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Misheard Song Lyrics

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

  1. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Only if you can find your way back out again. Trust me on this... I was trapped inside "Sloop John B" for three years--that was the worst trip I've ever been on!

  2. Don'tLiveonMoon

    Don'tLiveonMoon Well-Known Member

    LOL!! :p
  3. Don'tLiveonMoon

    Don'tLiveonMoon Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if this is better suited to this thread or the Christmas one, but does anybody know what the line in "A Baby Just Like You" about "colors dark and candles dim and dark my standing under" means? I've never quite gotten that line... :confused:
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Come to think of it... It almost sounds like one christmas song could go..

    He's the man with all the toes...

  5. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Well-Known Member

    *cleans off dust* Ooh...This seems like an interesting thread.

    Well, here's one minor misheard lyric I just noticed a short while back. First off, the real lyrics to half the chorus of Bowling for Soup's "Girl All the Bad Guys Want":

    It's like a bad movie
    She is lookin' through me
    If you were me, then you'd be
    Screamin' "Someone shoot me!"
    As I fail miserably,
    Tryin' to get the girl all the bad guys want.

    And now what I heard:

    It's like a bad movie.
    She's lookin' groovy....
  6. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Original lyrics:

    Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night.

    My misheard lyrics:

    Rolled up like a d*****, another roller in the night.
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The entire song sounds slurred and mushy to me.

    She gave my hand a squirrley wurley? What the heck is that? :eek:
  8. APRena

    APRena Well-Known Member

    I actually had to look up the lyrics to "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay, which I thought were:

    I hear chairs an' some bells are ringing
    Roman Catholic spires are singing
    Feed on mayo and swordfish ee-oh
    Michelin reason lives in a field


    I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing,
    Roman Cavalry choirs are singing,
    Be my mirror, my sword and shield
    My missionaries in a foreign field.

    Mine are better. ;)
  9. dmoss

    dmoss Well-Known Member

    My favorite misunderstood song lyric of all time is Elton John's "Tiny Dancer"...

    Hold me closer, Tony Danza...
  10. Alpha Centauri

    Alpha Centauri Well-Known Member

  11. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Well-Known Member

    LOL, I think I'll be hearing that next time that song is played on the radio/my iPod.

    And also, involving the last post I made on this thread, it took me a while to figure out the title of that song. And, frankly, "She's the girl all the math [somethings] want," would make sense, because if it's about people involved in math, they're more than likely nerds and/or geeks. And nerds/geeks are attracted to popular/cool girls, who the song seems to be about.
  12. Alpha Centauri

    Alpha Centauri Well-Known Member

    These two are what my mom misheard:

    Do the funky lady!

    Which is really: Dude looks like a lady!


    Caribbean twist.

    Which in fact is: Caribbean queen.

    My mom for the longest time thought songs were about dances.
  13. Kiki

    Kiki Well-Known Member

    No me, but when I went out with my grandma somewhere a few years back "Play That Funky Music" was playing. She, errm, misheard "funky" and stopped dancing, saying that she was going to complain to the people there about how unsuitable the song was. I didn't quite get what she meant at first, so I was a little puzzled.
  14. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    I have a "not me" story about that too! My wife heard that song during an assembly in sixth grade and was scandalized by what she thought they were saying in school!
  15. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

    Y'know I thought that too. My mom corrected me.
  16. Yorick

    Yorick Well-Known Member

    About "Blinded By The Light"
    I heard Bruce Springsteen wrote it after someone told him his songs didn't rhyme...so he went overboard, in a seemingly smarty pants way - and it paid off it seems, since that cover is quite well known :)

    Misheard lyric I saw in a book (but find hard to believe) -
    (takin' care of business- BTO)
  17. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Well-Known Member

    "As the World Falls Down" from Labyrinth:

    Real lyrics:
    ...Though we're strangers 'til now...

    Misheard Lyrics:
    ...We're strangers to love...
  18. Alpha Centauri

    Alpha Centauri Well-Known Member

  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Wow, this thread is strange for two reasons... 1 is that it's OLD (man, there's been thread resurrections galore lately, lol), and 2 who is this Alpha chick with 200+ posts yet I've never seen her around here before?

    Anyshoe, here's a couple for me...

    Billy Ocean's "Get Out of My Dreams"
    The Real Lyrics: "Get out of my dreams, get into my car"
    What I heard: "Get out of my dreams, get into my heart"

    And I just forgot the second one as I typed this... I've been out of the scene around here quite a bit, but then again, that's to be expected.
  20. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Well-Known Member

    In the song "Daniel" (by Elton John, right?) I was convinced since I was a kid that the lyrics included "heading for space" instead of "Spain". In my defense, the line before mentioned a plane.

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