Mis-heard lyrics

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Mis-heard lyrics

Post by emml » Mon Oct 15, 2007 09:01

"It's a family of bears..."
Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair

"Rod Hull he plays La Bamba, listen to the radio..."
Starship - We Built This City

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Post by JohaN » Fri Oct 19, 2007 08:26

one of my favourites is from the peel session of camera obscura's "let me go home"

due largely - i think - to john's scottish accent, i always hear the line "you know i just might"

as "you gnaw; i just bite"

which is much better, imho...

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Post by Elvistears » Sat Oct 20, 2007 21:32

the misheard ones are ALWAYS better.

James - Sit Down

"I believe this wave will bear my weight, so let it roll"

became "I'll believe this dream-world when I wake, to let it go".

James weren't master wordsmiths, to be fair.

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Post by emml » Mon Oct 22, 2007 14:05

Ballboy - 'Donald in the Bushes with a Bag of Glue'

I always hear this line;

"Now you're baking cakes for middle-aged ladies, and you're married to..."

as;

"Now you're baking cakes for middle-aged ladies, who you're married to."

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Post by JohaN » Tue Oct 23, 2007 14:23

listening to new order's "republic" just now, i could swear bernard was singing "ruined dinner date"... instead of "ruined in a day"

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Re: Mis-heard lyrics

Post by soft revolution » Fri Jan 30, 2009 22:12

From My Favourite Dress

"A rare delight in Manchester town, it took six owls before you let me down"
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Re: Mis-heard lyrics

Post by fourclovers » Sat Jan 31, 2009 08:53

From Too Late by Larry Williams & Johnny Watson

Misheard:
You can go on and find somebody else, I can live cheaper by myself
don’t need no woman to help me start it up, can you dig it.

As it really is:
You can go on and find somebody else, I can live cheaper by myself
don’t need no woman to help me starve to death, can you dig it.

Me and my friends have been singing the misheard part for years, and we will keep on doing so,
since it's just heaps more fun that way but the correct part is pretty ace too.

Cap ou pas cap?

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Re: Mis-heard lyrics

Post by Kippers » Sat Jan 31, 2009 18:32

The line "Take these broken wings" from Mr Mister's 1986 smasheroo Broken Wings famously sounds more like "Jake, he's broken wind". (Would have livened up the song no end if those actually were the lyrics.)

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Re: Mis-heard lyrics

Post by Swiss Concrete » Sat Jan 31, 2009 20:53

Kippers wrote:The line "Take these broken wings" from Mr Mister's 1986 smasheroo Broken Wings famously sounds more like "Jake, he's broken wind". (Would have livened up the song no end if those actually were the lyrics.)
Cripes! I thought it was just me who sang that to it! Soft rock classic though...

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Re: Mis-heard lyrics

Post by indiansummer » Sun Feb 01, 2009 13:26

"Take me to the midget of the moment
On a stormy night
Where the children of tomorrow dream of wee
And the wind of change..."
halo my middle, a hula hoop hug

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Re: Mis-heard lyrics

Post by austere-popster » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:05

at the moment i just remember this one:

Bat for Lashes: Prescilla
"run away, queen of the HARD WAY" (rather than hi-way)

i was really disappointed she doesn't actually sing queen of the hard way. this would have made a much better line, as far as i'm concerned ;)
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Re: Mis-heard lyrics

Post by jamie » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:58

REM and their reluctance to publish lyrics always do for me.

"Calling Cheryl Baker" The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight

"I Wanna Shag, Vi-o-lent-ly, Uh-huh" Whats The Frequency Kenneth.
innit

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Re: Mis-heard lyrics

Post by austere-popster » Thu Mar 05, 2009 23:19

thought of another one tonight... the english beat - mirror in the bathroom

"mirror in the bathroom, please DON'T FLEE" is what i first heard
and thought 'wow, someone actually cared to describe the thoughts i have each morning!"

..it's 'please talk free' in the song. oh the disappointment..
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Re: Mis-heard lyrics

Post by Outcognito » Fri Mar 06, 2009 00:21

"Money for nothing, chips for free"
It's so easy when the door is wide open.

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Re: Mis-heard lyrics

Post by tubby » Fri Mar 06, 2009 16:44

But still I'd leap in front of a flying blimp for you
It's the way he says buh-let. It sounds like buh-limp.


I thought it was such a clever lyric, because of how blimps fly so slowly. Way to ruin everything, Morrissey.
This is bad comedy.

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Re: Mis-heard lyrics

Post by TamlaTim » Thu Mar 12, 2009 22:42

Killers - my good friend Di enjoys singing along with "Are we human ... or are we hamsters?" As do we all I'm sure.

I'm trying to think of a way to turn this into a PopArt game show. Perhaps contestants are given a name, like Lady Hamuel Stuffington of Tollington Court, and have to identify if they are a human or a hamster.




PS - In case you were wondering Lady Hamuel is in fact a hamster that lives with my friends.

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Re: Mis-heard lyrics

Post by mimpkin » Tue May 05, 2009 16:12

From I'll Give you Two Seconds to Entertain Me - Northern Portrait . . .

'Push me down from this charabang, when you think its time to leave'
totally wicked and equally ace

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Re: Mis-heard lyrics

Post by My Melody » Tue May 05, 2009 16:57

I've been looking for Frieda

(David Hasselhoff)

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Re: Mis-heard lyrics

Post by soft revolution » Tue May 05, 2009 17:24

Ooh, I learnt the word for misheard lyrics the other day - this thread is about Mondegreens
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Re: Mis-heard lyrics

Post by mimpkin » Mon May 25, 2009 21:28

Picture yourself when youre getting old,
Sat by the fireside a-pondering on
Pink gerbil, pictures of your mama, taken by your papa a long time ago.
Pink gerbil, of people with each other, to prove they love each other a long ago.
Na, na, na, na, na na.
Na, na, na, na, na na.
Pink gerbil.

A picture of you in your birthday suit,
You sat in the sun on a hot afternoon.
Pink gerbil, your mama and your papa, and fat old uncle charlie out cruising with their friends.
Pink gerbil, a holiday in august, outside a bed and breakfast in sunny southend.
Pink gerbil, when you were just a baby, those days when you were happy, a long time ago.
Na, na, na, na, na na.
Na, na, na, na, na na.
Pink gerbil.
Pink gerbil.
Pink gerbil.
Pink gerbil.

Pink gerbil,
Na, na, na, na na,
Na, na, na, na na,
A-scooby-dooby-doo.
Pink gerbil,
Na, na, na, na na,
Na, na, na, na na,
A-scooby-dooby-doo.

Pink gerbil, pictures of your mama, taken by your papa a long time ago.
Long time ago,
Long time ago,
Long time ago,
Long time ago,
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
totally wicked and equally ace

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