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Misheard song lyrics

In the Janet Jackson song "What Have You Done For Me Lately?" there is a line that goes "Soap opera says you've got one life to live." I thought she was saying "So Barbara says you've got one life to live." %0D %0D %0D %0D %0D What lyrics have you misheard?

by Anonymousreply 11108/26/2013

I always thought the line in "Suddenly" was "Suddenly the wills are emotion" but they're actually "Suddenly the wheels are in motion".

by Anonymousreply 111/11/2010

When I was young and heard the song My Eye's Adored You, I thought the song was about his girlfriend and he was saying "My Zadorga". I'm black, and I've heard a lot of crazy names, so it didn't seem like a big deal.

by Anonymousreply 211/11/2010

My old roommate misheard lyrics in the same song OP. She thought the line "Good thing I cook or else we'd starve to death" was "Good thing for Cocoa Puffs or we'd starve to death"

by Anonymousreply 311/11/2010

You're going to call me an idiot if this goes anything like the last thread on this, but I always heard "Pour some sugar on me" as "Hearts don't choose their own way".

My partner always thought the line in Jingle Bells about "making spirits bright" was "making spirits fright" and that was because sleigh bells scare away all the scary halloween spirits. He's so cute.

by Anonymousreply 411/11/2010

OMG OP, me too.

Mine, from "The Middle of the Road" by The Pretenders: "I'm not the kind I used to be, I've gotta get up early, sweet baby."

by Anonymousreply 511/11/2010

Papa Was a Rolling Stone%0D %0D I always thought the line was "all he left us was a loan". I didn't know it was "all he left us was alone".

by Anonymousreply 611/11/2010

R4, I thought "Come on, fire me up" was "I'm on Valium."

by Anonymousreply 711/11/2010

"Bill Cosby nights belong to lovers, Bill Cosby nights belong to us."

"I'm everything I am, Bill Cosby loved me."

Walking the street with you and your one-hour jeans..."

by Anonymousreply 811/11/2010

This is the story of the angel Aquarius

by Anonymousreply 911/11/2010

When the rainbow shaves you clean, you'll know.

by Anonymousreply 1011/11/2010

Can I believe the magic of your size?

Will you still love me tomorrow?

by Anonymousreply 1111/11/2010

Sometimes I end up liking my lyrics better than the songs.

by Anonymousreply 1211/11/2010

Could you be any gayer, R9?

by Anonymousreply 1311/11/2010

From Ambrosias' "You're the Biggest Part of Me":%0D %0D "Now I praise the Lord of Sodomy"

by Anonymousreply 1411/11/2010

"Don't Go Breakin My Heart" by Elton John and Kiki Dee:

Elton: "Oh honey, a faggot graceless..."

Kiki: "Oooo baby, you're not that kind."

by Anonymousreply 1511/11/2010

Madonna's American Pie"%0D %0D I was a horny teenage drunken buck.

by Anonymousreply 1611/11/2010

Rilo Kiley's Close Call.

"She was born on a brightened pier To a gypsy mother and a bucket of jizz"

The actual line is "tears".

by Anonymousreply 1711/11/2010

"You make me feel like I'm living a teenage dream" was misheard as "You rape me feels like I'm birthing a huge baby"

by Anonymousreply 1811/11/2010

Still the best of the bunch...

by Anonymousreply 1911/11/2010

Britney Spears' "3"%0D %0D I heard "1, 2, 3 gettin' down with Rick Dees"%0D %0D Real lyric "1, 2, 3 gettin' down with 3 P"%0D %0D I like mine better.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 2011/11/2010

"Torn between two lovers, he ran like a fool"

by Anonymousreply 2111/11/2010

Before most of you were born "Make Believe Ballroom Time" was a hit song. A relative thought it was "Maple Leaf Ballroom Time."

by Anonymousreply 2211/12/2010

Love or let me be lonely? No. Love don't let me be lonely.%0D %0D My heart is like a wheel? No. My heart is like a weal. (hurt a LOT)%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 2311/12/2010

We are FamiLEEE... Drivin' everybody INSANE!

Seemed plausible.

by Anonymousreply 2411/12/2010

Me too, R6. Forever.

by Anonymousreply 2511/12/2010

As a 12 year old I misheard half of the lyrics to Brass In Pocket. The middle verse, my best guess at the time:

I got rhythm, I can't miss a beat. Got mousse-cake. So, eat! Got something. And when can I Joe? Gonna make you, make you MOUNTAINS.

