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Misheard Song Lyrics

It's happened to all of us. We think, sometimes for years, that the lyrics of a song are one thing, but it turns out to be something totally different.

For me: I used to think Billy Idol was saying, "How's about a date" instead of "Eyes without a face".

How about you?

DISCLAIMER: Is there at least one related thread on this topic? Probably. Am I going to bother to try and search for it? Absolutely not. So there!

by Anonymousreply 260February 24, 2024 1:20 PM

I have subtitles on my tv and recently the music channels have started putting lyrics on.

I always thought the lyrics to Heaven Is A Place On Earth were "in this world we're just beginning. D'you understand the miracle of living?" and "And you lift me up in a web of love"

by Anonymousreply 1February 6, 2021 1:29 PM

This will age me but...I thought the lyrics to Welcome Back Kotter were:

“Your dreams were all tickered out” as opposed to “ticket out”....not huge but I only realized the mistake recently!

by Anonymousreply 2February 6, 2021 1:31 PM

Tori Amos - Silent All These Years. I don't remember what I thought she said only that it made more sense than the line "but what if I'm a mermaid"

by Anonymousreply 3February 6, 2021 1:32 PM

Thanks for starting a FRESH thread on this topic, OP! I, for one, am going to take this opportunity to turn to the collective DL knowledge base to solve a mystery that’s been bugging me for about 4 years.

There is a pop song that came out about 5-6 years ago (I think), that has a repeated chorus phrase that sounds EXACTLY like the singer is saying “Street Pizza”. Singer is male, has very poor diction, and sings in a whiny/groaning way that make him impossible to understand.

Have at it, ladies!

by Anonymousreply 4February 6, 2021 1:35 PM

England Dan And John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight "

The Misheard Lyrics: “I'm not talkin' 'bout the linen.”

The Real Lyrics: “I'm not talkin' 'bout movin' in.”

by Anonymousreply 5February 6, 2021 1:39 PM

Dear Brutus instead of Dear Prudence.

Miracle Man instead of Little Red Corvette.

by Anonymousreply 6February 6, 2021 1:44 PM

[quote]Tori Amos - Silent All These Years. I don't remember what I thought she said only that it made more sense than the line "but what if I'm a mermaid"

So you found a girl who thinks really deep thoughts.

What's so amazing about deep thoughts?

Boy you best pray that I bleed real soon.

How's that thought for you?

by Anonymousreply 7February 6, 2021 1:46 PM

"Following the footsteps

Of a rag doll NAZI

You're entranced


by Anonymousreply 8February 6, 2021 1:50 PM

“Paranoid” - Black Sabbath

Real lyrics:

“I tell you to enjoy life/I wish I could/but it’s too late”

Misheard lyrics:

“I tell you to end your life/ I wish I could manipulate”

by Anonymousreply 9February 6, 2021 1:59 PM

“Every time you go away, you take a piece of meat (me) with you” - Paul Young.

by Anonymousreply 10February 6, 2021 2:03 PM

Well formatted reply, R9.

by Anonymousreply 11February 6, 2021 2:19 PM

R11 - What am I, chopped liver?!?

by Anonymousreply 12February 6, 2021 2:30 PM

“Sail Away” by Enya my mom always thought it was “Save the Whales”. To be fair, it was big during the whole Save the Whales campaign of the late ‘80s, early ‘90s.

And of course there’s “Alex the Seal” or “I Love Cecile” for “Our Lips are Sealed” by The Go-Go’s.

by Anonymousreply 13February 6, 2021 2:40 PM

Gold Dust Woman - Pick up the pizzas and go home for pick up the pieces and go home.

by Anonymousreply 14February 6, 2021 2:45 PM

Saint Etienne - Girl VII

At the end of the song I always thought that she was singing "Paris is a playground" over and over.

It turns out the line is "Carrie's got a boyfriend."

To be fair, there is a ton of reverb on that part.

I can hear "Carrie's got a boyfriend" now, but it still seems to alternate with "Paris is a playground."

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by Anonymousreply 15February 6, 2021 2:47 PM

There's a lyric in Liz Phair's "Supernova" that I thought for years was "like Sharon Stone's ass."

But apparently it's "Like a cherub's bare wet ass"

There's also a line in Joni Mitchell's "Shades of Scarlett Conquering" where I thought she referred to the actor Robert Hays.

But it was actually "her auburn hair" - definitely not well enunciated or, apparently, well heard at first listen.

by Anonymousreply 16February 6, 2021 2:53 PM

"Everybody Have Fun Tonight" - Wang Chung

Real lyric:

"Don't hang me on the borderline." (which makes no sense anyway)

Misheard lyric:

"Don Henley's on the party line."

by Anonymousreply 17February 6, 2021 2:54 PM

"One Week" - Barenaked Ladies

Real lyric:

"Chickity China the Chinese chicken"

Misheard lyric:

"Chicken vagina the Chinese chicken"

by Anonymousreply 18February 6, 2021 2:56 PM

The Chainsmokers song Closer

Correct Lyrics: In the back seat of your Rover That I know you can't afford Bite that tattoo on your shoulder

I thought it was "like that tattoo on your shoulder"

by Anonymousreply 19February 6, 2021 3:07 PM

I worked with someone years ago who thought “Do the Hustle” was “Tuna Hot Dish”.

by Anonymousreply 20February 6, 2021 3:15 PM

"They call me the island sleaze, all my body's yours for free, this is where I long to be, la Isla Bonita!"

by Anonymousreply 21February 6, 2021 3:22 PM

Speaking of Madonna, I thought Who's That Girl was

"Quién es, esa pinga?"

Before I knew what pinga was.

by Anonymousreply 22February 6, 2021 3:24 PM

R22 - :-) I thought it sounded like she was saying "Señorita, blasphemer" instead of "Señorita, más fina ".

by Anonymousreply 23February 6, 2021 3:38 PM

Lol. Sorry r5. You get a pat on your head as well.

by Anonymousreply 24February 6, 2021 3:59 PM

Melba Moore - You Stepped Into My Life

Real Lyric: You stepped into my life And I'm oh-so-happy

Misheard Lyric: You slipped it into my wife And she's oh-so-happy

by Anonymousreply 25February 6, 2021 4:21 PM

Olivia Newton-John “Magic”

Real lyric: I’ll be guiding you.

Misheard lyric: I’ll be goddamned you.

by Anonymousreply 26February 6, 2021 4:51 PM

I thought the 1970s Betty Wright hit, “The Clean-up Woman” was the “Peanut Woman.”

by Anonymousreply 27February 6, 2021 5:18 PM

I had a friend in college who thought the kd lang song was "Constant Shaving."

