RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 147,036
Posts: 5,802,662
Members: 26,062
Currently online: 435
Newest member: The Historian

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: Learning Curve
By: Michelle on Jul 31

Star Trek: The Exhibition In Washington State
By: T'Bonz on Jul 31

August-September 2015 Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Jul 31

Shatner To Pen Book On Nimoy
By: T'Bonz on Jul 31

Star Trek Beyond Building Continues
By: T'Bonz on Jul 31

Trinneer In Western Horror
By: T'Bonz on Jul 30

Beam Me Up Scotty Figurines
By: T'Bonz on Jul 30

UK Auction To Feature Spock Costume
By: T'Bonz on Jul 30

Pine To Star In Wonder Woman
By: T'Bonz on Jul 29

Pegg Teases Elba Character
By: T'Bonz on Jul 29


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Lounges & General Chat > Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Discussion of non-Trek topics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old June 23 2014, 08:55 AM   #46
Green Shirt
Rear Admiral
 
Green Shirt's Avatar
 
Location: Get Back you Old Mixer, Nana won't let you cross the street.
Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

scotpens wrote: View Post

Leviathan wrote: View Post
...my brain perpetually hears the word 'thighs' in place of 'eyes' in every song. It's not a terribly good brain.
Bette Davis Thighs
For Your Thighs Only
Behind Blue Thighs
Lying Thighs
Doctor, My Thighs!
Thighs Without a Face
Thighs of the Tiger
Can't Take My Thighs Off Of You
Cocaine Thighs
My Father's Thighs (eeewwww)
In Your Thighs
If I Close My Thighs Forever

Don't forget the classic gag misheard lyric from Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia -- Gotta Pay the Troll Toll to Get Into the Boy's Hole. Boy's soul, actually.
__________________
Its not easy being green.

Last edited by Green Shirt; June 23 2014 at 09:47 AM.
Green Shirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 23 2014, 02:19 PM   #47
Mr. Laser Beam
Fleet Admiral
 
Mr. Laser Beam's Avatar
 
Location: The visitor's bullpen
View Mr. Laser Beam's Twitter Profile
Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

There was a Bob Marley song that had the line "We will cook cornmeal porridge" which I read as "We will cook Maury Povich"...
__________________
"But here you are, in the ninth
Two men out and three men on
Nowhere to look but inside
Where we all respond to PRESSURE!" - Billy Joel
Mr. Laser Beam is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 23 2014, 04:05 PM   #48
Green Shirt
Rear Admiral
 
Green Shirt's Avatar
 
Location: Get Back you Old Mixer, Nana won't let you cross the street.
Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

Being deaf in one ear has two major impacts on my life. #1, since I don't have stereo hearing, I don't know which direction sounds come from. And #2, reading lips sometimes helps me pick up dialog. So naturally, I often mishear song lyrics.

Two more examples of this are Aerosmith's Do the Lucky Lady instead of Dude Looks Like a Lady, and AC/DC's Dirty Deeds and the Thunder Chief instead of Dirty Deeds, and they're done dirt cheap.
__________________
Its not easy being green.
Green Shirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 23 2014, 05:36 PM   #49
scotpens
Vice Admiral
 
scotpens's Avatar
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
There was a Bob Marley song that had the line "We will cook cornmeal porridge" which I read as "We will cook Maury Povich"...
Didn't we already do the cannibalism thread?
__________________
“All the universe or nothingness. Which shall it be, Passworthy? Which shall it be?”
scotpens is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 25 2014, 06:57 PM   #50
Random_Spock
Commodore
 
Random_Spock's Avatar
 
Location: Random_Spock
View Random_Spock's Twitter Profile
Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

An old one:

Beck -- Loser

What I thought it was: So open the door

The real lyric: Soy un perdedor

Not even close.
__________________
Credit goes to Entertainment Weekly for my avatar. No copyright infringement intended.
Random_Spock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28 2014, 03:07 PM   #51
Green Shirt
Rear Admiral
 
Green Shirt's Avatar
 
Location: Get Back you Old Mixer, Nana won't let you cross the street.
Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

^ The not even closer, the better.
__________________
Its not easy being green.
Green Shirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 4 2014, 04:03 AM   #52
Random_Spock
Commodore
 
Random_Spock's Avatar
 
Location: Random_Spock
View Random_Spock's Twitter Profile
Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

^ Yep . And the funnier the mishearing.
__________________
Credit goes to Entertainment Weekly for my avatar. No copyright infringement intended.
Random_Spock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 4 2014, 05:56 AM   #53
Owain Taggart
Rear Admiral
 
Owain Taggart's Avatar
 
Location: Northern Ontario, Canada
Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

Here's one. One of my favourite singer-songwriters is from Canada's East Coast. He has a song called Eleven Roses.

The line is "I want to pluck the thorns."

