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Misheard Song Lyrics

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AndyWan Kenobi, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    Hey everyone,

    I was wondering which song lyrics you've misheard, and what you thought they said. There's a good Muppety reason why I'm asking... My wife and I were watching "Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas" last night, and I remembered a line from "Barbecue" that I had always misunderstood when I was little. The real line is:

    "And the sauce Mama makes just stays there forever if you dare to get it under your nails."

    Okay, so I didn't get this when I was little. I thought it was:

    "And the Sauce-Mama makes you stay there forever if you dare to get it under your nails."

    I thought the "Sauce-Mama" was this actual person who would make you sit at the table indefintely if you made a mess or something like that. Actually, it kind of scared me! :zany:


    What other lyrics (muppety or otherwise) have you misheard?

    :confused:
  2. mupvisiongirl

    mupvisiongirl New Member

    One of my roommates was notorius for mis-hearing song lyrics. We used to play the "Moulin Rogue" soundtrack alot in our apartment, there is one song where a character sings "I always speak the truth, I always speak the truth" and she was convinced he was saying "I like to make some toast, I like to make some toast" quite humorous :sing:
  3. HeraLirambar

    HeraLirambar New Member

    There's this one really long song by my favourite band Blind Guardian called "And then there was silence". One of the lines is "I am the wolf and you're the lamb," which I thought was "I am the woman, you're the man."
    :D
  4. Beebers

    Beebers New Member

    One of the more famous ones is in Creedence Clearwater Revival's Bad Moon Risin', when they sing,
    "There's a bad moon on the rise."

    Most everybody thought they were saying,

    "There's a bathroom, on the right."
  5. HeraLirambar

    HeraLirambar New Member

    'Scuse me while I kiss this guy!

    There's this one site called www.kissthisguy.com (unfortunately, I don't know if it's been updated for a while, or if it even is still working). It has a bunch of misheard lyrics. Then there's this other site with misheard lyrics from showtunes, but I forget the link. I think if you search for "fla-na-na" it'll come up.
  6. Jennifer12

    Jennifer12 New Member

    Then there's the Pledge of Allegiance

    And to the Republic, for Richard Stands....

    Who is this Richard Stands guy?

    Jen
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  7. Whatever

    Whatever Active Member

    ...One nation, under God, invisible...
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  8. HeraLirambar

    HeraLirambar New Member

    I used to think it was "for witches' stand."
  9. Don'tLiveonMoon

    Don'tLiveonMoon New Member

  10. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    Well, here's another one from our house...

    In "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon and Garfunkel, there's a line that goes

    "...going to the candidates' debate."

    Well, my wife used to hear the last part as "today's the date," which meant (once we thought about it) that the line would have to be

    "...going to the can, today's the date."

    :eek:
  11. HeraLirambar

    HeraLirambar New Member

    In the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, in the song "The Temple" there's a line that goes:
    "Here it isn't us and them."
    which I though was
    "Here it isn't gossamer." (sp?)
  12. I swear, I can be the king o' these sometimes...

    One o' muh most notorious---Martina McBride's "Independence Day":

    Real line: "She tried to pretend he wasn't drinkin' again, but Daddy left the proof on her cheek."

    Byron's misheard line: "She tried to pretend he wasn't drinkin' again, but Daddy left the poop on her cheek."

    And I was like, :eek: , what kinda song IS this?! :concern:
  13. HeraLirambar

    HeraLirambar New Member

  14. jediX

    jediX Active Member

    Plus there's that whole "Paul's dead" stuff that's rumored to be in the end of "Strawberry Fields Forever".
  15. Smy Guiley

    Smy Guiley New Member

    Another funny one from this tune is listed on kissthisguy.com also...

    "One eye is taken for an eye"
    is listed as....
    "Whoa, now, you stinkin' foreigner!"

    I never thought John Fogerty could be so cruel!

    eric
  16. Smy Guiley

    Smy Guiley New Member

    Actually, if I'm right, you can turn the very end of the fade way up and mishear Lennon say "I buried Paul". Once the Anthologies were realeased, they boosted the track containing this phrase up quite a bit so you could hear him actually say, "Cranberry Sauce". The "S" sounds were lost in the sixties recording, as most high frequencies were lost in transcription back then, but they were certainly present on the master tapes. I always felt bad for Paul having this rumour bestowed upon him. Once, in an interview as to whether or not he was dead (!) he said "I most certainly am NOT dead. I'm right here!" The press replied with "That's just what the NEW Paul would say, isn't it?" *sigh*

    Can you back me up on this, Erin? You're pretty good with Beatles trivia, too.

    eric
  17. jediX

    jediX Active Member

    I can probably locate the article I read regarding this...
  18. guysmiley4ever

    guysmiley4ever New Member

    for years I've sang, "...you're a candle in the window and a corn dog when it's night..." by REO Speedwagon. and whenever I hear the song, it's still fun to sing that. :)
  19. Don'tLiveonMoon

    Don'tLiveonMoon New Member

    I know the rumors that Paul was dead were very popular for a while and everyone was looking for clues on the albums and such. And Paul was certainly frustrated by all the rumors. That would be pretty annoying to keep having to convince people that you're not dead and haven't been replaced with a look-alike! :p
    Erin
  20. Don'tLiveonMoon

    Don'tLiveonMoon New Member

    LOL! There's a bunch of funny misheard S and G lyrics here: http://www.amiright.com/misheard/artist/simonandgarfunkel.shtml


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