Fun Music Thread: Lyrics you got wrong!!

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  1. rhubarbodendron

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    ooooh, the memories! That was a big hit when I was in my late teens. Loved it!
     
  2. Random_Spock

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    Just double checked on some lyrics from Dude Looks like a Lady by Aerosmith... boy was I wrong on them :lol:.

    I thought that:

    Then she whipped out a gun
    Tried to blow me away


    Was:

    She wiggled good
    And it blew me away


    Way different interpretation.
     
  3. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Beach Boys - 'Help Me Rhonda':

    "Ever since she put me down / There's been owls pukin' in my bed."
     
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  4. scotpens

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    From Bob Dylan's "Tangled Up in Blue":

    We drove that car as far as we could
    Abandoned it out west
    Split up on a dark sad night
    Both agreeing it was best


    I used to hear it as "Split up on the docks at night." Which does make sense -- if the two of you are running away from something, the docks are a good place to split up and catch separate boats!


    I've heard that one before, and if you ask me, it sounds suspiciously made-up. The Beach Boys always clearly enunciated their lyrics. But it is funny. :)
     
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I'd be surprised if there's any song Bob Dylan ever recorded that WASN'T misheard. Dude's harder to decipher sometimes than the Kingsmen's version of "Louie, Louie".
     
  6. Peach Wookiee

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    Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire..."

    I heard... "Children of the little mind." Actual lyrics... "Children of thalidomide."
     
  7. Random_Spock

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    I heard it that way too! :lol: Silly Billy Joel :p.
     
  8. Green Shirt

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    I was watching Team America World Police yesterday with the captioning turned on, and I had no idea a line about Aladdin's Lamp was in the lyrics of Magic Carpet Ride. As a matter of fact, 75% of the lines in that song are unintelligible to me.
     
  9. Peach Wookiee

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    Try having the realization in the middle of Psychology 101 and bursting out in realization. :alienblush:
     
  10. Random_Spock

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    Ah. :lol: Talk about inconvenient.
     
  11. scotpens

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    Here's a rather obscure one I just remembered. In Tom Lehrer's satirical song "I Wanna Go Back to Dixie," he sings:

    I'll go back to the Swanee
    Where pellagra makes you scrawny
    And the jasmine and the tear gas smell just fine
    Oh, I really have a fixin'
    To go back where there's no mixin'
    Down below that Mason-Dixon line.


    I used to think he was singing " . . . and the jazz men and the tear gas smell just fine."

    Eewwww . . . . :ack:
     
  12. scotpens

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    Sorry to bump this thread again, but another one I remember is from the Bee Gees' "How Deep Is Your Love."

    The line is: "And you come to me on a summer breeze." For years I thought it was "And you come to me on a submarine"!
     

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