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Old 07-18-2003, 10:04 AM   #1
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ever misheard a lyric?

I know there are websites for this stuff, but have you ever personally misheard something in an amusing way?

for me, there's a line in 'let robeson sing' by the manic street preachers that goes "mccarthy poisoned through with hate". i thought it was "my coffee poisoned you with hate".
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Old 07-18-2003, 10:32 AM   #2
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In the Whiskeytown song "Hard Luck Story"...I heard:

"I got a bucket full of tators and a hard luck story"

But the actual line is:

"I got a bucket full of tears and a hard luck story"

I am not the only one though...seriously...listen to it. I swear it sounds like Ryan is sayin' tators.
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Pearl Jam's "Better Man"

What I thot:

"Can't find the butter, man."


Actual line:

"Can't find a better man."


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In ISHFWILF, the part about warm in the night, cold as the stone part...

I thought Bono was saying cold as the snow.

Alright. Not that funny, but my husband sure got a kick out of it when he caught me singing it wrong.
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I have a long LOOOOOONG history of getting lyrics wrong, even U2 lyrics...you got all day?

One of the earliest( the ensuing embarrassment, must have stuck in my memory)I was preschool age, singing along with Burl Ives
"A little bitty tear let me down" Mum pointed out, in front of the assembled group, I was singing "a little titty beer let me down"
dyslexic ears? I was a baby, but you have to admit...interesting concept.
I'm sure if someone bottled it , it would be a big seller.

I sometimes help hub( pre-internet days) write out lyrics for new songs the band is going to cover. There are some lyrics that defy ever being understood eg. Jimmy Barnes in "Choir Girl"..."her legs were nut brown?"??? : lmao:
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Haha, I've mishead lyrics from both my favorite bands.

The only U2 lyric I've ever misheard was in "Angel Of Harlem"-instead of "Blue light on the avenue", I thought he said, "Moonlight on the avenue". And I'd always thought that was a really romantic line...then I found out what he was really saying. But it's okay, I still like the right one. . The misheard lyric is responsible for my s/n, though.

And I misheard a Tom Petty line-in "Free Fallin'", instead of, "I'm gonna leave this world for a while", I thought he said, "I'm gonna leave this world full of wire".

My sister laughed at me like mad for that one. .

And Duncan Sheik's "Barely Breathing"-I always thought he'd said, "and I can't find Pierre", I was always thinking, "Who the hell is Pierre?"

This one isn't mine, but my mom thought in "Whole Lotta Love" that Robert Plant was singing, "You need Kool-Aid". My family loves to joke about that with her. . Now every time I hear that song I think of that line and picture a person dressed up in a Kool-Aid outfit coming out on stage with Led Zeppelin.

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i'd say its happend to me heaps of times....but i can remember when i listend to 11'Oclock Tick Tock for the first time, it was a live version from somewhere....anyway
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My sister is the queen of misheard lyrics...

her two classic lines, that she still sings, are:

Stevie Nicks Edge of 17. White Winged Dove=One Winged Dove who would right a song about a one winged dove?

Or how about I Would Die For You by Prince=Apple
Dapple You(wtf is that?) The funny thing about that one is she knew the hand gestures that Prince did when he sang I would die for you and she still sang apple dapple you.

It happens to me a lot too but I can't think of anything now.
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