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The Surfin' Dead -- The Cramps

Lyrics: 'Ooh baby, your asphalt eater hung ten'
Misheard lyrics: 'Ooh baby, you're askin' for a peter hung ten.'
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Roger Waters, It's a Miracle.

Misheard: She said meet me in the garden I've got salmon in my ear

Actual lyric: She said meet me in the Garden of Gethsemene my dear
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Saturday I was reminded of this one:

Hold The Line -- Toto

Lyrics: Hold the line. Love isn't always on time
Misheard lyrics: Toe the line. Love is a four-way zone time.
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:51 PM
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I just today learned what Edgar Winter sings after "Come on and take a Free Ride..."

Actual lyrics: Come on and sit here by my side
I've always heard: Come on and set your mind aside

I kind of like my line better.
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:29 PM
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There's a new Halsey song that, to my ears, has her singing

"How you gonna like it, sucking on dick?"

Obviously, that's not what's being sung.
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Recently I was wondering when a misheard lyrics thread would resurface, and here it is. Cool.

I'd like to add:
'Alex Chilton' by the Replacements
Actual - "Cerebral rape and pillage in a village of his choice"
Misheard - "We will rape and pillage in a village of his choice" -- sounded cooler anyway...

'Riders On The Storm' by The Doors
Actual - "Sweet memory will die" -- I think this was discussed a number of months back, along with the squirming toad..
Misheard - "Sweet Emily will die" - (amusingly, the first lyrics site I searched for had "Sweet family will die")

And since this is supposed to be "personal" mondegreen,

'Panama' - Van Halen
Actual - "you reach down, between my legs, ease the seat back"
Misheard - "you reach down, between my legs, ease the seed bag" - This seemed more Dave's style anyway...

It embarrassingly took a few years for me to realize that Elton John in "Saturday Night's All Right" was shouting out "She's With Me", not "Sympathy"...
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Old 06-07-2019, 02:31 PM
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It IS "sweet family will die." Listen here:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qvPBQcM3MF8
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First heard A Chorus Line in high school. The song "I Can Do That" has this part:

I'm watchin' Sis go pitterpat.
Said, "I can do that, I can do that."


I apparently missed all the subsequent references to his sister in the song and ignorantly though he was referring to some dancer he was watching on TV named Cisco.

Went so far as to name a character in a play I wrote a year or so later after this nonexistent person.
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Somehow, Peaches by The Stranglers came up in conversation today.

Lyrics: Is she tryin' to get outta that Clitares?
Misheard lyrics: Is she tryin' to get outta that clitoris?

The confusion between the French bathing suit and a part of the female anatomy was intentional on The Stranglers' part. I never knew I'd been whooshed until this morning.
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Just found out that the Vapors are singing "Live at the Marquee." All this time I thought it was "laugh at the monkey."
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When I was a kid, I thought Peter Gabriel's Shock the Monkey was about a monkey named Jacques.
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I learned this weekend that the 1978 song by Sniff 'n' the Tears is not "Travesty." Rather, it is "Driver's Seat."

I also learned that Sly and the Family Stone's hit in 1969 is not "Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself" but is "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)."

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If I hear "What You Need" by INXS I have to remind myself that Michael is singing,

This is what you need, I'll give you what you need.

Because what I hear is,

Keep a watchin' me, keep a watchin' me.
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Pearl Jam - Rearviewmirror- the first couple of times, I heard "pissed on my plate" as "pissed on my face"
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Not a particularly interesting one, but I just 5 minutes ago watching lyrics on you tube for random songs did I learn that the Eye of the Tiger is the "Cream of the fight" not the "Thrill of the fight"
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Unless you're whooshing us, couldn't it be the person who typed the lyrics who got it wrong? Because I hear "thrill" too.

That reminds me, in the 80's it was a couple of years after "Animal" by Def Leppard that I learned it's, "... And I lust Animal." and not "... And I love Animal."
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Tracy Chapman, "Smoke and Ashes"

I heard "Smokin' hashish"
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Unless you're whooshing us, couldn't it be the person who typed the lyrics who got it wrong? Because I hear "thrill" too.

That reminds me, in the 80's it was a couple of years after "Animal" by Def Leppard that I learned it's, "... And I lust Animal." and not "... And I love Animal."
I just don't fricken' know.

When I posted that I saw four or five sources in agreement that it was "cream" which makes sense with the whole "rise to the top theme" and I heard it clearly as cream. Now after more research some people1 say both, or say "dream" or say it changes through the choruses. I am now leaning toward "cream" first time and thrill the rest.

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Robert Palmer...

Might as well face it I'm addicted to love

Me:

Tiny square pieces I'm addicted to love

No idea.
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Ben Folds Five, "The Battle of Who Could Care Less"

Real line: "Think about your masterpiece."

For years, I thought it was "Think about your masturbation."

I mean, I had always imagined the character in the as a loser who spent the day hanging around the house watching The Rockford Files and smoking weed, so self pleasure seemed like another plausible activity for such a character.
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:53 PM
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I literally just figured this one out.

The Beatles, "Back in the USSR". I always heard "[Something] weighted paperback was on my knee. Man, I had a dreadful flight."

I just figured out the real line is "On the way the paper bag was on my knee. Man, I had a dreadful flight." I assume the "paper bag" is the airsickness bag, which completely explains why it was such a dreadful flight. Those lines make so much more sense now!
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Gloria
I think they got your number.
I think they got the area code
That you've been living under.

It's really "alias," but all phone numbers have an area code, so the misheard lyric makes some sense.
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When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, Letter B
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Letter B, Letter B, Letter B, Letter B
Whisper words of wisdom, Letter B
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Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting - Elton John


What I've always heard...


