Misheard Lyrics

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Toppers Boppers » 04 Sep 2019, 11:54am

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Heston » 04 Sep 2019, 12:11pm

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..
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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Toppers Boppers » 04 Sep 2019, 1:13pm

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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...

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Heston » 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"
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Marky Dread » 16 Sep 2019, 2:42pm

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.
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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by oliver » 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.
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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Marky Dread » 13 Nov 2019, 10:39am

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:
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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Olaf » 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".

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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Marky Dread » 15 Nov 2019, 2:10pm

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".
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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Marky Dread » 15 Nov 2019, 2:10pm

Every song by R.E.M.
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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by WestwayKid » 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.
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Re: Misheard Lyrics

Post by Marky Dread » 15 Nov 2019, 2:50pm

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.
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