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Old 03-05-2004, 08:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Misunderstood lyrics

I'm starting this thread as a result of the "Red Hot love" thread.
How many of you have sung lyrics for a long time, only to find out that you're singing the wrong lyrics?
My wife used to think in Gator Country by Molly Hatchet, they were singing "There's a guinea in the bushes and he's callin my name" It's actually "gator in the bushes".
I used to think ZZ Top's "Give me all your lovin" was "I ain't worried cause my woman's fat" and it was actually "I ain't worried cause my wallet's fat"
I guess it runs in the family, when my daughter was little, she used to sing "Goin to the jack'o'lantern, gonna get married"
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Old 03-05-2004, 09:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The most embarassing one was singing "wrapped up like a douche" .......and then finding out it's actually "revved up like a duece." (Blinded by the Light)

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that thought that's what he said, though...I hope...
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Old 03-05-2004, 09:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that thought that's what he said, though...I hope...
nah...you're def. not the only one
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Old 03-05-2004, 09:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that thought that's what he said, though...I hope...
Umm.........me, too.

Lately my daughter's been singing "Secret Asian Man". I told her that it was Secret Agent Man. She looked at me like I was some kind of an idiot, for about a minute, then said; "Y'know, Dad, that kinda does make more sense.". My little girl, bless her, it's the first time that she's admitted that I've made sense since she was 6 years old.
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Old 03-05-2004, 09:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The most embarassing one was singing "wrapped up like a douche" .......and then finding out it's actually "revved up like a duece." (Blinded by the Light)

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that thought that's what he said, though...I hope...
Of course I didn't think that, don't be silly... I always heard "ripped up like a douche".
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Old 03-05-2004, 12:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The most embarassing one was singing "wrapped up like a douche" .......and then finding out it's actually "revved up like a duece." (Blinded by the Light)

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that thought that's what he said, though...I hope...
Heh.... count me in too!
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Old 03-05-2004, 01:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Getting back to the point of the thread...

... I always liked my wife's mishearing of Eddie Money: "I think I'm in love, and I can't get it up". Completely changes the feeling of the song!
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Old 03-05-2004, 07:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Another one--Barbara Ann, by the Beach Boys. I had no idea what they were saying...something like "bop a ran."

The song made a lot more sense after I learned the song title.
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Old 03-05-2004, 07:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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What about Purple Haze, I always got a chuckle out of "Excuse me while I kiss this guy."
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Old 03-05-2004, 07:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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What about Purple Haze, I always got a chuckle out of "Excuse me while I kiss this guy."
Speaking of which, check out kissthisguy.com It's a big 'ol collection of misheard lyrics.
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Old 03-05-2004, 07:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Speaking of which, check out kissthisguy.com It's a big 'ol collection of misheard lyrics.
Cool! Thanks rockzilla!
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Old 03-06-2004, 04:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My wife tells a story of a kid in high school who thought that "Dude Looks Like a Lady" was "Do the Dragon Lady"
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Old 03-06-2004, 12:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Umm.........me, too.

Lately my daughter's been singing "Secret Asian Man". I told her that it was Secret Agent Man. She looked at me like I was some kind of an idiot, for about a minute, then said; "Y'know, Dad, that kinda does make more sense.". My little girl, bless her, it's the first time that she's admitted that I've made sense since she was 6 years old.
actually, there IS a song called secret asian man, by davinci's notebook I think?
they're a sort of an acapella group that makes makes weird songs, some funny shit, my favorite is the enormous penis song
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Old 03-21-2004, 10:54 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The most embarassing one was singing "wrapped up like a douche" .......and then finding out it's actually "revved up like a duece." (Blinded by the Light)

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that thought that's what he said, though...I hope...
It does make me feel better to know I'm not the only one. Hell, I just found out I was wonge by reading your post. Thought that was a strange line for a song like that.....
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Old 03-21-2004, 10:58 PM   #15 (permalink)
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SO far the best I've heard was for Chumba Wumba's Tub Thumpin'.
"I got no job, but I'm an opera fan, you never gonna keep me down" About pissed myslef laughing fist time I heard THAT version of it...
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Old 03-22-2004, 10:40 AM   #16 (permalink)
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My personal favourite was from a Bob Dylan song, " The ants are my friends; they're blowing in the wind..." (The answer, my friend...)
 
Old 03-22-2004, 12:30 PM   #17 (permalink)
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My wife tells a story of a kid in high school who thought that "Dude Looks Like a Lady" was "Do the Dragon Lady"
I thought it was "Do just like a lady" for years and years. I'm not too old but let's just say I was around 15 when I learned it was "Dude looks like a lady."

An even better one: CCR - Bad Moon Rising

"There's a bad moon on the rise" = "There's a bathroom on the right"
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Old 03-22-2004, 04:18 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I dont know who sings this , but its like a 70's/80's rock song. In the chorus part, they are saying "for your love". I thought for the longest time, they were saying "toyota".
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Old 03-22-2004, 05:03 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Hahaha..I always get lyrics wrong. And I dont care- if it sounds similar I keep on singing it!
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Old 03-22-2004, 06:31 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I dont know who sings this , but its like a 70's/80's rock song. In the chorus part, they are saying "for your love". I thought for the longest time, they were saying "toyota".
That would be the yardbirds. Toyota! I like it!
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Old 03-22-2004, 06:57 PM   #21 (permalink)
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That would be the yardbirds. Toyota! I like it!
You never thought it sounded like Toyota?
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Old 03-22-2004, 07:25 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I always thought Peter Gabriel was singing "She's so funky, yeah!

