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Misheard Lyrics...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:37 pm
by athenabodicea
Inspired by these posts in the drunken zoner meet up thread....


tapehead wrote:and I'll tell you something else


billie jean, is not my lover



Doc Holliday wrote:she's just a kid, that said that I have a son...


athenabodicea wrote:
I think you mean... "she's just a girl who claims that I am the one... but the kid is not my son"



I do this all the time....
I know I'm not the only one...

Phoebe from Friends did it to Elton John's "Tiny Dancer"

She sang "Hold me close I'm Tony Danza"...

And here is my favorite (I never knew what a pop top was until I moved to the south)

Jimmy Buffett-Margaritaville....

Correct lyrics...."I blew out my flip flop, Stepped on a pop top"

My lyrics... "I blew out my flip flop, stepped on a pop tart"... :oops: lol


So....
What do you got???

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:39 pm
by DennisMM
Simple but effective:

"'Scuse me while I kiss this guy"

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:42 pm
by athenabodicea
Hahahahaha...
Yes...
I have heard this one...

Actually I was watching a rerun of Conan O'Brien earlier (with Bruce Willis) and he quoted his misheard lyrics from some Zepplin song...

I cant remmber it right now...
ughhh...
Driving me crazy...lol

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:45 pm
by Doc Holliday
...of course that would be a different Doc Holliday misquoting one of the most popular songs in modern history?


Man - what a douche!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:48 pm
by magicmonkey
I remember hearing "Cruel Summer" as a wee nipper on original release, it was always cool summer to me.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:50 pm
by Flumm
Not quite the same thing, but a few friends and I in highschool ( i somehow found myself in a posh-ish grammar school with blazers and boardring houses), and occasionally when we would sing hymns, we would all sort of dread/hope that we would get this particular hymn...

Shine, Jesus, Shine

Essentialy, what we did, was to will ourselves into hearing "shite" or "shiting" instead of "light" or "lighting".

Which sounds innocent enough, but when there's a room with several hundred people in it, including your friends, prefects, teachers and so on, continuing to sing it with gusto, and it is inescapable from your ears, it took on an almost literal PAMP level of LASH...

Not least because of the lyrical connotations...



Lord the light of Your love is shining
In the midst of the darkness, shining
Set us free by the truth
You now bring us Jesus, Light of the world
Shine upon us Shine on me Shine on me Shine
Jesus, shine Blaze, Spirit, blaze, Set our hearts on fire
Flood the nations with grace and mercy
Fill this land with the Father's glory
Flow, river, flow
Send forth Your Word, Lord
And let there be light Lord,
I come into Your awesome presence
From the shadows into Your radiance
By the blood I may enter Your brightness
Search me, try me, consume all my darkness
Shine on me Shine, Jesus, shine Shine on me
Fill this land with the Father's glory Blaze, Spirit, blaze
Set our hearts on fire Flow, river, flow
Flood the nations with grace and mercy
Fill this land with the Father's glory Shine, Jesus, shine
Send forth Your Word, Lord And let there be light Flow, river, flow
Blaze, Spirit, blaze,
Set our hearts on fire
Flood the nations with grace and mercy
Send forth Your Word, Lord And let there be light


EDIT: Now with Stereo!!!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:22 am
by St. Alphonzo
From Manfred Mann's version of "Blinded By The Light" come two of my favorite misheard lyrics:

"Blinded by the light,
Wrapped up like a douche
Another rumor in the night."

and

"Little early birdie
Gave my anus curly-whirly
And asked me if I needed a ride"

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:23 am
by St. Alphonzo
Or another great one:

"Don't go out tonight
'Cause it's bound to take your life
There's a bathroom on the right"

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:30 am
by athenabodicea
St. Alphonzo wrote:From Manfred Mann's version of "Blinded By The Light" come two of my favorite misheard lyrics:

"Blinded by the light,
Wrapped up like a douche
Another rumor in the night."

and

"Little early birdie
Gave my anus curly-whirly
And asked me if I needed a ride"


Hahahaha...
I used to think the words were "revved up like a douche another murder in the night"...
But I dont care...
I make up my own lyrics all the time....

