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Grandparent keepsake moment/Singing the Roar song

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By Tom Waggener/posted by Linda Waggener
I had a Ron Swanson Paranoia moment today while driving Tillie to daycare. When we got in the car she kept saying "I want to hear the Roar song" And I didn't know what she was talking aboutm but she was singing faintly some lyrics that I vaguely recognized.


At a stop sign I pulled up Google Play music (which I primarily have as a reference for old Police songs and the odd ear worm) and I searched "roar". First song that comes up is one titled "Roar," by Katy Perry - who honest to god I only know the name as someone who people reference as beautiful and she sang at the Superbowl that I did not watch. Couldn't pick her out of a line up.

I start playing the song and Tillie says "That's not it!" until the chorus comes on, ya know, the eye of the tiger part and she say "YES!". Now here is the freaky part, Both Tillie and I know the chorus VER-freaking-BATIM. Note for note, we sang along to it until the chorus stopped and again Tillie said "This isn't it" until the chorus came back on. So with no exposure that I can think of, my three year old daughter has become a Katy Perry fan.

Touche, corporate america. Touche. -TMW

Mema's, Linda Waggener's reply to her son Tom:

Our Tillie is so smart, teaching her dad like that!!! Reminds me of her cousin Will White when he was also about three and we were swinging on the front porch looking out over the Edmonton public square and Will kept insisting, "sing Bear on my Knees!" And I didn't get it for the longest time until he finally, said in the kind of exasperation only a three year old can show at a slow adult, "AUNT LILLA, SING BEAR ON MY KNEES!!! And it clicked! Our song was "Barrel of Money"... Oh, we ain't, got a barrel of money, maybe we're ragged and funny, but we'll travel along, singing our song... side by side". So I'm going to go google "Roar" since I also didn't watch the super game in question and as I listen I'll picture my singers singing along on the way to daycare. -LMW


This story was posted on 2015-02-05 13:25:52
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