Turns out the lyrics are French: "Jeux Sans Frontieres"
Translation - Games Without Frontiers - the name of the song.
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Old 11-09-2004, 03:30 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Misunderstood lyrics never go out of fashion.

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Old 11-09-2004, 02:39 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I always thought Peter Gabriel was singing "She's so funky, yeah!

Turns out the lyrics are French: "Jeux Sans Frontieres"
Translation - Games Without Frontiers - the name of the song.
Wow, I always thought "she's so funky" didn't go with the rest of the lyrics.

May I ask how you found this out?
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Old 11-09-2004, 03:24 PM   #25 (permalink)
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The most embarassing one was singing "wrapped up like a douche" .......and then finding out it's actually "revved up like a duece." (Blinded by the Light)

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that thought that's what he said, though...I hope...
i think i always said revved up like a douche with a boner in the night
and a few of my friends agreed with me that it sounded like that, although i always felt too foolish to sing it aloud
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Old 11-09-2004, 03:47 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I had a post a lot like this a while back I can't think of anything recent that I've mistook lyrics for....my sister used to think the beastie boys were singing "Intergalactic pulmanary" instead of planetary. Big argument about that. Actually I had 2 friends who were brothers who would literally get into fist fights over what the lyrics of a song were. I'm like "GUYS! They're on the internet!" Actually I think on that Hero song from spider man I used to think Kroger was singing "I am so high I can see a bird" (I am so high I can see heaven). I mean but it's Kroger...who can understand what he's saying?

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Old 11-09-2004, 05:51 PM   #27 (permalink)
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always thought Glorified G by Pearl jam said "glorified version of a pelican" when it's "glorified version of a pellet gun".

bit dumb.
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Old 11-09-2004, 06:08 PM   #28 (permalink)
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When I was in 6th grade, I was sure it was "Dirty Dean and the Thunder Chief."
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Old 11-09-2004, 06:29 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Wow, I always thought "she's so funky" didn't go with the rest of the lyrics.

May I ask how you found this out?
Saw the lyrics somewhere, and since I had taken french in highschool, was able to translate. Made sense after that.
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Old 11-10-2004, 06:45 AM   #30 (permalink)
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always thought Glorified G by Pearl jam said "glorified version of a pelican" when it's "glorified version of a pellet gun".

bit dumb.
I would have bet my house he was saying "pelican" on that song.
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Old 11-10-2004, 09:07 AM   #31 (permalink)
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When I was in 6th grade, I was sure it was "Dirty Dean and the Thunder Chief."
Thats a new one for me, haha. Ive heard people sing it as "Dirty jeans, and they're Dungarees"

Good ole AC/DC and Dirty Deeds.
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Old 11-10-2004, 09:12 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I always heard "Dirty Deeds and her Thunder Cheeks"
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Old 11-14-2004, 06:13 PM   #33 (permalink)
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The most embarassing one was singing "wrapped up like a douche" .......and then finding out it's actually "revved up like a duece." (Blinded by the Light)

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that thought that's what he said, though...I hope...
Oh my god! I seriously thought the lyrics were "wrapped up like a douche."
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Old 11-14-2004, 06:18 PM   #34 (permalink)
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"All Along the Watchtower" -Jimi Hendrix

What it says:
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The hourís getting late"

What I heard:
"So let us not talk falsely now
'Cause I was gettin' laid"
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Old 11-19-2004, 12:38 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings

I swore up and down that the beginning of the second line was "seek and destroy us." Turns out it was "secret destroyers."

I've gotten into some heated conversations arguing over other alleged lyrics, neither person really wanting to look it up on the internet because we were so sure we were right, why should we have to look it up?

And on a bit of a tangent note, I had it pointed out to me by a friend that on the radio, the Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxi song sounds exactly like they got away with saying "put up a fucking lot" instead of "put up a parking lot." In fact I'm currently under the belief they did sing it that way just to see if they could get away with getting "fucking" on the radio waves, and succeeded.
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I had it pointed out to me by a friend that on the radio, the Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxi song sounds exactly like they got away with saying "put up a fucking lot" instead of "put up a parking lot." In fact I'm currently under the belief they did sing it that way just to see if they could get away with getting "fucking" on the radio waves, and succeeded.
I like "put up a fucking lot" better than "put up a parking lot" anyways. It seems some songs seem better with the misheard lyrics. Is it just me?
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Old 11-19-2004, 07:35 PM   #37 (permalink)
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When I was a kid, Paul Simon's "Kodachrome" was a popular little ditty.

I was about 5 or 6 and no idea there was such a thing as a Kodachrome, so I used to walk around singing, "Momma don't take my pocket comb away..."
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Old 11-19-2004, 11:17 PM   #38 (permalink)
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there is a daily, desktop calendar with all types of misunderstood lyrics. like "excuse while i kiss this guy" and then they will list what it actually says. a pretty cool little calendar. i saw it at one of those calendar kiosks that always set up around christmas in the mall.
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Old 11-20-2004, 12:37 AM   #39 (permalink)
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when I was in elementary school, a friend of mine was convinced that "takin' care of business" was actually "bakin' carrot biscuits"....he could very well have just been kidding, but it's a much funnier memory if I convince myself that he was dead serious.
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Old 11-20-2004, 11:08 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I thought it was "thunder chief" too.

I went to kissthisguy.com but of what i clicked seemed like dirty jokes. I don't know if I just picked bad ones or if they don't moderate it at all.
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