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Old 08-13-2015, 05:58 PM
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I heard:

Just like the one-winged dove...
Same here! All these years...
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:52 AM
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Rush "Limelight."

Actual "Living in a fish-eye lens...."
Heard "Living in the fish islands..."

I had another one on the tip of my tongue and can't think of it now.
Yup, I hear fish islands too.
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Old 08-15-2015, 10:51 AM
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A friend in high school was WAY off on this lyric. In "Fish Heads" by Barnes and Barnes:

Real lyric: Roly-poly fish heads are never seen drinking cappuccino...
He heard: Roly-poly fish heads are never seen eating Capistrano...
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:03 PM
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Eric Clapton's 'After Midnight'

I always hear the backup singers saying "Captain Midnight, Captain Midnight"
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:22 PM
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Dire Straits "Money for Nothing"

Actual lyrics
Money for nothin' and your chicks for free

What I heard
Money for nothin' and your checks are free
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:33 PM
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Do, a deer from The Sound of Music

Lyric: "Tea, a drink with jam and bread"
Heard: "Team a drink with Jan and Fred"
Always thought it was Janet Blair.
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:05 AM
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Pearl Jam's Even Flow just shuffled on my computer. I of course have been listening to this song for YEARS...I had pasted in the lyrics about two years ago, but didn't go over the stanzas with a fine tooth comb when I did.

I then idly noticed this morning that the line from the opening stanza ostensibly goes like this:

"Oh, dark grin he can't help when he's happy, looks insane"

While I was 100% sure that it was:

"Oh, girlfriend he can't have-even when he's happy, he looks insane."

I just went back and listened to it again, and I am still sure that it is the latter; the key words definitely sound to me like those in the 2nd one.
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:26 PM
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If I had known the name of this Broken Social Scene song was "Cause = Time", I probably wouldn't have misheard these lines:

They all want to love the cows
'Cause they all need to be the cows
They all want to fuck the cows
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:28 PM
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I'm so glad you asked because I just got reminded of my own deeply personal one.

I always heard this:

"It never rains in California
But girl don't they warn you
It pours...
Menopause"

No lie.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:43 PM
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"It never rains in California
But girl don't they warn you
It pours...
Menopause"
Only women bleed.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:17 PM
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Killer Queen, by Queen

Correct:
She's a killer queen, gun powder and gelatine (I think; I know we've discussed this here).

I heard:
She's a killer queen, gunfighter agility..

I like mine better.

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Old 08-18-2015, 10:21 PM
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Same here! All these years...
Me too...three...twelve...
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:24 PM
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Not me, but my 10-year-old daughter.

On the sound track to Les Miz, the song "Do You Hear the People Sing?" has this lyric:

The blood of the martyrs will water the meadows of France.

She thought it was:

The blood of the Martians will water the meadows of France.

That's how we sing it now .

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Old 08-20-2015, 02:16 PM
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All In The Family's theme song, Those Were The Days.

Lyric: Gee, our old LaSalle ran great
Misheard: Giarolla salary rate
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:29 PM
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Not me, but my 10-year-old daughter.

On the sound track to Les Miz, the song "Do You Hear the People Sing?" has this lyric:

The blood of the martyrs will water the meadows of France.

She thought it was:

The blood of the Martians will water the meadows of France.

That's how we sing it now .
http://www.tkinter.smig.net/Stuff/Ma...rorInParis.htm
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:32 PM
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All In The Family's theme song, Those Were The Days.

Lyric: Gee, our old LaSalle ran great
Misheard: Giarolla salary rate
It sounded like they were naming an Italian-English woman to me:

Giarolla Sarah Grey
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Old 08-20-2015, 02:42 PM
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All In The Family's theme song, Those Were The Days.

Lyric: Gee, our old LaSalle ran great
Misheard: Giarolla salary rate
Also (for me):
Lyric: Boy, the way Glenn Miller played!
Misheard: Boyda Wakelin Milla Blade (WTF!)

Apparently I'm not the only one who didn't understand it either. I recall a TV Guide issue with an article on AitF, and the intro to the articl listed those lyrics. A subsequent letter to the editor said something to the effect, "Thanks! I've been wondering what they were saying!"
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Old 08-20-2015, 11:32 PM
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All In The Family's theme song, Those Were The Days.

