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« on: January 13, 2014, 06:36:25 AM »

David Bowie's Golden Years with its' line of go wallop the baby [Come get up my baby]

Trini Lopez's America with the immortal I like to pee in America......  Buggedout Buggedout
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 09:44:24 AM »

Dave Barry's Bad Song Book has an entire chapter devoted to this phenomenon. The most infamous is The Lion Sleeps Tonight, where no one can agree what exactly the background singers are saying.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2014, 10:40:42 AM »

Like many others, I hear the line "the smell of fat chicks just put my spine out of place" in David Bowie's "Suffragette City."

Also in "Tumbling Dice" I always hear Mick Jagger singing "baby, am-scray..."
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2014, 03:30:27 PM »

I'll quote myself from Trevor's 2009 Mis-heard lyrics in songs Thread  Wink

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Sheila E. - The Belle of St. Mark

"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 #4 on: January 13, 2014, 03:38:24 PM »

Also in "Tumbling Dice" I always hear Mick Jagger singing "baby, am-scray..."

I recall Whoopi Goldberg trying to decipher the lyrics to “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” in the movie "Jumping Jack Flash" in order to determine some code key. Hilarious scene  BounceGiggle
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 06:49:28 PM »

The old song "Blinded By The Light" by Manfred Mann

When it goes, "revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night" it sounded like "dressed up like a douche, she go runnin' in the night."    BounceGiggle
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2014, 03:21:14 AM »

I'll quote myself from Trevor's 2009 Mis-heard lyrics in songs Thread  Wink


 TeddyR TeddyR TeddyR

I somehow knew I had made a thread like that before.  TeddyR
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2014, 11:54:36 AM »

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good sketch about misheard lyrics from peter kay
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2014, 01:09:01 PM »

Jack and Diane by John Cougar.  I always heard "Let the bottle bounce, come and save my soul" and wondered how a bouncing bottle could do that.  It's actually "let the Bible Belt come and save my soul".
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2014, 10:40:19 PM »

I was singing Falco's Rock Me Amedeus today and I never get that right.   "No plastic money anymore   " on the 2nd verse and I swear he says c**nt shortly after that.
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2014, 06:28:27 PM »

There's a line in Jefferson Starship's "We Built This City" that goes
"Marconi plays the mambo, listen to the radio"
but I always hear it as
"Dave Foley plays La Bamba, whistlin' to the radio"


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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2014, 08:19:42 AM »

From Pantera's "Domination"...

Actual lyric: "Pushed into living Hell"

Misheard lyric: "Pushed into mini-vans"

...I swear, that is what it's always sounded like to me!
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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2014, 09:39:10 PM »

If you go into the Go Gos Our lips are sealed thinking it's called "Alex the Seal" it sounds like that
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2014, 04:54:00 AM »

In "Summer of 69" by Bryan Adams I kept hearing the lyric "I got my first real sex dream".
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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2014, 04:31:23 PM »

The final refrain of The Kinks' "Lola" goes:
"Well I'm not the world's most masculine man/But I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man (and so's Lola)"
but for years I thought it was "I know what I am in a bed, I'm a man (and so's Lola)"
I always thought people who were confused about that song's meaning were so stupid, but apparently it was just a lot more overt in my head....
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