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01 Jul 2017, 6:44 pm


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0Sr1pkAoa-E

Misheard lyrics
My goat knows the bowling score, hallelujah
My goat knows the bowling score, hallelujah
Sid's new hair is in the mail, hallelujah ...

Original lyrics
Michael, row the boat ashore, hallelujah
Michael, row the boat ashore, hallelujah
Sister, help to trim the sail, hallelujah ...


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04 Jul 2017, 2:07 pm

nick007 wrote:
In the song All Over You by Live. Instead of hearing
Quote:
our love is like water
pinned down and abused for being strange
our love is no other
than me alone for me all day
our love is like water


I hear
Quote:
I love beans like walter
pinned down and abused for being strange
I love beans no other
than me alone for me all day
I love beans like walter


That is a great song, from a great album. Thank you for bringing it up!


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04 Aug 2017, 9:33 pm

One ad I saw rendered the Clash's song "Rock The Casbah," as "Stop the cat box!"

I interpreted a lyric in the Huey Lewis and The News song "Heart of Rock and Roll," as "the album may be barely breathing." The true lyric is, "the old boy may be barely breathing." By that time, vinyl records were being phased out, so I thought it was logical.

The most common I heard were the classic CCR, Manfred Mann and Jimi Hendrix mondegreens.

In the Police's song "King of Pain," I misheard "black hat" as "black cat."



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05 Aug 2017, 6:23 am

This thread gives me a great idea for a speech in Toastmasters. Thank you for the Wiki article!



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07 Aug 2017, 9:15 pm

"I ate a burrito down in Puerto Rico" - "Despacito" by Luis Fonzi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber



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12 Aug 2017, 9:35 am

I used to think the chorus line of Rage Against the Machine's "Renegades of Funk" was "when a redneck needs to f**k". Until I found out what the name of the song was, that is.



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12 Aug 2017, 9:51 am

The Carpenters "All You Get From Love is a Love Song (Dirty Old Shame)" --

I heard "Like sailing on a sailing ship to Norway"

Real lyrics: "Like sailing on a sailing ship to nowhere."

I heard: "The best love songs are written with a broken arm"

Real lyrics: "The best love songs are written with a broken heart."



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12 Aug 2017, 10:17 am

Another one from Rock the Casbah:

I misheard the word "minarets" as "Memorex."

I also heard "Olympus" as "lepress" in Toto's song Africa.

A strange one, probably influenced by a special interest:

I heard the lyric, "We are, we are, we are but your children," as "We are, we are, we are but Jah's children." I listened to reggae a lot at that time, but that song wasn't reggae at all. Weird!

I think a lot of my misheard lyrics are based on personal special interests.



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12 Aug 2017, 4:00 pm

"The Lady In Red"

Misheard Lyrics:
Lady named Fred

Original Lyrics:
Lady in red

Misheard Lyrics:
She had to cheat.

Original Lyrics:
Cheek to cheek

Misheard Lyrics:
I never saw you looking so lovely as you did denied

Original Lyrics:
I never saw you looking so lovely as you did tonight


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03 Oct 2017, 4:13 pm

David Bowie - "Life on Mars"
Misheard lyrics - "Oh man, look at those gay men go. It's the freakiest show"
Actual lyrics - "Oh man, look at those cavemen go. It's the freakiest show"


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04 Oct 2017, 3:31 am

In the Calvin Harris song, Feels; instead of hearing the word Feels, me & my girlfriend both hear Fish :arrow:


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07 Oct 2017, 10:41 pm

1stSauce wrote:
"I ate a burrito down in Puerto Rico" - "Despacito" by Luis Fonzi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber


Not misheard lyrics, but there's also this (my mom actually showed me this 8O )


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07 Oct 2017, 10:44 pm

There's a song that we sang at my church, and one of the lines is "All the ends of the Earth have seen the power of God."
Well, I was obsessed with insects as a kid, and I heard "All the ants of the Earth." It made sense to me - I thought it was their way of saying every creature on Earth, even the ants.


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When you try to assume, it makes an a** out of u and me.

I have increasing memory issues, and a tendency to forget that I forget everything. Please don't take it personally if I forget something, it probably says absolutely nothing about how important the thing is/isn’t to me.


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08 Oct 2017, 9:08 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pjs-QkjmkM

Good Charlotte - Dance Floor Anthem

When I first heard it when I came out, I heard it as "I don't wanna be alone. I don't wanna be alone".



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08 Oct 2017, 4:28 pm

Straight Up by Paula Abdul:

Misheard Lyrics:
Or hit my car in a hit and run.

Original Lyrics:
Or am I caught in a hit and run?

Misheard Lyrics:
Skid up, now tell me

Original Lyrics:
Straight up, now tell me

Misheard Lyrics:
You are so hard to wreak
You play hide and seek
With your true indentions.

Original Lyrics:
You are so hard to reach
You play hide and seek
With your true intentions.


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09 Oct 2017, 3:31 am

I hate when people claim "Blinded by the Light" as misheard. It's not at all misheard, he's clearly saying douche, he just wasn't trying to. But we all clearly heard it.

Also I laughed at an interview with Ozzy where he talked about the misheard lyric in paranoid. He "I'm telling people to enjoy life, not enjoy life," but with his accent it sounded the exact same, like "enja".


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