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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2013, 10:02:11 AM »
Bagman used to hear that line in "Rocket Man" as "burning all the shoes off everyone."

I once misheard a friend's rendition of the old song "Lullaby of the Leaves" as "Goodbye, Ed Levine." As it happens, there really is an Ed Levine who opened a couple of businesses in our area that failed after a few years.
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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2013, 11:02:10 AM »
The song "Paradise" by Coldplay always has me giggling. I constantly mishear the chorus bit as, "And then a parrot dies! parrot dies! parrot dies! PARROT PARROT PARROT DIES!"

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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2013, 01:07:07 PM »
When I was a child, an influential local politician was Tom McGowan.  He would be present at the school holiday program.  Until I was old enough to be in the school choir, I thought that a song was sung in his honor. 

Hey, it's easy for a little kid to mistake 'Tannenbaum' for 'Tom McGowan'. 

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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2013, 02:05:33 PM »
Not a mishearing, but a misinterpretation.  As a kid, I hated that Christmas song that begins
"Up on the Housetop, Reindeer pause..." because it was so dumb.  Everyone knows that reindeer have HOOVES, not PAWS!
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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2013, 03:49:56 PM »
Can I please add 3 church songs? Sorry if you've heard these before.

The well-known change from : "Come on and celebrate, celebrate, celebrate and sing"
To: "Come on and sellotape, sellotape, sellotape and string"

My cousin's change of another song: "Antiseptic, I'm a gibbon"
Original: "I'm accepted, I'm forgiven, I am fathered by a true and living God"

And a misinterpretation - from the song 'Everlasting God' - "You're the defender of the weak"
Except I could only hear it as "the defender of the week" and wonder if there was going to be another defender next week.

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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2013, 02:19:17 PM »
From "Africa" by Toto...
I thought it was "Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like an empress above the Serengetti"
Real Lyrics: "Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengetti"
A little Googling tells me I am not alone!

From my DH, a They Might Be Giants song, "Road Movie to Berlin":
He heard: "So sneak out this glass Suburban and we'll go"
Real Lyrics: "So sneak out this glass of bourbon and we'll go"
In all fairness, with TMBG, you never know what they'll put in those songs...

From my son, from Frosty the Snowman
He heard: "With a corn cob pipe and a butt and nose and two eyes made out of coal"
Real Lyrics: "With a corn cob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal"



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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2013, 05:43:52 PM »
Haha, mime, I can see the Frosty the Nowman one because, after all, doesn't everyone use a carrot for a nose? I mean really...
Once in a while you get your delight, in the strangest of faces if you look at it right...

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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2013, 05:49:20 PM »
"Thousand Miles from Nowhere"- Dwight Yoakum

Actual lyrics: I got heartaches in my pocket,  I got echoes in my head...
What *I* hear:  I got heartaches in my pocket,  I got pickles in my head...


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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2013, 05:54:58 PM »
The song "Paradise" by Coldplay always has me giggling. I constantly mishear the chorus bit as, "And then a parrot dies! parrot dies! parrot dies! PARROT PARROT PARROT DIES!"

This parrot is no more! It has gone to meet its Maker. It is an ex parrot!!

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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2013, 05:59:32 PM »
And a misinterpretation - from the song 'Everlasting God' - "You're the defender of the weak"
Except I could only hear it as "the defender of the week" and wonder if there was going to be another defender next week.

We sing this song at my church. I'm sure I'll probably think of you from time to time!
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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2013, 04:04:02 AM »
I thought of one that my fourth-grade self sang: Michael, row the bonus shore.

What's a bonus shore? I wondered back then, too. ;)




Real lyrics: Michael row the boat ashore.
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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2013, 11:55:29 PM »
DSIL first heard The Band Perry's song Better Dig Two, and thought the line "tell the grave digger he better dig two" said "tell the big (slang term for a black person) I'm better than you", we don't let her live that one down, lol

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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2013, 03:44:15 AM »
A tv programme called never mind the buzzcocks spoiled wuthering heights by Kate bush for me. They had to guess the song lyrics. Now all I hear is:

Out of the winding, windy moor,
Sweet Roland fall in Brie.
I had distemper,
Like my jealous eel,
Too fat and greedy.

Also, "halo" by Texas.

She had a halo,
We nailed her to a door (meant to be we really do adore)
She had a halo
Hairy nachos. (??????)

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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2013, 10:12:23 AM »
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My grandson had a great one it was Taylor Swift's "Our Song"

Real lyrics:  Our song is a slamming screen door.

He heard:  Our song is as lame as creamed corn.

Having worked for the first radio station to play a Taylor Swift song, (and then having her all but shoved down our throats because our head programming guy claimed to have "discovered" her and was obviously friends with her family,) I can't begin to tell you how absolutely hilarious I find your grandson's interpretation of those lyrics!!!

On road trips when Sissy and I were kids, my dad always like to listen to oldies.  One of his favorite oldies tapes (yes, this was back in the days of cassettes) had a song called "The Great Pretender."  When it came on, Sissy announced that she was sick and tired of the "great green teddy bear."  We still tease her about that one!

And the other night, I had the oldies station on the radio (apparently Dad's taste in music has rubbed off  :o  ) and heard the song "Secret Agent Man."  I could've sworn he was singing "Secret ASIAN Man." 

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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2013, 11:06:49 AM »
I don't think anyone has yet mentioned the classic Jimi Hendrix line.

'Scuse me while I kiss the sky'

Often becomes

'Scuse me while I kiss this guy'