Got Any Misheard Lyrics?

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Re: Got Any Misheard Lyrics?

Postby vmh » Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:42 am

My friend burned me a copy of a Moldy Peaches CD in high school and when I first heard New York City's Like a Graveyard, I thought the line was:

You've gotta be cute if you wanna get f*cked

But the actual line is...

You've gotta be cute if you wanna get far
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Re: Got Any Misheard Lyrics?

Postby LauraK » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:06 pm

Been meaning to post this....in Bus Driver's Song, I'd always thought he was saying Paula's hair was "...flowing like the Womahonga river, which is so deadly, is to your right..." Then I'd imagine this raging river, lol....

:oops:

The actual lyric: "...which incidentally, is to your right..." :)

Makes a bit more sense, eh? :lol:
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Re: Got Any Misheard Lyrics?

Postby Amanda » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:28 pm

:rolls: oh Laura..you kill me :roll2:
But if you did I'd hold you tight / Into every single night
And we'd fall asleep together / And we'd wake up in the sunlight
Well, maybe I'm a dreamer / But maybe one day you'll see / That dreams are...

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Re: Got Any Misheard Lyrics?

Postby Ozpot » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:57 pm

I have a lot of trouble deciphering most of Nirvana's songs. Kurt had a terrible mumble. :hrm:
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Re: Got Any Misheard Lyrics?

Postby SheWolf » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:04 pm

So deadly?? bwahahahahahah :purple:
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Re: Got Any Misheard Lyrics?

Postby LauraK » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:31 pm

Yeah...like "woooo, you wouldn't want to try any river-rafting on the deadly Womahonga...it'll spit you out, it will...."

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Re: Got Any Misheard Lyrics?

Postby DaMango » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:01 pm

Awesome thread! I don't know how I missed it before. I've misheard many a song lyric.

When I first heard George Michael's "Father Figure" as a child, I completely misheard the chorus, which says "I will be your father figure, put your tiny hand in mine. I will be your preacher teacher, anything you had in mind."

For some reason, I thought it was: "I will be your bottom feeder, put your tiny hand in mine. I will be your creature feature...". :lol: I actually remember thinking it was an odd lyric, and didn't understand how you could hold hands with a fish.

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Re: Got Any Misheard Lyrics?

Postby VaiVedrai » Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:11 am

I thought Bon Jovi's "You Give Love A Bad Name" said "Shuffled my heart, and you're to blame" and "Oh, your love is gone" rather than "Shot through the heart, and you're to blame" and "Oh, you're a loaded gun".
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Re: Got Any Misheard Lyrics?

Postby Nancy » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:06 am

This is why I started this thread - there is a bottomless well of misheard lyrics out there! :roll2:

I will be your bottom feeder floating in the deadly Womahonga River after you shuffled my heart. :rolls: Love it! :lol:
Oh, fish-like Lady
Lady-like Fish
I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady
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Re: Got Any Misheard Lyrics?

Postby seasick_sarah » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:40 pm

I have a great one, from the White Stripes' "Blue Orchid":

"You're going to blow up
But I guess that there's just no pleasing you"

I thought, yeah, Jack is a bit weird, but surely even he wouldn't think that anyone would actually enjoy being blown up...?

Then I realised it was "You're given a flower". :rolls:

When I was much, much younger, I misheard Elvis' "Stick Like Glue" as "Stink like poo", no joke. :oops: :bang: :shock:

And the best one I've ever had is from the Stones' "Salt of the Earth". The real lyric is "Let's drink to the lowly of birth", and I heard, "Let's drink to the lonely pervert". It really does fit in with the rest of the lyrics; I didn't even think it sounded strange until I looked them up because I couldn't understand something later on in the song. :shock:
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Re: Got Any Misheard Lyrics?

Postby indigo_jones » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:05 am

Posting Rock the Casbah in the song title thread reminded me of my own personal misinterpretation of the lyrics. The correct line is "The sharif don't like it", but I thought it was "Shout, 'We don't like it!'"

It's funny that even once you know the correct lyrics, it's hard to remember them when you find yourself singing along. "Muscle memory" is strong, I guess. :lol:
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Re: Got Any Misheard Lyrics?

Postby VaiVedrai » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:34 am

Recently I've been mishearing lines from the song "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" as:
"no crocodiles or rhymenoceroses, I only like hiphopopotamuses" :lol:
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Re: Got Any Misheard Lyrics?

Postby Nancy » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:40 am

How about some more Christmas misheards?

We all know about Round John, the Virgin in Silent Night -

:sing: "Round John Virgin Mother and child"

And the bear named Gladly?

:sing: "Gladly the cross-eyed bear" instead of "Gladly the cross I bear"

Indy, I still swear that those Danger Zone lyrics are:

"I went to the danger zone", instead of:
"Highway to the Danger Zone" :hammer:
Oh, fish-like Lady

Lady-like Fish

I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady

No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

La-dy-ish! Yeah!

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Re: Got Any Misheard Lyrics?

Postby Gracie » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:18 pm

Glady the cross-eyed bear :roll2:
La La La La


This is outrageous, this is contagious...So...futile.

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Re: Got Any Misheard Lyrics?

Postby Nancy » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:43 pm

There was a scene in the movie Carnal Knowledge where Candace Bergen goes through a few of these. It was pretty funny. :D
Oh, fish-like Lady

Lady-like Fish

I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady

No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

La-dy-ish! Yeah!


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