Gonna use my arms. Gonna use my legs. Gonna use my style. Gonna use my sad self. (etc...)

by Anonymousreply 2611/12/2010

I always thought "you know she talks to angels" was "you know she talks to reindeer" (maybe because I heard it at xmastime).

Love that we got 18 legitimate answers before someone had to link to a video or answer that wasn't theirs.

by Anonymousreply 2711/12/2010

Around that same time, I also made a mess of "Our Lips Are Sealed":

There's a weapon! The squeamous cheers. It all depends. Sigh on this.

by Anonymousreply 2811/12/2010

I thought Madonna was saying "Sometimes I think what I need is a U.N. Intervention." I guess she says "you intervention" not sure what that means either.

by Anonymousreply 2911/12/2010

Rocket Man...burning down a street I've never known.

Mines at least as good as his.

by Anonymousreply 3011/12/2010

"Make me a higher love" as "Bake me a pie of love...."

by Anonymousreply 3111/12/2010

Creedence. Bad Moon Rising.%0D %0D Misheard: "there's a bathroom on the right"%0D %0D Actual: "there's a bad moon on the rise.

by Anonymousreply 3211/12/2010

Finally, it's happened to me, right in front of my face, monkey limbs can't describe it.

by Anonymousreply 3311/12/2010

I was a kid when What A Fool Believes came out. I thought the line "as he arises to her apology anybody else would surely know" was as he rises to her apologies anybody else but Shirley Dough. I may not have even caught the first part of that, though.

by Anonymousreply 3411/12/2010

[quote]Around that same time, I also made a mess of "Our Lips Are Sealed":

Ooooh honest, Cecile...

by Anonymousreply 3511/12/2010

I grew up listening to Elton John songs (I'm 49) and his lyrics are unintelligible.

by Anonymousreply 3611/12/2010

Following up on r33's "Finally"--%0D %0D I always thought that odd scatting she did was actually:%0D %0D Gunga Din%0D %0D Gunga Din%0D %0D Gunga Din--YOW!

by Anonymousreply 3711/12/2010

My own misheard lyrics make me seem as if English is a third language. My mother thought Keisha Cole was singing "six foot seven" in her song "Sent From Heaven". She always liked tall men so that might explain it. A co-worker thought the song "The Men All Pause" was actually "Menopause"!

by Anonymousreply 3811/12/2010

My sister and I both thought that Sade's "Smooth Operater" was "Schoooooool for Beretta, schoooooooool for Beretta..."%0D %0D But she also thought that "Grove is in the Heart" was "Rumors in the hall."%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 3911/12/2010

A friend thought Stevie Wonder was singing "Sun see the limit" instead of "Signed, sealed, delivered."

by Anonymousreply 4011/12/2010

Also Elton John but his time Don't Let the Sun Do Down on Me. I thought that "I can't light no more of your darkness" was I can't lie, no more of your dogmas. I now know the real lyric because of Miss Bettye Lavette's version.

by Anonymousreply 4111/12/2010

brown sugar: i always thought it was "scarred old slaver knows he's doing alright..." but i just read keith richards' autiobiography, and discovered it's actually: "skydog slaver knows he's doing alright..."

Skydog was the Mussel Shoals studios nickname for the always high Duane Allman, and Mick, apparently, liked the way it sounded.

The bio, by the way, is incredibly enlightening and good, and I really really really don't like the Rolling Stones. It's worth a read if you love music.

by Anonymousreply 4211/12/2010

Laurie Anderson: language is a virus - ooooh! I thought it was language is a fiery soooup!

by Anonymousreply 4311/12/2010

I always thought "When I'm not with you I lose my mind" was "Well, I'm not with you - why lose my mind?"... Britney would have done right to take heed of my version and should sing it like that in the future.

I used to say "who the fuck is ELLIE?" at the beginning of the song I'm Real by J-Lo and Ja Rule.

I thought the Manic Street Preachers' anthem for working class empowerment was actually a song from the perspective of a stalker called "A Design for Her Life"....

by Anonymousreply 4411/12/2010

Gilette, Gilette, Gilette is my drug.

by Anonymousreply 4511/12/2010

"Up The Ladder to the Roof" -- the Supremes' first single since the bitch left:

"Come with me! And with a little money each night . . ."

when they were really singing

"Come with me! And we'll illuminate the night"

by Anonymousreply 4611/12/2010

Rufus Wainwright has a song called "Greek Song."

