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Title: Misheard lyrics
Post by: JayzusB.Christ 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.



Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Dandontdare 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"
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: SmallBlueThing 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!".

SBT
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: James Stacey 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'
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Jim_Campbell 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…"*

Cheers

Jim

*That would be Soft Cell, surely?
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: I, Cosh on 04 July, 2014, 02:40:28 pm
Bill Oddie, Bill Oddie, Put your hands all over my body (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vOUKVZZ8_w).

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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtLbE3IUY2U)!

NB May not actually have been this version.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Proudhuff on 04 July, 2014, 03:42:12 pm
I saw the pheasant, you saw the whole of Dunoon
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: JayzusB.Christ 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.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: I, Cosh on 04 July, 2014, 03:49:54 pm
I saw the pheasant, you saw the whole of Dunoon
... you got your hole in Dunoon..
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Proudhuff 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
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: M.I.K. 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYa_NfrxCng), 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.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Eric Plumrose 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.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: DaveGYNWA 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"
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Dandontdare 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYa_NfrxCng), 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
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: flip-r mk2 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.
filippo
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: JayzusB.Christ on 05 July, 2014, 02:17:22 am
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.
filippo

I thought till last year it was 'she's so popular'. But apparently I wasn't alone. 

http://www.rockremembers.com/2008/09/games-without-frontiers-peter-gabriel.html (http://www.rockremembers.com/2008/09/games-without-frontiers-peter-gabriel.html)
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: NapalmKev on 05 July, 2014, 06:10:56 am
"I see a Red door and I wanted Plated Glass" - 30 years later and my parents still find it hilarious, and love reminding me in front of other relatives.

Cheers
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: GrinningChimera on 06 July, 2014, 05:43:15 am
pretty much anything mumbled by Kurt Cobain.

Great chap though.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Dash Decent on 06 July, 2014, 12:30:16 pm
A mate at Uni thought Johnny Rotten's intro to "Holidays in the Sun" went "A cheap holiday in sunny Italy" until I pointed out it was "A cheap holiday in other people's misery."
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Frank on 08 July, 2014, 08:32:53 pm

"Onion-y un-loneliness" from Manic Street Preachers' Motorcycle Emptiness (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=gavcjNniIvk#t=64), because radio speakers were rubbish in the olden days. No - I don't know what I imagined it meant either. JDB has to mangle syntax and disregard scansion just to accommodate Edwards/Wire lyrics, so you could probably find dozens of examples from any single MSP record.

Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: JayzusB.Christ on 08 July, 2014, 10:10:12 pm

"Onion-y un-loneliness"

 :D I recognised it as soon as I read it
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Shakira? Shakara! on 09 December, 2014, 10:37:14 am
Bill Oddie, Bill Oddie, Put your hands all over my body (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vOUKVZZ8_w).

A variation on this - didn't witness this myself, but I'm reliably informed that at a football match in the early 90s, Reading fans (not sure if home or away) chanted "Bill Oddie, Bill Oddie, Rub your beard all over my body". Genius.

I used to think the Pet Shop Boys "Left To My Own Devices" contained the line "For in a secret life I was a randy general". It's Roundhead, not randy which probably says something about my filthy mind.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Skullmo on 09 December, 2014, 10:46:57 am
I used to think 'hip to be square' by Huey Lewis was saying 'Hit the B Square'. i spent ages pondering on its meaning.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: -Dunk!- on 09 December, 2014, 10:56:27 am
Always though they were celebrating fromage snacking by exclaiming "Roulade!" during Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds.

A recent trip to see the (wonderfully crap) stage show and I now know it's "Ulla!"

Mine's better.

Dunk!
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Dode C on 09 December, 2014, 01:45:53 pm
Another Madonna tune '' La? Isla Bonita'' contains the line ''Young girl with eyes like potatoes''. Still not sure what she says to this day but I'm sticking with my version-it's poetry!
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Fungus on 09 December, 2014, 01:56:43 pm
Another Madonna tune '' La? Isla Bonita'' contains the line ''Young girl with eyes like potatoes''. Still not sure what she says to this day but I'm sticking with my version-it's poetry!

