Misheard Lyrics Anyone??? I know I do...

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by victoria, May 1, 2007.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    The post about favorite oldies brought this into my mind, about
    In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida - that the singer slurred it so bad nobody really knew what he was saying (it was either In the Garden of Eden or In the Garden of Venus)...

    The only one I can think of right now that I knew I was mishearing even tho my kids told me what the right word was, was Paula Cole's 'Where have all the Cowboys Gone'.

    I was hearing: 'Where is my John Wayne, Where is my prairie dog'
    when really it was 'Where is my prairie son...'!

    I know I've misheard others, but Brian fogg (brain fog) is occupying my mind right now, can't think of them right off.

    I have put some down just for fun, ranging thru a whole lot of time, as reported on internet by others... some are so funny!

    Bing Crosby: Winter Wonderland
    real lyrics were:
    In the meadow we can build a snowman
    and pretend that he is Parson Brown. . .
    Later on we'll conspire
    as we sit by the fire.

    But misheard as:
    In the meadow we can build a snowman,
    and pretend that he's nice and brown...
    Later on we'll perspire
    as we sit by the fire

    Eurythmics: Here Comes The Rain Again

    real lyrics were:
    Here comes the rain again
    Falling on my head like a new emotion

    But misheard as:
    Here comes the rain again
    Falling on my head like a mule in motion

    The Beatles: Michelle

    The real lyrics were:
    Michelle ma belle,
    sont les mots qui vont tres bien ensemble,
    tres bien ensemble

    But misheard as:
    Michelle, my bell,
    Sunday monkeys say the end is done,
    the end is done.


    Jim Croce: Bad Bad Leroy Brown

    real lyric was:
    ...meaner than a junkyard dog.
    But misheard as:
    ...meaner than a junkyard duck.


    OK 'fess up now, what have y'all misheard????

    LOL, Victoria

    PS: one of the most famous ones was Jimi Hendrix's 'Kiss the Sky' as being misheard as 'Kiss this guy', but there are firsthand reports he used to occasionally actually sing the wrong lyric just for fun during live concerts and goof around...

    [This Message was Edited on 05/01/2007]
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    One thing I don't have to worry about is misunderstanding French.

    The theme song for the Golden Girls went something like:

    And if you threw a party, and invited everyone to come,
    You would see the biggest gift would be from me,
    And the "card attached" would say, Thank you for being a friend.

    I thought for along time "card attached" was "heart attack". Didn't make too much sense that way.

    Pop singers generally have no training. Now opera singers are trained to have excellent diction. But what good is it when they are singing in some other language?

    "Quando min vo, quando min vo solete perla vie, la gente etc."

    I always get a kick outta those little kid versions:

    "And lead us not into Penn Station, but new zipper us from Steve-o, etc."
  3. budmickl

    budmickl New Member

    I can name that tune and do a lot of musical trivia (old songs). But I swear, since you posted this, I can't think of a single lyric that was wrong. And I know I have had a few 'eye openers' myself. I hope I can remember and get back with them!

  4. TwinMa

    TwinMa New Member

    "There's a bad moon on the rise" That is the correct lyric.

    The one I always heard was:

    "There's a bathroom on the right"

    I think everyone I know heard that lyric wrong! Not too long ago, I heard John Fogerty from Creedence Clearwater Revival on a local radio station. He sang Bad Moon Rising and sang the last bit using the bathoom lyric! He has a sense of humor!
  5. Debra49659

    Debra49659 New Member

    I have laughed so hard that I have woken up half the house and my ribs are on fire!!! I'm not sure whether the right response would be to kiss you for the laugh or kick you for the pain!!!

  6. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    Help me Rhonda
    Help me Rhonda, yeah, get her outta my car!

    I thought that's what it was for a long time! Does anyone know the correct lyrics???
  7. naturebaby

    naturebaby New Member

    Oh yeah. Here's mine:

    Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car"

    Real lyrics:
    "I remember we were driving driving in your car
    The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
    City lights lay out before us
    And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder"

    What I heard:
    "with your arms and legs wrapped round my shoulders" (kinda hard to drive that way, I always thought, but then again, she felt she was drunk???!!!)