I think she was either slow or had a hearing problem, not sure.

by Anonymousreply 28February 6, 2021 5:36 PM

R28. I knew it was “Constant Craving” but I would purposely sing “Constant Gravy.” I’m childish that way.

by Anonymousreply 29February 6, 2021 7:24 PM

Helen Reddy's Delta Dawn walks downtown with a suitcase in her hand..... I always heard it as "tool case" and thought she wanted to be a mechanic. (I was 5 years old)

by Anonymousreply 30February 6, 2021 7:34 PM

When I first heard the song "Whenever, Wherever" by Shakira, I always heard the second line of the chorus as "Thereover, Hero Honda, you'll never have to wonder. We can always play by ear and that's the deal my dear."

by Anonymousreply 31February 6, 2021 7:40 PM

Macy Gray - "I Try". Near the end of the song, it sounds to me like she's shouting "Santa Claus"... I even looked up the lyrics but that part wasn't listed. What the fuck is she shouting?

by Anonymousreply 32February 6, 2021 7:50 PM

Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin'

Real lyrics: Ladies leave your man at home. The club is full of ballers and their pockets full grown

Misheard: The club is full of ballers and their cock is full grown

by Anonymousreply 33February 6, 2021 11:41 PM

Manfred Mann's "Blinded by the Light" owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 34February 7, 2021 12:36 AM

R32, funny. I thought she was singing "I blow bubbles when you are not here." Like, she's so distraught and drools like a crazy bitch.

by Anonymousreply 35February 7, 2021 1:28 AM

I thought Ladytron’s Evil went “What a knucklehead. Such a special girl, in her summer clothes”

The real lyric is “When a menthol hit, hooks a spatial girl in her summer clothes”

by Anonymousreply 36February 7, 2021 4:34 AM

I worked my way through college as a server. One night after close, two of us were cleaning up before going o=home. Annie Lennox came on the radio. Toni, the other server started singing along- "Sometimes it fells like I'm walking on propane gas...". Laughed my ass off because she thought those were the lyrics. Wrote to Gavin Edwards, the author of the book "Scuse me While I kiss This guy" and he put it in the sequel and gave me =credit for it. So, I'm published...

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by Anonymousreply 37February 7, 2021 5:42 AM

[quote] "“Sail Away” by Enya my mom always thought it was “Save the Whales”. To be fair, it was big during the whole Save the Whales campaign of the late ‘80s, early ‘90s."

It seems you also misheard.

by Anonymousreply 38February 7, 2021 12:08 PM

Lovin’ an alligator.

by Anonymousreply 39February 7, 2021 1:48 PM

I always misheard the Thats Just The Way It Is song’s lyrics until I looked them up.

I heard:

Because the law don’t change another’s mind

When all it sees at the hiring time

Is the law gonna come about?

The real lyrics are:

Because the law don't change another's mind

When all it sees at the hiring time

Is the line on the color bar, no, no

by Anonymousreply 40February 7, 2021 1:52 PM

I was shocked, SHOCKED, I say, this year when I found out that i misheard lyrics to Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer my whole life.

I always thought the lyric was “they should never give a license to a man who drives a sleigh and plays the bells.”

Shocked to find that the actual lyric is:

“they should never give a license to a man who drives a sleigh and plays [bold]with elves[/bold].”

by Anonymousreply 41February 7, 2021 1:56 PM

Flashdance - What a Feeling - Irene Cara

"Take your passion - And make it happen"

misheard as (for years)

"Take your pants off! - And make it happen!"

by Anonymousreply 42February 7, 2021 1:58 PM

I never knew the lyrics to Breakfast at Tiffany’s so now I can sing them.

For those interested.

And I said what about breakfast at Tiffany’s

She said I think I remember the film and as I recall I think we both kind of liked it

And I said well, that’s the one thing we’ve got!

by Anonymousreply 43February 7, 2021 2:01 PM

I often don’t know the words to songs, I usually just hear vocals as an instrument in the music.

by Anonymousreply 44February 7, 2021 2:09 PM

Stairway To Heaven

Real Lyric: "It's just a spring clean for the bay queen."

Misheard Lyric: "It's just a sprinkling for the bake queen."

by Anonymousreply 45February 7, 2021 2:10 PM

David Cassidy - I Think I Love You

I Think I’ll Fuck You

by Anonymousreply 46February 7, 2021 3:56 PM

EMF’s song Unbelievable I always thought the lyrics were

“...shows me you can [bold]ass kiss[/bold]”

I thought it was being rude to someone in the song basically calling them an asskisser.

Turns out it’s

“...shows me you can ask us.”

by Anonymousreply 47February 8, 2021 11:39 AM

Diana Ross & The Supremes Love Child:

Real lyrics: You think that I don't feel love / But what I feel for you is real love

What this little kid heard: You think that I don't feel / What I feel for you Israel

by Anonymousreply 48February 8, 2021 2:08 PM

in "a country boy can survive" by hank williams jr., two friends had a violent, screaming match about whether the line was "i can skin a buck or run a trot line" vs. "i can skin a buck and run a truck line". a "trot line" is a kind of fishing line.

the "truck line" proponent believed that the point of the line was that a country boy was country enough to go fishing, but city enough to run a truck company.

but hank, jr. was never that deep. and it might have been the stupidest song-fight ever.

by Anonymousreply 49February 8, 2021 2:13 PM

This always makes me laugh, UK comedian Peter Kay's skit on the subject.

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by Anonymousreply 50February 8, 2021 2:18 PM

Frankie Valli - Grease

Misheard lyric:

‘Cause nationality/belongs to yesterday

Real lyric:

Conventionality/belongs to yesterday

by Anonymousreply 51February 8, 2021 2:21 PM

My favourite is still Madonna’s “Erotica “. Only British people will have heard of him, but Bill Oddie is an environmentalist and professional bird watcher basically. I can’t hear the lyrics as anything but:

Bill Oddie, Bill Oddie, put your hands all over my body

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by Anonymousreply 52February 8, 2021 2:31 PM

From Ambrosia's ' "Biggest Part of Me"

Real lyric: "From the fears that are inside of me"

What I heard: "May it please the lord of sodomy"

by Anonymousreply 53February 8, 2021 2:39 PM

Judy's ultimate mis-heard lyric.