Yup, and all the better for making sense (though not initially) !
Just checked the actual line and - of course - that makes no sense...
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: WhizzBang on 09 December, 2014, 04:05:42 pm
Not my story but here is one told to me...

A bunch of friends were in the pub when It's Raining Men came on the jukebox and one girl said 'I just don't get what all the fuss is about with this song'. 'What do you mean? What fuss?' she was asked and the reply was 'This song - Israeli men. What's so special about Israeli men?' she asked in all honesty.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Eric Plumrose on 01 February, 2015, 09:44:00 pm
'This song - Israeli men. What's so special about Israeli men?' she asked in all honesty.

Much like Spielberg, they're in touch with their inner child. In particular, bath-time toys:

Tall! Blond! Dark! And lean!
Rubber duck yet strong and mean!
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: shaolin_monkey on 02 February, 2015, 02:46:12 pm
'See the blood flow, washing dishes, up above my head'.

Kudos to anyone who gets that one!  I've only now found out what the actual lyrics are, after 30 years of listening to that song!!
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Greg M. on 02 February, 2015, 03:18:19 pm
'See the blood flow, washing dishes, up above my head'.

Kudos to anyone who gets that one!  I've only now found out what the actual lyrics are, after 30 years of listening to that song!!

Iron Maiden wants you for dead. (Which I used to hear as "I mean I'm watching the dead.")
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: janus stark on 02 February, 2015, 04:47:33 pm
" she had a horror of prunes" first line of bowies scary monsters.still don't believe the official lyric sheet.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: JamesC on 02 February, 2015, 06:34:26 pm
The No Doubt cover version of Talk Talk's 'It's My Life'.

At one point I could swear that Gwen Stefani sings "I messed myself" rather than "I asked myself".
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: M.I.K. on 02 February, 2015, 07:33:36 pm
Maybe that's who Bowie was singing about.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: JamesC on 02 February, 2015, 07:55:38 pm
Maybe that's who Bowie was singing about.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Third Estate Ned on 02 February, 2015, 08:07:17 pm
I used to work in a shop that looped round a CD with the Backstreet Boys' I Want It That Way on it. All day long. To me the chorus sounded exactly like:

Tell me why / Ain't nothin' but a piss stain

Only bothered to find out now that it's mistake.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: SuperSurfer on 02 February, 2015, 11:26:23 pm
This was once a topic of conversation when I was at school.

One kid said his mother thought Jona Lewie was singing:
"You'll always find me in the kitchen at Barney's" (parties).

Another kid said that 'So lonely' by the Police came on the radio and his mother said:
"Isn't it nice they made a song about Sue Lawley."

You can guess how the lyrics go…
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Judge Mental on 07 February, 2015, 12:56:59 pm
Is this the real life is this just Battersea? is what my nan used to sing
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: I, Cosh on 07 February, 2015, 03:32:52 pm
Is this the real life is this just Battersea? is what my nan used to sing
Quality! Vaguely related: a friend has moved to That London and is temporarily staying in Walthamstow. Her mind was blown when she foubd out her postcode.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Eric Plumrose on 10 September, 2015, 11:02:26 am
'Club Tropicana' by Wham!:

"Whoa-oh, there's pissing in the sea..."
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Satanist on 10 September, 2015, 01:36:08 pm
In the car the other day the shit named Everything Everything came on and instead of "Regret" my youngest  was singing "Free Bread" which is how we will always sing it now.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Big_Dave on 10 September, 2015, 05:18:15 pm
A mondegreen is a mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase as a result of near-homophony, in a way that gives it a new meaning.
Mondegreens are most often created by a person listening to a poem or a song;
the listener, being unable to clearly hear a lyric, substitutes words that sound similar, and make some kind of sense.[1][2]
American writer Sylvia Wright coined the term in her essay "The Death of Lady Mondegreen",
published in Harper's Magazine in November 1954.
The term was inspired by "...and Lady Mondegreen", a misinterpretation of the line
"...and laid him on the green" from the Scottish ballad "The Bonnie Earl O' Moray".[3]
An unintentionally incorrect use of similar-sounding words or phrases in speaking is a malapropism.
If there is a connection in meaning, it can be called an eggcorn.
If a person stubbornly sticks to a mispronunciation after being corrected,
that person has committed a mumpsimus.[12]
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Hawkmumbler on 12 September, 2015, 04:57:59 pm
Linked Horizons glorious Guren No Yumiya opening yarn often is deliberatly mistranslated as from...