I misheard these lyrics...

"All the pearls of China fade astride a volta"


"Oh her vagina fades inside the vulva"

by Anonymousreply 4711/12/2010

"Mother-in-law" = "Mulberry Log"

by Anonymousreply 4811/12/2010

In Eddie Money's "Baby Hold on to Me" I thought the line "Hold on to me tighter" was "Hold on Jimmy Carter." Hey, it was 1977, I was 11 and Jimmy was having a hard time in office. Made sense to me. In fact it still does, I sing it that way when I hear it on the radio.

by Anonymousreply 4911/12/2010

[quote] Rocket Man...burning down a street I've never known.%0D %0D R30, my take was Rocket Man, burnin' up the fuel I've held too long.%0D %0D Also, Take me to the river! Watch me drown!!%0D (wash me down).%0D %0D Brass in Pocket, yeah basically I got the whole song wrong.

by Anonymousreply 5011/12/2010

Mine was "Rocket man.... burnin' other shoes of hair along."

by Anonymousreply 5111/12/2010

[quote]Gonna use my arms. Gonna use my legs. Gonna use my style. Gonna use my sad self. (etc...)%0D %0D I always thought it was "gonna use my side step".%0D %0D And, "gonna use ma, ma, ma, resignation, whoa oh!"

by Anonymousreply 5211/12/2010

I spent a good part of 1985 thinking Aimee Mann was singing: %0D %0D "Hush, hush, keep it down now THIS IS SCARY"

by Anonymousreply 5311/12/2010

Don't feel bad, R53---to this day, my sister thinks that Aimee's singing, "Keep it down now....boys are scary."

by Anonymousreply 5411/12/2010

The song "Dream Weaver"%0D %0D Always thought it was "Jean Weaver."%0D %0D %0D "Happy Talk" from SOUTH PACIFIC--%0D %0D I always thought it was:%0D %0D "Happy Talk-ee Talkin Happy Talk."%0D %0D It wasn't until I watched the Kelli O'Hara%0D Lincoln Center revival broadcast on PBS, this past summer, I understood that it goes:%0D %0D "Happy Talk, KEEP TALKIN' Happy Talk,%0D %0D Talk about the things...."

by Anonymousreply 5511/12/2010

Gonna use my arms, gonna use my legs, gonna use my style, gonna use my sexy...

by Anonymousreply 5611/12/2010

Who in the heck wasn't confused by Brass In Pocket?

by Anonymousreply 5711/12/2010

ZZ Top: Every girl crazy about a jive-ass man.

by Anonymousreply 5811/12/2010

Secret Agent Man by Johnny Rivers I heard as "Secret Asian Man"

by Anonymousreply 5911/12/2010

When are you gonna come down When are you going to land It'll take you a couple of Valium tablets to set you on your feet again

(Actually "It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics to set you on your feet again" with Elton's charming "vodkerentonics" pronunciation.)

by Anonymousreply 6011/12/2010


by Anonymousreply 6111/12/2010

The early 90's song "The Power"%0D %0D "skinny, skinny, skinny kinda heavy" was how my sister always sang that shit.%0D %0D When we were kids we used to sing backup to our parent's Eagles albums:%0D %0D "take it to the lemon, one more time..."%0D

by Anonymousreply 6211/12/2010

A friend of mine%0D %0D Pat Benatar's "Fire and Ice"%0D %0D was%0D %0D the old name, "Beulraguard" (sorry, I have no idea how to spell it.)

by Anonymousreply 6311/12/2010

This is a fairly obscure song but maybe someone know it. It's called Praying Mantis by Don Dixon.%0D %0D The actual lyric is "I feel like a praying mantis, I sense your antics."%0D %0D I heard "I feel like a praying mantis from Cincinnati."

by Anonymousreply 6411/12/2010

'Cuse me while I kiss this guy = 'Cuse me while I touch the sky

by Anonymousreply 6511/12/2010

r53 for me it was "hush hush...even downtown voices carry."

by Anonymousreply 6611/12/2010

It's only funny if you had developed a special dance "twist" that you featured on the floor every time this song was played.