My sister looks cute in her bracelets and boots
A handful of breeze in her hair
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Old 10-24-2019, 02:34 PM
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I was today years old when I finally heard the Righteous Brothers do not sing, "If you'll be living forever" but "If you believe in forever". Which makes more sense paired with "then life is just a one night stand."
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Old 10-24-2019, 04:12 PM
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Slade:

If you got a crush, don't beat around the bush.

Me:

If you got a crush, don't be an octopus.

Yeesh, I should have known that wasn't right.
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Letter B, Letter B, Letter B, Letter B
Whisper words of wisdom, Letter B
The Muppets beat you to it.
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Slade:

If you got a crush, don't beat around the bush.

Me:

If you got a crush, don't be an octopus.

Yeesh, I should have known that wasn't right.
Now that you mention it, I heard Don't be an octopus too.

It kind of makes sense though. Like, an octopus is 'all arms'. If you've got a crush on someone, keep your hands and arms to yourself. Don't be an octopus.
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I've just remembered a thread from several years ago, where someone was debating the lyrics to Down Under (Men At Work). Even after showing him the lyrics as written on Colin Hay's website (i.e., 'straight from the horse's mouth'), he would not be convinced he was wrong.

He ended up being banned over that thread. What a silly hill to choose to die on.
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Even after showing him the lyrics as written on Colin Hay's website (i.e., 'straight from the horse's mouth'), he would not be convinced he was wrong.
Possibly that poster didn't trust Colin Hay on the grounds that he wouldn't look him straight in the eye.
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Dobie Grey's "Drift Away": For ages I thought it went "Give me the Beach Boys and free my soul, I want to get lost in your rock and roll and drift away."

The actual line is "Give me the beat, boys..."

I'd always imagined the singer drifting away in thought while listening to a Beach Boys record.

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Old 10-28-2019, 05:24 PM
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Dobie Grey's "Drift Away": For ages I thought it went "Give me the Beach Boys and free my soul, I want to get lost in your rock and roll and drift away."

The actual line is "Give me the beat, boys..."

I'd always imagined the singer drifting away in thought while listening to a Beach Boys record.
I must admit, that's exactly what I thought too. I like it better with the Beach Boys reference!
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Tommy James and the Shondells

For literally decades I thought it was Hangin' Around, this morning I found out it's Draggin' a Line.
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"Summer Breeze" (Seals & Crofts)
Lyric: "...blowing through the jasmine in my mind."
Heard: "...blowing through the jazz man in my mind."
I thought it was "...blowing through the chasm in my mind."
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For me that was "...blowing through the chasm in my mind."
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I thought it was "...blowing through the chasm in my mind."
Pfui.
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An old mondegreen from when I was a wee one:

"Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday,
Who could hang a nail on you."
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Tommy James and the Shondells

For literally decades I thought it was Hangin' Around, this morning I found out it's Draggin' a Line.
I always thought it was "Hitchin' a ride".
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Another old personal (and no one else's!) mondegreen...

from "Penny Lane" - There, beneath the blue, 'so purple' skies. (instead of 'suburban')
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I grew up thinking Stevie Nicks was singing, "Just like a one winged dove. Sings a song sounds like she's singing."
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Just discovered the song from Caddyshack isn't called "Amber Light," it's called "I'm Alright". It still sounds like "Amber Light" to me, and considering it's playing while the hero rides his bike non-stop through lights, I think I get a pass.

Amber Light
Nobody worry 'bout me
something mumble-mumble something bike?
Can't you just let me be?

They don't write them like that anymore.
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Reminded because I just heard the song. I thought Olivia Newton-John was saying, "Please mister, please-- don't blame me at 17. . ." saying she was too young to take responsibility for the broken romance, when she was just being a jukebox referee and asking some stranger not to play a certain song. Once I learned she says, ". . .don't play B-17" I wonder what B-17 was. Theme from A Summer Place or maybe Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.

I have thought about this too much.
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They don't write them like that anymore.
Reminding me of the Greg Kihn song The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em), (remember? "uh uh uh, uh-uh, uh-uh, uh") which I always used to mishear the main lyric as Hey don't ride my daddy no more.



An intentional mondergreen from when I was a kid:

I hope ya go blind
I hope ya go blind
Yeah I wish you the wooorrrrrst...

- Elton John
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I always thought it was "Hitchin' a ride".
A quick review shows me that it was just Tommy James, post Shondells, so I'm nitpicking myself.
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Hitchens a ride


In mentioning The Who (from "5:15") : Magically "born" on a quiet street corner (when it should be "bored") I came across the amiright website which is so bloody damn comprehensive that it made me wonder if every single personal mondegreen in this thread could be found there.
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There's a line in "Sad Songs (Say So Much)" by Elton John where he sings, " why don't you tune in and turn them on" that my brain, to this day, still thinks he says "why don't you chew? That'll turn them on."
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Speaking of Elton John, I already mentioned a misheard lyric from Funeral For A Friend back on the first page. Here's another from the same song:

Lyric: 'The roses in the window box have tilted to one side'
Heard: 'The cold November wind don't rock [can't remember the rest]'
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Just discovered the song from Caddyshack isn't called "Amber Light," it's called "I'm Alright". It still sounds like "Amber Light" to me, and considering it's playing while the hero rides his bike non-stop through lights, I think I get a pass.

Amber Light
Nobody worry 'bout me
something mumble-mumble something bike?
Can't you just let me be?

They don't write them like that anymore.
In your defense, Kenny Loggins is always difficult to understand. In that particular song, he pronounces "I'm" as "Am". Took me forever to figure out what he was saying.

If not for the song title appearing recently on my car stereo, I would still think that Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open The Door" is "Delilah Open The Door".
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