"Nein, wir sind der Jaiger!"

Meaning

"No! We are the hunters!"

To

"Having sex with the bees and the eagles!"

Japanese either have a natural grasp of English or they don't.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Greg M. on 12 September, 2015, 05:04:32 pm
"Having sex with the bees and the eagles!"

Reminds me of a pupil I once taught, who asked if I believed in reincarnation, and told me he wanted to be reincarnated as an eagle. When I asked why, he said "So I can finally have sex with eagles!"
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: JayzusB.Christ on 13 September, 2015, 02:51:54 pm
'Typical me, typical me, I've started surfing, and now I'm not too sure. '
'I Started Something I Couldn't Finish' by The Smiths. You'd think the title would have given me a clue.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Skullmo on 15 September, 2015, 01:47:10 pm
Alice Deejay - so you think you're better off alone

So you think you're better? ROFL LOL

Now go listen!
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: auxlen on 15 September, 2015, 04:05:25 pm
A song by REM...I always sing 'come and get your bacon now!'

I don't know the song as I'm not a fan.

Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: James Stacey on 15 September, 2015, 04:28:17 pm
I thought it was call me cheryl baker now!
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Dandontdare on 15 September, 2015, 05:51:51 pm
A song by REM...I always sing 'come and get your bacon now!'

I don't know the song as I'm not a fan.

It's from sidewinder sleeps tonight, and I always heard it as "coming in to Bakersfield".

I discussed it  a while back with a REM fan and it's actually "Call me when you try to wake her up", but at least one syllable is completely swallowed. Now that I know, I can hear it.

If you listen closely to that song, even Michael Stipe stumbles at one point (just after the Dr Seuss line) and you can hear him almost crack up.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: TordelBack on 15 September, 2015, 09:21:34 pm
Wasn't there a thing where Stipe deliberately mumbled or under-ennunciated lyrics to create enigmatic sound-poems, hiding the fact that the lyrics didn't actually make any sense? Not that I have a problem with that approach personally, allows you to read what you want into things.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Colin YNWA on 15 September, 2015, 09:39:59 pm
I thought it was call me cheryl baker now!

This is clearly what Mike does sing. No doubt about it.Love thay song and been singing it for years.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Eric Plumrose on 13 September, 2016, 10:17:32 pm
"This is the heavy, heavy monster sound. The Naziest sound around . . ."
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Eric Plumrose on 13 September, 2016, 10:19:42 pm
"Tall. Blond. Dark, and lean. Rubbered-up and strong and mean . . ."
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Rackle on 14 September, 2016, 01:25:28 am
As a kid of the 80s I was convinced Madonna was singing about The Nativity from the point of view of Angel Gabriel in the song "Like a Virgin".   I swore blindly the song went "Like a virgin / I've got some very good news" which my family ribbed me for ever since.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 14 September, 2016, 08:59:48 am
I'm a Fields of the Nephilim fan… it's more surprising when I can decipher a lyric correctly!
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Hawkmumbler on 14 September, 2016, 09:17:46 am
I'm a Fields of the Nephilim fan… it's more surprising when I can decipher a lyric correctly!
Not being that big a FotN fan, how many listens does it usually take you before the lyrics click?
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 14 September, 2016, 09:34:54 am
Not being that big a FotN fan, how many listens does it usually take you before the lyrics click?

