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Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by FactualFrank » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:24 pm

George Michael - Careless Whisper

When I was younger (like about 7) instead of "Guilty feet have got no rhythm" I thought it was, "Super Ted has got no rhythm".

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Any more ridiculous lyrics you misheard?

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by whentheballmoves » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:25 pm

I always think it's need two rifles, not Eton rifles!!!!

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by fidelcastro » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:30 pm

'Gimme shelter' by 'The Rolling Stones'

Where it goes "it's just a shot away"

I always thought it was "it's so shadowy"

:oops:
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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Goalposts » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:30 pm

i used to think for years the killing joke song follow the leaders said torremolinos could you believe us

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by FactualFrank » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:33 pm

I remember another.

Do you know the "Simply having a wonderful Christmas time" line, by Paul McCartney?

I thought it was "Zippy's having a wonderful Christmas time".

It will be no surprise to know, I watched a lot of children's TV programmes as a kid!

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Darnhill Claret » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:33 pm

Cher singing about Seth.

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by djt2006 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:37 pm

There is a book called ‘ Excuse me while I kiss this guy’ which is about misheard lyrics.

Years ago a girl I used to know used to sing along to Bad moon rising by CCR and thought JF sang “ there’s a bathroom on the right”

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Dazzler » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:38 pm

Sylvester - Do you wanna funk

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Woodleyclaret » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:48 pm

Super Trooper Abba
"When I saw him last night in Tescos"
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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Dazzler » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:00 pm

Madonna - La Isla Bonita

"Last night I dreamt of 'some deigo' "
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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Claret » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:17 pm

I thought it was “til we play basterd rovers...”
I fee such a fool

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by fidelcastro » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:20 pm

Claret wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:17 pm
I thought it was “til we play basterd rovers...”
I fee such a fool
Many still do.

I wonder if they're all the same people who sing in "in our Lancashire rose"

:oops:

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by TheOriginalLongsider » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:21 pm

Thought I Predict a Riot was “I got tourettes “

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Bosscat » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:22 pm

A line in Bat out of hell....

I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram
On Cilla Blacks Fat bottom bike
When the metal is hot, and the engine is hungry
And we're all about to see the light

Should be

I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram
On a silver-black phantom bike
When the metal is hot, and the engine is hungry
And we're all about to see the light
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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Vintage Claret » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:23 pm

Billy Ocean - thought the chorus was "go and get stuffed not "going gets tough"

Bon Jovi - "it doesn't really matter if we're naked or not" rather than "if we make it or not"

Police singing about 'Sue Lawley'
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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by fidelcastro » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:27 pm

Here's it explained!

https://youtu.be/u97o1dN4KvA

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by TheFamilyCat » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:30 pm

I always thought "Bertie Bee said to Bill Shankly" was "Bertie Mee".

I feel stupid now.
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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Hibsclaret » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:35 pm

The Mrs seems to think that REM’s sidewinder sleeps tonight is not “call me when you try to wake her up” and is in fact “coming to Jamaica”.......

Very annoying it is too...

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by BFCmaj » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:44 pm

My daughter used to sing ‘Pixie Dust’ instead of ‘Exodus’ to Bob Marley.

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by timshorts » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:28 pm

BFCmaj wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:44 pm
My daughter used to sing ‘Pixie Dust’ instead of ‘Exodus’ to Bob Marley.
Mine used to chant "beardman" instead of "Vietnam" at the end of the track of the same name by Lars Fredericksen and the Blackburns.
Not sure how many of you will know that one though.

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by tarkys_ears » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:58 pm

"the girl with colitis go by"

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by dermotdermot » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:04 am

I always thought that Michael Jackson was singing ‘Keep up, with the Bolshoi, don’t stop till you get enough’.

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by COBBLE » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:18 am

Libertines: Can't Stanley now.

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Prefeot » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:56 am

For “we are the Longside ,Burnley” I thought it was
“We are the offside Burnley”
Mmmmm wait a minute :lol:

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by dougcollins » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:01 pm

The words of the prophet are written on the subway walls
and ten meatballs

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by timshorts » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:55 pm

dougcollins wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:01 pm
The words of the prophet are written on the subway walls
and ten meatballs
Well to be fair, its over 40 years on, and I still have trouble deciphering some of Geddy's singing - on the Fly by Night album in particular.

