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Misheard Lyrics (musical mondegreens)

Discussion in 'The Musiquarium' started by Spastic Minnow, May 4, 2011.

  1. Kitschensyngk

    Kitschensyngk Worse than one of those little blue crunchy things

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    From Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean":

    But the chair is not my son...
     
  2. MDawg

    MDawg Nerfariously planning

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    That would be "Barbie Girl" by Aqua

    You sure it's not?

    I'll admit I thought the song said "Can't find the butter man" in the song "Better Man" by Pearl Jam and just took it as Eddie Vedder's mumblings :sweat:
     
  3. WolfieKiwi

    WolfieKiwi We lil' devils

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    All Star - Smash Mouth
    I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed
    I ate the sharpest tool in the shed.

    Life on Mars - David Bowie
    Take a look at the lawman beating up the wrong guy..
    Take a look at the wrong man beating up the wrong guy.
     
  4. BartWinkle

    BartWinkle Active Member

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    I Really Love To See You Tonight-England Dan and John Ford Coley: I'm Not Talking About My Lillian. Real: I'm Not Talking About My Moving In.
     
  5. Dr.Pepper

    Dr.Pepper Well-Known Member

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    I remember thinking that "Family Affair" by Mary J. Blige said something about Hercules in it. This was back when I was in middle school and the radio station on the school bus that I rode played the song like everyday.
     
  6. Silverstar

    Silverstar Rock the Dragon

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    The 80s girl band The Go-Gos had a song titled "Our Lips Our Sealed", which many in Australia believed was "Alex the Seal". Once the Go-Gos were performing at a concert in Australia and the crowd started shouting "Play 'Alex the Seal'! Play 'Alex the Seal'!" and the band didn't know what they were talking about until they began playing "Our Lips Are Sealed" and the crowd cheered.

    Some more misheard lyrics:

    "Family Affair" by Sly and the Family Stone:
    Actual Lyric: It's a family affair...
    Misheard Lyric: It's a family of bears...

    "The Authority Song" by John Mellencamp:
    Actual Lyric: I fight authority, authority always wins.
    Misheard Lyric: I fight with Dorothy, and Dorothy always wins.

    "I Fought the Law" by Bobby Fuller
    Actual Lyric: I fought the law, and the law won.
    Misheard Lyric: I fought the lawn, and the lawn won.

    Comedian/sportscaster Bob Sarlatte once attended his daughter's pep rally, and a popular DMX song (the title escapes me at the moment) was played over the PA system. The actual lyrics go: "Y'all gonna make me lose my mind! Up in here! Up in here!" Bob apparently thought DMX was saying "Y'all gonna make me lose my mind! Pumpkin Head! Pumpkin Head!" Of course, whenever I hear the song now, I think "Pumpkin Head".

    For much of my young life, I thought Smokey Robinson's "Goin' to a Go-Go" was "Goin' to a Boat Show". I always wondered why Smokey was so pumped about going to a boat show. And I, like many people apparently, thought that Sly & the Family Stone's "Stand" was about a guy named "Stan".
     
  7. Dr.Pepper

    Dr.Pepper Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to bump this thread but another embarrassing one came to my mind.
    Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows)
    Actual Lyric: They paved paradise, put up a parking light.
    Misheard Lyric: It ain't paradise, put up a f---ing light

    I remember hearing the song at school and wonder why it was allowed:sad:
     
  8. PeppeRaskell1

    PeppeRaskell1 Peanutized!!!

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    I forget who sings it, but I used to think "Jump, Jive and Wail" sounded like "Drunk Drivin' Whale."

    And Craig McCracken once said he thought one of the lyrics in The Beatle's "Michelle" went "someday monkey won't play piano song, play piano song."
    (the actual words are "Michelle, ma belle, sont les mots qui vont tres bien ensemble, tres bien ensemble.")

    And he used those "monkey piano song" words (as well as Michelle) in PPG's "Meet the Beat-Alls" ep.
     
  9. PeppeRaskell1

    PeppeRaskell1 Peanutized!!!

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    Forgot to add this on my post yesterday: "He's dancing with the chicken slacks"
    (He's dancing with the chick in slacks)--"Twistin' The Night Away," Sam Cooke.

    (Visualizes a guy wearing a pair of slacks with pictures of little chickens all over them. He even has chicken feet!)
     
  10. gohstphantomhive

    gohstphantomhive 99% synchronization level

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    "Lucy in the Sky"
    actual: Lucy in the sky with diamonds
    misheard: Lucy in the sky with knives
    * yea, it painted a pretty interesting image in my head, and I always used to wonder why my 6th grade teacher would let the class listen to it*

    I always used to confuse my self with the op theme fromCharmed but then again those weren't really miheard, I just used the wrong synonym
     
  11. BartWinkle

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    Groovin' [The Rascals]-misheard: You And Me And Leslie-real: You And Me Endlessly.
     
  12. Dr.Pepper

    Dr.Pepper Well-Known Member

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    I hear that too. I liked to joke and say he was having a three-way. :p
     
  13. Peter Paltridge

    Peter Paltridge Knows about rock people
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    I don't know who sings it, but it's new and it gets a lot of play lately:

    "I'm on the edge.....OF GLOVY......and I'm hangin' on a moment of truth."

    It doesn't sound like "Glory." It doesn't sound like "Lovely." And those are my two best guesses. It sounds like "Glovy." What is Glovy?

    For a long time, it sounded to me like "Unless I See You." Meaning she wouldn't believe the rumors unless she saw them.....
     
  14. Toon Master

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    One of your guesses was right. The word is "Glory."

    The song also happens to be called "The Edge of Glory" (I don't know if you knew that already) and it's by Lady GaGa.
     
  15. Peter Paltridge

    Peter Paltridge Knows about rock people
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    Well, it really DOES sound like "Glovy," not "Glory." But Gaga has a tendency to mispronounce words so....now it makes sense.
     
  16. Peter Paltridge

    Peter Paltridge Knows about rock people
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    This time, I'm pretty sure I got this right:

    Control yourself
    Take only what you need from it
    A family of trees wanted to be haunted

    I'm just posting it here because.....seriously, what are they talking about??
     
  17. BlueMail

    BlueMail Chinatown, Chain me Down

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    Empty Streets - Late Night Alumni

    Misheard - "If this life is not meant to be, if you're heart's not ready to love you, if you're naked I wanna see, it's broken."

    Actual - "If the smile's not meant to be, if the heart's not ready to open, if we make it I won't see, it's broken."

    Man, how'd I mess that up that much?
     
  18. PC!

    PC! lolwut?

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    I just learned I'm far from the only person in the world who thought the lyrics "dirty deeds done dirt cheap" were "dirty deeds dunder chief." Amazing how so many people can misconstrue lyrics with the same made up words.

    I laughed quite heartily at this.
     

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