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Old 07-07-19, 11:51 PM
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Misheard Lyrics

After years of hearing this song, I finally looked the lyrics for War's "Spill the Wine" and I knew the song was about some woman, but instead the correct chorus of "Spill the wine, take that pearl", I kept singing "Doooo I dig that girl, yes I dig that girl."


"Rocket Man" is another flub on my part, "....burning out a fuse up here alone," I would sing "burning out a fuse off every bone".

.....and the best one was Sugar Ray's "Every Morning" turning into "Captain Morgan".
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Old 07-08-19, 12:05 AM
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This goes on a whole new level when your 5yo's mom likes pop music... Take me back to that hole down row
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Old 07-08-19, 07:58 AM
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Also know as a Mondegreen.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen
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Old 07-08-19, 08:05 AM
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Always a top contender in these mondegreen threads:

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Old 07-08-19, 08:07 AM
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This thread could last.
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Old 07-08-19, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
Always a top contender in these mondegreen threads:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=Rpq35wyDi7I
Oh good, another song that I too misheard, instead of "Revved up like a duce" , I heard "Revved up like a ******". ( Think genital wash)
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Old 07-08-19, 08:46 AM
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One of the most famous, Jimi Hendrix is not kissing this guy "excuse me while I kiss the sky"

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Old 07-08-19, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
After years of hearing this song, I finally looked the lyrics for War's "Spill the Wine" and I knew the song was about some woman, but instead the correct chorus of "Spill the wine, take that pearl", I kept singing "Doooo I dig that girl, yes I dig that girl."


"Rocket Man" is another flub on my part, "....burning out a fuse up here alone," I would sing "burning out a fuse off every bone".

.....and the best one was Sugar Ray's "Every Morning" turning into "Captain Morgan".
I immediately knew "Spill the Wine" would be the topic starter when I saw this thread. I didn't realize what he was saying until about a year ago, my first time hearing it on a really nice stereo/vinyl.

Also reminds me of the early days of torrenting. "Smells like 'Team' Spirit." I also apparently correctly heard the lyrics in "Come as you are" by Nirvana as "I don't have a gun," but was convinced that it was "don't have a God"
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Old 07-08-19, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji View Post
One of the most famous, Jimi Hendrix is not kissing this guy "excuse me while I kiss the sky"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7wIlL6ybFk
Well now that's a new one on me. I take it the alternate lyrics are the interpretations of people who have never considered kissing the sky or might not know of any good reason to . . . That or hearing loss from one of his concerts.
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Old 07-08-19, 03:45 PM
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my wife & I have an ongoing argument about the song "the female of the species is XXX than the male". I have to confess the lyrics are stated as 'deadly' (and apparently Rudyard Kipling wrote it first), but I insist that what they actually sing on the recording is 'deadlier'

[EDIT] I'm not alone; two comments from utub:
yakadee
I like this song but the grammar drives me up the wall. More deadlier? It's either deadlier or more deadly. He sings it correctly live.Graber Ma
3 years ago+yakadee I always heard it as "deadlier" too, but it makes me love it all the more. So grammatically perverse.

'grammatically perverse' is basically what I always thought, he was just being silly

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Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
I immediately knew "Spill the Wine" would be the topic starter when I saw this thread. I didn't realize what he was saying until about a year ago, my first time hearing it on a really nice stereo/vinyl.

Also reminds me of the early days of torrenting. "Smells like 'Team' Spirit." I also apparently correctly heard the lyrics in "Come as you are" by Nirvana as "I don't have a gun," but was convinced that it was "don't have a God"
Well, I guess I don't feel alone with War's song, I'm sure that there are more misheard lyrics on my part, but I forgotten them for now, but someone here might jog my memory in the future.
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Old 07-08-19, 09:19 PM
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Old 07-08-19, 09:21 PM
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.........and a more hair suit.
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Old 07-08-19, 09:26 PM
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In the Terry Jacks classic song "Seasons in the Sun", I actually thought I heard the lyric:

"But the stars we could reach, were just starfish on the beach". How could I have heard such an idiotic line?

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There's an entire website devoted to musical Mondegreens: Amirite?

And a movie inspired by the concept of WTF? lyrics: The Pompatus of Love.
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Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
.........and a more hair suit.
Tostitos almost came out of my nose!

Until the internet, I never knew Jim Morrison was saying "another lost angel."
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All the way back to 1930

Jimmie Rodgers: "Standin' on the Corner" (aka "Blue Yodel Number Nine")

He says he doesn't have to "work", not worry. Not sure where his accent is from but he rolls the word: "work" almost until it sounds like: worry and I've even seen the incorrect word in lyrics. But the word that he and Louis Armstrong wrote the lyrics with is "work" and it's the only way it makes any sense.

Standing on the corner, I didn't mean no harm
When a police came and took me by the arm
It was down in Memphis, corner of Beale and Main
He said "big boy, you'll have to tell me your name"
I said "you'll find my name on the tail of my shirt
I'm a Tennessee hustler. I don't have to work"
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Joe Cocker at Woodstock, A Little Help From My Friends

This guy has a stand up routine on mis-heard lyrics , some NSFW language
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
Always a top contender in these mondegreen threads:
Their two most famous songs were covers. "Blinded by the Light" is, of course, the first track on Springsteen's first album. "Quinn the Eskimo" is a Dylan tune.
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Tostitos almost came out of my nose!

Until the internet, I never knew Jim Morrison was saying "another lost angel."
Whew! Since my screen cleaning fund is low on money!
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