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by Anonymousreply 54February 8, 2021 2:49 PM

I was a kid in the 80s, and we used to encourage another, younger kid sing her version of Berlin’s big Top Gun song so we could laugh our asses off. To her it was “take my friends away”

by Anonymousreply 55February 8, 2021 4:34 PM

Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds" -- I always hear, "Hear the children frying (crying)," and I picture little kids standing on stools frying bacon on a stove top.

by Anonymousreply 56February 8, 2021 6:23 PM

R55, speaking of that song:

I always thought the lyric was “when I nearly crashed I called you,”’given it was the theme song for Top Gun, I thought that made sense.

by Anonymousreply 57February 8, 2021 7:06 PM

The best movie scene featuring misheard lyrics and the most misheard song of all time:

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by Anonymousreply 58February 8, 2021 9:53 PM

Double Anal In A Double Bed

by Anonymousreply 59February 8, 2021 10:36 PM

"Only The Lonely" By the Motels

It's like I told you Only the lonely can play

I heard only the lonely get laid. Which makes no sense

by Anonymousreply 60February 8, 2021 11:05 PM

In Diana Ross song "I'm Still Waiting," when she sang the line 'He could see I had no eyes,' I always heard 'He could see I had no ass.'

Sorry. :(

by Anonymousreply 61February 9, 2021 4:02 AM

I can't understand these lyrics at all

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by Anonymousreply 62February 9, 2021 4:11 AM

Johnny Nash's 'I Can See Clearly Now' sounds like, 'I can see clearly now, Lorraine is gone'

Elvis Presley's 'Suspicious Minds' lyrics 'we're caught in a trap" was misheard as "we're caught in a a trout'.

Selena Gomez's 'Good for You' , one set of lyrics sounds like 'I'm farting carrots' instead of 'I'm 14 carat'.

Adele's. 'Chasing Pavements' sounds like "chasing penguins."

Paul Young’s 'Every Time You Go Away', "you take a piece of meat with you."

The Police's "So Lonely", "Sue Lawley, Sue Lawley, Sue Lawley."

by Anonymousreply 63February 9, 2021 7:05 AM

Bee Gees’ 'More Than a Woman', 'Bald-headed woman... bald-headed woman to me.'

The Monkees’ 'I’m a Believer', 'Then I saw her face, now I’m gonna leave her'.

R.E.M.’s 'Losing My Religion'. "Let's pee in the corner, let's pee in the spotlight,".

by Anonymousreply 64February 9, 2021 7:06 AM

As a kid I thought the lyrics ‘and I need you desperately’ in Whitney’s Where Do Broken Hearts Go were ‘and I need you there to spread me’.

I was too young to think that meant anything sexual though at the time.

by Anonymousreply 65February 9, 2021 7:35 AM

"Take Me Home Tonight" by Eddie Money

Real lyrics: "I hate to sleep alone"

But it's always sounded like "I hate to see balloons" to me. Even knowing the real lyric, it *still* sounds like "see ballons"

by Anonymousreply 66February 9, 2021 8:41 AM

"Oh Very Young" Cat Stevens

Misheard lyrics:

"...You're only dancing on DESSERT for a short while..."

Actual lyrics:

"...You're only dancing on THIS EARTH for a short while..."

by Anonymousreply 67March 12, 2021 10:17 AM

R26: I had another weird one for Magic.

Real lyric: “Destiny will arrive”

Misheard lyric: “Testing the ink well will write”

by Anonymousreply 68March 12, 2021 10:55 AM

Scaramouch, Scaramouch will you do the fandango?

NO, I will not let you go. Mitch Miller NO.

by Anonymousreply 69March 12, 2021 11:28 AM

When I was a little kid, I thought in The Go-Go’s “Our Lips Are Sealed,” they were singing “How Does That Feel?”

by Anonymousreply 70March 12, 2021 11:37 AM

Real: No I can't forget this evening or your face as you were leaving.

Misheard: No I can't forget the semen on your face as you were leaving.

Without You - Harry Nillson/Mariah Carey

by Anonymousreply 71March 12, 2021 12:46 PM

Anything sung by Michael McDonald, I can't understand what the fuck he's saying 95% of the time.

by Anonymousreply 72March 12, 2021 1:49 PM

LUCY IN THE SKY. The girls with colitis go by.

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT: Wrapped up like a douche/you know the runner in the night

BAD MOON RISING: There's a bathroom on the right.

by Anonymousreply 73March 12, 2021 1:57 PM

"I Shot the Sheriff" (reggae version) was heard as "Eye Shocking Sherry"

"Benny and the Jets" Real lyrics: "She's got electric boots, a mohair suit, You know I read it in a magazine ohhh...."

Heard as" She's got electric boobs, a mohair suit, you know it was a pack of hyenas..."

Also in "Another One Bites the Dust" when Freddie is free stylin', at 2:03, is he saying, "I'M ADOPTED!!!"? There are no listed lyrics for that.

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by Anonymousreply 74March 12, 2021 2:22 PM

R74 YES! I used to think it was "I shock a sherry" (which makes absolutely no sense, but I was only eight years old).

by Anonymousreply 75March 12, 2021 3:59 PM

In “How Soon Is Now?” I always thought it was: “I am the sun and the air”

But apparently it’s: “I am the son and the heir”

by Anonymousreply 76March 12, 2021 4:59 PM

Nirvana's "All Apologies"--

Misheard: I'll proceed from shame

Actual: Aqua sea foam shame

Disney's Splash Mountain "How Do You Do?" (adapted from Song of the South)--

Misheard: Pretty good, show us your bone

Actual: Pretty good, sure as you're born

by Anonymousreply 77March 12, 2021 5:24 PM

My mom was a huge Neil Diamond fan, and for the longest time I thought he was singing "Reverend Blue Jeans" instead of "Forever In Blue Jeans"

by Anonymousreply 78March 12, 2021 5:43 PM

I heard "Mrs Kerry" instead of "Voices Carry"

I also heard "lettuce lamps" in Born to be Wild

by Anonymousreply 79March 12, 2021 5:57 PM

R78 there was a King of Queens episode where Doug thought the exact same thing.

by Anonymousreply 80March 12, 2021 7:09 PM

R63 I had a girlfriend named Loraine. After we broke up (we both came out), I did go around singing "I can see clearly now, Loraine is gone" (once I stopped feeling suicidal)

by Anonymousreply 81March 12, 2021 7:17 PM

I thought "Come on, Eileen" was "Cum on Eileen." (It works either way.)

by Anonymousreply 82March 12, 2021 7:18 PM

I'm sure there was a porn version of that.

by Anonymousreply 83March 12, 2021 7:53 PM

[quote] Miracle Man instead of Little Red Corvette.


by Anonymousreply 84March 12, 2021 8:06 PM

I thought the line from Kylie Minogue's "Wow" was "every inch of you smells of desire" instead of "every inch of you spells out desire."

by Anonymousreply 85May 16, 2021 6:44 PM

"La Isla Bonita" - I thought the lyric was "Young girl with eyes like potatoes."

by Anonymousreply 86May 16, 2021 6:48 PM

Born to be Wild -- I thought 'Aladin's lamp' was 'let us dance' which made no sense

by Anonymousreply 87May 16, 2021 9:22 PM

I thought the lyrics in "California Dreamin'" were "I could safely walk if I was in LA," instead of "I'd be safe and warm if I was in LA."

by Anonymousreply 88May 18, 2021 1:58 PM

I thought Iggy Azalea was saying "takin' all the n*ggas straight" and not "takin' all the liquor straight" in "Fancy."

by Anonymousreply 89May 18, 2021 2:00 PM

Disco Inferno. What the lyrics are:

"Everybody goin' strong. That's when the smoke got hot."