Sometimes never! It's far more conducive to the listening experience to treat the vocals as another instrument in the overall sound (I don't find not speaking German an impediment to enjoying Rammstein, for example). FotN have never been big on publishing lyrics -- Elizium is their only album with a full set of lyrics, and I think the impenetrability of the vocals is part of the charm.

Almost all the online versions of the lyrics are flawed transcriptions by a listener but occasionally something emerges that sheds a bit of light -- there's a hand-written (by Carl) copy of the lyrics floating around that reveals that that refrain of 'Moonchild' is "LURE me down", and not "LOWER me down, as every lyric transcription everywhere has it…
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Rackle on 14 September, 2016, 11:33:05 am

there's a hand-written (by Carl) copy of the lyrics floating around that reveals that that refrain of 'Moonchild' is "LURE me down", and not "LOWER me down, as every lyric transcription everywhere has it…

Oh my goth! After all these years I've been singing "lower me down" - for the very fact I couldn't source official lyrics.
 

I also messed up what I heard in the verse: "Take your horses / Let them crawl / Put them in their cages / That's righteous for your soul"

I heard "Take your horses / Leather and cowl / Put away (the) cages / It's right for their souls".
 :-[
I feel daft now.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 14 September, 2016, 11:56:30 am

Oh my goth! After all these years I've been singing "lower me down" - for the very fact I couldn't source official lyrics.

As did I, TBH. I worked out a while back that I listen to 'The Nephilm'* right through about once a week, which means I've probably heard it well over a thousand times and there are still whole passages I'm a long way from being certain about.
 
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I feel daft now.

Ha. I wouldn't! I suspect one of the reasons 'Last Exit' is such a live favourite is because it's the only track on The Nephilim with a full set of lyrics buried in the album design and is the only song everyone knows the words to! It was years before I got 'Psychonaut's "Sweet nectar, for a thousand young…"

*Minus the 'bonus' track, 'Shiva', obviously, whose inclusion I consider an act of musical vandalism on what is otherwise one of the all-time, capital-G, Great rock albums.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: sheridan on 14 September, 2016, 12:11:02 pm
Oh my goth! After all these years I've been singing "lower me down" - for the very fact I couldn't source official lyrics.

As did I, TBH. I worked out a while back that I listen to 'The Nephilm'* right through about once a week, which means I've probably heard it well over a thousand times and there are still whole passages I'm a long way from being certain about.
And judging by the hand actions in all the goth clubs I've ever been to (plus festivals) - that's what everybody else thinks too :-)
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I feel daft now.

Ha. I wouldn't! I suspect one of the reasons 'Last Exit' is such a live favourite is because it's the only track on The Nephilim with a full set of lyrics buried in the album design and is the only song everyone knows the words to! It was years before I got 'Psychonaut's "Sweet nectar, for a thousand young…"

*Minus the 'bonus' track, 'Shiva', obviously, whose inclusion I consider an act of musical vandalism on what is otherwise one of the all-time, capital-G, Great rock albums.
I have Shiva, but not on The Nephilim - definitely on Revelations, and possibly on a B-side somewhere.

We have the day off work - wonder what we'll spend all day doing now...






Of course, now we're purposefully mishearing the lyrics.


When the doughnuts rise
From their kormas rise...
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Rackle on 14 September, 2016, 12:14:39 pm

I have Shiva, but not on The Nephilim - definitely on Revelations, and possibly on a B-side somewhere.

We have the day off work - wonder what we'll spend all day doing now...

Pulling down cobwebs and screwing in lightbulbs (aka goth dancing to the uninitiated) whilst I fondly remember how much of a crush I had on Mr McCoy back in the days.

Oh, and maybe reading this weeks Prog, whilst I brush up on The Ballad of Halo Jones
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Woolly on 14 September, 2016, 06:04:55 pm
Only Nephilim track I know is 'Chord of Souls', and the chorus just sounds like someone shouting ARSE repeatedly.