Lyric: Gee, our old LaSalle ran great
Misheard: Giarolla salary rate
I could not understand that part for the life of me. The most I could make of it was some nonsense like

G-r-o sour and grey.
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:30 PM
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Just last night I learned that the chorus to Rob Zombie's "Dragula" does, in fact, say "dragula" -- not "jagged edge."

No, it's clear as day. He's singing "Slam in the back of my..Jagged ass".

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The Bill Cosby Show...

To me they lyrics always sounded like Hoo Lord! Gonna get some raggets... and some rolls... and some reezinrizins Ha, ha, ha, ha!
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:53 PM
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"They call me Mellow Yellow..(quite right, Slick) (Donovan)

Medieval Woman. (ELO)
Uuuuuuuuum........................well, I learned two things just now.
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I'm so glad you asked because I just got reminded of my own deeply personal one.

I always heard this:

"It never rains in California
But girl don't they warn you
It pours...
Menopause"

No lie.
I believe you, because that's how I used to sing along to it in the car, and still do in my head (even though I know better).
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Old 08-24-2015, 09:33 AM
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"Cheerleader" by OMI -

Real lyric: "But I'm empty when you're gone"
I hear: "But I'm deep in your corner" or "But I'm deep in your arms".

"Some Kind of Wonderful" by Sky:

Real lyric: "She makes a mean steak and she's an eyeful"
I hear: "She makes a meat steak by the lamp post".
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Life Is A Rock

Lyrics: 'Life is a rock, but the radio rolled me'
Misheard: 'Top is a rock, and the radio told me'

I blame the Radio Shack AM radio on my bike's handlebars.
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Also, the song Kodachrome by Paul Simon has the lyrics: "Momma's gonna take my Kodachrome away." But to me it says: "Momma's gonna take my combs and throw 'em all away."
I heard "mama don't take my corn pone away."
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Todd Rundgren/Utopia: "Sunburst Finish." I couldn't quite grok Kasim Sulton's pronunciation of "Foxy pharaoh knows all, won't tell" but I was sure it couldn't possibly be what I kept hearing:

Fozzie Bear, ah! Knows all, won't tell...
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"Blinded by the Light" by Manfred Mann

lyrics:
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night

misheard:
Blinded by the light,
wrecked up like a douche
I know a runner in the night
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"Blinded by the Light" by Manfred Mann
I hear "Wrapped up like a douche".

Another classic is "Going down on the old man with a transister radio."
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For years I thought the Jimmy Eat World song "Lucky Denver Mint" was called "Lucky Tenderness." If I hadn't tried to look up the lyrics one day I'd still be wrong.
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A more obscure song from the O'Jays album "Ship Ahoy"

"Oh, baby, I guess you've got your hooks in me
And I'm caught like a fish"

This was one of my favorite songs. I always sang along "and I fought like a bitch!"
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Old 08-25-2015, 03:19 PM
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Eric Clapton's 'After Midnight'

I always hear the backup singers saying "Captain Midnight, Captain Midnight"
Same here. I was wondering why they were singing about an obscure TV hero with Sid Melton as a sidekick.
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:03 PM
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Jane's Addiction - "Just Because"

Actual lyrics:

When we first met
And we passed around gifts

For some reason, I heard it as

When we first met
And we passed around fluids

I figured he was talking about sex.
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Killer Queen, by Queen

Correct:
She's a killer queen, gun powder and gelatine (I think; I know we've discussed this here).

I heard:
She's a killer queen, gunfighter agility..
This is what I heard.


Also,
Hey Lawdy Mama[/B] by Steppenwolf

Correct:
It's alright, Hey Lawdy Mama.

I heard:
It's alright, day or ni-ight.
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All In The Family's theme song, Those Were The Days.

Lyric: Gee, our old LaSalle ran great
Misheard: Giarolla salary rate
They actually re-recorded the open at some point with Jean Stapleton over-enunciating those words.
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M & Ms Front...
M & Ms Front...
It's a put on.

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How do you know what the official lyrics are?

I don't, unless I have direct access to the original ones printed on the liner notes.

But many bands never released any official ones at all. Which means that it was nothing more than some internet junkies somewhere guesstimating them, full stop. And then shamelessly copied from each other. So much so that, just because lyric sites 1-10 all say the same thing, and I hear another (still 100% convinced I am right about the Pearl Jam one above), doesn't mean that I am wrong, and they are right.