What I heard:

"Everybody goin' to school. That's when the bloke got caught."

by Anonymousreply 90May 18, 2021 2:12 PM

I thought "Voices Carry" was "This is Scary" as in "hush, hush, keep it down now, this is scary"

Obscure song to all but Kate Bush fans but in "There Goes a Tenner" off of The Dreaming I thought part of the lyric was refering to a "Jellick Knight". After hearing this song for decades I finally decided to find out what the hell a Jellick Knight was. The lyric was actually "gelignite", the explosive, which made more sense in a song about blowing a safe up in a robbery.

by Anonymousreply 91May 18, 2021 2:34 PM

I heard "Voices Carry" as "Mrs. Kerry"

by Anonymousreply 92May 18, 2021 5:39 PM

Donna Fargo “Funny Face” = “Fucker Face”.

Fucker Face I love you. Fucker Face I need you.

by Anonymousreply 93May 18, 2021 6:34 PM

R91 I always heard it as, "Oh, George, even downtown, it's so scary."

by Anonymousreply 94May 18, 2021 7:55 PM

[quote] When I was a little kid, I thought in The Go-Go’s “Our Lips Are Sealed,” they were singing “How Does That Feel?”

I heard those lyrics as "Honest, I see you!"

For a long time, I thought Cher was singing: Gypsies,Tramps and Thieves, we'd hear from the people of a town named Cola...

Finally, while the Atlanta Rhythm Section was singing about "voodoo in the vibes" apparently, I always heard that line of So Into You as "There was doodoo in the bath" instead.

by Anonymousreply 95May 18, 2021 9:41 PM

Not misheard, per se, but for the first many years of listening to The Smiths' "How Soon Is Now?" (on constant, goth-teen repeat) I thought Morrissey was singing "I am the sun and the air" (not son and heir).

by Anonymousreply 96May 18, 2021 9:44 PM

Up until 2 minutes ago I always thought the hook to Mandy Moore's 'In My Pocket' was "Got My Panties In My Pocket!". LOL. Who knew!

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by Anonymousreply 97May 18, 2021 9:46 PM

Magnet and Steel...

"For you are the madman, and I am Steeeeve..."

by Anonymousreply 98May 18, 2021 9:53 PM

Orinoco flow…. Eat my ass eat my ass eat my ass!

by Anonymousreply 99May 18, 2021 10:18 PM

More than a woman = Montana Woman

Big Ol' Jet Airliner = Big old Jed had a wino

by Anonymousreply 100May 18, 2021 10:25 PM

Hey, wait, I've got a nickel plate

by Anonymousreply 101May 18, 2021 10:28 PM

She wore raspberries for eight, the kind you find in a secondhand store

by Anonymousreply 102May 18, 2021 10:31 PM

From Janet Jackson's What Have You Done For Me Lately:

I thought the line "Soap opera says you've got one life to live" was "So Barbara says...."

I was wondering who the hell Barbara was

by Anonymousreply 103May 18, 2021 10:35 PM

R103 I thought it was "So Bopper says," and I thought she was referring to The Big Bopper.

by Anonymousreply 104May 18, 2021 10:37 PM

I thought the first line in "LIttle Red Corvette" was "I guess I shoulda known by the way you popped your clutch that way..."

by Anonymousreply 105May 18, 2021 10:38 PM

Hey Ronnie, Hey Ronnie, put your hands all over my body

by Anonymousreply 106May 18, 2021 10:45 PM

Billie Jean is not my lover, she's just a girl who claims that I am the one/But that Chad is not my son

by Anonymousreply 107May 18, 2021 10:46 PM

R5 I thought they were saying “I’m not talkin ‘bout millennials.”

England Dan And John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight. The Real Lyrics: “I'm not talkin' 'bout movin' in.”

by Anonymousreply 108May 18, 2021 10:47 PM

Robert Plant’s Crazy on a Ship of Fools

I built this ship it is my making

And furthermore my self control

I can't rely on anymore

I know why I know why

Crazy on a ship of fools

Crazy on a ship of fools

I thought crazy on a ship of fools was crazy on a ship of booze

by Anonymousreply 109May 19, 2021 12:02 AM

My ex thought Young MC was rapping ‘hey buster move’

The real lyric is ‘just bust a move’

by Anonymousreply 110May 19, 2021 12:04 AM

Annie, are you walking? Are you jealous, are you walking?

by Anonymousreply 111May 19, 2021 12:04 AM

R45, I believe it was May Queen.

by Anonymousreply 112May 19, 2021 12:15 AM

From "Abracadabra":

I thought "I heat up, I can't cool down" was "Anita, I can't cool down"

by Anonymousreply 113May 19, 2021 12:34 AM

I thought the lyrics in the Pointer Sisters' "Jump" was "You're the perfect size" and not "Your love burns inside."

by Anonymousreply 114May 19, 2021 1:23 AM

R107 I thought it was "But, but Jed is not my son."

by Anonymousreply 115May 19, 2021 1:23 AM

I just commented on this on the Halston thread. "I wonder why....he's the greatest dancer" turns out to actually be "Oh what, wow....he's the greatest dancer."

by Anonymousreply 116May 19, 2021 1:25 AM

I test the rains down in Africa

by Anonymousreply 117May 19, 2021 1:27 AM

R13 I thought it was "Say the word, say the word, say the word."

I don't care if it's a duplicate, I'm so glad to have a thread to put my misheard lyrics when they occur to me. Thanks, OP!

by Anonymousreply 118May 19, 2021 1:29 AM


[quote]More than a woman = Montana Woman

I heard it as "More devil woman", because that makes total sense, right? 😂

Also, R118 you're very welcome!

by Anonymousreply 119May 19, 2021 1:11 PM

Whooooah here she comes/Watch out, boy, she'll shoot you up

by Anonymousreply 120May 19, 2021 3:04 PM

R119 And I thought it was "Bald headed woman. Bald headed woman to me."

by Anonymousreply 121May 19, 2021 3:07 PM

ONJ's Magic is the greatest song of all time. I had actually forgotten about it.

by Anonymousreply 122May 19, 2021 4:10 PM

Diana Ross' "The Boss" = I still here her say "Who gives the orders, who does the chores." I have no idea what the real words are!