Fucking great tune also!
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Magnetica on 14 September, 2016, 10:38:05 pm

"Onion-y un-loneliness" from Manic Street Preachers' Motorcycle Emptiness (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=gavcjNniIvk#t=64), because radio speakers were rubbish in the olden days. No - I don't know what I imagined it meant either. JDB has to mangle syntax and disregard scansion just to accommodate Edwards/Wire lyrics, so you could probably find dozens of examples from any single MSP record.

So true - but at least they print their lyrics!
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: JayzusB.Christ on 17 September, 2016, 01:40:36 pm
'She'll tease you / She'll unease you / hog the bathtub just to please you.'

I defy you to ever hear it as anything else in future.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: PsychoGoatee on 20 September, 2016, 10:12:39 am
When I first heart that hilarious/awesome overplayed song Bodies by Drowing Pool, I did not know they were saying "let the bodies hit the floor".

I had no idea, but it sounded something like "Let the body system go! Let the body system go!". Well, that's my story.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Eric Plumrose on 25 March, 2017, 05:00:06 pm
'Constant Craving' by k.d. lang:

Maybe a great magnet pulls/Arseholes towards truth . . .
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Supreme Pizza Of The DPRK on 18 April, 2017, 11:13:41 pm
Most stuff by John Michael Osbourne  :D
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Andy Lambert on 18 May, 2017, 06:31:51 pm
Outkast: "Hey Ya"

Actual lyrics:
Shake it, shake, shake it, shake it (oh oh)
Shake it, shake it, shake, shake it, shake it, shake it (oh oh)
Shake it, shake it like a Polaroid picture, shake it, shake it

What I heard:
Shake it, shake, shake it, shake it (oh oh)
Shake it, shake it, shake, shake it, shake it, shake it (oh oh)
Shake it, shake it like a polar bear ninja, shake it, shake it
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Supreme Pizza Of The DPRK on 01 June, 2017, 03:06:52 am
Just found Peter Kay's bit on misheard lyrics. Some great stuff in here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ukn2YT5jeM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ukn2YT5jeM)
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Albion on 02 June, 2017, 02:27:26 pm
Listening to P.J Harvey's No Child Of Mine.

She sings "I have no time for hate or love"

I heard "I have no time for anal love"  :o
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Eric Plumrose on 20 July, 2017, 10:08:41 pm
'Vibeology' by Paula Abdul.

Tony Hart (http://www.tonyhart.co.uk/) gets namechecked twice. In the official music video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEFExaigKEE), at 0.41 and 1.38.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: TordelBack on 20 July, 2017, 10:32:09 pm
'Vibeology' by Paula Abdul.

Tony Hart (http://www.tonyhart.co.uk/) gets namechecked twice. In the official music video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEFExaigKEE), at 0.41 and 1.38.

So he does!  Maybe she was angling to be the replacement for 'Cavatina'.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Rudolph88 on 23 August, 2017, 10:34:38 pm
Mirror in the Bathroom by The Beat. To my mind, it still sounds that they're using a racist epithet starting with N. As in 'N in the bathroom, please talk free'
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Eric Plumrose on 11 November, 2017, 06:29:01 pm
"Pink Sunshine" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLdGBDg-WAE) (0:32) by Fuzzbox:

'No Gucci haemorrhoids and no catch-me romeos . . .'
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: JayzusB.Christ on 28 February, 2018, 05:05:44 pm
After 20 odd years of owning and liking This Charming Man, I find that it's not 'a jumped-up country boy' after all.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: I, Cosh on 28 February, 2018, 06:08:14 pm
After 20 odd years of owning and liking This Charming Man, I find that it's not 'a jumped-up country boy' after all.
U wot mate?!
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: JayzusB.Christ on 28 February, 2018, 09:18:07 pm
https://genius.com/The-smiths-this-charming-man-lyrics (https://genius.com/The-smiths-this-charming-man-lyrics)
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Fungus on 01 March, 2018, 01:11:14 am
 :o
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: JayzusB.Christ on 01 March, 2018, 12:01:54 pm
The origin...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwRPEmebq6w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwRPEmebq6w)
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: I, Cosh on 01 March, 2018, 12:37:43 pm
This has blown my mind.