I've seen quite a few glaring errors, where there is no way that the singer is singing what these sites insist they are singing (extra syllables, missing consonant sounds, etc.).

So how do you know for sure what the right ones are?
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The Cisco Kid

lyric: Eat the salted peanuts out the can
I heard: He has the softest penis in the land
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For some reason, this one popped into my head a few times over the past week; and last night I saw The Full Monty for the first time. I'm going to blame my Archer AM bike radio again, for my mishearing the lyrics.

You Sexy Thing (aka I Believe In Miracles) by Hot Chocolate.

Lyrics:
I believe in miracles
Since you came along
You sexy thing

Misheard:
I believe in *Milkos
It's a kind of law
You sense the pain

*'Milkos' sounded like some sort of breakfast cereal.
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On the way home from work last night I heard/remembered another one...

The Marshall Tucker Band's "Heard It In A Love Song": as a kid I always thought they were singing "purty little love song."


(For those outside the USA: "purty" = southern slang for "pretty")
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This one's not as interesting as some, but Heart's Crazy On You has a verse:

I was a willow last night in a dream
I bent down over a clear running stream
Singing a song that I heard up above...

Now, there's nothing wrong with that lyric. Except, I wondered why Ann pronounced it "sangin' a song". Is that some regionalism? I saw them in concert last week, and after 40 years she's still pronouncing it "sangin'".

Nearly 40 years on, and I FINALLY find out she's been singing (er...sanging) "I sang you a song.." all this time.

Also~

England Dan &JFC is:

I'm not talkin' 'bout millenium,

Everyone know this!
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The Marshall Tucker Band's "Heard It In A Love Song": as a kid I always thought they were singing "purty little love song."
The first several times I heard it blasting from a stereo in my college dorm, I thought the lyric was "Indian" (actually "India-a-a-an love song"). Since I knew courtesy of Charlie Daniels that the "Tucker boys (were) singin' down in Caroline", I figured the MTB song must have been referring to some lovelorn North Carolina Cherokee.
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Another Elton John, but not a mishearing, just a misunderstanding my 9yo self had in the song Tiny Dancer:

Sung: Jesus-freaks, out in the street
Understood: Jesus freaks out in the street

Same words, different meaning!
Maybe that's where the moneychangers set up after he chased them out of the temple.
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Rod Stewart - "Maggie May"

Actual lyrics:

Or steal my daddy's cue and make a living out of playing pool

For a while I heard it as:

Or steal my daddy's cue and make a living out of playing fool
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"I Wish" by Skee-Lo:

Real lyrics:

I wish I was little bit taller
I wish I was a baller
I wish I had a girl who looked good
I would call her
I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat
And a six four Impala

I hear:

I wish I was little bit taller
I wish I was a baller
I wish I had a girl with a kid
I would call her
I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat
And a six foot baller
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Robert Plant - "Tall Cool One"

Actual lyrics:

You stroll, you jump, you're hot and you tease
'Cause I'm your tall cool one and I'm built to please

When it came out my best friend at the time and I both heard:

You stroll, you jump, you harden your Ts
'Cause I'm your tall cool one and I'm built to please
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Elton John again:

Real lyrics:

Rocket man
Burnin' out this fuse
Up here alone

Heard:

Rocket man
Burnin' up his shoes
At perihelion
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From Radar Love by Golden Earring
Actual lines: We've got a thing that's called radar love / We've got a wave in the air
What I heard: We've got a thing that's called red-hot love / We've got to wave in the air

From Invisible Touch by Genesis:
Actual line: She seems to have an invisible touch, yeah.
What I heard: She seems to have a busy butt, touch it.
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"I Wish" by Skee-Lo:

Real lyrics:

I wish I was little bit taller
I wish I was a baller
I wish I had a girl who looked good
I would call her
I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat
And a six four Impala

I hear:

I wish I was little bit taller
I wish I was a baller
I wish I had a girl with a kid
I would call her
I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat
And a six foot baller
That's exactly what I heard when I first listened to that song. I'm still not convinced the girl doesn't have a kid.
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Amos Moses

Lyric: Lived a man called Doc Milsap
Misheard: Lived a man called Duckbill South
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