AC/DC's "Back in Black" = in the chorus, I hear "cuz I'm fuckin' blind" instead of "cuz I'm back in black"

by Anonymousreply 123May 19, 2021 4:50 PM

R123 For "The Boss," the lyrics are "Who's givin' the orders? Who's runnin' the show?"

by Anonymousreply 124May 19, 2021 5:08 PM

Thanks, R124! My sister cracked up when I sang my version of the lyrics in fact, she still does!

by Anonymousreply 125May 19, 2021 6:20 PM

Judas Priest “Breakin’ The Law”

Eatin’ my ass. Eatin’ my ass. Eatin’ my ass. Eatin’ my ass.

by Anonymousreply 126May 19, 2021 6:37 PM

Dirty deeds and the Dunder chief!

by Anonymousreply 127May 19, 2021 7:06 PM

R127 I thought it was "Dirty jeans, dirty dungarees."

by Anonymousreply 128May 19, 2021 7:56 PM

Eatin My Ass Eatin My Ass Eatin My Ass

by Anonymousreply 129May 20, 2021 12:08 AM

Bee Gees - Night Fever “I got hair in the back, I can’t hide it if I’m walkin’”. No idea what the real lyric is.

by Anonymousreply 130May 20, 2021 12:13 AM

We can try to understand/ The New York Times have sex on man

by Anonymousreply 131May 20, 2021 12:16 AM

"On the night Boston gets the creamer and the Mets win the dreamer, we can laugh it in their face"

I thought these were the lyrics to a Hall and Oates song.

by Anonymousreply 132May 20, 2021 12:33 AM

I love that dirty water = I love that girly woman

by Anonymousreply 133May 20, 2021 12:36 AM

I got a rock in the morning and the boogie woogie flu

by Anonymousreply 134May 20, 2021 12:38 AM

No, no R128, it’s CLEARLY “Dunder chief”!

by Anonymousreply 135May 20, 2021 1:07 AM

I thought the lyric from "Dancing Queen" was "You can dance, you can dine, having the time of your life..."

by Anonymousreply 136May 22, 2021 3:55 PM

These are fun

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by Anonymousreply 137May 27, 2021 4:35 PM

Secret Agent Man. I always thought the lyric was "Secret Asian Man"

Today this day the phrase "secret Asian Man" pops in to my head now and then, and I laugh at the entire premise of being 'secretly asian'

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by Anonymousreply 138May 27, 2021 4:43 PM

Billy Joel's Only the Good Die Young

Actual lyric: Never let's in the sun

What I heard: Never let sin the son.

by Anonymousreply 139May 27, 2021 4:52 PM

Just Dance, Lady Gaga

She's ad-libbing "Da da doo doot"

It's sounds like she's singing "Gotta doo doo"

by Anonymousreply 140May 27, 2021 4:57 PM

When I was a kid I thought Beyonce "Irreplaceable" was saying "Baby drop them peas" and I so got that. But, I guess its "keys".

by Anonymousreply 141May 27, 2021 5:00 PM

I prefer some of these to the actual lyrics

by Anonymousreply 142May 27, 2021 5:28 PM

Carried my, carried my, no he carried my poker face

by Anonymousreply 143May 27, 2021 5:28 PM

Oooh, R139 good one.

I thought it was: Epaulets in the sun

by Anonymousreply 144May 27, 2021 7:22 PM

So, open the door

I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you kill me

by Anonymousreply 145May 27, 2021 7:27 PM

“It Ain’t Me” by Creedence.

“When the band plays hail to the chief, ooh they bought the candidate too.”

Real lyrics:

“When the band plays hail to the chief, ooh they point the cannon at you.”

by Anonymousreply 146May 27, 2021 7:33 PM

Taylor Swift's BLANK SPACE

Original: got a long list of ex-lovers

Misheard: got a long list of Starbucks lovers 🧉☕

by Anonymousreply 147May 27, 2021 7:37 PM

Fuck, leaning all types of things here today.

R146, I thought it was:

“It Ain’t Me” by Creedence.

“When the band plays hail to the chief, ooh the red white and blue."

by Anonymousreply 148May 27, 2021 7:39 PM

Sorry it’s “Fortunate Son” not “It Ain’t Me.”

by Anonymousreply 149May 27, 2021 7:44 PM

R149 you are correct

I just copied and pasted without realizing.

by Anonymousreply 150May 27, 2021 7:45 PM

Some folks are born made to wave the flag

ooo, they're red, white and blue

And when the band plays "Hail to the Chief"

ooo, they point the cannon at you, Lord

by Anonymousreply 151May 27, 2021 7:45 PM

My aunt heard Simon & Garfunkel’s The Boxer

Real lyric: Just a come on from the whores on 7th Avenue

Heard lyric: Just a come on from the boys on 7th Avenue

She wondered why S&G were singing about gay men.

by Anonymousreply 152May 27, 2021 8:17 PM

Frat boys in college used to sing "Climb every woman" to Whitney Houston's "I'm every woman." I heard them singing that lyric before I had heard Houston's real lyric.

by Anonymousreply 153May 28, 2021 1:59 AM

You can call it thunder, the lonely day

by Anonymousreply 154May 28, 2021 2:00 AM

R131 I believe it’s “/The New York Times Effect On Man”

by Anonymousreply 155May 28, 2021 3:35 AM

Jordin Sparks' "No Air."

I thought it was "Got me out here in the water so deep. Tell me how ya gonna pee on me..."

I was singing it in the car one day and a friend had to correct me and tell me it was "Tell me how ya gonna be without me."

Makes more sense.

by Anonymousreply 156June 5, 2021 5:43 PM

In Reba's Fancy I had four:

Real lyric: to say the least we were hard pressed. What I heard: to say the least we were hard breast.(to be fair in the video the woman appears to be breast feeding as the line is sung)

Real lyric: Your mama's gonna move you uptown. What I heard: Your mama's gonna boogie uptown.

Real lyric: One week later I was poring his tea. What I heard: One week later I was born in steel.

Real lyric: And, an elegant New York townhouse flat, and I ain't done bad What I heard: And, I never get New York town, and I ain't done bad.

by Anonymousreply 157June 5, 2021 5:58 PM

Think I've posted this before. A classic! Gopher Tuna.

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by Anonymousreply 158June 5, 2021 6:52 PM

Only DL's theater buffs will appreciate this:

In Can-Can, she sings, "But when, once more, he whispers 'Je t'adore.'"

When a little boy, I thought it was "He whispers, 'Shurt the door.'

