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Old June 23 2014, 08:55 AM   #46
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Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

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...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.
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Old June 23 2014, 02:19 PM   #47
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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"...
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Old June 23 2014, 04:05 PM   #48
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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.
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Old June 23 2014, 05:36 PM   #49
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Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

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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?
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Old June 25 2014, 06:57 PM   #50
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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.
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Old June 28 2014, 03:07 PM   #51
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^ The not even closer, the better.
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Old July 4 2014, 04:03 AM   #52
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^ Yep . And the funnier the mishearing.
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Old July 4 2014, 05:56 AM   #53
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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!
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Old August 21 2014, 12:16 PM   #54
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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."
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Old August 21 2014, 01:29 PM   #55
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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?"
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Old August 28 2014, 07:47 AM   #56
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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
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...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?"
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Old August 28 2014, 05:54 PM   #57
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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...
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Old August 28 2014, 09:48 PM   #58
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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)?
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Old August 29 2014, 09:12 AM   #59
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*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.
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Old September 4 2014, 03:07 AM   #60
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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
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