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 Post subject: Misheard song lyrics
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:15 am 
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When I was about ten, I thought that they sing "I am the eggplant" in "I Am the Walrus". Not that the real lyrics make any more sense.

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 Post subject: Re: Misheard song lyrics
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this isn't really about mishearing lyrics but when i was about 4 years old Brain Damage was the most beautiful song I'd ever heard

i had it in my head that lunatics were huge bugs that looked a lot like empty cicada shells. I can remember vividly the exact images in my head of this thing sitting perfectly silent and still on the grass, in the hall, etc.

my god i loved that song. and cicada shells.


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a lot of those are dumb and also would be a stretch as misheard lyrics

but a few made me llkh for whatever reason


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They're supposed to be dumb. It's a poem

Listen to him sing them:

http://mediamogul.seas.upenn.edu/pennso ... s_2005.mp3


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In Nine Inch Nails' "Every Day is Exactly the Same," I always hear "I think I used to have a purpose" as "I think I used to have a porpoise." I never thought that's what it actually was, but it still makes me picture Trent Reznor with a pet porpoise, which makes me smile.


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in Marduk T-Shirt Men's Room Incident, I used to get a little bothered about the lines

"and when I washed my hair
I ran the water hotter than I could stand"

because
a) why is he washing his hair in a men's room
b) why did he say "stand" when "bear" would have worked much better

and it uh took me a while to figure it out


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misheard lyrics are called mondegreens :professor:

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Forever in debt to the prices of pie

I guess Kurt really liked pastries.

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 Post subject: Re: Misheard song lyrics
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When I was young, my parents used to listen to Michael W. Smith.

Nobody here probably even knows these songs, gosh.

But there was one called "Goin' Through the Motions," which I heard as "Goin' Through the Lotion."

And I imagined a room full of hand lotion with Michael W. Smith tunneling through it with sort of a Lemmings "basher" motion in time with the music.

And there was another one called "Tearin' Down the Walls," which I heard as "Carrot On the Wall."

And I imagined one of those low brick walls that they lean on a lot in Peanuts and Sesame Street with a carrot just sitting there on it.

Also: DC Talk. In their song, also called "Tearin' Down the Walls," there is a part where Toby Mac says "We're in the same crew / We're singin' one song," and I used to hear it as "We're into St. Crude."

I had no idea who St. Crude was, or why we were into him, but I still love the sound of it.

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I can imagine Goin' Through the Lotion as a real country song

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 Post subject: Re: Misheard song lyrics
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in another one bites the dust, the part where freddie mercury shouts something that i am pretty sure now is "bitin' the dust yeah"

but for the longest time i was sure he was saying "BRIAN'S ADOPTED"






could just see the look of shock underneath brian may's floofy hair, the heartbroken solo he would shred out, that he had to find out this way

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Probably the first one I remember having was when that Amy Grant song "Every Heartbeat" was popular, and I thought it was called Beverly Harvey. As in, "Beverly Harvey, that's your name", "Beverly Harvey belongs to you", etc. Which left me wondering "who is Beverly Harvey? Why does she need a song to remind her of what her own name is, and that she belongs to herself?"

I somehow first heard "hold my breath as I wish for death" in "One" by Metallica as "For my breakfast I wish for tea". In my defense it rhymes with "Oh god wake me" while the actual lyric does not.

Despite knowing what it actually was, I have a thing of hearing one line of that Five For Fighting song as "Looking for special things and sodomy" (instead of "inside of me"). He sings the "inside of me" part like 4 times in a row afterward too.

I used to think that in "Eminence Front" by The Who, they were declaring unlimited funk to be a put on.

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Raz L. Dazzle wrote:
in another one bites the dust, the part where freddie mercury shouts something that i am pretty sure now is "bitin' the dust yeah"

but for the longest time i was sure he was saying "BRIAN'S ADOPTED"






could just see the look of shock underneath brian may's floofy hair, the heartbroken solo he would shred out, that he had to find out this way

almost spat out my coffee laughing at this

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my boyfriend and I had a heated discussion about whether the lyric in sweet road was "ahhhh bouncing ball" or "ahhhh thumb cymbal"


yeah so its "found sweet road" and its right there in the name of the song

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 Post subject: Re: Misheard song lyrics
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Just like the one winged dove,

sings a song sounds like she's singing

(mind a little blown that the second part I had right)

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 Post subject: Re: Misheard song lyrics
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I found out today that the line in Rancid's "Time Bomb" is "The boy's a time bomb"

I thought it was "before the time bomb"... meaning, stuff's gonna blow up anyway, may as well get the "black coat, white shoes, black hat, [and] Cadillac" before that happens

Be hedonistic quickly; this time bomb is about to go off

I had actually also considered that they were saying "The boys of time bomb" but since this didn't make very much sense, I ignored it.

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Because of the recent Bowie hype around these parts, I was relistening to my Changesbowie tape, and I realized in "Modern Love" he is actually saying "terrifies me"

Previously I thought he was saying "tent-revives me" which would have fit with the religious theme and been some creative wordplay re: tent revival

I kind of wish it were actually "tent-revives me"

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My radio displays song info these days, and on Friday I learned that in the AC/DC song "You Shook Me All Night Long" (I did not previously know the title) he is saying "You shook me all night long."

For years I thought he was asking "Should we all die young?" and was just shouting "You!" in between.

So it's a less deep song than I thought.

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 Post subject: Re: Misheard song lyrics
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crazydiamond wrote:
Forever in debt to the prices of pie

I guess Kurt really liked pastries.

hahaha this one makes me laugh every time I think about it

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Re: first post "I Am The Walrus" is about confusing the minds perception of your eyes

Lotsa European metal bands seem to be describing ironic situations instead of saying the actual printed lyrics. Children Of Bodom is a good example especially if you're the type to hear melodies as words to a conversation.

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