But everytime I hear it, due to his thick Acadian accent, it comes out sounding like "I want to fuck the thorns." Ouch!
Owain Taggart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 21 2014, 12:16 PM   #54
scotpens
Vice Admiral
 
scotpens's Avatar
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

shivkala wrote: View Post
This whole discussion reminded me of the scene in Jumpin' Jack Flash where Whoopi Goldberg's character tries to figure out the lyrics to the titular song.
That jogged my memory -- when I first heard that song, it sounded like "I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash and I just passed gas."
__________________
“All the universe or nothingness. Which shall it be, Passworthy? Which shall it be?”
scotpens is online now   Reply With Quote
Old August 21 2014, 01:29 PM   #55
Flying Spaghetti Monster
Vice Admiral
 
Flying Spaghetti Monster's Avatar
 
Location: Flying Spaghetti Western
Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

Every time I hear Pink Floyd's "Money."

The real line: "Money. so they say ... is the root of all evil today."

What I hear: "Money. so they say.. isn't Rudolph all evil today?"
__________________
We can go from boom to bust -From dreams to a bowl of dust- We can fall from rockets' red glare- Down to "Brother can you spare..." Another war, Another wasteland ..And another lost generation
Flying Spaghetti Monster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28 2014, 07:47 AM   #56
Zulu Romeo
World Famous Starship Captain
 
Zulu Romeo's Avatar
 
Send a message via Yahoo to Zulu Romeo
Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

I never understood why Ziggy Stardust was "making love with his eagle"...


Green Shirt wrote: View Post
scotpens wrote: View Post

Leviathan wrote: View Post
...my brain perpetually hears the word 'thighs' in place of 'eyes' in every song. It's not a terribly good brain.
Bette Davis Thighs
For Your Thighs Only
Behind Blue Thighs
Lying Thighs
Doctor, My Thighs!
Thighs Without a Face
Thighs of the Tiger
Can't Take My Thighs Off Of You
Cocaine Thighs
My Father's Thighs (eeewwww)
In Your Thighs
If I Close My Thighs Forever

Don't forget the classic gag misheard lyric from Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia -- Gotta Pay the Troll Toll to Get Into the Boy's Hole. Boy's soul, actually.
An old UK number 1 by Charles and Eddie I'm sure had the lyrics "Look into my thighs, / Can't you see they're open wide, / Would I lie to you, baby? / Would I lie to you?"
__________________
"In Germany, fear comes before sex... and if you're lucky, then a little bit later, an elf." -- Victoria Coren Mitchell
Zulu Romeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28 2014, 05:54 PM   #57
rhubarbodendron
Commodore
 
rhubarbodendron's Avatar
 
Location: milky way, outer spiral arm, Sol 3
Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

Slightly off-topic: this is one of my favourite songs: That River by Jim Byrnes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HITRB1UHxUA

There are a few transcripts online but every single one is full of mistakes. I could correct most of them except for 2 words in the last verse. Maybe you could help me there?

"Draw my eyes across the skyline like some ??? and graceful bird."
The transcrips all make it a long and graceful bird which IMO is utter BS. Doesn't make any sense at all. Could it be a lone and graceful bird??
And is it's a satin ball of fire that turns to blue, or a sudden one?


As for the thread topic:
most transcripts make a poncho train or poncha trail out of poor Lake Pontchatrain...
__________________
a hug a day keeps the psychiatrist away

Last edited by rhubarbodendron; August 28 2014 at 06:06 PM.
rhubarbodendron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 28 2014, 09:48 PM   #58
CorporalCaptain
Admiral
 
CorporalCaptain's Avatar
 
Location: North America
Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

Rhubarbodendron wrote: View Post
Could it be a lone and graceful bird??
Yes, that's exactly what it is, I can hear it clear as a bell: lone.

And is it's a satin ball of fire that turns to blue, or a sudden one?
How about settin' ball of fire (as in setting sun)?
__________________
“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP” — Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)
CorporalCaptain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 29 2014, 09:12 AM   #59
rhubarbodendron
Commodore
 
rhubarbodendron's Avatar
 
Location: milky way, outer spiral arm, Sol 3
Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

*bangs head on keyboard* Of course! Thank you!!!!
Now I needn't ask Jim next time I meet him. The prob is that when he grins at me I instantly forget what I meant to say.
__________________
a hug a day keeps the psychiatrist away
rhubarbodendron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 4 2014, 03:07 AM   #60
Random_Spock
Commodore
 
Random_Spock's Avatar
 
Location: Random_Spock
View Random_Spock's Twitter Profile
Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

Sailing -- Christopher Cross

What I thought it was: Oh, the cameras can do miracles, just you wait and see

What it really was: Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see
__________________
Credit goes to Entertainment Weekly for my avatar. No copyright infringement intended.
Random_Spock is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.