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01 May 2007, 10:11 am

Have you ever misheard song lyrics and given the song a different angle ?
Here are a couple of examples I've seen

Gypsies,Tramps and Thieves,
The people come around to lay their money down

misheard
(Gypsies,Chimpanzees
The people come around to lay their monkey down)

Is this the real life,is this just fantasy ?
(Is this the real life,is this just Battersea ? )


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01 May 2007, 11:31 am

'Scuse me while I kiss this guy. (Purple Haze -Jimi Hendrix)
It is actually: 'scuse me while I kiss the sky.


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01 May 2007, 11:33 am

Yeah, used to happen to me constantly as a kid. One of my obsessions now is learning the correct lyrics.

I remember this one from Elton John:
"Me and you, rendezvous, at the club at the end of the street"

I thought it was:
"Me and you, Rhonda too, eating clucks on Vienna street"



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01 May 2007, 11:36 am

Vegasadelphia wrote:
I thought it was:
"Me and you, Rhonda too, eating clucks on Vienna street"


I thought it was:
"Me and you, rendezvous, making love on Vienna street.


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01 May 2007, 12:13 pm

jackhippy wrote:
'Scuse me while I kiss this guy. (Purple Haze -Jimi Hendrix)
It is actually: 'scuse me while I kiss the sky.

Jimi knew that people misheard his lyrics... and sometimes liked to mess around with that, himself; occasionally he actually did sing "kiss this guy."



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01 May 2007, 12:32 pm

ich geh dir hinterher "She's got it in her hair" - Du Riechst So Gut - Rammstein
I guess it fits considering its "you smell so good, I follow you" I guess she used herbal essence.

mich ganz auf "Dance off" - Eifersucht by Rammstein
Another one that fits, being that he is so incredible and such.

I tend to mishear things and somehow.. they kind of make sense..



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01 May 2007, 12:35 pm

Yeah, I always mishear lyrics like that. Or sometimes it doesn't make sense at all.



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01 May 2007, 12:37 pm

I used to think that Day Tripper by The Beatles was Day Trooper, when I was little. :lol:



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01 May 2007, 1:06 pm

That happens to me a lot. Here are a few of the things I've misheard:

Superman - Five for Fighting

Correct: It may sound absurd, but don't be naive

Misheard: I'm misunderstood, but don't be naive

Correct: I'm only a man in a funny red sheet

Misheard: I'm only a man in a phony red sheet

Run Away - Real McCoy

Correct: Run away and save your life

Misheard: Run away and say you're mine

You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi

Correct: Shot through the heart

Misheard: Shock to the heart

Androgyny - Garbage

Correct: You free your mind in your androgyny

Misheard: I see you're minding your androgyny

Fun fact: Misheard song lyrics are called "mondegreens".



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01 May 2007, 2:09 pm

Umbrella by Rihanna

under my umbrella, I thought it was under my arm forever.



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01 May 2007, 4:54 pm

CockneyRebel wrote:
I used to think that Day Tripper by The Beatles was Day Trooper, when I was little. :lol:


I once though it was Gay Stripper.

Here's one that I never hear mentioned, from "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel.

His version: "Oh, I wanna be that complete"

My version: "Oh, I wanna be packin' heat"



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01 May 2007, 5:21 pm

Macy Gray - I try
Actual: "My world crumbles when you are not here"
Misheard: "I wear goggles when you are not here"

Jamiroquai - Canned Heat
Actual: "Got canned heat in my ears tonight, baby"
Misheard: "Got candy in my ears tonight, big ben"

Eiffel 65 - Blue
Actual: "I'm blue, da ba dee da ba di a dab a dee dab a di dab a dee dab a di"
Misheard: I'm blue, if I was green I would die...." <-Listen to the song, you can almost hear those words.


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01 May 2007, 5:25 pm

neurodeviant wrote:
Macy Gray - I try
Actual: "My world crumbles when you are not here"
Misheard: "I wear goggles when you are not here"

Jamiroquai - Canned Heat
Actual: "Got canned heat in my ears tonight, baby"
Misheard: "Got candy in my ears tonight, big ben"

Eiffel 65 - Blue
Actual: "I'm blue, da ba dee da ba di a dab a dee dab a di dab a dee dab a di"
Misheard: I'm blue, if I was green I would die...." <-Listen to the song, you can almost hear those words.


Oh man I think you just blew my internal cpu over this.
Hillarious. And yes, I can hear "I'm blue, if I was green I would die...."

I also think Macy Gray would have a much better time dealing with things if she wore goggles instead of crumbled.



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01 May 2007, 6:09 pm

For some reason I've always been able to hear lyrics correctly. Kinda funny considering I can never tell what people are saying in normal conversations.



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01 May 2007, 6:20 pm

The karaoke scene isn't much help in this regard. A lot of times, karaoke disc manufacturers will deliberately misprint lyrics, to get around having to pay royalties.

One I misheard when I was in grade school:

Bob Marley - I Shot The Sheriff

Actual: "I shot the sheriff"
Misheard: "I popped the cherry"