Because that's what my parents always did when they made the beast with two backs.

by Anonymousreply 159June 5, 2021 7:10 PM

^^^Shut, not Shurt

by Anonymousreply 160June 5, 2021 7:11 PM

Donna Summer's "She Works Hard for the Money"- I thought it was "But it's worth it all to hear them sing and regale" instead of "But it's worth it all to hear them they say that they care."

by Anonymousreply 161June 5, 2021 11:57 PM

Bruce Springsteen song Glory Days

What I heard: Her hustling body well they split up

Correct lyric: Her and her husband Bobby well they split up

by Anonymousreply 162June 6, 2021 12:56 AM

Just about any song by R.E.M. actually.

by Anonymousreply 163June 6, 2021 2:27 PM

To this day, I still don’t know what the hell Elton John is singing most of the time.

“Medda fadda bedda gedda beep on mighta….Saturday night’s all right for fighting….”

by Anonymousreply 164June 6, 2021 3:36 PM

At the beginning of this "Cinderella Gets it On" sketch from the Carol Burnett show, Vicki Lawrence is singing "I can dig it, I can dig it!", but it sounds like she's saying something REALLY bad:

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by Anonymousreply 165June 6, 2021 3:53 PM

In Jane Child's "I Don't Wanna Fall in Love," a lyric in the second verse goes, "Unaware of how this all got started." I always thought it was "By the way your hair is all cock-sided."

by Anonymousreply 166June 24, 2021 2:00 PM

At the fade to "I'm Your Man," George Michael slurs the phrase "I'll take you halfway 'round the world" so bad it sounds like "I'll be your hamburger 'round the world"!

by Anonymousreply 167June 24, 2021 2:05 PM

Bowie/Lennon: “FAAAAME….what’s a ninnit what’s a ninnit….”

by Anonymousreply 168June 28, 2021 6:51 PM

Cranberries "Linger"

Lyrics "do you have to let it linger"

Heard "do you have to smell my finger"

by Anonymousreply 169June 28, 2021 7:11 PM

My nephew in first grade: Mommy, who's Richard Stands?

My sister: Richard Stands? Where did you hear that name, honey?

My nephew: You know, the pledge allegiance. And to the republic for RICHARD STANDS . . .

by Anonymousreply 170June 28, 2021 7:35 PM

r169 do you have to? do yo have to?

by Anonymousreply 171June 28, 2021 9:46 PM

Every girl crazy 'bout a jive ass man.

by Anonymousreply 172June 28, 2021 10:02 PM

I was just watching Cold Play sing When I Ruled The World on TV and had the closed captioning on and I always thought it was

Roman Catholic Choirs are singing

but turns out it is

Roman Cavalry choirs are singing

Who the hell ever even heard of a Roman Cavalry choir?

by Anonymousreply 173July 5, 2021 12:10 AM

A child in my children’s church choir brought me a drawing of the cross eyed bear we were singing about. (Gladly the cross I’d bear).

by Anonymousreply 174July 5, 2021 1:01 AM

I used to think the lyrics to "West End Girls" were:

"In a western town with denim walls

The eastern boys and western girls."

by Anonymousreply 175September 3, 2021 4:14 PM

Even though the song predated the summer of ‘69, I thought the lyrics in Soul Man were “I was educated at Woodstock,” not “from good stock.”

by Anonymousreply 176October 19, 2021 5:14 PM

Some people actually thought Sting was screaming RUCKSACK instead of "Roxanne".

These are the same people who thought the Police's "Every Breath You Take" was a love song!

by Anonymousreply 177October 19, 2021 5:24 PM

The Rolling Stones 'Beast of Burden' had some misheard lyrics, "I'll never be your pizza burning."

Then again, Jagger sings like he has a mouth full of marbles.

by Anonymousreply 178October 19, 2021 5:28 PM

Beatles: i'm a typewriter Real lyrics: i'm a paperback writer

by Anonymousreply 179October 19, 2021 5:38 PM

The Bee Gees, More Than A Woman: “Bald headed woman, bald headed woman for me.”

The Rolling Stones, Beast of Burden: “I’ve never seen your feet so dirty!

The Beatles Come Together: “Holds you in his armchair, you can feel his disease.”

Eddie Money, Two Tickets to Paradise: “I’ve got two chickens to paralyze"

Madonna, La Isla Bonita: "Last night I dreamt of some PlayDoh, young guys with eyes like potatoes”

by Anonymousreply 180October 19, 2021 5:46 PM

Robert Palmer, Addicted to Love: "Might as well face it, you're a dick in a glove."

The Rolling Stones, Paint It Black: ” I saw a rickshaw and I want to paint it black."

R.E.M, Losing My Religion: "“Let's pee in the corner, let's pee in the spotlight, losing my religion."

Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bad Moon Rising: "Theres a bathroom on the right."

Elton John, Tiny Dancer: ” Count the head lice on the highway.”

by Anonymousreply 181October 19, 2021 5:52 PM

I wondered why sting was singing about the “fields of Bali” it turns out he was singling about “fields of barley”

by Anonymousreply 182October 19, 2021 6:06 PM

R153 I’ve also heard it sung to the tune of Climb Every Mountain from the Sound of Music.

by Anonymousreply 183October 19, 2021 6:08 PM

ABBA’s Chiquitita.

Real lyrics: “So the walls came tumbling down/and your love’s a blown-out candle.”

Misheard lyrics: “So the walls came tumbling down/and you lost your brown sombrero.”

I’ve been singing that since they released it in the 70s.

by Anonymousreply 184October 19, 2021 9:08 PM

R184 your version makes sense too! 😊

by Anonymousreply 185October 19, 2021 9:12 PM

In "Only Girl in the World," I thought Rihanna was saying, "Want you to love me, like I'm a hot guy."

by Anonymousreply 186October 19, 2021 9:14 PM

Against my will. Against my will. You took it against my will.

by Anonymousreply 187October 19, 2021 9:43 PM

Nirvana, Lounge Act. I always heard "And I've got this friend, he makes me feel like I want him more than I can bear." Maybe wishful thinking as much as misheard.

by Anonymousreply 188October 19, 2021 9:47 PM

Give it to me all night. If I can’t take the whole of you give it to me anyway.

by Anonymousreply 189October 19, 2021 9:55 PM

For the longest time, I thought Van McCoy was singing "Double hot dogs!" instead of "Do the Hustle!"

by Anonymousreply 190October 19, 2021 10:12 PM

More misheard Sting lyrics:

Be Still My Beating Heart: "But still I need to fart."

"I've been to every single Bogart movie."

"My logic has drowned and I see I'm in motion."

Brand New Day: "How many ugly people out there have been hurt in some kinda lover's hair?"