Then, after doing your "special" dance move for a few years, someone asks you about it, and you explain the reference to the character in the song lyric, as if the person asking the question is a complete ignoramus.

by Anonymousreply 6711/12/2010

Row, Mitzi Wahoo! Row around the world.

by Anonymousreply 6811/12/2010

When I was a little boy, I thought that "Tears of a Clown" was "Tears of a Cloud"...seem to make sense to me at the time, because it meant rain to me. Many years I figured the right lyrics to the song..hehe.

by Anonymousreply 6911/12/2010

[quote]When the rainbow shaves you clean, you'll know.

I'm embarrassed to say that's what I heard, too, and knew it was wrong but couldn't come up with any other line that made sense.

[quote]Finally, it's happened to me, right in front of my face, monkey limbs can't describe it.

Can't believe someone else heard the exact same thing. Again, I have no idea what the real lyrics could be. "Monkey limbs" is it.

The one I still can't hear correctly:

"Blinded by the light...wrapped up like a douche, another roamer in the night..."

by Anonymousreply 7011/12/2010

R64 marry me....Praying Mantis is one of my favorite songs ever

And for the record, the "Blinded By The Light" lyric that literally everyone mishears is actually "revved up like a Deuce, another runner in the night."

by Anonymousreply 7111/12/2010

[quote]Gonna use my arms. Gonna use my legs. Gonna use my style. Gonna use my sad self. (etc...)

I used to think it was "Gonna use my arms, gonna use my legs, gonna use my style, gonna use my sausage..."

by Anonymousreply 7211/13/2010

Back to back... psycho wheelie, yeah.

Spinous floomie... I knew all the tack.

by Anonymousreply 7311/13/2010

I misheard most of the Manic Street Preachers songs.%0D %0D I used to sing "I'm riding on loneliness" all the time and was surprised to find out it%E2%80%99s actually "under neon loneliness". I still like my version better.%0D

by Anonymousreply 7411/13/2010


by Anonymousreply 7511/13/2010

In 1991/92, I went all over NYC to every Vinyl and EP store I could find to ask for this song I had only heard at the dance floor. It kept going "Woman In The Night" over and over. I sang it to sales clerks and DJ's all over (inc. Susan Morabito, I remember). Nothing.%0D %0D I finally had someone play me Right In The Night by Jam and Spoon...

by Anonymousreply 7611/13/2010

[quote]Ooooh honest, Cecile...%0D %0D Olive Cecile...%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 7711/13/2010

My silly old mountain...Stay with me, stay...

by Anonymousreply 7811/13/2010

[quote]"Up The Ladder to the Roof" -- the Supremes' first single since the bitch left:%0D "Come with me! And with a little money each night . . . "when they were really singing "Come with me! And we'll illuminate the night%0D %0D Oh. My. Fucking. God.%0D %0D Until this very second, I've always sworn the lyrics were:%0D %0D HOLD me...And A LITTLE MONEY DENIED....%0D %0D (sort of a hippie vow of poverty in exchange for love, peace, and intimacy)%0D

by Anonymousreply 7911/13/2010

Call me!

For you, love is love, I'm so refined...

Call me!

(It's actually "for your lover's lover's alibi" - which makes about as much sense.)

by Anonymousreply 8011/13/2010

[quote]'Cuse me while I kiss this guy = 'Cuse me while I touch the sky%0D %0D Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 8111/13/2010

So, with the slow, graceful flow

of age

I will fuck with an angel!

by Anonymousreply 8211/13/2010

Open up the heaven in your heart and let me be -- the things you are to me -- and add some bourbon on a strand.

by Anonymousreply 8311/13/2010

We take the pressure and we throw away, convince you now that tea belongs to yesterday.

by Anonymousreply 8411/13/2010

Line from Revolver by Madonna:

My love's a revolver/my sex is a killer.

I thought it was:

My love's a revolver/My sixes are killer

by Anonymousreply 8508/24/2013

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by Anonymousreply 8608/24/2013

Duran Duran's "Girls On Film" - yeah, I know, I'm friend's mother thought it was "Girls On Pills" and was appalled, while another friend's mum thought it was "Joan Blondell"...

by Anonymousreply 8708/24/2013

The girl with colitis goes by...

by Anonymousreply 8808/24/2013

Salt 'n' Pepa:

push it good. Ah, push it real good

for a long time, I thought they were singing, "pussy good, pussy real good", until I asked a friend of mine why FCC allows such kind of lyric on radio. He was driving and we almost had an accident.

by Anonymousreply 8908/24/2013

I thought Ziggy Stardust was "making love with his eagle."

