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  • The Funny Misheard Lyrics Thread :)

    Have you ever humorously misheard a song lyric and then later found out what the real lyric was? Post them here .



    "I'll Be Your Cryin' Shoulder" (by the Goo Goo Dolls, according to Google)

    The real lyric is:

    "I'll be your cryin' shoulder
    I'll be love suicide
    I'll be better when I'm older
    I'll be the greatest fan of your life"


    It was playing on the radio, and I said to my then-girlfriend - "they should use this for a McDonald's commercial." She looked at me puzzled and said "why?" I told her the lyrics that I seriously thought I heard (and I had heard it several times before!):


    "I'll be your giant soda
    I'll be love supersized..."



    Here's one that my mother did:


    "Our Love's In Jeopardy" by Greg Kihn's Band:

    The real lyric:

    "Our love's in jeopardy...baby..."


    My mother once heard:


    "Our love is definitely...maybe..."


    Okay, a little obscure here...

    From the song "What Am I Waiting For?" from the Broadway musical "Parade":


    The real lyric:


    "Go on, Lucille
    Bring him his coffee....
    Straight from New York, Lucille
    Isn't he smart, Lucille?"

    For the longest time I heard,


    "Go on Lucille
    Bring him his coffee
    Strengthen New York, Lucille"


    What it's really supposed to be is that Lucille is having a flashback of what her mother said to her when she met her future husband, Leo. I thought that she was metaphorically referring to Leo as "New York", and she was bringing him coffee, thus "strengthening him."

    Also, this isn't a lyric, but a movie line...

    In "Beauty and the Beast", when Maurice and Belle have just successfully tested his wood chopping machine, he says,

    "Hitch up Phillipe, girl! I'm off to the fair!"

    (Phillipe being their horse, of course ).

    For years, I thought he said:

    "It chops fully, girl! I'm off to the fair"


    I always thought the vocal inflection sounded a little off, when I thought that was the line .
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    Re: The Funny Misheard Lyrics Thread

    From the late 60's song "Groovin" (On a Sunday afternoon) by the Young Rascals...

    The actual line:

    Life will be ecstasy
    You and me endlessly (with the accent on the second syllable of endlessly - end-LESS-ly)

    For years I heard -

    "You and me and Leslie"

    I always wondered who Leslie was.

    And for some reason, it took my parents and me to figure out the words to these two lines from the opening theme of the TV show "All In The Family" (song "Those Were The Days")...

    "Boy, the way Glenn Miller played"

    and "Gee, our old LaSalle ran great"

    that's my contribution for now...
    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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      My favorite is probably "Blinded By the Light" by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.

      The line Revved up like a deuce/Another runner in the night still, to this day, sounds like Wrapped up like a douche/Another rumor in the night.

      There's a whole website devoted to misheard lyrics.

      http://www.kissthisguy.com/

      It's named after the famous Jimi Hendrix "mishearance" from "Purple Haze" - the line 'Scuse me while I kiss the sky was misheard as 'Scuse me while I kiss this guy.

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        I remember a comic did a routine about misheard lyrics (they're called mondegreens). One of my favorites...

        Real lyric:
        "Big 'ole jet air liner"

        Mondegreen:
        "Bingo Jed had a light on."

        :lmao:

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          When my mother first introduced me to CCR, she told me that my aunt had a bit of a problem with one lyric to one of their famous songs....


          REAL lyric....there's a bad moon on the rise

          What my aunt heard...there's a bathroom on the right.


          And one day while singing along to Secret AGENT man, my mother stopped me.....she thought I was singing secret ASIAN man. haha



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            Re: The Funny Misheard Lyrics Thread

            I know that things are a little confusing with all the "forums" changes going on...but we do have a "music" forum, and this thread may be better suited for that than the Main Lounge...
            God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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              There are whole books on this "Richard Stands" phenomenon. ("And to the republic for Richard Stands") My all time favorite is "You make me feel like a rash on a woman."
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                Side note:
                Edwin McCain sings I'll Be. That lyric site that comes up on google is wrong. Go figure. I double checked on the GooGoo Dolls website and looked at all of their albums and they don't sing it. I'm a fan of both Edwin McCain and the GooGoo Dolls, so that google thing confused me. Just had to vent...
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                  Re: The Funny Misheard Lyrics Thread

                  My father loves to sing the Eric Clapton song "After Midnight".
                  except he thinks it's "Captain Midnight".
                  He also thought the Queen song "Fat Bottom Girls" was "Black Bottom Girls". It's amazing the things you learn about your parents on a 17 hour road trip.
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                    I did the whole "there's the bathroom on the right." and I just realized "Fat bottom girls" isn't "Black bottom girls."