"We're starting up a brand new gay."

Desert Rose: "Her shadows play in the shape of a man's behind"

"I dream of ladies, getting laid."

"I dream of rain in L.A, L.A."

"Take a show'r with friends, you'll sleep, I promise."

by Anonymousreply 191October 20, 2021 5:41 PM

More Sting:

Englishman In New York: "I left my toast upon one's eye." "I'm an alien, I'm a Lithuanian " "I'm an alien, I'm a lethal alien I'm an Englishman in New York."

Fields Of Gold: "As we walk in fields of coal." "The mirror's been something I've broken."

If I Ever Lose My Faith In You: "If I ever lose my face in you." "You would say I lost my cents and direction."

by Anonymousreply 192October 20, 2021 5:42 PM

Sting again:

If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free: "Please, please, set me free"

We Work the Black Seam: "We're in the back seat together."

by Anonymousreply 193October 20, 2021 5:43 PM

"So long.....farewell.....I'll be the same, goodbye!"

Auf wiedersehen, but who can blame a kid for not knowing that?

by Anonymousreply 194November 30, 2021 4:40 PM

I always thought Annie was saying “You can hear the sound of the other countries” instead of “ You can hear the sound of the underground trains”. I realized six months ago that I sang it the wrong way for 30 years. D’oh!

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by Anonymousreply 195November 30, 2021 5:24 PM

King of Pain - The Police

What I hear: Bless my soul I'm gay. Real lyrics: That's my soul up there.

by Anonymousreply 196December 27, 2021 9:39 PM

In "Voices Carry", I heard "hush, hush - even downtown, voices carry"

In fact, it's "hush hush - keep it down now. voices carry"

by Anonymousreply 197February 16, 2022 11:40 AM

Up The Ladder To The Roof

[quote]Come with me / And we shall run across the sky / And illuminate the night

I never got the "illuminate" part. I thought they were singing "and a little money"

by Anonymousreply 198February 16, 2022 2:37 PM

Venus by Bananarama , for many years I thought the first line was "Daddy's on the mountain top, burning like a silver flame". I still prefer daddy over goddess.

by Anonymousreply 199February 16, 2022 2:59 PM

When I was a kid, in the song "Fire" by the Ohio Players, I thought the guy was singing, "The way you swerve and curve really wrecks my nuts" instead of "really wrecks my nerves."

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by Anonymousreply 201February 26, 2022 8:40 PM

"Fancy" by Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea.

I thought Iggy was rapping "Takin' all the n*ggaz straight, never chase that" instead of "liquor."

And I thought they were singing, "From hell into Tokyo" instead of "LA to Tokyo."

by Anonymousreply 202March 31, 2022 10:09 PM

I thought Natalie Cole was singing "she talks white and gentle" in "Sophisticated Lady" instead of "she talks quiet and gentle."

by Anonymousreply 203March 31, 2022 10:10 PM

“So very customary” for “so ferry cross the Mersey”.

by Anonymousreply 204March 31, 2022 10:16 PM

Some of these are really funny

by Anonymousreply 205March 31, 2022 10:23 PM

Am I the only one who thought the lyric in Devo's "Whip It" was "tattoo detective" instead of "try to detect it?"

by Anonymousreply 206March 31, 2022 10:23 PM

"I wanna come over!

To hell with the concert friends."

by Anonymousreply 207March 31, 2022 10:35 PM

"Eat me I'm a Danish" for "Rock Me. Amadeus."

by Anonymousreply 208March 31, 2022 11:02 PM

R208 that actually made me spit out my coffee! Now, I will always hear "eat me I'm a Danish"

by Anonymousreply 209April 1, 2022 11:05 AM

When I was a kid, I thought in the song "Lover Girl," Tina Marie was singing:

"I just want to be your lover girl

I just want to fuck your world!"

by Anonymousreply 210April 5, 2022 12:36 AM

Andrea True's "More, More, More"

"So take me where you want to

Man, I got to steal."

by Anonymousreply 211April 5, 2022 12:38 AM

REO Speedwagon's Take it on the Run.

I thought the lyric was "And even if it is, keep kissin' mine" instead of "keep this in mind."

by Anonymousreply 212April 5, 2022 12:43 AM

You ate the love of my life. You ate the love of my life. You ate the love of my life

by Anonymousreply 213April 5, 2022 12:46 AM

R213 What song is that?

by Anonymousreply 214April 5, 2022 12:49 AM

You are the love of my life

by Anonymousreply 215April 5, 2022 12:55 AM

There’s a bathroom on the right for there’s a bad moon on the rise.

by Anonymousreply 216April 5, 2022 1:26 AM

Crystal Gayle's "Why Have Left The One You Left Me For":

The correct lyric: Has she heard, like me, that slammin' door?

How I always heard it: Has she whored, like me? That's lavender!

by Anonymousreply 217April 6, 2022 9:36 PM

Crystal Gayle

Don’t it (cock) make my brown eye blue?

by Anonymousreply 218April 6, 2022 9:39 PM

"Climb every woman

It's all in me."

by Anonymousreply 219April 17, 2022 11:22 AM

From Al Stewart's Year of The Cat.

Well morning comes and you're still with her

And the bus and the tourists are gone

And you've thrown away your ( choice you've lost your ticket )

So you have to stay on

For years I thought the "lost your ticket" line said, you've thrown away your own lobster ticket. It didn't make sense of course, but it wasn't until years later when I bought my copy of the album and read the lyrics did I resolve the mystery. By the way, great imagery by Al Stewart.

by Anonymousreply 220April 17, 2022 6:51 PM

I thought the lyrics in Britney's "Work, Bitch" were "Work it hard like it's your brother Sean" instead of "Work it hard like it's your profession."

by Anonymousreply 221June 10, 2022 2:46 PM

In that annoying song "Sunroof," I thought the guy was singing:

I got my head out the sunroof

I'm blastin' a fake tooth

Instead of:

I got my head out the sunroof

I'm blastin' our favorite tunes

by Anonymousreply 222October 3, 2022 5:19 PM

Keep up with the four star stomp, don't stop til you get enough

by Anonymousreply 223October 3, 2022 5:54 PM

R223 I used to think it was:

Keep up with the fore stroke

Don't stop 'til you get enough.

I guess I thought the song was about golfing.

by Anonymousreply 224October 4, 2022 2:27 PM

Elton John & Kiki Dee, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”.

“Oh, honey, if I get arrested”.

by Anonymousreply 225October 4, 2022 2:33 PM

Speaking of...

I thought the Ritchie Family's "Best Disco in Town" lyric was:

"DJs are the best there, you'll never get arrested."

