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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by tepista » 14 Jan 2014, 8:45pm

and while we're at it..

Tommy dear, are you lonesome tonight?
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 Wolter » 14 Jan 2014, 8:53pm

Heston wrote:You're caught up in a fizzy cyst
Oddly, this is one of a handful of Clash lyrics I never misheard.
"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

"But the gorilla thinks otherwise!"

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Heston » 21 Oct 2014, 7:06pm

Was playing a gig on Sunday and someone asked if we knew "Michael's Mad At Me" by Madness. :mad:
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 101Walterton » 21 Oct 2014, 7:08pm

Heston wrote:Was playing a gig on Sunday and someone asked if we knew "Michael's Mad At Me" by Madness. :mad:
:mrgreen:

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Marky Dread » 21 Oct 2014, 8:32pm

Heston wrote:Was playing a gig on Sunday and someone asked if we knew "Michael's Mad At Me" by Madness. :mad:

Surely they meant Michael Caine's Mad At Me.
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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by 101Walterton » 18 Dec 2014, 2:56pm

All the Starbucks lovers - Taylor Swift Blank Space

If I ever meet her I will argue till the cows come home that that is what she says, despite her denials.

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by biopunk » 29 Mar 2015, 3:54am

Listening to "Raw Ramp" by T. Rex with a nurse friend:

Actual lyrics: "Oh woman, I love your chests ooh, baby, I'm crazy 'bout your breasts.."

She heard: "Oh woman, I love your chest tube baby, I'm crazy 'bout your breasts" :mrgreen:

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Chuck Mangione » 29 Mar 2015, 9:42am

biopunk wrote:Listening to "Raw Ramp" by T. Rex with a nurse friend:

Actual lyrics: "Oh woman, I love your chests ooh, baby, I'm crazy 'bout your breasts.."

She heard: "Oh woman, I love your chest tube baby, I'm crazy 'bout your breasts" :mrgreen:

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by tepista » 29 Oct 2015, 6:21pm

Halloween Edition:

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"I'd like to meet Liz Taylor"
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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Wolter » 29 Oct 2015, 6:23pm

tepista wrote:Halloween Edition:

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"I'd like to meet Liz Taylor"
My mother thought that song was called Werewolves of Thunder.
"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 BitterTom » 10 Nov 2015, 2:56pm

Oh many but for now, just off the top of my head

Smithers-Jones - The Jam
Actual: The clock on the wall hasn't yet struck 9
Misheard: The clock on the wall has an extra 9
Assumed it meant something I couldn't comprehend. I always assumed it meant something clever and when I finally realised it was wrong it was one of those, "oh yeah, that makes sense" moments.

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by 101Walterton » 10 Nov 2015, 4:07pm

BitterTom wrote:Oh many but for now, just off the top of my head

Smithers-Jones - The Jam
Actual: The clock on the wall hasn't yet struck 9
Misheard: The clock on the wall has an extra 9
Assumed it meant something I couldn't comprehend. I always assumed it meant something clever and when I finally realised it was wrong it was one of those, "oh yeah, that makes sense" moments.
Haha I have had a few of those of the years where you are looking for something complex and meaningful when the actual lyric is just the obvious.

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Heston » 10 Nov 2015, 8:37pm

BitterTom wrote:Oh many but for now, just off the top of my head

Smithers-Jones - The Jam
Actual: The clock on the wall hasn't yet struck 9
Misheard: The clock on the wall has an extra 9
Assumed it meant something I couldn't comprehend. I always assumed it meant something clever and when I finally realised it was wrong it was one of those, "oh yeah, that makes sense" moments.
I always thought it was that line as well! Like a kind of surreal clock that has extra numbers if you get to work early enough.
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 101Walterton » 10 Nov 2015, 8:43pm

Another Jam one from Strange Town:

Me: I bought from the natives a guide book.

Weller: I bought an A to Z guide book.

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Marky Dread » 11 Nov 2015, 1:28am

Heston wrote:
BitterTom wrote:Oh many but for now, just off the top of my head

Smithers-Jones - The Jam
Actual: The clock on the wall hasn't yet struck 9
Misheard: The clock on the wall has an extra 9
Assumed it meant something I couldn't comprehend. I always assumed it meant something clever and when I finally realised it was wrong it was one of those, "oh yeah, that makes sense" moments.
I always thought it was that line as well! Like a kind of surreal clock that has extra numbers if you get to work early enough.
From Mr. Clean : "a piece of toast from the one you love most, and you leave"

I heard "a piece of toast from the one you love most Angeline"

Which is my sisters name.
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