Misheard song lyrics Message Board

  • View author's info Author posted on Jul 20, 2005 at 21:42


    I've been a tad bored with some of the topics here lately, no offense meant to anyone, so I decided to try something different, for anyone who's ever experienced what I'm about to describe.

    Ever be singing in the shower when you're in a good mood (been doing this a bit lately) or jammin' away to something on the radio or CD player in your ride, and come across a lyric in a really bit*chin' song where .... well, you just don't know what the hell it is, so you just sing what you think the singer is saying?

    I'm no spring chicken, so I was around when "Rock n' Roll" turned into "Rock" and a lot of those lyrics behind all that noisy electric sound came out fuzzy.

    For example, Elton John at the start of his career was notorious for unusual lyrics. In "Bennie and the Jets", the rather strange lyric "She's got electric boots, a mohair suit" ... sounded to me like "She's gotta let me groove, I know her shoes" ... which made about as much sense.

    Or, go further back ... The Four Seasons ... one little misheard word can change the whole gravity of a lyric. As in "Workin' my way back to you, babe" ... where "When you were so in love with me, I played around like I was FREE" ... sounded like very much "When you were so in love with me, I played around like I was THREE", and lent a whole new meaning to "playing around".

    So ... I'm inviting EVERYONE to share with us those lyrics that you've fumbled through when you thought no one was listening.

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  • View author's info posted on Dec 17, 2005 at 04:28


    Elton Johns "Funeral for a Friend"...

    All those Yearning Tutu skirts you and I went through.....was really I learned like 20 years later

    All those burning hoops of fire you and I jumped through.

    In light of recent events, the former may be more fitting.
  • View author's info posted on Dec 17, 2005 at 04:05


    Fun topic, Rocking!

    This wasn't me, but my neice. She was about 12 when she started singing this and we couldn't convince here she was singing the wrong words until she was about 20!

    I think it's a Hall & Oats song, you know, "Every time you go away....you take a piece of me with you...."

    She would sing, "every time you go away, you take a piece of meat with you"!

    It still makes me smile!
  • View author's info posted on Dec 15, 2005 at 22:10


    she's the one
    the only one
    built like the neck of a gun...

    Oh, she's a brick
    house...

    Once I saw it performed live, I realized it was

    built like an Amazon...

    LOL

    I pondered for years about wtf is the neck of a gun???

    ROFL
  • View author's info posted on Dec 15, 2005 at 21:25


    Instead of "there's a Bad Moon on the Rise", my son used to sing....There's a Bathroom on the Right"!!! I had to keep correcting him, cause he thought he was right!!! LOL
  • View author's info posted on Dec 15, 2005 at 10:09


    I thought the Who's "Won't get Fooled Again" was we "won't get food again." I thought they were on a hunger strike or something. LOL
  • View author's info posted on Jul 21, 2005 at 22:19


    And more ....

    Eric Clapton's "After Midnight'?
    No! How about "Captain Midnight"!
    (Rides again? Hey, he's talkin' about lettin' it all hang down!)

    Jimi Hendrix "All Along the Watchtower"
    Real Lyric: "So let us not talk falsely now. The hour is getting late."
    I thought sure he was saying "Some writers were talking falsely now that I was getting laid."
    (Hmmm.....)

    How about Manfred Mann's own butchery of Bruce Springsteens "Spirit's in the Night"?
    Real Lyric: "Cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night"
    Manfred chose to sing this as: "Wrapped up like a douche, another roller in the night".
    (What the hell.....?)

    Anyway ... I'm sure I'll think of a lot more in the shower or at the wheel. So, thank you to Lisa, Pete, Angie, Voe, Kelli and Tina all for adding in on the misheard lyrics! Keep 'em coming!

    ~URock
    (Huh?)
  • View author's info posted on Jul 21, 2005 at 20:44


    Funny thread....yep I am guilty as well. There is a song written by Barry Manilow...but it says

    "i'm not talkin bout movin in
    and i dont want to change your life
    but theres a warm wind blowin the stars are out
    and i really want to see you tonite"

    I thought it said:

    I'm not talkin bout the linen
    and i dont want to change yours twice
    but theres a warm wind blowin
    the cars out
    and I really want to see you tonite...

    Hey its barry manilow, who am I to question him?

    I didnt discover I was wrong until I watched this action movie with Gina Davis and Samuel L. Jackson, theres a scene where they are driving and he's singing the song, and he was almost singing the same damn words I always sang. She corrected him in the scene, I could not stop laughing.

    aloha
    tina
  • View author's info posted on Jul 21, 2005 at 17:14


    ugly great topic... hahha too funny
    remember stupid song by cher ..gypsies tramps and thieves.. well i always sang

    gypsies catch them thieves
    also a who song i forgot the name darn it
    any way it says -- my lifes in jepardy murder in cold blood is wht i am gonna be,, however my verion was
    my lifes and jealously
    god so many i forgot t hem but its funny as hell
  • View author's info posted on Jul 21, 2005 at 17:09



    petiteone39 write:
    OMG...this is so me. I make words up to songs I don't know all the time..For now I can remember the song by Kenny Loggings I think called "I'm alright" ..I thought it was ham on rye..ya know how it goes, don't nobody worry about me...ham on rye...dooo, dooo


    omg god fking too funny
  • View author's info posted on Jul 21, 2005 at 16:37



    petiteone39 write:

    uglyrockling write:

    TheCatsMeow65 write:
    Whats that one song they play at dance clubs or use to...I never understood why in the middle of the song everyone would chant...Everyone get laid get f*kd Very strange!!!