It's actually:

"DJs are the best there, you'll never get a rest there."

by Anonymousreply 226October 4, 2022 2:36 PM

I thought Johnny Rivers's Secret Agent Man was Secret Asian Man.

by Anonymousreply 227March 30, 2023 7:44 PM

Carly Simon's You're So Vain:

Until recently and because of DL I might add, I found out I had misheard the lyrics my whole life. I thought the lyrics were:

You had one eye in the mirror, as you watched yourself go by it

I was shocked--shocked I say!--to find out the lyrics were:

You had one eye in the mirror, as you watched yourself gavotte.

by Anonymousreply 228March 30, 2023 8:01 PM

Put on your SHOWER shoes and 'turn it loose' (for those that pee in the shower)

From the Judd's song "Turn it loose"

"I love the bass when it's low and mean So put on your Shoutin’ shoes and turn it loose!"

by Anonymousreply 229March 30, 2023 8:46 PM

[quote] (for those that pee in the shower)

It's all pipes!

by Anonymousreply 230March 30, 2023 8:54 PM

I have to add “Pocketful of Sunshine”. I thought it was “take me away, take me away, as sweet as cake, take me away”.

by Anonymousreply 231April 26, 2023 3:56 AM

R224 Hmmm I kinda thought that too. I have no idea what it is,

by Anonymousreply 232April 26, 2023 3:57 AM

r228, in the same song, I thought "your scarf it was apricot" was "your scarf it was Africa."

by Anonymousreply 233April 26, 2023 4:01 AM

Holy shit, r233! I thought it was apricot too.

This bitch needs to enunciate.

by Anonymousreply 234April 26, 2023 9:14 PM

Destiny’s Child - Jumpin Jumpin

“The club is full of fathers and their cock is full grown”

Apparently it’s “the club is full of ballers and their pockets full grown.”

I prefer my version.

by Anonymousreply 235April 26, 2023 9:17 PM

Smooth Operator by Sade. There's a lyric that goes "Coast to coast: L.A. to Chicago, western male"

I thought it was "Western Maine"

I didn't even know the real lyrics until I recently Googled them

by Anonymousreply 236May 5, 2023 11:48 PM

In "Morning Train," I used to think Sheena Easton sang "All day, I think of him. Women love him constantly..." instead of "thinking of him constantly."

by Anonymousreply 237July 24, 2023 2:46 PM

75% of the lyrics in this. Decent song but mush mouth enunciation:

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by Anonymousreply 238July 24, 2023 3:00 PM

[quote] I was shocked--shocked I say!--to find out the lyrics were: "You had one eye in the mirror, as you watched yourself gavotte."

I got "gavotte," courtesy of My Fair Lady indoctrination in the 1960s. (Thank you, Mother.)

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by Anonymousreply 239July 24, 2023 3:04 PM

R239 I always thought it was "as you watched your silk cravate."

by Anonymousreply 240July 24, 2023 3:19 PM

I thought Chrissie Hynde was singing, "Gonna make you, make you, make you, make you more tense" instead of "make you notice."

by Anonymousreply 241July 24, 2023 3:31 PM

I was a young child when Cher's "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" came out. I was still very ignorant about geography (and jobs, clearly) as I heard "...rode with us to Memphis" as "road with a cement truck."

And Papa would've shot him if he knew what he done!

by Anonymousreply 242July 24, 2023 5:22 PM

"All we are saying

is give me a drag"

by Anonymousreply 243July 24, 2023 5:35 PM

R236 Sade, which was it? “Coast to coast” or “LA to Chicago”?

by Anonymousreply 244July 24, 2023 5:51 PM

Anne Murray

Lord knows we ain’t got money. I’m so in love with your pussy.

by Anonymousreply 245July 24, 2023 7:24 PM

The end of Rock the Casbah - "Fundamental retardation!"

Still don't know what he actually said.

by Anonymousreply 246July 24, 2023 7:26 PM

Queen - Another One Bites The Dust

"It's fun to smoke marijuana"

by Anonymousreply 247July 25, 2023 12:47 PM

“I miss the rains down in Africa”

by Anonymousreply 248July 25, 2023 12:55 PM

Flashdance...What A Feeling

Song by Irene Cara

Real Words:

Take your passion And make it happen

I seriously hear:

Take your pants off And make it happen

by Anonymousreply 249July 25, 2023 10:25 PM

George McCrae:

'Woman, take me in your arms...

Drop the baby.'

by Anonymousreply 250July 26, 2023 4:03 PM

Ice Box Lady. Too cold. Too cold.

by Anonymousreply 251July 26, 2023 4:10 PM

Mr. Bojangles- He crapped his pants and did a dance

by Anonymousreply 252July 31, 2023 5:52 PM

Flock of Seagulls. Instead of I ran so far away I thought they were saying " Iran so far away". 😆

by Anonymousreply 253July 31, 2023 6:02 PM

REO Speedwagon's "Take it on the Run." I thought the line was "...and even if it is, keep kissin' mine" instead of "...and even if it is, keep this in mind."

by Anonymousreply 254July 31, 2023 6:08 PM

Tracks of My Tears. I thought the lyrics, "Although I might be laughin' loud and hearty" were instead "Laurel and Hardy."

by Anonymousreply 255August 19, 2023 6:39 PM

When I was a kid, we couldn't find lyrics on the internet. If you were lucky, the lyrics would be printed on the little pamphlet in the CD "jewel box."

Also, when you're a kid, you don't yet know all of the clichés, stereotypes, and idioms, etc.

I thought Bad, Bad Leroy Brown was: "Meaner than a junkyard gong." (Supposed to be "junkyard dog," which is some type of dog stereotype.)

by Anonymousreply 256August 19, 2023 7:29 PM

Actual lyric: "They say the heart of rock and roll is still beatin'..."

What I heard the first two times I heard it: "They say the heart of rock and roll is in Cleveland..."

I couldn't figure out why Huey Lewis kept naming other cities in the song if it was in Cleveland (especially when Cleveland actually does come up at the very end).

by Anonymousreply 257August 19, 2023 8:39 PM

[quote] I heard "...rode with us to Memphis" as "road with a cement truck."

[quote]And Papa would've shot him if he knew what he done!

And he woulda shot yo ass too if you told him what you just told us.

by Anonymousreply 258November 2, 2023 1:19 PM

George Benson, On Brodadway.

What I heard: "I'm not victim, I'm a star. On Broadway"

Correct lyrics: "I won't quit 'til I'm a star. On Broadway"

by Anonymousreply 259December 3, 2023 7:11 PM

I thought in "Lover Girl," Tina Marie was singing, "My second verse may be a big old hat box" instead of "My second verse may be a bit old hat, but..."

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