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:35 am
by RaulMonkey
The real lyric as written by Bruce Springsteen was "ripped up like a deuce," as in, a Deuce Coupe, like a really ripped, cool car. So Manfred Mann misheard the damn thing too!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:37 am
by St. Alphonzo
The sad thing is that I really don't know the real lyrics to the "Little early birdy" part.

Just knowing that an entire generation has grown up thinking (and singing aloud) that a douche can be either wrapped or revved up brings a smile to my face!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:42 am
by athenabodicea
RaulMonkey wrote:The real lyric as written by Bruce Springsteen was "ripped up like a deuce," as in, a Deuce Coupe, like a really ripped, cool car. So Manfred Mann misheard the damn thing too!


Ipampilash!!!


St. Alphonzo wrote:The sad thing is that I really don't know the real lyrics to the "Little early birdy" part.

Just knowing that an entire generation has grown up thinking (and singing aloud) that a douche can be either wrapped or revved up brings a smile to my face!


You mean you cant rev or wrap a douche???

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:45 am
by St. Alphonzo
Would you really want a rev-able douche?

Good lord... I'm on the edge. I'd better sign off for now, lest I get the urge to post again!!!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:48 am
by athenabodicea
St. Alphonzo wrote:Would you really want a rev-able douche?

Good lord... I'm on the edge. I'd better sign off for now, lest I get the urge to post again!!!


Hahahahahahahaha......

Rev-able douche.....
The thought of it makes me laugh out loud genuinely....

Post again...
post again.... hee hee

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:57 am
by Al Shut
Anthrax sung: "You fucking whores "

but I heard : "You fucking horse"

that was ages ago when my vocabulary was more innocent.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:03 pm
by MonsieurReynard
I thought the new Keane song "Crystal Ball" was actually "I'm Chris De Burgh"

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:05 pm
by monorail77
St. Alphonzo wrote:From Manfred Mann's version of "Blinded By The Light" come two of my favorite misheard lyrics:

"Blinded by the light,
Wrapped up like a douche
Another rumor in the night."

and

"Little early birdie
Gave my anus curly-whirly
And asked me if I needed a ride"


Yes! Its clearly "wrapped up like a douche" as everyone knows it has always been. That's because its a song about Massengil packaging and how it can blind you if it catches the fluorescent drug store lighting just right.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:33 pm
by minstrel
Humor columnist Dave Barry misheard the Beach Boys' "Help Me Rhonda" thus:

"Well, since she put me down
There've been owls pukin' in my bed."

I found that hilarious!

:)

Re: Misheard Lyrics...

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:15 pm
by MasterWhedon
athenabodicea wrote:Phoebe from Friends did it to Elton John's "Tiny Dancer"

She sang "Hold me close I'm Tony Danza"...

This is how my girlfriends sings the song now. In fact, "Tiny Dancer" is my ring tone for her on my phone.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:48 pm
by The Vicar
Later, comma, in the same song ( Tiny Dancer)

"Hold me closer, Tiny Dancer.
Count the hairlips on the highway......"


Combined with the earlier cockup, one gets:

"Hold me closer, Tony Danza.
Count the hairlips on the highway...."

That Bernie Taupin....

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:59 pm
by Nachokoolaid
DennisMM wrote:Simple but effective:

"'Scuse me while I kiss this guy"


Also from Jimi...

I always thought he said

"So let us not talk flasely now, but I was getting laid." Instead of "The hour's getting late."

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:06 pm
by SilentBobX
One misheard lyric I fondly remember as a kid:

"Hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on"

I heard it as:

"Hang on Snoopy, Snoopy hang on"

My hearing improved later on, unfortunately. Would've been a good song with those lyrics

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:04 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
The Stone Roses, first track off of their self titled, one of the best albums of the 80's debut.

here's what I heard...