    Here's a fun website where you can read and post your misheard lyrics: www.amiright.com/misheard/song

    laugh out loud today! cheers nature
  8. Greenbean7

    Greenbean7 New Member

    One of my favs was a prayer my Mom taught us when we were little:

    "Precious Jesus, meek and mild, look upon this little child. Pity mice and plicity, and bring me ever Lord to Thee."

    I always wonder why Jesus would pity mice and what a plicity was! I'm gonna leave it to you to figure out!

    My brother, sister and I drive my SIL nuts every Christmas with Up on the Roof Top. We sing it:

    "Up on the roof top reindeer pause, out jumps dear old Santa Claus. Thumping around with his heavy sleigh, where is the chiminey he will say."

    I don't know the real words cuz we sing real loud so SIL doesn't have a chance.

    Oh, yeah!

    "Good King Winsleas last backed out on a piece of Steven. While the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and crisper."

    This is fun!


    Choose Joy!
  9. budmickl

    budmickl New Member

    I'd Really Love To See You Tonight

    (England Dan & John Ford Coley)

    Hello, yeah, it's been a while.
    Not much, how 'bout you?
    I'm not sure why I called,
    I guess I really just wanted to talk to you.
    And I was thinking maybe later on,
    We could get together for a while.
    It's been such a long time,
    And I really do miss your smile.

    I'm not talking 'bout moving in,
    And I don't want to change your life.
    But there's a warm wind blowing,
    The stars are out, and I'd really love to see you tonight.

    We could go walking through a windy park,
    Or take a drive along the beach.
    Or stay at home and watch t.v.
    You see, it really doesn't matter much to me.

    I'm not talking 'bout moving in,
    And I don't want to change your life.
    But there's a warm wind blowing,
    The stars are out, and I'd really love to see you tonight.

    I won't ask for promises,
    So you won't have to lie.
    We've both played that game before,
    Say I love you, then say goodbye.

    I'm not talking 'bout moving in,
    And I don't want to change your life.
    But there's a warm wind blowing,
    The stars are out, and I'd really love to see you tonight.

  10. budmickl

    budmickl New Member

    With the new and improved stereos and speakers, I feel like I am hearing a lot of the 'old' music for the first time. I'm hearing instruments that I never heard before. For a long time, I thought my hearing was just improving. Then I realized that it has to the improved technology that make the music sound so much better and clearer!

  11. poeticbobbi

    poeticbobbi New Member

    I can't remember any of my own right now but my sister was too funny back in the day: the song was called HIGH by the group SKY.
    The words were: high, high, high,the musics taking me
    My sister was screaming:boy,boy,boy,you keep taking me
    Perhaps it was wishful thinking, but it was so funny cause she sang it in her loudest tone deaf voice ever--lol
    I'll get back to you with mine..
  12. victoria

    victoria New Member

    For years every single time I listen to the Door's "I'm gonna love you" (not sure if that's the right title exactly'... at the very end when they do the 'finale' I could always hear Morrison singing in sotto voce* "Stronger Than Dirt!" which was the motto of something like 'Mr. Klean'...

    I can't tell you how many arguments I've had with people who couldn't hear it. I was finally getting to the point I was thinking I must be hearing things, as I'd found only one or 2 people who agreed with me; and at least my daughter has my ears, she's always heard it too!

    then I looked it up on the internet when I finally got hooked up some years ago... turns out that he DID really say it... but it seems most people still cannot hear it! ... maybe some of us can hear in certain ranges better??

    LOL I always thought it was funny tho -since it was such a pretty song -that they released that version commercially..

    I don't think the newer recording of it make it any clearer tho?

    Anybody else every hear that?

    Thanks for the responses, I think 'misheard lyrics' are some of the funniest things ever!

    all the best,

    PS: sorry it took me so long to get back to y'all... haven't been able to be on for a while due to one thing on top of another.

    *sotto voce \SAH-toh-VOH-chee\, adverb or adjective:
    1. Spoken low or in an undertone, as not to be overheard.
    2. (Music) In very soft tones. Used chiefly as a direction.

    Also reminds me of how the FBI actually investigated the song 'Loouie Louie" in the 1960s as possibly being x-rated etc., since NObody could ever understand the words... so people heard all kinds of things hahahaha!

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