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Re: Mistaken Song Lyrics.
« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2012, 06:39:37 PM »
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Re: Mistaken Song Lyrics.
« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2012, 07:23:14 PM »
For years I thought the line from CCR's "Down on the Corner" was "You don't need a pinhead just to hang around"

Turns out it's "You don't need a PENNY just to hang around". 
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Re: Mistaken Song Lyrics.
« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2012, 07:23:56 PM »
Isn't Credence Clearwater Revival's lyric "There's a bad moon on the rise," often misheard as "There's a bathroom on the right"?

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« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2012, 08:57:10 PM »
When I was about three or four I misheard "sing hallelujah" "sing a-lay-New York".  ;D I'm still not sure how that happened!

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Re: Mistaken Song Lyrics.
« Reply #49 on: March 04, 2012, 10:10:16 AM »
Mine, growing up, was "Beelzebub had the devil for a sideboard"

Some of the best ones I've heard:

Tonight, I sellotape my glove to you (celebrate my love)

Dance, Dance, wherever you may be, I am the Lord of the Dance Settee (Lord of the Dance, said he) - almost as good imagery as those poor bears

And of course, the first line of the Australian National anthem goes "Australia's sunset ostriches" (Australia's sons let us rejoice). 

I now can't sing the correct words...

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« Reply #50 on: March 04, 2012, 10:37:31 AM »
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Mine, growing up, was "Beelzebub had the devil for a sideboard"

What? You mean it's not "Beelzebub has a devil for a son -- poor me"?
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Re: Mistaken Song Lyrics.
« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2012, 12:24:08 AM »
I think a certain AC-DC song goes "Dirty Deeds Done to Sheep". I've even convinced my SO that's how it goes.

Hee. The song is Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. The lyrics are 'Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap'. Though I do like your way better. :)

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Re: Mistaken Song Lyrics.
« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2012, 01:44:46 AM »
Discovered yesterday that A-Ha's "Take On Me" is actually

Take on me (take on me)
Take on me (take on me)
I'll be gone
In a day or two.

I swear I've always heard the second half of the chorus as "I belong to you."  The verses don't seem to make any more sense one way than the other, so I think I'll keep singing my way when nobody's in the car to hear me  :P

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Re: Mistaken Song Lyrics.
« Reply #53 on: March 05, 2012, 10:54:03 AM »
^ On the topic of the ACDC song...
On The Simpsons, Ned Flanders says he loves their Christian cover band "ABCD" and their song "Kindly Deeds and they're done for free"
He then sings:  Kindly Deeds.  Done for free.  They're kindly deeds and they're done for free", etc.
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Re: Mistaken Song Lyrics.
« Reply #54 on: March 05, 2012, 03:54:46 PM »
I think a certain AC-DC song goes "Dirty Deeds Done to Sheep". I've even convinced my SO that's how it goes.

Hee. The song is Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. The lyrics are 'Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap'. Though I do like your way better. :)

LOL thanks for setting the record straight....but I still think it sounds like they're singing about sheep :)

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Re: Mistaken Song Lyrics.
« Reply #55 on: March 06, 2012, 12:09:53 AM »
oh, how could I forget this one?

Secret Aaagent Man, Secret Aaaaagent Man...
I hear Secret Aaasian Man, Secret Aaasian Man


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Re: Mistaken Song Lyrics.
« Reply #56 on: March 06, 2012, 11:42:47 AM »
Not really a mistaken song lyric but I hope it will fit here even though it involves religion in a small way.

Mr. Thipu had a dream in which 'Waltzing Matilda' became 'Waltzing Hasidim'. 

Ever since, the song has conjured up images of men with large fur hats, long beards and long silk coats gliding gracefully around a dance floor. 

After that dream, Mr. Thipu has given up on a combination of 'Meat Feast' pizza and bourbon before bed. 

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Re: Mistaken Song Lyrics.
« Reply #57 on: March 06, 2012, 01:55:11 PM »
Not really a mistaken song lyric but I hope it will fit here even though it involves religion in a small way.

Mr. Thipu had a dream in which 'Waltzing Matilda' became 'Waltzing Hasidim'. 

Ever since, the song has conjured up images of men with large fur hats, long beards and long silk coats gliding gracefully around a dance floor. 

After that dream, Mr. Thipu has given up on a combination of 'Meat Feast' pizza and bourbon before bed. 

Egad!  After that kind of dream, I would probably be forced to give up on sleeping!

I remember first hearing "Waltzing Matilda" and I thought it strange that there was a song about movie monsters... because I thought it was "Waltzing Godzilla"...

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Re: Mistaken Song Lyrics.
« Reply #58 on: March 06, 2012, 02:05:07 PM »
The Warren Zevon song "Werewolves of London".  The last lyric, as I heard it as a child:

Saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's
And his hair was purple.

I was an adult, and singing that song in the car with friends when I learned to their hilarity that it's really

...and his hair was perfect   :-[ :-[




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Re: Mistaken Song Lyrics.
« Reply #59 on: March 07, 2012, 02:44:04 AM »
Not really a mistaken song lyric but I hope it will fit here even though it involves religion in a small way.

Mr. Thipu had a dream in which 'Waltzing Matilda' became 'Waltzing Hasidim'. 

Ever since, the song has conjured up images of men with large fur hats, long beards and long silk coats gliding gracefully around a dance floor. 

After that dream, Mr. Thipu has given up on a combination of 'Meat Feast' pizza and bourbon before bed.

 ;D
I can see them stealing sheep and running from the police.  :D
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