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Misheard lyrics

Discussion in 'The Musiquarium' started by simpsonsfan, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. simpsonsfan

    simpsonsfan Froakie - Bubble Frog Pokemon
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    The title says it all. You can post misheard lyrics you've heard or read online that others have heard.

    I'll get some of the well known ones out of the way.

    Dirty Deeds Done with Sheep (Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap- AC/DC).
    Come on body let's go potty (Come on barbie let's go party- Barbie Girl by Aqua).
    There's a bathroom on the right (There's a bad moon on the rise- CCR).
    I'm Blue, If I was green I would die or I'm Blue, I'm in need of a guy (I'm Blue, Da Ba Dee Da Ba Die- Eifel 65).

    As for ones I've heard:

    Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana. I've heard the lyrics; Here we are now, in containers (Here we are now, entertain us.) and With the lights out, sex is dangerous (With the lights out, it's less dangerous).

    The Sign by Ace of Base. I saw the sun and it opened up my eyes (I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes).
     
  2. Dr.Pepper

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    If Today was Your Last Day (Nickleback): Leave all your *****es in the past (leave old pictures in the past)
    Big Yellow Taxi (Counting Crows): It ain't paradise, put up a f***ing light (They paved paradise to put up a parking lot)
    Spirit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum): I have a friend named Cheese Sauce (I have a friend in Jesus)
    Message in a Bottle (The Police): A year has passed since I broke my nose (A year has passed since I wrote my note)
     
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    50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon): No Need To Be Corduroy (No Need To Be Coy, Roy).
     
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    Kung Fu Fighting (Carl Douglas): Those cats were fast as lightning (Those kicks were fast as lightning)
     
  5. Hanshotfirst1138

    Hanshotfirst1138 Singing drunken lullabies

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    I'll never forget the guy who called in to a radio station here and asked the DJ to play a Credence Clearwater Revival song called "Bathroom on the Right."
     
  6. Dr.Pepper

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    I think that is a common joke. I know my mom jokingly sings the song that way.

    Another one from me:
    Born This Way (Lady Gaga) "Your loving is your orient" (You're Lebanese, you're Orient). Also from the same song: "Subway can't voice the truth" (So we can rejoice the truth).
     
  7. Kitschensyngk

    Kitschensyngk Worse than one of those little blue crunchy things

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    From the Backstreet Boys' "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
    "Everybody's dead..."
    (Everybody, yeah...)

    I remember from the part of the video I saw that it took place in a haunted house or something, so for the time my mondegreen was justified.
     
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    My dad jokingly keeps telling me a story about how he and his friends used to always mishear the lyrics of "The Boys Are Back In Town" as "The Boys of Becking Town", because there's apparently an actual town called Becking Town.

    One infamous song that people mishear, myself included, is Stevie Nicks' "Edge of Seventeen (Just Like The One Winged Dove)" as "just like the onse we love."
     
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    The Boys of Becking Town? Should be a title for a movie.
     
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    When I first heard a 1970 tune by a Dutch group called The Tee Set titled "Ma Belle Amie" (long after its initial release) I thought the title was "My Better Of Me"-whatever that's supposed to mean.
     
  11. Kitschensyngk

    Kitschensyngk Worse than one of those little blue crunchy things

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    Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean"

    Real lyric:
    But the kid is not my son...

    I misheard (and often continue to mishear it) as
    But the chair is not my son...
     
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    Gangnam Style: shortly after it came out, I understood "that kind of guy"* as "Kurosawa hair".
    *this is KOREAN!
     
  13. DonkeyKongSong

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    From "22" by Taylor Swift
    "Feels like one of those nights to dress up like Hitler" (hipsters)
    Also by Swift, from "Jump Then Fall"
    "Drive a stake through your heart then jump then fall" (I'm-a stay through it all so jump then fall)
     
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    Porno For Pyros "Pets"

    The lyric: "We'll make great pets"

    What I heard: "We'll make things sweat"
     
  15. Peter Paltridge

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    I don't know who sang it. But was always playing.

    This is what I heard: "Laughing like children! Children like Mother! Rolling like Papa! Under their collars!"
    This is what he was saying: "Laughing like children! Living like lovers! Rolling like thunder, under the covers!"

    I guess it's a good thing I never heard it right or Mom would have gotten some awkward questions early.

    There's another song that got frequent airplay which I searched for a very long time afterward, as it was associated with hazy summer memories. I would explain that the chorus went "Aaaa oooo, aaaa oooo, I wanna be with you if you will." And nobody would know what I was talking about. It took clear until 2010 for me to identify it, when I was watching a Fleetwood Mac concert on TV and they announced the song's title as "Everywhere." That was the word their accent was screwing up.
     
  16. Silverstar

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    That was "I Guess That's Why They Call it The Blues" by Elton John. And yeah, when that was on the charts it played everywhere, a lot.


    For years, I thought Smokey Robinson's "Goin' to a Go-Go" was "Goin' to a Boat Show".
     
  17. DonkeyKongSong

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    From the oft-mentioned "22" song by Taylor Swift
    "You look like Batman" (bad news)
     
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    Though these are not misheard lyrics per se, these are misheard lyrics according to the translator of the movie "Borat" in my country: in, the fake anthem at the end of the movie, near the end, it says "Kazakhstan's prostitutes, cleanest in the region, except of course for Turkmenistan's". The subtitles read "...except of course for Turkestan's" :p
    Turkestan is actually a city in Kazakhstan and there's an East Turkestan in China.
    That's actually weird.
     

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