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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2013, 11:51:03 AM »
There's actually a website called "Kiss This Guy", dedicated to misheard lyrics. :D

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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2013, 01:32:25 PM »
My friend just emailed me a video of her little girl singing Jingle Bells....   "in a one horse open sleigh" is now "in a one horse SMOKIN' sleigh."

Friend's husband is a race car driver.  I think the little one gets it honest!

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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2013, 03:57:48 PM »
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."
A friend of mine says it's about him, because he IS a "secret Asian man."  His mother is Chinese, his father white.  He has no Asian features at all.
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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2013, 06:17:56 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!


I always thought it went "Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like a lepress above the Serengeti".

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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2013, 08:13:32 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"

I thought it was "rises like a leopardess above the Serengeti"

Until.... About 45 seconds ago.
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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2013, 10:56:48 PM »
I wonder if that glass Suburban is the same one the Rolling Stones sang about:

"I'll never be your big Suburban ...."
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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2013, 12:31:23 PM »
I misheard Carrie Underwood's "Before he cheats" as "Carved my name into his limousine"

The original says "carved my name into his leather seats".
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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2013, 12:39:46 PM »
I misheard Carrie Underwood's "Before he cheats" as "Carved my name into his limousine"

The original says "carved my name into his leather seats".

I always heard "Carved my name into his legacy", which made perfect sense to me. Because a car can get handed down to kids, stay in the family, and gain status as a legacy vehicle.

Growing up, I always heard CCR's "Bad Moon Rising" and couldn't figure out why they were telling people where to go pee. Because "There's a bathroom on the right" is what I heard every single time.

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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2013, 02:55:59 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!


I always thought it went "Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like a lepress above the Serengeti".

That's what I hear every time.

DD picks up lyrics from the radio and sings them later in the bath, it's pretty hilarious.  There's a station that has been playing a Notorious BIG song where part of the chorus goes "I just love your flashy ways", which she thought was "I just love your flappy wings".  Another current song has a chorus that goes "I should be over all the butterflies, I'm into you, I'm into you" - DD's version is "I see the first ti-i-i-ime, I'm angry too, I'm angry too"

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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2013, 03:28:07 PM »
One of my little girls heard the song  from the Music Man that starts off "76 Trombones", and thought it was "76 Strong Bones."

I have to give little kids a pass on things like that, but don't adults wonder at all about ridiculous things like "bathroom on the right" instead of "bad moon on the rise"? ???
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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2013, 05:50:59 PM »
ZZ Top, "Sharp Dressed Man"

What I hear: "I don't need a reefer eye"
Actual lyrics: "I don't need a reason why"

It took watching an episode of Duck Dynasty with the closed-captioning on for me to figure out what the heck the lyric was!

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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2013, 01:03:12 PM »
"Steamboats walking down the streets
With the brim down say hello
Ain't no sound but the sound of speed
Machine guns ready to go"

But at least I did hear the chorus right. I must have cried and rolled on the floor due to my very loud laughing at all the misheard versions of "Another one bites the dust" on AmIRight.com!!!
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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2013, 04:07:11 PM »
"Steamboats walking down the streets
With the brim down say hello
Ain't no sound but the sound of speed
Machine guns ready to go"

But at least I did hear the chorus right. I must have cried and rolled on the floor due to my very loud laughing at all the misheard versions of "Another one bites the dust" on AmIRight.com!!!
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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #43 on: November 25, 2013, 12:56:04 AM »
I wonder if that glass Suburban is the same one the Rolling Stones sang about:

"I'll never be your big Suburban ...."

I hear "I'll never leave your pizza burnin'"
"After all this time?"
"Always."

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Re: Time for a misheard lyric thread!
« Reply #44 on: November 25, 2013, 03:25:41 AM »
My sister, piping up from the back seat of the VW when she was about five, after listening to Walking in a Winter Wonderland-

"What color is Parson Brown?"

("in the meadow we can build a snowman, and pretend that he is Parson Brown...")