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                      Might as well face it, you're addicted to love...
                      heard as: Might as well face it, you're a ticket to love

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                      • #12
                        Re: The Funny Misheard Lyrics Thread

                        Originally posted by Trekkie Dad View Post
                        There are whole books on this "Richard Stands" phenomenon. ("And to the republic for Richard Stands") My all time favorite is "You make me feel like a rash on a woman."
                        :lol:


                        Why on earth would someone think Carole King was singing about feeling like a rash on a woman?

                        I'm terrible at hearing the real lyrics of many songs.



                        I love that new game show where the contestants win by getting the lyrics to the song right. I've only watched it twice with my kids , but the woman who won last time did great!

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                        • #13
                          Re: The Funny Misheard Lyrics Thread

                          Originally posted by Princess Buttercup View Post
                          :lol:


                          Why on earth would someone think Carole King was singing about feeling like a rash on a woman?

                          I'm terrible at hearing the real lyrics of many songs.



                          I love that new game show where the contestants win by getting the lyrics to the song right. I've only watched it twice with my kids , but the woman who won last time did great!
                          I thought it was about the Aretha Franklin classic "Natural Woman". Did Carole King do a cover?
                          God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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                          • #14
                            Re: The Funny Misheard Lyrics Thread

                            in the Nickelback song 'Rockstar'

                            Real Lyric:

                            "I'm gonna date a center-fold that loves to blow my money for me"

                            i always heard:

                            "I'm gonna bait a fishing pole that loves to blow my money for me" I was always like :blink: what does this have anything to do with the song? but then i looked it up out of curiousity and kicked myself for being nuts.

                            There's so many that i goof up, but too many come to mind to type now :lol:

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                              Re: The Funny Misheard Lyrics Thread

                              Originally posted by Retrocool View Post
                              My favorite is probably "Blinded By the Light" by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.

                              The line Revved up like a deuce/Another runner in the night still, to this day, sounds like Wrapped up like a douche/Another rumor in the night.

                              There's a whole website devoted to misheard lyrics.

                              http://www.kissthisguy.com/

                              It's named after the famous Jimi Hendrix "mishearance" from "Purple Haze" - the line 'Scuse me while I kiss the sky was misheard as 'Scuse me while I kiss this guy.
                              I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought he said wrapped like a douche. Always though that was a strange lyric.

                              Originally posted by Stitchy-poo View Post
                              When my mother first introduced me to CCR, she told me that my aunt had a bit of a problem with one lyric to one of their famous songs....


                              REAL lyric....there's a bad moon on the rise

                              What my aunt heard...there's a bathroom on the right.


                              And one day while singing along to Secret AGENT man, my mother stopped me.....she thought I was singing secret ASIAN man. haha
                              I love the bathroom one, I never misheard it as that, but when I found out about it, I can hear it. John Fogerty actually says "There's a bathroom on the right" during one of his live solo performances of the song.

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                                Re: The Funny Misheard Lyrics Thread

                                I know there's a whole bunch that I've done. As I hear them, I'll post them, because I can't think of any. :lol:


                                Originally posted by Trekkie Dad View Post
                                There are whole books on this "Richard Stands" phenomenon. ("And to the republic for Richard Stands") My all time favorite is "You make me feel like a rash on a woman."
                                Reminds me of the joke:

                                One person says to another, "What do you think God's name is?"

                                Second person says, "Howard."

                                First person,"Why Howard?"

                                Second person, "Our Father... Howard be thy name."
                                "But every night, when it gets dark
                                and the stars come out,
                                I'll look up on her behalf.
                                I'll look up in the sky and think of you."





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