a kid, I had no idea what the words were- it honestly just sounded like gibberish to me.
    • Linda Joy
      So true! And back in the day they didn't put the lyrics on the album covers either! I like that we can look up the lyrics now to almost any song.
    • Nosmo King
      There was an older song called "The Day That The Rain Came Down" which someone parodied as "The Day That Lorraine Came Down", so that was an old joke 50 years ago. Lol :)
    • Linda Joy
      I noticed several of them put womens names in instead of the right lyrics.
  • I don't think it sounds like "Battery". Maybe your hearing aid needs a battery. Lol :)
    • Nosmo King
      Lol :)

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