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  • Misheard Lyrics

    We've all done it at some point or another - we thought the song said one thing, only to find out later that it said something completely different.


    Oops.


    Tell me about some of your misheard lyrics.


     

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    "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

    - George Carlin

    "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

    - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

    "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

    - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

  • #2

    Don't go around tonight,

    Well, it's bound to take your life,

    There's a bathroom on the right.

     

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    • Pedaltones
      Pedaltones commented
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      evets618 wrote:

      Don't go around tonight,

      Well, it's bound to take your life,

      There's a bathroom on the right.

       


      Maroon 5?

       

      Mine was

      "and if you tell my heart

      my achy breaky heart

      it might grow up to be'is? man"


    • 1001gear
      1001gear commented
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      evets618 wrote:

      Don't go around tonight,

      Well, it's bound to take your life,

      There's a bathroom on the right.

       


      That's a new one. That one was plain English compared to the others like Born On The Bayou and Green River. Almost invented death metal mumblin' and moanin' along.


  • #3
    From Neil Young's Tonights the Night, I thought Bruce Berry was a working man was Gooseberry was a working man.

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    • #4

      Last spring, my three year old kept singing "robo knights are getting lucky."

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      • goodhonk
        goodhonk commented
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        andy walks with me 

        and he talks with me 

        andy tells me i am his own

         


    • #5

      Not a very good one, but I always thought the "treating people just like pawns at chess" in War Pigs was "treating people just like poker chips." It's not all that far removed.

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      • ermghoti II
        ermghoti II commented
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        Oh, a better one, that crappy Candlebox or whatever song that yarls "left me far behind" just ahead of the chorus, I misheard as "loved me from behind." I knew that couldn't be right, but it fit my opinion of the music well enough, so I left it be.


    • #6
      I just had one of these moment 5 minutes ago. Apparently the line in the Killers song Bling is "shut, poor and tired, but more than this".

      I thought it was "shut up, you're entitled to more than this".

      Whoops.
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      • #7
        The Pearl Jam one that's been around for years on Youtube by misheardlyricsguy is a ****************in classic!!!!
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        • #8

          My woman is OK-o!

          instead of:

          My womain from Tokyo.

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          • brokenfixed
            brokenfixed commented
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            That Imagine Dragons "radioactive" song they play the sht out of on the radio.

            Thought the Chorus was "ready to rock dis, ready to rock dis" instead of "radioactive, radioactive."


        • #9
          Sum ragged **** there^

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          • #10
            I suspect that many here are far to young to know, but they king (pun fully intended) of all misheard lyrics was the Kingsmen's version of "Louie Louie" from the 1960. There were several versions of what the lyrics were, none correct, and all rather obscene, at least for the time. The FBI actually investigated this, following a complaint. They submitted the recording to all their technologies, and couldn't come to any conclusion. There is a 160 or so page file which has been released on FOIA. You can probably find it online, try the louienet for a start.

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            • eti313
              eti313 commented
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              In a pop '70s tune a guy sings "get your cell phone"


          • #11

            oops, wrong thread :/

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            • Lou Speed's Alt
              Lou Speed's Alt commented
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              I think part of this is "she's into all not well, oh, all not well".  But I always hear it as, "she's in a walnut well, a walnut well".


          • #12

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