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« on: November 24, 2009, 08:53:26 AM »

There's a line in David Bowie's song Golden Years which goes "C'mon, get up my baby..." which I always thought was "Go wallop the baby".  TeddyR

Never mind about that, how about Jimi Hendrix's classic song "Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy" ~  Buggedout Buggedout
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 01:37:42 PM »

As a kid, I always used to think the chorus to Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" was actually "Poppadoms Please".

My ex-fiancee always used to think Phil Lewis sang "Had my share of sh***ing girls, yeah" instead of "had my share of shady deals and girls, yeah", on L.A. Guns' "Sex Action"...Not that it made that song any sleazier or anything... TeddyR
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009, 03:00:17 PM »

Sheila E. - The Belle of St. Mark

One line is:

"The woman that hurt him surely must have trouble sleeping"

I always understood:

"A woman that hurt him should have her head chopped off sleeping"

For years I thought those were quite brutal lyrics, for a rather innocent sounding dance-pop tune.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009, 05:36:07 PM »

* Many years ago I worked with a girl who thought "Once upon a time in your wildest dreams" by the Moody Blues was "Once upon a time in your wild Irish dreams."

* I worked with another girl (at the same job as the one above) who thought the lyrics "You and me, endlessly" from the song GROOVIN' (by the Rascals) were "You and me and Leslie."

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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 09:38:40 PM »

Just tonight the Scorpions' "Rock You Like a Hurricane" came on, and despite knowing the lyrics, I could have sworn they were saying something like "Raunchy like a hurried kid." I don't exactly know why a hurried kid would be any raunchier than a non-hurried kid, though...

And for the longest time, I thought Stevie Nicks' "Edge of 17" was about a one-winged dove, which is just sad for the poor dove. Oooh, baby, oooh, oooh.
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2009, 10:44:26 PM »

I always thought ...

"Judy in the disguise" ... "Judy in the sky".

"Elvira" ... "I'll fire up".

Not now though, I know the correct words ... Yeah.
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2009, 10:55:55 PM »



In the song "Bad Moon Risin" by Cleerence Clearwater Revival, I use to think the line in the song "There's a bad moon on the rise" was "there's a bathroom on the right".  For their version of "Proud Mary", I had no idae what some of the lyrics really were.
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2009, 05:32:20 AM »

I used to think Kim Carnes said "All the boys think she's a spazz, she's got Bette Davis Eyes".  I've known a lot of hyperactive girls, so it made perfect sense to me.
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2009, 06:03:31 AM »

* Many years ago I worked with a girl who thought "Once upon a time in your wildest dreams" by the Moody Blues was "Once upon a time in your wild Irish dreams."

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The Moody Blues have always been my favourite group.  Smile
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2009, 06:05:14 AM »

In the song "Bad Moon Risin" by Cleerence Clearwater Revival, I use to think the line in the song "There's a bad moon on the rise" was "there's a bathroom on the right". 

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« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2009, 08:31:10 AM »

In "Bilinded by the Light" by Manfred Mann (I have not heard the Springsteen version) - I heard "wrapped up like a New Shendaga runner in the night" for the line "Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night"  (Always wondered what native group that might be...and why they wrap up to run?)

In "Santa Maria" by Trooper: I still hear "cruisin on a soggy boat" in place of "cruisin on a sardine boat" - I like my version better!
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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2009, 09:05:11 AM »

In "Bilinded by the Light" by Manfred Mann (I have not heard the Springsteen version) - I heard "wrapped up like a New Shendaga runner in the night" for the line "Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night"  (Always wondered what native group that might be...and why they wrap up to run?)

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Seeing as how Manfred Mann is actually Manfred Lebowitz from Sydenham, Johannesburg, that native group could be even members of my own family.  TeddyR
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2009, 09:25:50 AM »

In A Big Country by Big Country I always sing the line "I wouldn't expect to grow flowers in the desert"..."I wouldn't expect to go crawling through the desert".
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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2009, 10:16:02 AM »

In "Santa Maria" by Trooper: I still hear "cruisin on a soggy boat" in place of "cruisin on a sardine boat" - I like my version better!

Actually, I thought the same thing until just now, when I read that. TeddyR

Surprised Toto's Africa hasn't made it into the thread yet. I always could have sworn it went "There's nothing that a hundred men on Mars could ever do." I once told this to my friend, and he said he always thought it was "a hundred men on board." Knowing the actual words, "a hundred men or more" makes much more sense.

The same friend once sang a few bars of Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald that involved a Mexican with a gun. Question I have no idea how he came up with that, and when I told him the song was about a shipwreck in the 1970s, neither did he.
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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2009, 11:25:11 AM »

In "Bilinded by the Light" by Manfred Mann (I have not heard the Springsteen version) - I heard "wrapped up like a New Shendaga runner in the night" for the line "Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night"  (Always wondered what native group that might be...and why they wrap up to run?)

Silly! Everybody knows it's really "wrapped up like a douche"!  Twirling BounceGiggle TeddyR
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