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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Posted: 04 Sep 2019, 11:54am
by Toppers Boppers

Re: Misheard Lyrics

Posted: 04 Sep 2019, 12:11pm
by Heston
Toppers Boppers wrote:
04 Sep 2019, 11:54am
Haha, I've been thinking about that ad recently when I was listening to the Clash version..

Re: Misheard Lyrics

Posted: 04 Sep 2019, 1:13pm
by Toppers Boppers
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Haha, I've been thinking about that ad recently when I was listening to the Clash version..
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Yeah, funny ad. As was this...


Re: Misheard Lyrics

Posted: 11 Sep 2019, 6:16pm
by Heston
For thirty odd years I've thought the lyric in Wednesday Week by the Undertones was...

But the classroom vision she still can't see
She was the girl for me


But it's actually "With a constant vision"

Re: Misheard Lyrics

Posted: 16 Sep 2019, 2:42pm
by Marky Dread
Heston wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 6:16pm
For thirty odd years I've thought the lyric in Wednesday Week by the Undertones was...

But the classroom vision she still can't see
She was the girl for me


But it's actually "With a constant vision"
Yeah me to. I've always sung "classroom vision". I prefer our misheard lyric. Brilliant song.

Re: Misheard Lyrics

Posted: 13 Nov 2019, 10:05am
by oliver
I heard "Donald Where's Your Troosers" last night and it dawned on me that the line is:

Through the streets in my kilt I'll go

and not a reference to some obscure Scottish town with:

Through the streets of McKilltargo

This was my one of the my Grandfathers favourite songs so I don't know how many times I've heard it.

Re: Misheard Lyrics

Posted: 13 Nov 2019, 10:39am
by Marky Dread
oliver wrote:
13 Nov 2019, 10:05am
I heard "Donald Where's Your Troosers" last night and it dawned on me that the line is:

Through the streets in my kilt I'll go

and not a reference to some obscure Scottish town with:

Through the streets of McKilltargo

This was my one of the my Grandfathers favourite songs so I don't know how many times I've heard it.
Ha ha always knew the proper lyric myself but I love your take. :mrgreen:

Re: Misheard Lyrics

Posted: 15 Nov 2019, 12:40pm
by Olaf
I just remember this now, but when I initially heard Guns On The Roof I thought Joe was singing " guns, guns sha la la la".

Re: Misheard Lyrics

Posted: 15 Nov 2019, 2:10pm
by Marky Dread
Olaf wrote:
15 Nov 2019, 12:40pm
I just remember this now, but when I initially heard Guns On The Roof I thought Joe was singing " guns, guns sha la la la".
For years I could not decipher what Joe mumbles at the end of that track. I used to think it was "it's over now". But Joe bit his tongue during the vocal take and he says "blood in my mouth".

Re: Misheard Lyrics

Posted: 15 Nov 2019, 2:10pm
by Marky Dread
Every song by R.E.M.

Re: Misheard Lyrics

Posted: 15 Nov 2019, 2:47pm
by WestwayKid
Marky Dread wrote:
15 Nov 2019, 2:10pm
Every song by R.E.M.
I liked R.E.M. better when Michael Stipe mumbled the lyrics because it was fun trying to figure out what he was singing. I'd say starting with Life's Rich Pageant he started enunciating more clearly and by Document the mumbling was gone. I think it added to the murky Southern feeling of their music and that something was lost when he changed his style.

Re: Misheard Lyrics

Posted: 15 Nov 2019, 2:50pm
by Marky Dread
WestwayKid wrote:
15 Nov 2019, 2:47pm
Marky Dread wrote:
15 Nov 2019, 2:10pm
Every song by R.E.M.
I liked R.E.M. better when Michael Stipe mumbled the lyrics because it was fun trying to figure out what he was singing. I'd say starting with Life's Rich Pageant he started enunciating more clearly and by Document the mumbling was gone. I think it added to the murky Southern feeling of their music and that something was lost when he changed his style.
I love those early R.E M. albums also. Yeah I agree that unintelligible and nonsense lyrics can be great fun.

Re: Misheard Lyrics

Posted: 22 Nov 2019, 2:47pm
by Marky Dread
Another Joe vocal I always misheard.

From "English Civil War". For years I thought Joe was singing "the sun is shining at the chip shop now".

When it's "the sun is shining the kids are shouting loud".

Re: Misheard Lyrics

Posted: 22 Nov 2019, 3:59pm
by Heston
Marky Dread wrote:
22 Nov 2019, 2:47pm
Another Joe vocal I always misheard.

From "English Civil War". For years I thought Joe was singing "the sun is shining at the chip shop now".

When it's "the sun is shining the kids are shouting loud".
You can get cheap skates at that chippy.

Re: Misheard Lyrics

Posted: 22 Nov 2019, 4:39pm
by 101Walterton
Heston wrote:
22 Nov 2019, 3:59pm
Marky Dread wrote:
22 Nov 2019, 2:47pm
Another Joe vocal I always misheard.

From "English Civil War". For years I thought Joe was singing "the sun is shining at the chip shop now".

When it's "the sun is shining the kids are shouting loud".
You can get cheap skates at that chippy.
Steak free