"I wanna be a dord."

I kept thinking what the fuck is a dord?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:16 pm
by Ribbons
"Dirty deeds and the dunder cheat." :oops:

Don't ask me what I THOUGHT it was supposed to mean...

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:17 pm
by cap
Ribbons wrote:"Dirty deeds and the dunder cheat." :oops:

Don't ask me what I THOUGHT it was supposed to mean...


HA, that is great...... I think I thought the same....

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:42 pm
by Brit Pop
'She seems to have that invisible tough shit...

she reaches in, and grabs right hold of your heart"

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:25 pm
by Captain_Fucking_Magic
athenabodicea wrote:Hahahahaha...
Yes...
I have heard this one...

Actually I was watching a rerun of Conan O'Brien earlier (with Bruce Willis) and he quoted his misheard lyrics from some Zepplin song...

I cant remmber it right now...
ughhh...
Driving me crazy...lol
I believe it was "I am not Charles Boyer!"

PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:29 pm
by Captain_Fucking_Magic
Even though I know its not right anytime I hear "Blinded By The Light" I still hear "revved up like a douche"

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:28 am
by athenabodicea
Captain_Fucking_Magic wrote:
athenabo dicea wrote:Hahahahaha...
Yes...
I have heard this one...

Actually I was watching a rerun of Conan O'Brien earlier (with Bruce Willis) and he quoted his misheard lyrics from some Zepplin song...

I cant remmber it right now...
ughhh...
Driving me crazy...lol
I believe it was "I am not Charles Boyer!"


That is quite correct sir...
Very nice.. ;)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:06 pm
by cheapest4
Celine Dion: My heart will go on = my hot dog go on

Dido: white flag

I won't put my hands up and surrender = I won't poop my self and surrender

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:49 pm
by Nachokoolaid
Ribbons wrote:"Dirty deeds and the dunder cheat." :oops:

Don't ask me what I THOUGHT it was supposed to mean...


Funny, my best friend in high school would be like...

"Dirty Deeds in the jungle jeep." and I'd say, "What the hell are you saying?"

And here's one I heard my buddy say last night. It's on the Metallica cover of "Die, Die My Darling."

The actual lyric is "Don't cry to me, oh baby." and my buddy was saying "Don't cry tomato, baby."

The fact that that line is repeated like 20 times in the song had me laughing for like 5 minutes straight.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:50 pm
by WinslowLeach
Im reading all these laughing my ass off!

I remember when Beverly Hills Cop came out and I heard "Neutron Dance" me and my friends would sing it and say "I'm just burnin doin the NEW TIME DANCE!"

Til Tuesday's Voices Carry became "Hush Hush Keep It Down Now, THIS IS SCARY"

The Beastie Boys' So Whatcha Want, I always thought Mike D sang: "I'm The Long Leaner Victor The Cleaner I'm The Illest Motherfucker Since VINCENT GARDENIA"

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:00 pm
by papalazeru
*Running up the hill gasping for air*

Whew! I'm not.....*gasps* too late am I?


Whitney Houston.

Cos I'm shaving all my Muff for you


oh and in We are family by Sister Sledge,

"We're giving love in a femidom"

(credit for that one goes to an english comedian, cant remember name)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:10 pm
by Theta
The official term for these is "mondegreens", by the way.

My favorite? Pearl Jam. Not any particular song, it's just Eddie Vedder can't enunciate. I thought the chorus to "Jeremy" was "Sara Lee Smoked Ham" for YEARS.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:17 pm
by WinslowLeach
LOL

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:21 pm
by athenabodicea
"We don't need no letter at all
We've got a thing that's called Red hot love
We've got a light in the sky"

Golden Earings Radar Love...
You think the title of the song would have clued me in... :oops:

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:33 pm
by Wolfpack
Hinder's "Lips of an Angel":

My mishearing: "My cousin, the next room..."
Correct lyrics: "My girl's in the next room..."

Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping":

My mishearing: "I get no tongue..."
Correct lyrics: "I get knocked down..."

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:20 am
by DennisMM
RaulMonkey wrote:The real lyric as written by Bruce Springsteen was "ripped up like a deuce," as in, a Deuce Coupe, like a really ripped, cool car. So Manfred Mann misheard the damn thing too!


Actually, it's "cut loose like a deuce, another runner in thenight" though he sometimes sings "revved up like a deuce."

St. Alphonzo wrote:The sad thing is that I really don't know the real lyrics to the "Little early birdy" part.

Just knowing that an entire generation has grown up thinking (and singing aloud) that a douche can be either wrapped or revved up brings a smile to my face!


"And little early pearly came by in his curly whirly and asked me if I needed a ride."

How did I miss this a year ago?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:25 am
by Wolfpack
Captain_Fucking_Magic wrote:Even though I know its not right anytime I hear "Blinded By The Light" I still hear "revved up like a douche"


I hear "dressed up like a douche."

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:29 am
by havocSchultz
I hear revved up like a Kirk...

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:34 pm
by Maui
You know that song by Hot Chocolate, "You Sexy Thing".

It goes I believe in miracles, since you came along, you sexy thing.

As a young young kid, I thought it was milkduds. hahahahah I can't believe I'm writing this. :roll:

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:15 pm
by Vegeta
So, you believe in milkduds? :?

Good for you! :D

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:19 pm
by havocSchultz
Bah!!!

Fuck Milk Duds!!!

I believe in Junior Mints...











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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:23 pm
by DennisMM
Those can be very refreshing!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:43 pm
by monorail77
Wolfpack wrote:
Captain_Fucking_Magic wrote:Even though I know its not right anytime I hear "Blinded By The Light" I still hear "revved up like a douche"


I hear "dressed up like a douche."


I always hear "wrapped up like a douche"

I therefore conclude the song is about Massengill packaging.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:49 pm
by monorail77
monorail77 wrote:
St. Alphonzo wrote:From Manfred Mann's version of "Blinded By The Light" come two of my favorite misheard lyrics:

"Blinded by the light,
Wrapped up like a douche
Another rumor in the night."

and

"Little early birdie
Gave my anus curly-whirly
And asked me if I needed a ride"


Yes! Its clearly "wrapped up like a douche" as everyone knows it has always been. That's because its a song about Massengil packaging and how it can blind you if it catches the fluorescent drug store lighting just right.


Ha ha, same joke, different year.

What a DOUCHE!!!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:21 pm
by Seppuku
In the last verse of Stairway to Heaven, I used to hear "There's a wino down the road" when Plant was actually singing "And as we wind down the road".

It took listening to it alongside that deleted scene in Almost Famous [where they all sit down in the living room listening to it in its entirety] to finally figure out I was mishearing it.

I still prefer my version, though.

Another one I listened to just now is Tilt by Scott Walker. I guess the whole point of that album is that the words and vocals are supposed to add to the eerie atmosphere...but still, Scott's got some strange as hell enunciation in this one. There's one line in the song Manhattan, in which he is supposedly saying "Chief of Police", but I'd swear on my grandma's grave that he's actually singing "She fucks police".

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:55 pm
by St. Alphonzo
So I was listening to that Chumbawumba song... I think it's called Tubthumping (?) on the radio. Is the female voice singing "Pissing the night away?"

Considering the theme of the song, it wouldn't be inappropriate!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:54 pm
by CubanB
When I was 5, I thought David Lee Roth was saying "Maxwell Jump" instead of "Might as well Jump!" Feels nice to finally get this off my chest.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:44 pm
by DennisMM
St. Alphonzo wrote:So I was listening to that Chumbawumba song... I think it's called Tubthumping (?) on the radio. Is the female voice singing "Pissing the night away?"

Considering the theme of the song, it wouldn't be inappropriate!


Yes, as in "getting pissed" from all those whiskey drinks, vodka drinks, lager drinks and cider drinks.