Misheard lyrics redux

It was only on my way to work this morning that I realized that Rob Thomas wasn’t the dog I thought he was. Apparently he’s not saying:

Now its hard for me with my heart still on the mend
Open up to me, I could do your girlfriends

:o “Lonely No More”


When Stevie Nicks sang, “Just like a white-winged dove”, a friend of mine in college thought she was singing… “Just like a park ranger”

  • shakes head sadly *

Oh, goody. I get to be first with the classic:

’Scuse me while I kiss this guy.

Younger dopers are now excused. :slight_smile:

When the Grease soundtrack came out many moons ago there was this line that said “You’re the one that I want.” The radio station had a contest to see what people thought they were saying, because no one could understand it. The consensus seemed to be “You’re the bull of the woods.”

I have heard of other people having this specifc mis-hearing, but not many:

From Pink Floyd “Another Brick in the Wall” -
“No Dukes of Hazzard in the classroom”

I know now that it’s “No dark sarcasm in the classroom” but I swear I was hearing it the other way & wondering what the boys had to do with this song…

It took me years to realize that Don Henley never had a hit containing the repeated line “After the poison summer has gone.”

Diamond Rio had a song in the not so distant past, (I Believe), containing the line “There are more than angels watching over me”

Every time I hear the song, I hear “There are mormon angels watching over me”

spooky :eek:

Until recently, I always heard the chorus of Queen’s “Headlong” (“And you’re rushing headlong - out of control”) as:

“Anti-Russian hand dog - out of control.”

… which makes absolutely no sense, although I have to say that an Anti-Russian Hand Dog sounds like a really cool weapon.

Some song called “I think I’m in Love” just came up on random playlist and I was only half listening to the music and the song really got my attention when I heard the line “I think I’m in love, 'cause I can’t get it up…”. I’m pretty sure he’s saying “'cause I can’t get enough” which makes much more sense. But, it certainly got me listening to the lyrics a bit more attentively. I have no idea who sings the song. The info says that it’s from a Best of 1982 CD. I have lots of music that I have just taken from friends computers when I was on a network in the dorms I lived at last semester.

I once thought Peter Gabriel’s “Shock the Monkey” was about a monkey named Jacques.

At various points in Complicated by Avril Lavigne I’ve heard:

Promise you’re never gonna fly to Vegas


Promise me I’ll never find you naked

But I Never heard what it really was, which according to sources, is Promise me I’m never gonna find you fakin’

Stand beside her,
And guide her,
Through the night
With a light
From a bulb.

You’ll never convince me that The Who is singing anything but ‘Everythings Fucked’ in the song Eminance Front.

And if she is a Sexy Motherfucker, why is she ‘shaving her ass’?

“Put away the crack before the crack puts you away
You need to be there when your baby’s old enough to be laid.”

Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell, I hear “like a Cilla Black fan on ice”, don’t know what the actual lyric is.

When my daughter was about five years old, she called that song, “Eleven O’Clock”.

“Like a silver-black phantom bike”?? Checks…pretty close :wink:

I was always tickled that “Last Kiss Goodnight” had Geena Davis correcting Samuel L. Jackson on his interpretation of “I’m not talkin’ 'bout the linen”, because that’s how I always heard it.

One of my friends heard Tom Petty’s drawly “Goood Love is hard to find” as “Silly-willy love is hard to find” :stuck_out_tongue:

Dontchya know “every girl crazy ’bout a shot glass man.” :stuck_out_tongue:

And Fern Forest?
Thanks. :o

In Disturbed’s song Voices, the lyrics at one point go:

Someone is gonna die
When you listen to me

But my friend thought that they were actually saying:

N’Sync you’re gonna die
When you listen to me

He figured that maybe Disturbed was just doing the responsible thing and warning NSync that their music may prove fatal to them.


That’s Eddie Money. And “I Think I’m in Love” was a huge hit in it’s time.

<feelin’ mighty old>