Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Gryffindorian, Apr 6, 2018.
You are not the only one
Pete Seeger had been given a copy in the '50s, couldn't figure out the words and made up his own. Linda's family had to fight for years to get royalties. Apparently Seeger thought royalties he was paying out after 1962 were going to Linda's family, but they going into some unscrupulous record manager's pocket.
Often hear from Bryan Adams's "Run to You" "She says her love for me could never die but that'd change if she ever found out about you and I" as a little more remorseful or internally conflicted, "She's got a love for me could never die, I'd die of shame if she ever found out about you and I."
Back around 1980, I remember hearing a song with a female vocalist yelling something about "A good time!" The rest of the song totally escaped me. For several decades, I idly wondered what that song was, but I had no real way to look into it.
Finally I realized that I was badly mishearing the title lyric of "Funkytown" by Lipps, Inc. Not even sure how I made that leap ... I'd become familiar with the song over the years, but only put it together fairly recently.
Similarly, around the same time (late 1970s), I remember hearing a male singer droning on about "All the tin glass", or similarly-rhyming words at least. I couldn't distinguish anything else — and my memory of it sounded so boring that I didn't want to look into it.
Finally, just a few years back, I realized that I was unfairly writing off Sir Paul singing "Mull of Kintyre."
I overheard my granddaughter singing along to the Beach Boys' Fun Fun Fun. "And she'll have fun fun fun 'til her daddy takes the keyboard away". I guess her generation is more familiar with keyboards than they are with T-birds.
The last Ford Thunderbird was made in 2005, after struggling with declining sales in its final few years. To some, that's a lifetime ago.
When I first heard that song for a few weeks I kept hearing "Won't you take me to fuckytown"
That kind of reminds me of my 3 yr old niece begging her parents for some Fucky Fried Chicken.
There is a song that is kind of popular here but not a new song and every time I hear it I seem to totally get the words wrong.
On a mission on the run
Chased by the image of the sun
That's what I hear but I know that's now what the song is but I can't even recall the proper song title to look it up but they play it often here.
Alright, I've been waiting a couple of weeks to post this. Thursday was the 50th anniversary of the release of the Italian single "Prisencolinensinainciusol" by the artist Adriano Celentano, otherwise known as "The Italian Gibberish Song". The song is intended to sound to its Italian audience as if it is sung in English spoken with an American accent, however the lyrics are deliberately unintelligible gibberish with the exception of the words "all right".
A new misheard lyric... I was busy in the garage when I heard it. It didn't help that I misheard it due to only hearing some of the song.
Kiss is on my list - Hall and Oates
What I heard: So Meatball to Me
The Actual Lyric: Did the night just take up your time 'cause it means more to me.
The year was 2005/2006. My mother used to pick her grandchildren up from school. My niece would sit in the front seat so she could change the station from the Tejano station my mother would listen to, to one playing popular songs. At the time Hollaback Girl was big. But my mother couldn't understand the refrain: I ain't no hollback girl, I ain't no hollaback girl. So we're having a family get together and Mom says that my niece keeps changing stations on her. She also wanted to know who the singer was that said she wasn't a helicopter. She went and sang the the refrain, I ain't no heli-cop-ter. I ain't no Heli-cop-ter. We still laugh about that.
Madonna"s La Isla Bonita. I thought it went:
"Beautiful faces, no cares in this world
Where a girl loves a boy, and a boy loves a boy."
Misheard from Sam Smith:
"Mommy don't know
Daddy's getting fat
At the donut shop
Eating something unholy."
What my mom thought it it was: Woke up this morning, passed myself a gun
The actual lyric: You woke up this morning, got yourself a gun
The Sopranos Theme (Woke Up This Morning) - Alabama 3
She misheard this while trying to sing the theme song.
So what was the song?
'Vienna' - Ultravox.
A man in the dark in a picture frame
So mystic and soulful
What I heard (for years)
A man in the dark with a picture frame,
and lipstick and soul food.
The Little Shop Of Horrors...... For years this is how I heard the song
Little Shop little shop of horrors
Corner shop corner shop of horrors
Wa wa wa waaaa
The actual song
I've been hearing a snippet of Lady Gaga's Bloody Mary on TikTok lately. It's a remix version, so the tempo is accelerated.
"When Punktious comes to kill the king upon his throne
I'm ready for their stones."
What I hear:
"The nasty boys and stones."
The song "Roundabout" by Yes.
The line is - "In and around the lake. Mountains come out the sky".
I've always sang it as "In and around the lane. Marlins fall out of the sky".
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