Tony Bennett is one of the best and most-respected singers of the last few decades, but even he makes mistakes. Which he did at a baseball game between the today, flubbing the lyrics to “God Bless America.”
Instead of singing the line “to the oceans, white with foam,” Bennett sang, “to the oceans, white with gold.”
This got plenty of attention on Twitter, obviously:
According to Tony Bennett the oceans are "ripe with gold," rather than "white with foam." #SFGiants
— Rachel Freeman (@rfreeman027) October 6, 2014
TONY BENNETT SAID THERE'S GOLD IN THE OCEAN! EVERYBODY RUN!
— Ben Heisler (@bennyheis) October 6, 2014
Look, if Tony Bennett says those are the words, THOSE ARE THE WORDS.
— Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) October 6, 2014
But then some Twitterers thought up another theory:
Look, I'm just going to assume Tony Bennett was changing the words because he wanted to make a "Gold"en Gate Bridge in SF reference.
— Sam Borden (@SamBorden) October 6, 2014
I think Tony Bennett said "gold" on purpose because of the golden gate bridge.
— Lisa ٩/(◕‿◕)\۶ (@LadyLuvsNYK) October 6, 2014
Before he sang, though, Bennett spit out his gum, leading to one of the oddest pictures you may ever see:
The consumate pro, Tony Bennett spits out the gum before the performance. . pic.twitter.com/zndwtAS6Xk
— Ryan Covay (@ryancovay) October 6, 2014
You can watch the video here, via MLB Network:
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