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by SouthamptonClaret » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:56 pm

"I aint no milk terrorist son"

CCR, Fortunate Son. I actually googled Milk Terrorist, thought it might have had something to do with politicians taking milk out of schools!

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Claretmatt4 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:01 pm

For years I used to shout 'beef' whenever Jensen got a touch of the ball.

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by thatdberight » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:25 pm

timshorts wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:55 pm
Well to be fair, its over 40 years on, and I still have trouble deciphering some of Geddy's singing - on the Fly by Night album in particular.
That's another song.

But, yes, Lee's high pitch can make it hard to understand.

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Post by COBBLE » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:54 pm

and an in joke for the Catholics...... "Hail Mary full of grace........ blessed art thou a monk swimming."

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by groove » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:59 pm

Stranglers Skin Deep
You better watch out for the schoolies.

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by gawthorpe_view » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:06 pm

My mother once asked us why Glen Campbell was singing about a right small cowboy.
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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Sproggy » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:10 pm

I'm dotty on loneliness, motorcycle emptiness - Manic Street Preachers

From above the shed it's a lonely view - Scar Tissue / Chili Peppers

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Woonderbah » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:16 pm

The Reverend Blue Jeans

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Post by aclaretinstevenage » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:26 pm

Gladys Knight and the Pips - You're the Best thing that ever happened to me.

I thought the chorus started -"if Billy Bonds should ever write my life story!.....it is actually "If anyone should ever write.........."

I still hear it my way even now.

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Mayoclaret » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:01 pm

Elton John's "Honky Cat"

"When I look back, boy, I must have been green
Bopping in the country, fishing in a stream"

Thought it was (and still do!)…..

When I look back, boy, I must have been green
Bopping in the country, pis*ing in a stream

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Goobs » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:18 pm

No doubt - It's my life

And I've asked myself
How much do you

I always thought it was

I ask myself
How much do you poo

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by claret3561 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:51 pm

My mother in law used to love singing along to Billy Joel's I am the elephant man

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Zom Zom » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:52 pm

Madonna - Erotica

"Bill Oddie, Bill Oddie, put your hands all over my body..."

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by timshorts » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:11 pm

Woonderbah wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:16 pm
The Reverend Blue Jeans
What is it meant to be?

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Hibsclaret » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:19 pm

thatdberight wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:25 pm
That's another song.

But, yes, Lee's high pitch can make it hard to understand.
Yes that’s the spirit of radio from permanent waves.....

Edit. You probably meant generally and the a Fly by Night album in particular...sry
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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Bosscat » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:21 pm

Woonderbah wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:16 pm
The Reverend Blue Jeans
timshorts wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:11 pm
What is it meant to be?
Forever in Blue Jeans .... Neil Diamond

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Bosscat » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:22 pm

Zom Zom wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:52 pm
Madonna - Erotica

"Bill Oddie, Bill Oddie, put your hands all over my body..."
Now there is a vision I bet Madge never envisaged Zom :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by elwaclaret » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:28 pm

Hello, away what a nice day.... for eating trifles.
Eating trifles.


Edit... for years thought the backing singers were singing ‘top banana... top, top banana’ to Elvis’s Rock a Hula

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by thatdberight » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:39 pm

Hibsclaret wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:19 pm
Yes that’s the spirit of radio from permanent waves.....

Edit. You probably meant generally and the a Fly by Night album in particular...sry
Sorry. I was just pointing out that the original lyric under discussion wasn't a Rush lyric; it was Paul Simon's - which Peart echoed on 'Spirit of Radio'
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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Stevie2112 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:58 pm

thatdberight wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:39 pm
Sorry. I was just pointing out that the original lyric under discussion wasn't a Rush lyric; it was Paul Simon's - which Peart echoed on 'Spirit of Radio'
With the sound of salesmen?
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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Jeffbfc » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:05 pm

Most disco songs of the late 70's early 80's.
Was sure it was the same lyric.
This is shite.
Realised it was in my mind only.😉

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by Jeffbfc » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:08 pm

dougcollins wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:01 pm
The words of the prophet are written on the subway walls
and ten meatballs
Unfortunately never to be played live by Rush again.

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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by thatdberight » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:10 pm

Jeffbfc wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:08 pm
Unfortunately never to be played live by Rush again.
Never played by Rush ever - see above.
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Re: Lyrics you heard wrong

Post by CaptainKirk » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:45 pm

Sorry if someone has mentioned it already, but the title of this topic should be "Mondegreens"

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