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Misheard Lyrics

Post by Wolter » 08 Apr 2010, 4:04pm

A few lines I've personally misheard in songs (and one from a friend in high school that I found hilarious):

My hearing: "Don't masquerade in the dying shades of love"
Real Lyric: "Don't masquerade with the guy in shades, oh no."
- Corey Hart, "Sunglasses At Night" (I like mine better)

My hearing: "It's time to be Jamaicans"
Real Lyric: "It's time to meet your makers"
- Fugazi, "Latin Roots"

My friend's hearing: "Gangway, Street Slave! I'll never behave!"
Real Lyric: "Langauge keeps me locked and repeating"
- Fugazi, "Stacks" (always cracks me up)

My hearing: "Lately one or two fully blooded Jews have been working for the Clampdown."
Real Lyric: "Lately one or two have fully paid their dues for working for the Clampdown."
- What do you think?
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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by eumaas » 08 Apr 2010, 4:07pm

"Lately one or two fully blooded Jews have been working for the Clampdown."
Well, that lyric is flatly impossible...
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by rcs » 08 Apr 2010, 4:07pm

Wolter wrote:My hearing: "Lately one or two fully blooded Jews have been working for the Clampdown."
Real Lyric: "Lately one or two have fully paid their dues for working for the Clampdown."
- What do you think?
because of you, i always hear "blooded jews"... you bastard
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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Heston » 08 Apr 2010, 4:09pm

My hearing: A year has passed since I broke my nose.
Real lyric: A year has passed since I wrote my note.

Message In A Bottle - The Police
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Wolter » 08 Apr 2010, 4:09pm

Heston wrote:My hearing: A year has passed since I broke my nose.
Real lyric: A year has passed since I wrote my note.

Message In A Bottle - The Police
I'd be willing to break Sting's nose if it will help.
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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by tepista » 08 Apr 2010, 4:10pm

eumaas wrote:
"Lately one or two fully blooded Jews have been working for the Clampdown."
Well, that lyric is flatly impossible...
We can watch him make it on the nine o'clock news
Standing there in Palestine fighting the jews
We reach the parts other combos cannot reach
We beach the beachheads other armies cannot beach
We speak the tongues other mouths cannot speak

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by eumaas » 08 Apr 2010, 4:11pm

tepista wrote:
eumaas wrote:
"Lately one or two fully blooded Jews have been working for the Clampdown."
Well, that lyric is flatly impossible...
We can watch him make it on the nine o'clock news
Standing there in Palestine fighting the jews
Listen, Brits don't see Jews.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Wolter » 08 Apr 2010, 4:11pm

Related note: I used to think the following musical titles were correct (as a child):

"The Best Little Warehouse in Texas"
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat."
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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Heston » 08 Apr 2010, 4:14pm

My hearing: "Oh, a funny hat!"
Real lyric: "Oh what fun we had."

Baggy Trousers - Madness
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Wolter » 08 Apr 2010, 4:20pm

Heston wrote:My hearing: "Oh, a funny hat!"
Real lyric: "Oh what fun we had."

Baggy Trousers - Madness
That one made me chuckle. I'll probably hear that from now on.
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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Heston » 08 Apr 2010, 4:22pm

Wolter wrote:
Heston wrote:My hearing: "Oh, a funny hat!"
Real lyric: "Oh what fun we had."

Baggy Trousers - Madness
That one made me chuckle. I'll probably hear that from now on.
What, you chuckling instead of the lyric?
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Wolter » 08 Apr 2010, 4:23pm

Heston wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Heston wrote:My hearing: "Oh, a funny hat!"
Real lyric: "Oh what fun we had."

Baggy Trousers - Madness
That one made me chuckle. I'll probably hear that from now on.
What, you chuckling instead of the lyric?
Maybe.
"There's something more honest, he believed, about traditional methods of mass starvation, labour camps, and machine gunning millions to death. Stalin was a vinyl guy who sneered at Truman converting everything to compact disc." - Thomas Jefferson

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by eumaas » 08 Apr 2010, 4:24pm

Heston wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Heston wrote:My hearing: "Oh, a funny hat!"
Real lyric: "Oh what fun we had."

Baggy Trousers - Madness
That one made me chuckle. I'll probably hear that from now on.
What, you chuckling instead of the lyric?
Why do I always feel like Moe when you're going all Curly at Larry over there?
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Post by Silent Majority » 08 Apr 2010, 4:29pm

Midnight to six man
For the first time from Jamaica
Villager and a Lee Right Smart
Do Right Wilson, a cool operator

Camp boots a UK pop reggae
With backing fine sound systems
And if they've got anything to say
There's many blacks in television

My body was fucked up so nice with uncool stage fright
Dancing from the bass line to the trouble
But onstage they ain't got no roots rock rhythm
Onstage they ain't got no...roots rock hello-ooooo

Vespa, vespa. This is a booby in a tank
'Cos it won't get you anywhere
Fooling with the cunts
The British Army is waiting out there
An' it weighs fifteen hundred tons
'But also: hey dude, you can just go looking for more glasses. They're all free now. '

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by eumaas » 08 Apr 2010, 4:31pm

I know the proper lyric, but it always sounds like UK pop brigade and blues rock rebel to me.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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