My family is very close. We all love each other very much, we agree on most things, and we hardly ever fight. However, there is one issue that forms a cavernous rift that is forever tearing us asunder...
The debate in question is over the lyrics of the song "Never Smile at a Crocodile" , the very awesome song that was written for, but never actually used (except for the tune) in Disney's Peter Pan.
The part that we just cannot agree on is at the end. My sister and I hold firmly to the belief that the lyrics at the end of the song are "Clear the aisle and never smile at mister crocodile," while my parents stubbornly insist that the words are "Clearly I will never smile at mister crocodile." My brothers, I'm sure, do not have an opinion one way or the other on this, so they are not included here (Dan... Joel... If you DO have an opinion, I urge you to leave me a comment, and then join your baby sisters in this cause.) Anyway, this argument has arisen many times, and has never been resolved, despite the many instances of playing the song aloud, and looking up official lyrics to find evidence. No matter how many sets of lyrics Laurel and I pull up on Google that proves we are right, my mother and father continue to insist that "clear the aisle" makes no sense, and so the real words must be "clearly I will..." Even despite our arguments that "clear the aisle" makes for a better rhyme, and makes enough sense to at least be justified, they remain firm that "clearly I will" is the more logical phrase.
Try as we might, no conclusion has ever been reached. I fear that we shall never see eye-to-eye on this, and that "Never Smile at a Crocodile" will continue to drive a painful wedge between our family forever.
... Or my parents could just admit that they're TOTALLY WRONG! It's right there in the official sing-along, dudes! "Clear the aisle!" Can't get more proof than that! PWNED!
... can I still come home for Christmas?