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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Heston » 26 Apr 2012, 12:49pm

My mate was taking the piss out of someone who thought the "lays me down, with my mind she runs" line in Golden Brown was "lays me down, with my manchirons." I had to sheepishly admit that I'd been making the same mistake for 30 years.
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 dave202 » 26 Apr 2012, 1:38pm

Heston wrote:My mate was taking the piss out of someone who thought the "lays me down, with my mind she runs" line in Golden Brown was "lays me down, with my manchirons." I had to sheepishly admit that I'd been making the same mistake for 30 years.
Wouldn't it be good if a manchiron was actually a quadrupedal, ruminant mammal and your sheepish remark was quite astute? If it was written by Hugh Aberdeenshire rather than a Cornwall sound-a-like it would be even better. Lay down with one manchiron then the whole flock would follow.

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by dave202 » 26 Apr 2012, 1:45pm

muppet hi fi wrote:When I was a wee lad in '69, upon first hearing "Honkey Tonk Women" - and for a couple years hence - I thought the refrain was "gimme, gimme, gimme a hunk of dog doo".

I just couldn't imagine what else they could be singing.
Not a misheard lyric, but a completely misunderstood concept. Pre-Sir Cliff released a single, mid-70's called "Honky Tonk Angel" and despite reading the lyrics, recording the song and getting it released didn't realise that said Angel wasn't exactly a messenger of the 'Lord'. Aye, right!

I don't know the value of this hastily withdrawn single on the EMI label (where have I heard that story before?) but if you google 'Cliff' 'Prostitute' and 'Scandal' who knows what you might find? A price?

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by 101Walterton » 26 Apr 2012, 4:31pm

Heston wrote:My mate was taking the piss out of someone who thought the "lays me down, with my mind she runs" line in Golden Brown was "lays me down, with my manchirons." I had to sheepishly admit that I'd been making the same mistake for 30 years.
:scared: :shifty: I kinda knew it wasn't right either but never checked.

Until 5 minutes ago I thought she was trying to get out of her clitoris too :disshame:

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Silent Majority » 26 Apr 2012, 5:17pm

Huh, it never occured to me that it'd be anything but clitoris in Peaches. I think that was a heavily implied double entendre.
'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 Heston » 26 Apr 2012, 5:31pm

Silent Majority wrote:Huh, it never occured to me that it'd be anything but clitoris in Peaches. I think that was a heavily implied double entendre.
Snap.
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 » 26 Apr 2012, 5:50pm

Heston wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:Huh, it never occured to me that it'd be anything but clitoris in Peaches. I think that was a heavily implied double entendre.
Snap.
Back in the day I was told that a "clitoris" was a clitares which was French for bathing costume. Once I ascertained what a clitoris was I never believed that and always assumed I was being fobbed off by someone who didn't want to explain to a kid what it really meant.
Apparently clitares (the french word) was the 'official' explanation for the lyrics at the time and was obviously was a double entendre however I have just checked the French / English dictionary and there is no French word clitares !!!!

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Marky Dread » 26 Apr 2012, 7:39pm

101Walterton wrote:
Heston wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:Huh, it never occured to me that it'd be anything but clitoris in Peaches. I think that was a heavily implied double entendre.
Snap.
Back in the day I was told that a "clitoris" was a clitares which was French for bathing costume. Once I ascertained what a clitoris was I never believed that and always assumed I was being fobbed off by someone who didn't want to explain to a kid what it really meant.
Apparently clitares (the french word) was the 'official' explanation for the lyrics at the time and was obviously was a double entendre however I have just checked the French / English dictionary and there is no French word clitares !!!!
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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Silent Majority » 28 Apr 2012, 6:59am

From the Only Fools And Horses closing theme
"Say, man defeat Hooky Street."

Only a few years ago I learnt the actual line went
"C'est magnifique..."
'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 Heston » 28 Apr 2012, 8:48am

Silent Majority wrote:From the Only Fools And Horses closing theme
"Say, man defeat Hooky Street."

Only a few years ago I learnt the actual line went
"C'est magnifique..."
I thought it was "Bookie Street" for years!
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 Silent Majority » 07 May 2012, 6:47pm

Others from my childhood

Heard
"I'm hurt. She's mad."
Actualy lyric
"I'm hers, she's mind."
- Manfred Mann, Doo Wah Diddy

Heard
"One, she a liar..."
Actual lyric
"One, she a lawyer..."
-Sophia George, Girlie Girlie
'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 tepista » 18 May 2012, 11:28am

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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 » 18 May 2012, 12:06pm

Silent Majority wrote: Heard
"I'm hurt. She's mad."
Actualy lyric
"I'm hers, she's mind."
- Manfred Mann, Doo
You might still be mishearing... :shifty:
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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by tepista » 18 May 2012, 12:10pm

Wolter wrote:
Silent Majority wrote: Heard
"I'm hurt. She's mad."
Actualy lyric
"I'm hers, she's mind."
- Manfred Mann, Doo
You might still be mishearing... :shifty:
Mine your own business! ;)

*edit* Hey, wouldn't that be a clever name for a store that sells mining equipment?

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by biopunk » 21 May 2012, 3:31am

I ain't sophisticated, I've never been well educated
I ain't got no edge, you cunt, oh no
And I ain't an idiot, I know
Private school to make you posh
Down in debt, High-fog brain-wash
Down in debt, Pseudo-high-brow
Down in debt, How now, brown cow?

You're such a dummy, compared to mummy


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