What about a thread about songs that we deliberately make up new lyrics to?

I used to sing "Your Own Personal Pan Pizza" to Depeche Modes Personal Jesus.

Didn't Elton actually give in to everyone thinking his song "Sad Songs" was about "Sasson" jeans and do a commercial for it, or did I dream that?

To Madonna's Bad Girl "Bad girl, drunk by six, sucking someone else's dick..."

by Anonymousreply 9008/24/2013

[quote]I'm Every Woman

I thought it was Climb Every Woman when I was young.

by Anonymousreply 9108/24/2013

Pulling muscles for Michelle = Pulling mussels from a shell. By squeeze

by Anonymousreply 9208/24/2013


by Anonymousreply 9308/24/2013

I had a friend who swears she thought Stacey Qs Two of Hearts which goes:

Two of hearts... I need you, I need you


Two Pop Tarts... I eat 'em, I eat 'em.

by Anonymousreply 9408/24/2013

R92 that's what I thought too. Great song. How about "I'm not talkin bout the lenin and I don't want to change your life" . It's "I'm not talkin bout moving in".

by Anonymousreply 9508/24/2013

2 legit 2 quit - give up- give up

by Anonymousreply 9608/24/2013

Like a virgin, touch for the thirty first time

by Anonymousreply 9708/24/2013

Suddenly, it happened to me, right in front of my face monkey limbs can't describe it.

by Anonymousreply 9808/24/2013

Werewolves of London - I thought the chorus was "where is the thunder"

by Anonymousreply 9908/24/2013

"Woke up, I was Chelsea Manning and the first thing that I heard....."

by Anonymousreply 10008/24/2013

Dance song: "Everybody wants to be somebody" by Ruffneck.

Thought it was "Everybody wants a pizza party".

Yes - I was high out of my mind dancing at the EndUp in San Francisco.

by Anonymousreply 10108/24/2013

The shock was learning that the line actually WAS "yellow matter custard dripping from a dead dog's eye."

by Anonymousreply 10208/24/2013

I remember being very caught off guard when Gwen Stefani, an artist I rather enjoyed, belted out what I thought were pretty racist lyrics in the chorus of her new song.

In my head: "A few times I been around that track, So it's not just gonna happen like that, 'Cause I ain't no Harlem Black Girl. . ."

Real lyrics (and song title no less): "Hollaback Girl"

by Anonymousreply 10308/24/2013

When I was in Jr High school,the song "Blinded by the Light" came out.

"Blinded by the light, draped up like a douche, you know the odor in the night."

I also thought it had the phrase, "it gave my anus curly whirly and asked me if I needed a ride"

At that age (13),I didn't even know what douche was and remembered thinking that the phrase didn't make sense to me but I sang it out loud and proud every time that song came on the radio.

Good times.

by Anonymousreply 10408/24/2013

Bennie and the jets heard and sung by me as 'banging on my chest'

by Anonymousreply 10508/25/2013

Opening song to The Sopranos:

"You woke up this morning and got yourself a gunt,

got yourself a gunt."

by Anonymousreply 10608/25/2013

When I was very, very young, I thought that line in Oklahoma!'s title song about "my honey lamb and I" was a threesome: "My honey, Lem, and I."

Incidentally, in case no one has brought this up earlier in the thread, these are called "mondegreens." The word comes from someone's mishearing a line from a Scots verse, "And laid him on the green," as "And Lady Mondegreen."

by Anonymousreply 10708/25/2013

Fab five Freddy told me everybody's bi.

by Anonymousreply 10808/25/2013

Lucy in disguise, with diamonds

by Anonymousreply 10908/25/2013

I thought in Jefferson Airplanes "White Rabbit" that Grace Slick sang "remember what the good book says" rather than "remember what the guru says."

by Anonymousreply 11008/25/2013

Til Tuesday (Aimee Mann) had a song called "Love in a Vacuum." For the longest time I thought it was "Love in the Bathroom" so naturally I thought they were gay and the song wqas about tearoom sex.

by Anonymousreply 11108/26/2013
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