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Dom Heffner
02-27-2007, 05:28 PM
The one I can't ever stop singing is this from Sara McLachlan's Posession:

Instead of => You speak to me in riddles and you speak to me in rhyme.

I sing => You speak to me in riddles and you speak to LeAnn Rhimes.

Do you have any lyrics you personally butcher?

Puffy
02-27-2007, 05:29 PM
Blinded by the light, wrapped up like a ****** of a woman of the night.

pedro
02-27-2007, 05:30 PM
And there's a wino down the road
wearing clothes that aren't his own

pedro
02-27-2007, 05:31 PM
http://www.amiright.com/misheard/

BRM
02-27-2007, 05:31 PM
Blinded by the light, wrapped up like a ****** of a woman of the night.

:laugh:

I think lots of people get that one wrong.

harangatang
02-27-2007, 05:33 PM
Hold me close oh Tony Danza...
(Elton John, Tiny Dancer)

Puffy
02-27-2007, 05:34 PM
http://www.amiright.com/misheard/

Ahhhhh, its supposed to be:

Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night

Red Leader
02-27-2007, 05:42 PM
My sister has this book that's called:

Excuse me, while I kiss this guy.

It's about misheard lyrics. Pretty darn funny to read how wrong some people are about lyrics.

KittyDuran
02-27-2007, 05:50 PM
There's a lot for me... then when I find out the right way, I'm :redface:

There was something on VH-1 or MTV a few years back and a lot of some misheard lyrics can be attributed to accents. Like "Our Lips Are Sealed" by the Go-Gos - in Australia they heard it as "Alice the Seal". :laugh:

"Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana I got pretty much all wrong! :)

Joseph
02-27-2007, 05:53 PM
This isn't one of my own, but when I first met my wife I had a CCR cd and was listening to Bad Moon Rising and she confessed that as a 'kid' [we were 17 and 15 respectively at the time] she thought the lyrics we're

"there's a bathroom on the right.''

919191
02-27-2007, 05:53 PM
That old Journey song I thought weny "Now i come to to you..with broken arms".... instead of "open arms".

Heath
02-27-2007, 06:12 PM
Remember Quiet Riot's - Come on Feel the Noise?

It sounded like to me "Come on to Illinois".

Egg. On. Face.

registerthis
02-27-2007, 06:20 PM
Bud the Blues Guy =

Bullet the Blue Sky

gonelong
02-27-2007, 06:23 PM
Billy Idol - Eyes without a face.

The sister of my college buddy thought it was "how's about a date?"

I laughed beer out my nose that night.

My own personal humiliation: "Rock the Cash Bar" - Rock the Casbah

I hate to think of how many I don't even know about. :eek:

GL

Dom Heffner
02-27-2007, 06:38 PM
Bobbi Brown's "Every Little Step I Take":

My friend had an interesting way to sing it. Instead of "No matter what your friends try to tell ya..."

He sang, "No matter if you're a french fry taker..."

I'm not sure what that means, but we all lost it upon hearing it.

Roy Tucker
02-27-2007, 06:39 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen

chicoruiz
02-27-2007, 06:49 PM
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida- "Eat A Gob Of Velveeta"

Help Me Rhonda- "Since you put me down there's been owls poopin' in my bed"

And the one that never fails to make me giggle:

"The Hustle" by Van McCoy- "Tuna hot dog!!"

vaticanplum
02-27-2007, 08:25 PM
I pledge a lesson to the frog of the United States of America, and to the wee puppet, for witches' hands, one Asian, under God, in the vestibule, with little tea and just rice for all.

That's not mine, it's from the book In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson, but man it stuck with me for years.

KittyDuran
02-27-2007, 10:59 PM
"My eyes adored you" by Frankie Valli - thought were "My eyes of Georgia"...:)

Blimpie
02-27-2007, 11:09 PM
Billy Idol - Eyes without a face.

The sister of my college buddy thought it was "how's about a date?"

I laughed beer out my nose that night.

I had a roommate who once swore to me that Billy Idol was saying, "I supply the fish..."

cincinnati chili
02-28-2007, 12:41 AM
Ahhhhh, its supposed to be:

Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night

I've had this argument a million times with people. I don't care what Manfred Mann put on the written lyrics in their liner notes.

Just listen to the guy. He clearly says "******."

As a kid, I always misheard Don Henley's "Boys of Summer."

actual: "I can see you... Your brown skin shining in the sun."

to my ears: "I can see you... Your breasts get shiny in the sun."

gonelong
02-28-2007, 10:57 AM
As a kid, I always misheard Don Henley's "Boys of Summer."

actual: "I can see you... Your brown skin shining in the sun."

to my ears: "I can see you... Your breasts get shiny in the sun."

I think I like your version better but I'd have to see the video to be sure. :eek:

GL

westofyou
02-28-2007, 11:09 AM
Girl in my HS thought Beast of Burden went as thus.

I'll never be be your Pizza Burger.....

Roy Tucker
02-28-2007, 11:37 AM
Girl in my HS thought Beast of Burden went as thus.

I'll never be be your Pizza Burger.....

I originally thought it said "I'll never be your pizza burning".

I also thought Van Halen's "Panama" was "Padded Bra".

