Mistaken lyrics

  • drypin

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    Dec 02, 2009 4:54 PM GMT
    I suppose this has happened to many of us over the years, but my friends and I got in to a conversation about songs we completely misunderstood the lyrics to... even though our version made no sense!

    my friend told us how, for weeks, she sang "She's just a half-pint busy body tough shit" to Genesis's "Invisible Touch".

    my most recent one was Timberlake's "Sexy Back". I had to ask why the bass in the chorus kept saying, "Look at those hips... you make me smile... Gloria Child." icon_eek.gif

    Does anyone else have a misunderstood lyric to share?
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    Dec 02, 2009 9:17 PM GMT
    Europe-The Final Countdown

    I thought it went like this: "The fire downtown"

    It actually goes like this: "The final countdown"

    Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxi

    I always thought is sounded like this: "You gave paradise and put up a fucking light"

    I obviously knew they weren't dropping the f-bomb, but it sounds like iticon_lol.gif

    It actually goes like this: "That you don't know what you got till it's gone
    They paved paradise and put up a parking' lot"

    I did not know what they were actually saying until a few days ago, haha.
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    Dec 02, 2009 9:19 PM GMT
    ok--
    from Creedence Clearwater Revival: "Hey, the bathroom on the right" instead of "the bad moon's on the rise"....song: Bad Moon Rising

    from The Rascals: "life would be ecstasy; you and me and Leslie" instead of "...you and me endlessly"....song: Groovin'

    from Dobie Gray: "Give me the Beach Boys and free my soul.." instead of
    "Give me the beat boys"...song: Drift Away

    I remember back in Philly in the 80's a local am radio dj always had a "misconstrued lyrics" morning every Wednesday.
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    Dec 02, 2009 9:27 PM GMT
    In the song by the Bangles "Going down to Liverpool", the line reads "where are you going with that ub40 in your hands.

    I always hear "where are you going farting in your hands".icon_lol.gif

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    Dec 02, 2009 9:41 PM GMT




    I thought the whole time she said Gizzard,but she was actually saying dessert icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 02, 2009 9:57 PM GMT
    I mentioned on another post of the same topic:

    Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Misheard by my friend:''...huntin' and hauling back toads..."
    Real Lyric: "huntin' the horny-back toad..."

    Not misheard , but could have been, since they sounded like they have a mouth full of mush:
    The Spinners, "I'll Be Around" (Whenever you call me.)
    "...now it's up to me to bow-wow gracefully.."
    Instead of "....now it's up to me to bow out gracefully.."icon_cool.gif


    And who can forget
    Jimi Hindrex and "kiss this guy" (kiss the sky) for whom they have created a whole webpage devoted to this subject! icon_lol.gif

    www.KissThisGuy.com



  • drypin

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    Dec 03, 2009 12:22 AM GMT
    Thank you lenoxx,

    Your post actually reminded me of being at the home of a gay couple we're friends with. The TV was on and Destiny's Child was performing "Lose My Breath" live on some show.

    We were only paying it half a mind, when my man was suddenly shocked to hear them singing, "Can you keep up, oh boy, you wanna touch my butt?" (instead of "baby boy, make me lose my breath"). Of course, we had to stand up and rewrite - and re-choreograph - the entire song to these new lyrics! icon_biggrin.gif

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    Dec 03, 2009 12:42 AM GMT
    'Don't let your son go down on me.'

    'See that girl. Watch her scream. Kicking the dancing queen.'

    'Hold me closer Tony Danza.'

    'Count the head lice on the highway.'

    'And I wonder. Still I wonder. Who'll stop Lorraine?'
  • creature

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    Dec 03, 2009 12:46 AM GMT
    Ciara's "1, 2 Step."

    She sings, "Strut my stuff and yes I flaunt it." I thought the last part was "and yes I farted."

    She looked kinda mean in her "My Goodies" video, so with the misheard lyrics, it kinda affirmed my impression of her that she doesn't give a damn what she does.

    Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You."

    She sings "Bittersweet memories. That is all I'm taking with me." I thought the first part was "Because sweet man, Maurice." For the longest time (I haven't seen the movie) I thought Maurice was the name of Kevin Costner's character.
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    Dec 03, 2009 12:55 AM GMT
    An old roommate was singing along with Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares to You" back in the day.

    Sinead sang, "All the flowers that you planted lover, in the back yard ..."

    He sang, "All the flowers that you planted BUBBA, in the back yard ..."

    LMAO on that one!
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    Dec 03, 2009 1:03 AM GMT
    drypin saidmy friend told us how, for weeks, she sang "She's just a half-pint busy body tough shit" to Genesis's "Invisible Touch".


    Your friend got it totally wrong. The actual lyrics are "She's got the hands of an invisible duchess."
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    Dec 03, 2009 1:06 AM GMT
    From when I was a kid:


    Steve Perry - "Oh Sherry"

    He sings "Oh Sherry all alone holds on holds on"

    I heard "Oh sherry all alone - bozo bozo" You know - like the clown



    Till tuesday - "Voices Carry"

    Correct lyrics - "Hush keep it down now voices carry"

    I heard - "Hush keep it down now this is scary"
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    Dec 03, 2009 1:11 AM GMT
    Oh man this was funny.

    When my uncle was a kid he thought "Why Can't We Be Friends?" was "I Get Wheezy Pains".

