Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

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  1. Starscape

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    I always thought Minnie the Moocher,

    "... had a dream about the king of Swingers"

    As it turned out it was actually the king of Sweden. :)
     
  2. scotpens

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    "Jelly roll" is an old black slang term that can mean the female genitalia, the sexual act, or women collectively (like "pussy").

    Or it could be a reference to ragtime/jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton.
     
  3. Ríu ríu chíu

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    The entirety of Louie Louie. Pretty much EVERYONE got that wrong. ;)

    I could stand to hear a little more... :shifty:
     
  4. scotpens

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    Yeah, the real lyrics of that song turned out to be not nearly as much fun as the supposed "dirty" lyrics.
     
  5. Ríu ríu chíu

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    ^ And it didn't help that the Kingsmen were drunk off their asses when they did their version, OR that the actual lyrics are written with a lot of Jamaican slang.
     
  6. USS Triumphant

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    Many moons ago, we had a radio station around here at 96.5FM that was in the middle of changing formats and building a new facility, and for whatever reason they decided to cease broadcasting their old format early, and instead played construction noises - boards being sawed, nails being driven, etc. After a week or so, I guess that got old, so they began playing music again. Like this:

    "Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen, then, "Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen, and then a deep voiced announcer rapidly saying, "LOUIE 96.5. ALL Louie, ALL the time." And then back into "Louie Louie" again. All day and night long. For several weeks. :lol:

    Man, I miss that station. I'm not even kidding - whenever nothing good was on any of the other stations, I at least knew I could go hear "Louie Louie".
     
  7. scotpens

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    A couple more I just remembered:

    In Belinda Carlisle's "Mad About You," I thought the backing vocal line "reason aside" sounded like "breathing little sighs."

    The first line of Olivia Newton-John's "Xanadu" -- "A place where nobody dared to go" -- I used to hear as "a place where nobody tears your clothes."

    And in the Elton John/Bernie Taupin-penned song "The Rumor," when Olivia sings the line "Still tried to hold on with the power of my prayers," I could swear it was "Still tried to hold on with the power of my breasts."
     
  8. LMFAOschwarz

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    Just listened to that...you're right, I can definitely hear that! :lol:
     
  9. Mary Ann

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    Another song I thought of is Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits. I was about 10 when this song came out, and for me it ranks with Louie Louie, because I could barely understand a word of it. It took me a while to figure out that it was about a band playing in a club somewhere, but I had no idea what else was said. What a Fool Believes by the Doobie Brothers was playing on the radio at the same time, and I've always had a soft spot for Michael McDonald because he's another vocalist who confused the crap out of me as a kid. :lol: I could barely understand a word of that song as well.

    I must work "fanatic eunuchs" into a sentence today.
     
  10. Green Shirt

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    In Grateful Dead's Touch of Grey (hate that spelling BTW, should be GRAY -from a thread here of months back.) I mistook the line the dog has not been fed in years as the dog has got fetid ears.
     
  11. Timewalker

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    Well, they are social insects... :lol:
     
  12. Ríu ríu chíu

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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.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e36gVuRVCA[/yt]
     
  13. shivkala

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    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.

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yomsrYwXFcY[/yt]

    (sorry for the quality of the clip, it was the only one I could find of this scene)
     
  14. Leviathan

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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.
     
  15. Velocity

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    In "Secret Agent Man", Johnny Rivers sounds like he's singing about a "Secret Asian Man".
     
  16. scotpens

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    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.

    Bette Davis Thighs
    For Your Thighs Only
    Behind Blue Thighs
    Lying Thighs
    Doctor, My Thighs!
     
  17. Santa Cat

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    I heard that one as well :lol:.
     
  18. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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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.;)
     
  19. Ríu ríu chíu

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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. :razz:
     
  20. Crisp Crinkle

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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.