What on Earth is a "pantry boy"?
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: JayzusB.Christ on 01 March, 2018, 02:03:46 pm
Not sure.  But it does sound a lot more Morrissey-esque than 'country boy', which he himself clearly is not.

Wonder if Grant Morrison knows this?  (Even though he's since retconned his younger self to be a loud, anarchic punk rather than the fey, quiff-sporting aesthete I seem to remember.)
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Fungus on 01 March, 2018, 11:57:43 pm
My policy used to be, if I like something, find the lyrics. It often pays off. Pantry Boy. What a wordSmith(s).
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: M.I.K. on 03 March, 2018, 07:37:35 pm
I'd assume that a pantry boy is somebody whose main job is to move stuff to and from a pantry, (an insult because it doesn't take much skill to do).

I'd also assume that the pantry in question must be a hell o' a lot bigger than the one we had in our house when I was wee.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Big_Dave on 03 March, 2018, 07:48:57 pm
someone who grew
up in the pantryside?
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: JayzusB.Christ on 04 March, 2018, 11:43:00 am
someone who grew
up in the pantryside?

Morrissey can be a bit of a pant sometimes.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Eric Plumrose on 13 August, 2018, 06:24:45 am
Reminded yesterday it took me thirty years to realize there is an actual reason why 'La Isla Bonita' is so titled because that's what Madge sings and not "lucky stars for Nita".
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Woolly on 13 August, 2018, 08:08:10 am
Reminded yesterday it took me thirty years to realize there is an actual reason why 'La Isla Bonita' is so titled because that's what Madge sings and not "lucky stars for Nita".

"Last night I dreamt of some dago.."
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: EddieHitler on 20 August, 2018, 03:46:41 pm
Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers

For years and years I thought the chorus was "She's so obvious" and one day whilst on you tube I thought I would have a sing-a-long as you do and pulled up the lyrics.  It appear what I thought was the above is actually "Jeux sans frontieres"

How did I get it soo wrong for soo long? :lol:
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: JayzusB.Christ on 22 August, 2018, 10:00:02 pm
Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers

For years and years I thought the chorus was "She's so obvious" and one day whilst on you tube I thought I would have a sing-a-long as you do and pulled up the lyrics.  It appear what I thought was the above is actually "Jeux sans frontieres"

How did I get it soo wrong for soo long? :lol:
To be fair, I thought it was 'she's so popular' until my late 30s. And it appears that I was far from alone: if you Google those words you'll find the song in question.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: EddieHitler on 23 August, 2018, 01:14:55 pm
I did Google it and your right!  How bizarre!

Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: JayzusB.Christ on 18 September, 2018, 05:28:40 pm
Well, I always thought the Violent Femmes were singing 'Let me go wild, like a blister in the sun.'

Real line: 'let me go on, like I blister in the sun.'
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Rackle on 18 September, 2018, 11:51:39 pm
For ages I was horrified by a couple of lines in the song "State of the Nation" by New Order but I now know better

The lyrics do not go:

"My brother said that he was dead.
I saw his face and shit my bed"

 :-[  :lol:


Oh yeah, Bananarama's cover of Venus (I was 7 at the time so didn't know the original...
"Well, I'm your Venus.
I'm your fire
Choke me,  sire"

Sounds a bit kinky like that.  :-\
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: Tiplodocus on 19 September, 2018, 10:48:47 pm
Jack is in his corset.
Jane is in her vest.
Me, honey, I'm in a rock and roll band.
Title: Re: Misheard lyrics
Post by: JayzusB.Christ on 20 September, 2018, 04:01:40 pm
For ages I was horrified by a couple of lines in the song "State of the Nation" by New Order but I now know better

The lyrics do not go:

"My brother said that he was dead.
I saw his face and shit my bed"

 :-[  :lol:


Sweet Jesus. I've always thought it was "my brother said that he was gay'