    Tangentially, when I was in middle school I had a friend named Tucker. The first day of class one teacher decided to play the "name game" so that everyone could learn each others' names in the most annoying manner possible. Unfortunately she started with my friend - "Tucker Tucker, bo-bucker, banana-fana fo-..." Ever after, his nickname has been Tucker-Tucker-Bo-Bucker.


    heartrobb said'Don't let your son go down on me.'

    'See that girl. Watch her scream. Kicking the dancing queen.'

    'Hold me closer Tony Danza.'

    'Count the head lice on the highway.'

    'And I wonder. Still I wonder. Who'll stop Lorraine?'
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    Dec 03, 2009 1:22 AM GMT
    Ejay311 saidTill tuesday - "Voices Carry"

    Correct lyrics - "Hush keep it down now voices carry"

    I heard - "Hush keep it down now this is scary"
    Haha! I thought the same thing for years! Great tune as well.
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    Dec 03, 2009 1:54 AM GMT
    "Donkey Butter" instead of "Don't Get Caught Up"
    Caught Up (Guido Osario Vocal Mix, With Dj Disciple/mia Cox) from Queer as Folk Season 2.

    I still sing it that way, it's more fun.

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    Dec 03, 2009 1:59 AM GMT
    elton john song- i swear to god he's singing "blinded by the light... wrapped up like a douche in the rumor of the night"
    still have no idea what the real lyrics are, but no matter how closely i listen, that's all i can hear lol
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    Dec 03, 2009 2:06 AM GMT
    czarodziej saidelton john song- i swear to god he's singing "blinded by the light... wrapped up like a douche in the rumor of the night"
    still have no idea what the real lyrics are, but no matter how closely i listen, that's all i can hear lol


    (Edit to add: pierce92029 also posted this above and I missed it. Argh!) icon_wink.gif

    Wiki page on the song: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blinded_by_the_Light

    From that page ... "The song is notable for lead vocalist Chris Thompson's garbled enunciation, especially of the phrase "revved up like a deuce" which has led many fans to interpret it as "wrapped up like a douche". The original Springsteen lyric is neither of the above, instead being "cut loose like a deuce".[1] Springsteen once attributed the popularity of the Manfred Mann version partially to Thompson's enunciation."

    Complete lyrics: http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/blow/blindedbythelight.htm
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    Dec 03, 2009 2:11 AM GMT
    Madonna's La Isla Bonita.

    Real lyric: Last night I dreamt of San Pedro....

    Faux lyric: Last night I dreamt of some bagels....
  • ArmsandLegs

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    Dec 03, 2009 2:16 AM GMT
    Beach Boys "Help Me Rhonda"

    as a kid, I always thought the chorus was:
    Help me Rhonda ya, get her out of my car.

    instead of the actual lyrics saying:
    Help me Rhonda ya, get her out of my heart.

    I was so disappointed when I found out the real lyrics
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    Dec 03, 2009 4:20 AM GMT
    Breaking Benjamen : Diary of Jane... I just heard Diahrea

    Some rap song which actualy says "im going in..... and gonna go hard."
    I heard " Im going in.... and Im a booty whore."

    She's got Sauce I thought was Shes got SARS

    A Kittie song says "I want to forget" and I heard "I want to fuck it"

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    Dec 03, 2009 4:22 AM GMT
    drypin saidThank you lenoxx,

    Your post actually reminded me of being at the home of a gay couple we're friends with. The TV was on and Destiny's Child was performing "Lose My Breath" live on some show.

    We were only paying it half a mind, when my man was suddenly shocked to hear them singing, "Can you keep up, oh boy, you wanna touch my butt?" (instead of "baby boy, make me lose my breath"). Of course, we had to stand up and rewrite - and re-choreograph - the entire song to these new lyrics! icon_biggrin.gif




    ahahahahahahah!
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    Dec 03, 2009 4:26 AM GMT
    Kim Carnes "Betty Davis Eyes"

    Correct lyrics: "All the boys thinks she's a spy"

    Misheard: "All the boys thinks she's a spaz"
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    Dec 03, 2009 10:09 PM GMT
    Momentum_Play said
    czarodziej saidelton john song- i swear to god he's singing "blinded by the light... wrapped up like a douche in the rumor of the night"
    still have no idea what the real lyrics are, but no matter how closely i listen, that's all i can hear lol




    From that page ... "The song is notable for lead vocalist Chris Thompson's garbled enunciation, especially of the phrase "revved up like a deuce" which has led many fans to interpret it as "wrapped up like a douche". The original Springsteen lyric is neither of the above, instead being "cut loose like a deuce".[1] Springsteen once attributed the popularity of the Manfred Mann version partially to Thompson's enunciation."



    No one mentioned that for a while it was widely thought the other lyric was "and little early birdy gave my anus curl a whirly" instead of the true lyric "And little Early-Pearly came by in her Curly-wurly"....or so they NOW CLAIM! lol
    http://www.kissthisguy.com/9225misheard.htm
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    Dec 05, 2009 5:39 PM GMT
    Destiny's Child - Jumpin', Jumpin'

    "Ladies leave your man at home. The club is full of ballas and..."

    Took me a long time to realize the line actually said "they's pocket's full grown" Wondered how they could get away with saying "and their cock is full grown" on normal radio
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    Dec 05, 2009 5:51 PM GMT
    Guilty...Barbra Streisand and the Bee Gees

    Correct lyrics
    Shadows fallin baby, we stand alone
    Out on the street everybody you meet got a heartach of their own
    It oughts be illegal
    Make it a crime to be lonely or sad
    It oughta be illegal

    Incorrect lyrics: "I'd rather be a negro"