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Paddlefoot
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posted on 9-6-2019 at 05:36 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Misheard Lyrics Thread

Not sure if anyone suffers from the same aural dyslexia that I do but I've always had a difficult time hearing lyrics clearly. Moreso when the singer is doing kind of a mumble or hitting the words either too high or too low. Keep in mind that I've also done a lot of drinking over the years and once got hit right in the head by a fastball from fifteen feet away back in Grade 4, both of which have the potential to have seriously fucked me up. My hearing is normally great, probably nearly equivalent to a dog sometimes, but that doesn't mean that some things aren't garbled when heard. In terms of songs here are some examples of what I'm talking aboot:

1) Beck - Loser

actual lyric:

Soy un perdedor
I'm a loser baby, so why don't you kill me?

what I heard:

stooooooonnned, high on chemicals
I'm a loser baby, so why don't you kill me?

2) Blondie - Heart Of Glass

actual lyric:

Yeah, riding high on love's true bluish light

what I heard (recently on a bad car radio; can't get it out of my head now and absorbing too much internet poison over the years is no excuse):

Yeah, riding high, not falling for the Jewish lies

Debbie Harry, Aryan goddess?!?!? (help me, I swear that I am NOT Lars Sullivan)

3) Rolling Stones - Tumbling Dice

I have trouble with this entire song, most because it comes across like Mick and the back-up singers are just going frantic coked-up fucking insane while recording - remember, this one was during their ultimate period, the New York heroin days when they put out their best work ever. I've always had trouble with Jagger though, for some reason, but definitely with this song more than any of their others.

[Edited on 9/15/2019 by Paddlefoot]





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posted on 9-6-2019 at 06:55 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Most recently I was corrected on this:

Chorus of Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. It goes "When the working day is done". I always thought it said "What in the world could they have done."



One of my favorites goes all the way back to 8th grade when Def Leppard's Pour Some Sugar On Me was the top of the charts. In the first verse, it goes "Living like a lover with a radar phone" and my friend thought he said "living like a lover with a red eyed dog".

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posted on 9-9-2019 at 02:54 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by salmonjunkie
Most recently I was corrected on this:

Chorus of Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. It goes "When the working day is done". I always thought it said "What in the world could they have done."


Ha, I always thought she said "what in the world can" at that part too (though the rest was kind of undecipherable to me) until I saw this.

And for as much as I love the Beatles, I'd thought up until very recently that they said "I get high" instead of "I can't hide" in "I Want To Hold Your Hand."





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posted on 9-13-2019 at 07:05 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
House Of Pain - Shamrocks & Shenanigans

actual lyric - "breaker, breaker, here comes the caper"

what I heard - "breaker, breaker, here comes the gaper"

Kind of stupid but going by the official video for the song it seemed like it was supposed to be. Typical hip-hop nonsense, just a bunch of white guys making gangsta gestures and thugganomic-ing in front of a camera like a pack of right fookin' twats. This particular lyric was said by Danny Boy, the second-banana rapper in the band to Everlast, and he's basically a chinless wonder, the sort of guy who walks around with his mouth gaping open catching flies in it. Kind of like a Mark Wahlberg that was born with fetal alcohol syndrome, or a product of incest, or from his teen mom being raped by a priest, or from one of those many other horrible traditions Irish-Americans have.

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posted on 9-14-2019 at 03:08 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Nirvana - "Smells like team spirit"

Actual: "I'm so stupid and contagious"
What I heard: "Acting stupid is contagious"

I like my version better.





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posted on 9-14-2019 at 08:08 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Anthrax's Defend/Avenge

Actual lyrics
Waking on a bed of nails

What I hear
Wanking on a bed of nails

Tina Turner's What's Love got to do with it

Actual lyrics
What's love but a second hand emotion

What I hear
What's love but a second hand in motion

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posted on 9-16-2019 at 07:47 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Radiohead “Creep”

Me: “She’s burning out again / she burns burns burns”
Radiohead: “ She’s running out again / she’s run run run run”


Not me, but I see it in almost every Dance Macabre video o the YouTubes...

Rando: “Just wanna be / Wanna be with you in the moonlight”
Ghost: “Just wanna be / Wanna bewitch you in the moonlight”

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posted on 9-18-2019 at 03:54 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
For as long as she’s heard the song Love Me Madly Again by Bryan Ferry (so longer then she’s been alive) my wife thought that the song started out:

Are you still gettin’ in on with Steve?

She thought that that was so cool that Ferry didn’t care if the chick he was trying to bang was already banging some other guy (named Steve). I just found out that the actual lyric is:

Are you still cuttin’ in on the street?

She was disappointed and a little let down.

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