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Twed

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Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #210 on: July 26, 2019, 12:58:59 AM »
Just because your post is above mine doesn't mean it came first.


A bit of Googling shows this is a surprisingly common mishearing.

Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #211 on: July 26, 2019, 03:11:30 AM »
Chinese Happy People Holding Hands
Put em in a pan
Can of Beans
Can of Beanz

Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #212 on: July 31, 2019, 12:59:53 AM »
Heard You Should Be Dancing by the Bee Gees yesterday.
That bit that goes...
“My woman gives me pow-er
From my rectum to my blood”


timebug

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Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #213 on: July 31, 2019, 10:35:51 AM »
An oldie but a goodie, my mate Chas who was the works joker, seriously would not have it, that Jimi Hendrix, on 'Purple Haze'
actually sang ''scuse me while I kiss this guy'! Mind you, he also thought CCR sang 'There's a bad moon on the right'!

Puce Moment

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Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #214 on: July 31, 2019, 02:56:35 PM »
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 'Deanna'

The real lyrics:

"No carpet on the floor
And the winding-cloth holds many moths
Around your Ku Klux furniture
I cum a deaths-head in your frock"

From 1988 until about 2004 I thought it was the following:

"No carpet on the floor
And the winding-cloth holds many moths
Around your Ku Klux furniture
I cum whilst dancing in your frock"

I mean, Cave's lyric is undeniably better from an objective viewpoint - poetic and uncanny. But I always loved the visual of my mis-heard lyric for its comedy value. I was actually quite crestfallen when I finally read the real lyrics.

Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #215 on: August 05, 2019, 07:52:48 AM »
I heard one on the radio today.
Boys Of Summer by Don Henley.
“Out on the road today
I saw a deadhead sticker on a cadillac
A little voice inside my head said:
"Don't look back, you can never look back"

When I was young I was sure he was singing about a ‘dead head sticking on a cadillac.’
A truly frightening image. The next line making perfect sense.
I was really disappointed later in life to learn he was referring to a Grateful Dead f#cking bumper sticker.

Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #216 on: August 05, 2019, 11:12:51 PM »
Heard Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe in a shop the other day, and as always, heard:

I beg and borrow and steal
I thought Satan was real


But disappointingly it's actually

I beg and borrow and steal
At first sight and it's real


Also, the childish part of me can't help hearing the opening line of King Kunta by Kendrick Lamar as I got a boner pic even though it's obviously I got a bone to pick.

gib

  • weak and wobbly
Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #217 on: August 08, 2019, 11:16:32 AM »
The Selecter - Three Minute Hero

It's too early in the morning
Stupid job
I wanna get, my dick straight
The same as yestereday

Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #218 on: August 08, 2019, 11:17:42 AM »
Walker Bros, Nite Flights. It's "be my love, we will be gods on night flights", not "we will be cunts". Always liked the idea of Scott Walker inviting me to be a right fucking bastard to airline staff.

kalowski

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Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #219 on: August 08, 2019, 03:21:53 PM »
Are my lemons tied? Is my hair in place?
Have I got a cute expression on my face?

Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #220 on: August 08, 2019, 03:43:25 PM »
A common one, I would think, but whenever I hear 'How Deep is Your Love?', I still hear that one line as "...and you come to me on a submarine", just because I like the idea of the Gibbs lads' muse rolling up to harbour in their U-Boat.