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Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #240 on: November 08, 2019, 07:25:39 PM »
In Santigold's execllent Don't Blame Me:

Quote
Doh blame me a nuh my fault
Mek da bumpa yah look good inna mi tight shorts
Doh blame a nuh my fault
Mek yuh boyfriend si mi n a get wild thoughts
Doh blame me, mi seh doh blame me my girl
Easy like doh, ray, me, mi nuh kno weh yuh feel my girl
Yuh cheesy like

Definitely thought that was 'wide parts'. Semantically, not all that different really.

Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #241 on: December 16, 2019, 03:14:02 PM »
Regardless of what the official lyrics are, I will persist in my belief that Andrew Eldritch solemnly declares that there is "No time for ice-cream!" in the chorus of Sisters Of Mercy's No Time To Cry.

icehaven

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Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #242 on: December 23, 2019, 01:10:24 PM »
In Morrissey's 'Every Day Is Like Sunday' I was disappointed when I realised it wasn't "Hide on the Promenade, ate your postcard.''

Jockice

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Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #243 on: December 23, 2019, 05:55:40 PM »
Not really a mishearing but a misunderstanding but as a teenager when I first heard Sham 69's No Entry (a song about them being banned from America) I thought the line: "So what did you do to make them do this to you? I dunno boss, have a little puff on the grass?" was about a homosexual liaison rather than taking drugs.

They were simpler times in the late 70s. For me at least.

Ray Travez

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Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #244 on: December 25, 2019, 09:34:41 PM »
Top Cat theme-

"He's the boss, he's a pimp, he's the championship"

machotrouts

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Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #245 on: April 27, 2020, 11:57:08 AM »
Just looked up the lyrics of 'Sugar' by System of a Down, and genuinely shocked and appalled to discover that he does not play Russian roulette with "a bullet called Clive".

Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #246 on: June 26, 2020, 11:24:45 PM »
After the thousandth time listening to Wasn't Born To Follow by The Byrds I've realised that she may argue with her logic, not her lodger.

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Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #247 on: September 11, 2020, 03:36:50 PM »
In Jacko's "Billie Jean", until just now (listening to Amanda Palmer's nicely enunciated version) I realised I'd always heard "so take my strong advice" as "such a maestro device".

Egyptian Feast

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Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #248 on: September 20, 2020, 11:23:26 PM »
I've just discovered I've been mishearing the chorus of The Human League's 'Blind Youth' for years. I've had "Blind youth take hope, you're no Joe Soap, your time is due, make fun, consume" in my head all weekend and just found out it ends with "Big Fun come soon", which is prescient I suppose (if you count a decade as 'soon'), but I prefer the wrong version.

However, I have always been hearing the lyrics in the verse about dehumanisation correctly, lol.

Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #249 on: September 22, 2020, 03:01:36 PM »
There's an Oasis B-side called "(I Got) The Fever" - a lyric in it goes:

"Swear I heard a song on the radio
My heart is laughing back at me"

For years I thought Liam was singing "My heart is like a buggered knee"

Which is funnier, and better.

EDIT: got another one.

In the Manic Street Preachers song "All is Vanity" the chorus goes:

It's not what's wrong, it's what's right,
It's the facts of life, sunshine"

Before I read the lyrics, I thought James was singing "It's a fucked-up life, sunshine" which given it's a Richey Edwards lyric (song is from Journal for Plague Lovers), could go either way on that...

famethrowa

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Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #250 on: September 22, 2020, 03:09:23 PM »
Taco, Puttin on the Ritz:

Dressed up like a million dollar trooper
Trying not to look like Alice Cooper
Super Trooper


made perfect sense to me.

Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #251 on: September 25, 2020, 12:28:10 PM »
"Turn It On Again" by Genesis.

The closing refrain of 'I can see another face' I have misheard as 'I can see your leatherface'

Sin Agog

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Re: Songs where you misheard the lyrics and like your version better
« Reply #252 on: September 25, 2020, 12:54:00 PM »
The Stooges/Shake Appeal.  Always thought Ig was saying "Shaaaaaaag a Beatle."  It sounds more like a scuzzed up early Beat song than anything else they did.  I still think he does say that.  I wonder which one he was partial to.  Ringo's face would be more likely to hit the male g-spot as you're delicately perched above him.