    Yeah, Billy Idol's version of "Mony, Mony" ... everybody dancing would chant "Hey! Hey what?! Get laid, get f*cked!".

    Didn't think anyone remembered the late 80's/early 90's.

    That song was playing the very first time my Dad drove me to college. We stopped at a college bar to have a nice quiet lunch. I was so embarrassed when all the people in the bar were screaming that during the song with my Dad around. His comment to me was, "There goes my innocent little girl"....and from then on it was all downhill.

    OMG Id die...hell im almost 40 and Id still die! haha
  • View author's info posted on Jul 21, 2005 at 11:44


    Linkin Parks = "I found Bliss in ignorance"

    I thought he said "I found Blitzen in the Ritz"... you know the Ritz hotel... and Blitzen was someone like Rudolph Juliani's brother or something..
  • View author's info posted on Jul 21, 2005 at 11:38



    uglyrockling write:

    TheCatsMeow65 write:
    Whats that one song they play at dance clubs or use to...I never understood why in the middle of the song everyone would chant...Everyone get laid get f*kd Very strange!!!


    Yeah, Billy Idol's version of "Mony, Mony" ... everybody dancing would chant "Hey! Hey what?! Get laid, get f*cked!".

    Didn't think anyone remembered the late 80's/early 90's.

    That song was playing the very first time my Dad drove me to college. We stopped at a college bar to have a nice quiet lunch. I was so embarrassed when all the people in the bar were screaming that during the song with my Dad around. His comment to me was, "There goes my innocent little girl"....and from then on it was all downhill.
  • View author's info posted on Jul 21, 2005 at 10:02



    TheCatsMeow65 write:
    Whats that one song they play at dance clubs or use to...I never understood why in the middle of the song everyone would chant...Everyone get laid get f*kd Very strange!!!


    Yeah, Billy Idol's version of "Mony, Mony" ... everybody dancing would chant "Hey! Hey what?! Get laid, get f*cked!".

    Didn't think anyone remembered the late 80's/early 90's.

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  • View author's info posted on Jul 21, 2005 at 08:25


    Whats that one song they play at dance clubs or use to...I never understood why in the middle of the song everyone would chant...Everyone get laid get f*kd Very strange!!!
  • View author's info posted on Jul 21, 2005 at 07:08


    A couple more ... one courtesy of my ex who thought "Do the Hustle" was "DO the Hot Dog" (Huh?) and another from me, the GoGo's "Our lips are sealed" ... which I thought was "I love Obscene".

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  • View author's info posted on Jul 21, 2005 at 06:55


    OMG...this is so me. I make words up to songs I don't know all the time..For now I can remember the song by Kenny Loggings I think called "I'm alright" ..I thought it was ham on rye..ya know how it goes, don't nobody worry about me...ham on rye...dooo, dooo
  • View author's info posted on Jul 21, 2005 at 02:59


    I thought Rock the Casbah (Knack)

    was Rob the Cashbox.
  • View author's info posted on Jul 21, 2005 at 00:44



    uglyrockling write:
    I've been a tad bored with some of the topics here lately, no offense meant to anyone, so I decided to try something different, for anyone who's ever experienced what I'm about to describe.

    Ever be singing in the shower when you're in a good mood (been doing this a bit lately) or jammin' away to something on the radio or CD player in your ride, and come across a lyric in a really bit*chin' song where .... well, you just don't know what the hell it is, so you just sing what you think the singer is saying?

    I'm no spring chicken, so I was around when "Rock n' Roll" turned into "Rock" and a lot of those lyrics behind all that noisy electric sound came out fuzzy.

    For example, Elton John at the start of his career was notorious for unusual lyrics. In "Bennie and the Jets", the rather strange lyric "She's got electric boots, a mohair suit" ... sounded to me like "She's gotta let me groove, I know her shoes" ... which made about as much sense.

    Or, go further back ... The Four Seasons ... one little misheard word can change the whole gravity of a lyric. As in "Workin' my way back to you, babe" ... where "When you were so in love with me, I played around like I was FREE" ... sounded like very much "When you were so in love with me, I played around like I was THREE", and lent a whole new meaning to "playing around".

    So ... I'm inviting EVERYONE to share with us those lyrics that you've fumbled through when you thought no one was listening.

    Its getting better alllllllllll the time...Get him outta my hairrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....Im gonna send my new homies after his buttttttttttttttttttt...if he doesn't get outta my hairrrrrrrrrrrrrr...Im gonna have to visine him good....Its getting better all the timeeeeeeeeeeee :)
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