Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

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  1. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Or AC/DC's "Thirty Thieves and the Thunder Chief", BTO's "Baking Carrot Biscuits"... :D
     
  2. shivkala

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    Good one! No matter how much I know the line is "revved up like deuce," it still sounds like, "wrapped up like a douche."
     
  3. USS Triumphant

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    "wrapped up like a douche, another odor in the night"

    Try to unhear that. :devil:
     
  4. Random_Spock

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    :lol: Man... that one is just priceless and easy to screw up :p.

    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... :wtf: -- enunciate better sir :lol: -- 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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  5. shivkala

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    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): [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRFs92LUOio#t=566[/yt]
     
  6. Green Shirt

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    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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  7. Mr. Laser Beam

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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"... :shifty:
     
  8. Green Shirt

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    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.
     
  9. scotpens

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    Didn't we already do the cannibalism thread? :)
     
  10. Random_Spock

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    An old one:

    Beck -- Loser

    What I thought it was: So open the door

    The real lyric: Soy un perdedor

    :lol: Not even close.
     
  11. Green Shirt

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    ^ The not even closer, the better. :)
     
  12. Random_Spock

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    ^ Yep :). And the funnier the mishearing.
     
  13. Owain Taggart

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    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!
     
  14. scotpens

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    That jogged my memory -- when I first heard that song, it sounded like "I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash and I just passed gas."
     
  15. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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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?"
     
  16. Zulu Romeo

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


    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?"
     
  17. rhubarbodendron

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    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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  18. CorporalCaptain

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    Yes, that's exactly what it is, I can hear it clear as a bell: lone.

    How about settin' ball of fire (as in setting sun)?
     
  19. rhubarbodendron

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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. :D
     
  20. Random_Spock

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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