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Old 08-23-2000, 11:13 AM   #1
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Misheard lyrics :)

Have you ever been singing along to a U2 song, then decided to have a look at the lyrics in the CD cover, only to discover you had it completely wrong? I have! So have a lot of people, and a net-friend of mine pointed me to a web page containing some piss-funny examples... I shall enter some below, feel free to add your own foibles. (Warning - long post!)

From Bullet the Blue Sky...
Right: "I can see those fighter planes"
Wrong!: "I can see those spider brains"

From Desire...
Right: "And the fever when I'm beside her"
Wrong!: "And the evil when I'm beside her"

Right: "Lover, I'm on the street"
Wrong!: "Bluebird, I'm on the street"
~OR~ (my personal favourite!)
"'BLUBBER!' I often scream" (*LMAO*)

From Discoteque...
Right: "Discoteque"
Wrong!: "Piss on Tesh"
~OR~
"Let's go Ted"

From Everlasting Love...
Right: "Open up your eyes, then you'll realise"
Wrong!: "Open up your thighs, then you'll realise"

Right: "Where life's river flows, no one really knows"
Wrong!: "Where I threw my clothes, no one really knows"

From HMTMKMKM... (which admittedly I don't know well)
Right: "But they'll want their money back if you're alive at thirty-three"
Wrong!: "You don't want them on your back if you're a lion with fleas"

From I Still Haven't Found etc...
Right: "I believe in the kingdom come"
Wrong!: "I have seen the king of Pong"

Right: "I have spoke with the tongue of angels"
Wrong!: "I have smoked with a ton of angels"

Right: "I see the storm clouds disappear without a trace"
Wrong!: "I see the toaster disappear without a trace"

Right: "You broke the bonds, And you loosed the chains"
Wrong!: "You broke the phone, And you lose the change"

From In God's Country...
Right: "Desert Sky, dream beneath a Desert Sky"
Wrong!: "Desert Guy, Jeremey, the Desert Guy"

From Numb...
Right: "Don't piss in the drain"
Wrong!: "Don't piss on your brain"

From One...
Right: "Have you come here to play Jesus, to the lepers in your head"
Wrong!: "Have you come here to play Caesar, and do the leopards in your bed"

Right: "One love, one blood, one life"
Wrong!: "One love, one dud, one life"

Right: "One love, one blood"
Wrong!: "One love, one glove"

From Pride...
Right: "They took your life, they could not take your pride"
Wrong!: "They took your life, they could not take your pie"

From So Cruel...
Right: "And you need her like a drug"
Wrong!: "And you beat her like a drum"

From The Sweetest Thing...
Right: "Baby's got blue skys up ahead"
Wrong!: "Baby's got blisters on her head"

Right: "Mine is a blind kind of love O-o-oh, the sweetest thing"
Wrong!: "Mine is a blind cantaloupe O-o-oh, the Swedish theme"

From Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses...
Right: "and you killed it, cause I wanted revenge..."
Wrong!: "and you killed it, 'cause I wanted a Benz..."

There's more, but those were the best. My own fumbles include the line from Dirty Day that goes "Love... Won't last kissing time".... I thought it said "Love... One last kiss & tell"... Oops!


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Old 08-23-2000, 12:15 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally posted by Alisaura:
Right: "I see the storm clouds disappear without a trace"
Wrong!: "I see the toaster disappear without a trace"
I think that one's from "Where the Streets Have No Name"...

And my favorite misquote was found on a misheard lyrics webpage, http://www.kissthisguy.com/ , though I'm sure I've mentioned this before (several months ago). From "Mysterious Ways":

Right: "She moves in mysterious ways."
Wrong!: "Shamu the Mysterious Whale!"

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Old 08-23-2000, 12:28 PM   #3
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Oops, you're right Bubba... but that line in WTSHNN actually says "I see the DUST cloud disappear without a trace".... I just cut and pasted those from somewhere else without thinking too hard. But the dust cloud sounds more like "toaster" than storm cloud does, so that makes more sense.
Ah, I can't be bothered editing it again...
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Old 08-25-2000, 03:38 AM   #4
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Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

Classic, Especially liked So Cruel.

Some others

I got inot awhole big thing about this one on Wire but I dont care what any lyric notes say, he definitely says:

HAwkmoon
Supposed lyric: Like a sweet stain
Bono really says: Like a soup stain

Unforgettable Fire
Real lyric:colours spin through alcohol
I thought for about 5 years:
colours spin throughout the hall

Those others are too funny

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Old 08-25-2000, 09:03 AM   #5
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I always thought that line in Hawkmoon 269 was "Like a sheet stained"... kinda gross though. I like the soup stain better!
PS- I'm in the chat room nowish, but it's lonely!
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