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Old June 19 2014, 06:37 PM   #31
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Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

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How about Blowin“in the Wind by Bob Dylan: Instead of "the answer my friend ..." it“s easy to understand "the ants are my friends".
Well, they are social insects...
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Old June 19 2014, 09:04 PM   #32
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Rather easy to get Dylan lyrics wrong.

Although if you think any of these are hard to do, just try the Cocteau Twins on for size. I defy anyone to get one coherent word out of one of their songs (not counting the Christmas album). Although in their case, that's a good thing - somehow it wouldn't sound as enchanting if Elizabeth Fraser sang like you could understand her.

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Old June 20 2014, 01:01 AM   #33
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The entirety of Louie Louie. Pretty much EVERYONE got that wrong.
Yeah, the real lyrics of that song turned out to be not nearly as much fun as the supposed "dirty" lyrics.
I wonder if the FBI were disappointed when they figured that out!

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.



(sorry for the quality of the clip, it was the only one I could find of this scene)
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Old June 20 2014, 01:04 AM   #34
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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.
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Old June 20 2014, 01:21 AM   #35
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In "Secret Agent Man", Johnny Rivers sounds like he's singing about a "Secret Asian Man".
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Old June 20 2014, 03:07 AM   #36
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
Rather easy to get Dylan lyrics wrong.
It's even easier to get Creedence Clearwater lyrics wrong. With John Fogerty's blues-shouting style and mock-southern accent, a lot of his lyrics are simply unintelligible.

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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!
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Old June 20 2014, 04:19 AM   #37
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In "Secret Agent Man", Johnny Rivers sounds like he's singing about a "Secret Asian Man".
I heard that one as well .
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Old June 20 2014, 07:47 PM   #38
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Speaking of "thighs", I used to hear "sighs" as "thighs" in When Will You Love Me Tomorrow. Magic of your thighs is different.
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Old June 20 2014, 08:42 PM   #39
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^ That reminds me of the "pants" episode here on this very board.

Oh, and as far as I'm concerned, that one hit Go-Go's song is called "Alex the Seal", and nobody will convince me different.
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Old June 20 2014, 09:02 PM   #40
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I'm surprised no one's yet mentioned "Blinded by the Light"'s infamous "wrapped up like a douche" line, in the version by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
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Old June 20 2014, 09:03 PM   #41
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Re: Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

Or AC/DC's "Thirty Thieves and the Thunder Chief", BTO's "Baking Carrot Biscuits"...
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Old June 20 2014, 09:59 PM   #42
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I'm surprised no one's yet mentioned "Blinded by the Light"'s infamous "wrapped up like a douche" line, in the version by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
Good one! No matter how much I know the line is "revved up like deuce," it still sounds like, "wrapped up like a douche."
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Old June 21 2014, 01:00 AM   #43
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I'm surprised no one's yet mentioned "Blinded by the Light"'s infamous "wrapped up like a douche" line, in the version by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
Good one! No matter how much I know the line is "revved up like deuce," it still sounds like, "wrapped up like a douche."
"wrapped up like a douche, another odor in the night"

Try to unhear that.
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I'm surprised no one's yet mentioned "Blinded by the Light"'s infamous "wrapped up like a douche" line, in the version by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
Man... that one is just priceless and easy to screw up .

Got a new one:

Man in the Long Black Coat as done by Emerson, Lake and Palmer:

What I heard: Crickets are chirpin', the water is high
There's a soft rotten (ew... -- enunciate better sir -- but at least I can understand most of the song, unlike Dylan's version sadly...) dress on the line hangin' dry

The real lyrics: Crickets are chirpin', the water is high
There's a soft cotton dress on the line hangin' dry
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Old June 21 2014, 04:00 AM   #45
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I'm surprised no one's yet mentioned "Blinded by the Light"'s infamous "wrapped up like a douche" line, in the version by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
Good one! No matter how much I know the line is "revved up like deuce," it still sounds like, "wrapped up like a douche."
"wrapped up like a douche, another odor in the night"

Try to unhear that.
Sorry Bruce, but I'm going to have to go with this new change in the lyrics. But even you agree that the misheard lyrics made the song so popular (jump to 9:26 for the relevant bit. Though watch the whole thing, because it's entertaining and it's the Boss):
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