Re: vp's post

I've always wondered who this Richard Stands guy was???

deltachi8
02-28-2007, 12:40 PM
My college freinds had a pop band and one of the songs they did was Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible". Too poor to buy the sheet music, they relied upon tapes to learn the music and lyrics.

Somehow they came up with "She's a glazed jelly donut" as part of the song.

TeamCasey
02-28-2007, 12:43 PM
Just listen to the guy. He clearly says "******."

It's wrapped up like a doushin in the rhoner of the night!

Everyone knows that! :)

RANDY IN INDY
02-28-2007, 12:54 PM
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

I always thought they were saying " In the Garden of Eden.":)

deltachi8
02-28-2007, 12:57 PM
I always thought they were saying " In the Garden of Eden.":)

Wait a minute...that sounds like rock and/or roll.

Johnny Footstool
02-28-2007, 01:30 PM
Prince's "Let's Go Crazy": "Look for the perp or the madman til they throw us in the truck"

The actual line makes less sense: "Look for the purple banana til they throw us in the truck."

Depending on where you sit, Salt N Pepa's "Push It" sounds like either "Ah, this is bulls***" or "Ah, this (kittycat)".

bucksfan
02-28-2007, 01:45 PM
This is one I heard from someone else for Jimmy Buffett's "Come Monday"

"I've spent 4 lonely days with a brown Elly Hayes..."

instead of "I've spent 4 lonely days in a brown LA haze..."

Now I crack up everytime I hear that song.

texasdave
02-28-2007, 03:20 PM
I have no idea why but for the longest time when Robert Palmer sang 'might as well face it you're addicted to love' I heard 'might as well face it you're a stick in the mud'.

Reds Nd2
02-28-2007, 03:49 PM
http://www.amiright.com/misheard/
Thanks for the link, but some of those misheard lyrics just sound made up.

I've had this argument a million times with people. I don't care what Manfred Mann put on the written lyrics in their liner notes.
Just remember that Bruce Springsteen wrote the song and maybe the car reference will make a little more sense.


One of the lyrics I always mess up is from Highway to Hell.
Original lyrics:
Living easy, living free
Season ticket on a one-way ride

My lyrics
Living easy, living free
Satan take us on a one-way ride

Dom Heffner
02-28-2007, 04:35 PM
This is one I heard from someone else for Jimmy Buffett's "Come Monday"

"I've spent 4 lonely days with a brown Elly Hayes..."

instead of "I've spent 4 lonely days in a brown LA haze..."

Now I crack up everytime I hear that song.


I didn't know what he was saying there until I was in my early 20s.

I would always sing, "I spent four lonely days in a brown paper bag," just because I couldn't for the life of me figure out what he was saying.

minus5
02-28-2007, 04:40 PM
A buddy of mine was terrible at lyrics:

Eminence Front by The Who was "living In A Swamp"

On "She's So Cold" by The Stones the line "I'm so hot for her" was "I'm so Ho-ho-Hot"

"It's So Easy" by Buddy Holly was "It's A Weeny, to fall in love"

Signed Sealed Delivered was "Here I am Baby, Tryin' to get your liver"

My wife will never live down thinking that the line from Jailhouse rock that goes "The prison band was there and they began to wail" was "The Prison man's name was Dan and they began to wail"

minus5
02-28-2007, 04:46 PM
I remembered a couple more, these from my dad.

10th Avenue Freezeout was 10 Devils in the Freezer

The Neutron Dance by the Pointer Sisters was The Yukon Dance

Lay Down Sally by Clapton was Way Down South


Man, I miss my dad

texasdave
02-28-2007, 04:56 PM
Eminence Front by The Who was "living In A Swamp"



Eminence Front used to be 'Him and his front' in Houston.

Reds Nd2
02-28-2007, 05:13 PM
Styx once had a song, and to this day I'm not sure what the lyrics were but it sounded like they were singing...

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, domo...domo
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, domo...domo
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, domo...domo
Thank you very much, Mr. Roboto

:laugh:

RichRed
02-28-2007, 06:42 PM
I knew a guy who thought "Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap" was "Dirty deeds, Thunder Cheese." What that even means, I have no idea but it still cracks me up.

Puffy
02-28-2007, 06:45 PM
Thanks for the link, but some of those misheard lyrics just sound made up.

Just remember that Bruce Springsteen wrote the song and maybe the car reference will make a little more sense.


One of the lyrics I always mess up is from Highway to Hell.
Original lyrics:
Living easy, living free
Season ticket on a one-way ride

My lyrics
Living easy, living free
Satan take us on a one-way ride

If you listen to the live version its been said that they sing "sees a ni**** on a one-way ride"

Sorry for the language. But Howard Stern spent a twenty minutes replaying it and replaying it - and it sounds like that.

Reds Nd2
02-28-2007, 06:58 PM
Never heard that before, but it was one of the lyrics on the website pedro posted.

Reds Nd2
02-28-2007, 07:01 PM
I knew a guy who thought "Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap" was "Dirty deeds, Thunder Cheese." What that even means, I have no idea but it still cracks me up.
Dirty Deeds Done With Sheep. (http://www.videovat.com/videos/2263/acdc-dirty-deeds-done-with-sheep.aspx)