Misheard lyrics

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  1. naughty

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    Hi,

    I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face. I dont know if any of you have heard that ruined version of "Rock the Casbah" on the commercial but it brought other monstrosities to mind. My latest find, I think, takes the cake. Tell me your favorites ... Here it is

    From "Lady Marmalade"

    The correct lyrics

    "Voulez- vous couchez avec moi, c'est soir?"

    Misheard lyrics

    "Who let foo foo shit on the rocks, Sasquatch?"
     
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    I heard:

    I'll proceed from shame.

    They were:

    Aqua seafoam shame.

    Nirvana if I remember right.

    I like the 'I'll proceed from shame.' I've tried writing with it but am stumped where to start and were to take it.
     
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    LOL!

    How about these ...

    "IGY" by Steely Dan

    The correct lyrics

    "On that train all graphite and glitter "

    Misheard lyrics

    "On the train and I've got the jitters"


    Or Earth Wind and Fire

    Actual lyrics

    "Brother can you hear me now?"

    Misheard lyrics

    "Huhba habba hoogie how?"
     
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    I still remember laughing from my senior year of high school when someone in my group of friends, I think it was Billy, heard "I am still living with your goat, lonely and dreaming of a wet coat" Everclear. I think the real lyrics are "I am still living with your ghost. Lonely and dreaming of the west coast."

    and when Wayne's World did their countdown of top misheard lyrics, I particuarly liked:
    "Don't go out tonight, it's bound to take your life, there's a bathroom on the right."
    as well as Jimi Hendrix:
    "'Scuse me, while I kiss this guy"
     
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    I like the having jitters one, you could reuse it. Yeah, I thought it funny too that my lyrics made more sense than the lyrics written in the liner notes.
     
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    "Bryan Adams - Summer of 69"

    As a kid when I asked my sister what he meant when he sang "I got my first real sex dream". :smile:

    She laughed her *** of before telling me: It's "I got my first real six-string" :wink:
     
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    I never could figure out what a phrase was in Peter Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers."

    The best I could guess was, "She's so fucking late," but I knew that couldn't be it.

    Turns out it's "Jeux sans frontieres"

    No wonder. I was listening in the wrong language. :tongue:
     
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    These are what are called, mondegreens.

    My perennial favorite is the WTF?? song Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann:

    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night


    Everyone, not just me, hears:

    Blinded by the light,
    wrecked up on a douche,
    another rumor in the night


    I was completely baffled by it. A douche?? What kind of kinky sex thing is this?? The Eagles' Hotel California was nearly as risque:

    On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
    Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air


    Not a clue. Living in the east coast we were oblivious to what colitas might mean so we heard instead...

    On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
    Warm smell of coitus, rising up through the air


    The rest of the song didn't make much sense but sure sounds like the hotel was a sleazy place.
     
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    Haha! I always heard it as, "She's so fucking A."
     
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    My favorite mondegreen came from my nephew, who was 4 at the time -- we were watching The Drew Carey Show, and he sang and danced along with the opening theme. "Big Red Rocks! Big Red Rocks!". It was cuter when he did it.
     
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    My stepson sang along with Steve Winwood's "bring me a higher love". but he heard "bring me Ohio love".
     
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    I had a high school friend whose mondegreen wasn't clear to me until (for a high school newspaper story) he wrote down, "Precious and few are the moments we Toucans share." Lovebirds, I guess.
     
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    Aint it the truth?

    I was too through when the knucklehead sisters decided to remake "Lady Marmalade." The first sign that disaster was ahead was hearing and seeing written, "CREO Lady Marmalade". What exactly is a "CREO"? How difficult is it to look up the correct lyrics of a song you want to sing much less record?








     
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    When my kids were teens I would quickly change stations on the car radio when The Clash would "Fuck the Casbah." I just couldn't understand why radio stations allowed lyrics like that.
     
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    At least you didnt think it was "cashbox" or worse yet "catbox"! LOL!
     
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    As many others, it took me a long time to understand Hot Chocolate's Sexy Thing. I've heard things like "I believe in knuckles,...", "... in milk rolls,...", "... in Malcolm,..." until I found out what's said there.

    I thought I heard Bruce Springsteen sing "Everybody's got a hungry horse" instead of "... hungry heart".

    "Judy in the skies" instead of "... in disguise".

    A technically hardly probable thing I heard in Billy Joel's Leningrad, "... hit in the shelters underground" where he sang "hidden ...".
     
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    I can't believe no one has brought up Iron Butterfly...

    The most misunderstood lyrics of all time!

    Misheard(and misprinted): Inna-gadda-da-vidda!

    Correct: In the Garden of Eden!

    :biggrin1:

    One of my favorite bands.
     
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    Well, actually they were too stoned to pronouce In the Garden of Eden,
    and it came out as a very slurred Inna Godda Davida Baby, as Homer J would later Immortalize.
     
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