You learned the lyrics wrong...

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    Sep 04, 2009 4:08 AM GMT
    I have struggled many times with Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan. What the f*ck are they saying? Sure, reading their lips helps, like here:



    Any songs out there that you screwed up until you learned the lyrics? Post what you though the lyrics were, and include the corrected lyrics. I'd love to see if your hearing is as bad as mine.

    Leather and Lace, by Stevie Nicks & Don Henley:

    Is love so fragile
    And the heart so hollow?
    Shatter with words
    Impossible to follow.

    Saying I'm fragile
    I try not to be
    I search only
    For something I can't see...
    ...
    But I carry this feeling...


    When I was younger, before I read the lyrics, I could never figure her part out. "I try not to be / I search only..." sounded like "...I got to be as your drumlin..." and "But I carry this feeling..." sounded like "But I garrifee (guarantee?) that..."

    Sigh.
  • art_smass

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    Sep 04, 2009 4:16 AM GMT
    I went to school with a guy who thought that Prince was singing "Pay the Rent, Claudette" instead of "Little Red Corvette," so don't feel so bad.
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    Sep 04, 2009 4:42 AM GMT
    Speaking of Prince..

    This isn't a misunderstood lyric, but for the longest time I didn't know that "Little Red Corvette" was a metaphor for something else. icon_lol.gificon_redface.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    Sep 04, 2009 2:24 PM GMT
    "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy."

    Ohhhhh Jimi. icon_lol.gif
  • Timbales

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    Sep 04, 2009 2:27 PM GMT
    Gypsies chimpanzees.....and every night the men would come around, and lay their monkeys down.
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    Sep 04, 2009 2:28 PM GMT


    lol Sade's "Smooth operator" always sounded like "Who's got the grater?"
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    Sep 04, 2009 2:42 PM GMT
    A friend of mine confessed her lyrical mistakes to "A Little More Love"
    by Olivia Newton John. Now I fall out whenever I hear this song.



    The opening line is:
    "Night is draggin her feet."

    My friend's interpretation:
    " Ahhh.....and Dragons of Peace." icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 04, 2009 2:44 PM GMT
    Instead of "more than a woman" (the bee gees song made super famous in Saturday Night Fever) I heard bald headed woman.
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    Sep 04, 2009 4:04 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidGypsies chimpanzees.....and every night the men would come around, and lay their monkeys down.
    Ha ha ha ha ha!
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    Sep 04, 2009 4:06 PM GMT
    Ethrim saidInstead of "more than a woman" (the bee gees song made super famous in Saturday Night Fever) I heard bald headed woman.
    I actually teach to this song, and that's how I introduce it (a Hustle dance class).
  • jrs1

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    Sep 04, 2009 4:11 PM GMT
    Had a lot of trouble with this song and still do:

    Mew - Am I Wry? No:



    Farah, now that we're here
    Can you tell me
    Exactly how I should have done?
    Farah drives with her eyes closed
    Do you ever
    Inflict unwanted memories?

    I know you
    And I know it won't take you long
    To make me smile

    Farah, angelic girl
    I'll have you know
    It's you and me potentially

    Farah, don't pull the carpet
    From underneath
    Indifference is killing me

    Am I wry?
    Oh my! Fallacy Fallacy in my words,
    Am I wry?

    I know you
    And I know you're not afraid
    To say the least

    Diamond ring, diamond ring
    But you can't find it
    Cold is the night (repeat)


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    Sep 04, 2009 5:45 PM GMT
    In college, I had a Fraternity brother who didn't know the Britney Spear's song was "I wanna get in the zone", he always said, "I wanna chicken p'zone" yes a p'zone from Pizza Hut. He wasn't the smartest.