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Misheard lyrics
« on: 04 July, 2014, 11:03:42 am »
Thanks to Google, I've realised what a fool I've been all my life.

The Pixies' 'Debaser' says 'Got me a movie... girlie so groovy', not 'Got me moving... girl you're so groovy.'  (Forunately I realised it was 'slicing up eyeballs' rather than 'marbles' when I realised it was about a Dali film).
Also, the screaming and yelping in 'Vamos' is just Black Francis saying 'let's go and play on the beach' in Spanish.

The Inspiral Carpets' 'Sackville' says 'where little boys meet little girls', not 'where you stood 40 years ago.'  It seems a bit of a jump, but seriously, listen to it.

Lots more where that came from, as soon as I remember them.



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Re: Misheard lyrics
« Reply #1 on: 04 July, 2014, 12:26:28 pm »
I used to wonder why Bob Marley sang about "a roof-rack over our head".

And there's the old chestnut of course, Jimi Hendrix singing "Excuse me while I kiss this guy"

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Re: Misheard lyrics
« Reply #2 on: 04 July, 2014, 01:24:38 pm »
Also "Ohhhhh- wo-wo, my ear's are alight!" ("Israelites"). Which I confess, since reading years ago, I have not been able to unhear every time the song is on.

Famously I used to be convinced "Three lions on a shirt/ Jules Rimet still gleaming" was "Three lions on a shirt/ Shilton's face still gleaming", until my mistake was pointed out by a football-mad and highly amused friend.

Not music, but I still can't watch that clip from Dr Who's 'Dalek Invasion of Earth' story, without hearing the titular metal meanies chant "We are the bastards of Earth! WE are the BASTARDS of Earth!".

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Re: Misheard lyrics
« Reply #3 on: 04 July, 2014, 01:38:12 pm »
I used to wonder why Bob Marley sang about "a roof-rack over our head".

And there's the old chestnut of course, Jimi Hendrix singing "Excuse me while I kiss this guy"
There is even a database named after it
http://www.kissthisguy.com/

My favourite was when someone in school was adamant the words were 'don't cry for me aunty Tina'

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Re: Misheard lyrics
« Reply #4 on: 04 July, 2014, 01:57:13 pm »
Someone on a forum I used to frequent was astonished when I told them the Velvet Underground weren't singing about "tiny, tiny, tiny boots of leather…"*

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Re: Misheard lyrics
« Reply #5 on: 04 July, 2014, 02:40:28 pm »
Bill Oddie, Bill Oddie, Put your hands all over my body.

When I was just a slip of a girl, one of our weekend haunts was a dreadful, smalltown Scottish rock club which could be relied upon to play exactly the same songs every week. Even with the repetition, this wasn't so much misheard as simply incomprehensible: Hey little thing, let me light your catapult 'cos mama I'm sure the handle, it spins around!

NB May not actually have been this version.
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Re: Misheard lyrics
« Reply #6 on: 04 July, 2014, 03:42:12 pm »
I saw the pheasant, you saw the whole of Dunoon
Well that's just like your opinion man.

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Re: Misheard lyrics
« Reply #7 on: 04 July, 2014, 03:48:08 pm »
Famously I used to be convinced "Three lions on a shirt..."

And I have to admit, I thought until now it said 'three lions on the shore'.  Dear me

I remember someone writing into a radio show that they used to mishear 'It's so funny' as a reference to a lady's mammaries and genital area.
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Re: Misheard lyrics
« Reply #8 on: 04 July, 2014, 03:49:54 pm »
I saw the pheasant, you saw the whole of Dunoon
... you got your hole in Dunoon..
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Re: Misheard lyrics
« Reply #9 on: 04 July, 2014, 04:03:43 pm »
its that from now on.

if your bored and listening to the radio, cheer yourself up by singing along but insert the word pants instead of heart or lurve, if you're really wanting to push the boat out substitute the tear/tears with pish
Well that's just like your opinion man.

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Re: Misheard lyrics
« Reply #10 on: 04 July, 2014, 08:00:29 pm »
I used to think that bit in Bohemian Rhapsody went "Beelzebub has a devil for a sideboard, me".

Also, this is more mishearing on purpose, but it used to fascinate me that if you hear this theme tune, and listen for the word 'poo' instead of 'clue', that's what it'll sound like every single time. Listen for them singing 'clue' again, and that is what you'll hear.

It's like an audio version of wave-particle duality or something.

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Re: Misheard lyrics
« Reply #11 on: 04 July, 2014, 08:40:46 pm »
'Dale Winton's old sweat' from Sin by Nine Inch Nails. Misheard once, even though I knew the actual lyrics.
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Re: Misheard lyrics
« Reply #12 on: 04 July, 2014, 09:36:00 pm »
I reckon Blackmocco can testify to this - I used to sing "I live just south of heaven" instead of "On and on south of heaven" to the Slayer song (you guessed it) 'South of Heaven"

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Re: Misheard lyrics
« Reply #13 on: 04 July, 2014, 09:53:33 pm »
Also, this is more mishearing on purpose, but it used to fascinate me that if you hear this theme tune, and listen for the word 'poo' instead of 'clue', that's what it'll sound like every single time. Listen for them singing 'clue' again, and that is what you'll hear.

well since that's the first time I've heard that since 1989, on average it'll be another 25 years before I get to test your hypothesis

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Re: Misheard lyrics
« Reply #14 on: 04 July, 2014, 11:04:34 pm »
Always thought it was 'shes so obvious' until it was pointed out to me that Peter Gabriel actually sings 'Jeux sans frontieres' in Games without frontiers.
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