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Old 11-28-2003, 07:12 PM   #1
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commonly misheard song lyrics

ok, who'll admit to that time when you were singing some bizzare words to a song and had someone correct you, making you feel like a complete tool?

such as:

I always thought the Eric Clapton song Layla said:

LADY LOVE, you got me on my knees.
Layla, you got me on my knees)

or:
( and this one is not me)

OH MY GOD ( sung to the "low rider" melody)
Low- Ri- Der. get a little lower
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Old 11-28-2003, 07:41 PM   #2
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LOL fun!!!

Ok the only thing that I can think of right now is this:
Duran Duran's "New Moon On Monday"

During the chorus, I thought it was:

"New Moon on Monday, and the five days through the night". (which doesn't make a whole lotta sense, but hey, that was the 80s, right?)

Actually it's, "New Moon on Monday, and a firedance through the night".

D'oh! :p
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Old 11-28-2003, 08:24 PM   #3
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I once knew a guy who argued that "Life in the fast lane" (Eagles) was actually "pumpin' in the vaseline".

Seriously.
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Old 11-28-2003, 08:26 PM   #4
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All the classics are on kissthisguy.com .

The only one I can think of that's not cliche is this song, "Escucha Me," by the Gipsy Kings. It goes like this: "Escucha Me, Escucha Me..." but to me it sounds like, "It's good chow mein, it's good chow mein."

Mmmmm.

(Of course, it's all in Spanish, so I can make up all kinds of incorrect lyrics.)
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Old 11-28-2003, 11:09 PM   #5
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Quote:
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I once knew a guy who argued that "Life in the fast lane" (Eagles) was actually "pumpin' in the vaseline".

Seriously.
i think that's the funniest thing ive ever heard
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Old 11-29-2003, 12:18 AM   #6
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"There's a bathroom on the right." (creedence clearwater revivial, Bad Moon Rising)

And of course ... "Standing here I've got my back against the wrecking machine." (Van Halen, Jump)
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Old 12-01-2003, 09:50 AM   #7
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There is a comic who did a short bit on this, and he was mentioning that they were in the car listening to Steve Miller Band "Jet Airliner" and his friend was singing at the top of his lungs:

Bingo Jed had a light on!!


and I'm guilty of this one:

Nickleback - How you remind me

I always sang, "Despite words in my head/Scream, 'Are we having fun yet?'"

And it's really, "These five words in my head/Scream, 'Are we having fun yet?'"

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Old 12-01-2003, 10:52 AM   #8
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Maybe its me but I keep misinterpreting anything Stevie Nicks sings as:

"Ahh wahh doo bee nnnn ahhh wahh oohhh woeMan I errr in loooooooovvvvvvvvvvve iiiiiiiiii ooooohhhhhh."

Anybody know what in the hell she is saying?
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Old 12-01-2003, 03:51 PM   #9
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"There's a bathroom on the right." (creedence clearwater revivial, Bad Moon Rising)
I've known many people to make this mistake, but never understood it... the phrase "I see a bad mood rising" occurs many times in the song and is quite clear... indeed the very title of the song is "Bad Mood Rising." I think context should indicate the true words there, since it's basically the same phrase rearranged. But I suppose if someone wasn't paying attention to the song's lyrics at large, and they misheard that particular line, it would draw their attention and become memorable.

When I was young and stupid, I thought the opening phrase to Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl," which says "Hey, where did we go," was actually saying "Hey Rodrigo!" I made the mistake of singing along with the song when it came on the radio, and the friend I was with gave me shit for months over it. I got back at him though, when he sang the opening line of "Bits and Pieces" by the Dave Clark Five as "Amadeus's bits and pieces" rather than "I'm in pieces, bits and pieces."

Part of the problem, I think, is that many songs have lyrics that make little or no sense, so we're accustomed to strangeness and don't question our odd interpretations.
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Old 12-01-2003, 04:35 PM   #10
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here's another one of mine:

The heart brings you baaaaack......ON THAT YOU CAN RELY

blues travler

is actually

the HOOK brings you back

i figured it out when i couldnt find the song on any of their albums.....because the song is called "the hook"
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Old 12-01-2003, 05:24 PM   #11
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Donnie Iris, "Ah Leah!" -- I had no clue what the hell he was singing till I saw the song title. Doh!

"< Whatever >/Here we go again" ==
"Ah Leah!/Here we go again"
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Old 12-01-2003, 09:39 PM   #12
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Meatloaf - Bat out o hell

"im gonna sit on that fan all night"

i was corrected: "on a silver n black phantom bike"
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Old 12-01-2003, 11:19 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by Beestie
Maybe its me but I keep misinterpreting anything Stevie Nicks sings as:

"Ahh wahh doo bee nnnn ahhh wahh oohhh woeMan I errr in loooooooovvvvvvvvvvve iiiiiiiiii ooooohhhhhh."

Anybody know what in the hell she is saying?
I have had a problem with Stevie, myself...for *years*, I thought it was "just like the one winged dove", instead of "white winged dove". Imagine my embarassment when I finally figured it out. Duh. I mean, who the hell writes a song about an amputee dove?
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Old 12-02-2003, 09:49 AM   #14
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Case will remember the band's name, but it was Aimee Mann's old 80's band. The song was "Voices Carry".

Hush hush / Keep it down now / This is scary


Actually...

Hush hush / Keep it down now / Voices Carry

Now, I'm not the one who made this mistake. Someone I know did (maybe it was Case), and I thought it was funny as hell.

edit: 'Til Tuesday'? I can't remember the name to save my life and I refuse to Google it.
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Old 12-02-2003, 10:19 AM   #15
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'Til Tuesday.

I always thought it was:

"Oh, shush, keep it down now. Voices Carry."
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