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Misheard Song Lyrics

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matt1
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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by matt1 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:36 am

Player "Baby Come Back" (1977) RIGHT LYRIC: "How I wish to god that you were here" WRONG LYRIC: "How wasted god that you were here".



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by Turkeytop » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:46 pm

The 1963 hit by Jimmy Soul.

If You Want To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life


Correct lyric

But if you make an ugly woman your wife
A-you'll be happy for the rest of your life
An ug-a-ly woman cooks meals on time
And she'll always give you peace of mind

Misheard lyric

But if you make an ugly woman your wife
A-you'll be happy for the rest of your life
An ug-a-ly woman cooks meals on time
And she'll always give you a peace of a**



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by rugratsonline » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:40 pm

No one brought up Junior Walker's "Shotgun".

The right lyrics:

Shotgun
Shoot 'em 'fore he run now
Do the jerk baby
Do the jerk now

I heard it as:

Shotgun
Sugar coated rundown
Do the Jack Benny
Do the turndown

I like my version better.



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by matt1 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:27 pm

Maxine Nightigale "Right Back Where We Started From" (1976) RIGHT LYRIC: "Love is good, love can be STRONG we gotta get right back where we started from". WRONG LYRIC: "Love is good, love can be FOUND".



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by rugratsonline » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:41 am

Hard to Handle:

Correct:

I have got some good old lovin'
And I got some more in store
...
Pretty little thing, let me light your candle
'Cause mama I'm sure hard to handle now, yessir'am

How I heard it:

I have got some good old lovin'
And I got some Rolling Stone
...
Pretty little thing, let me light your chemicals
'Cause mama I'm sure hard to handle now, yessir'am



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by rugratsonline » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:05 am

Rock n' Roll Fantasy:

Correct:
Here comes the jesters, one, two three

How I heard it:
Here comes the Jetsons, one, two three



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by TomSanders » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:27 pm

"Amos Moses" by Jerry Reed: I thought Amos lived "forty-five minutes southeast of Tippytoe Louisiana." The correct town is "Thibodeaux" pronounced with a Cajun French accent. I never noticed that until today. After seeing all the curiously named towns in the US South, on maps and on road trips, "Tippytoe" came to sound like a real place.



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by rugratsonline » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:33 pm

TomSanders wrote:
> "Amos Moses" by Jerry Reed: I thought Amos lived "forty-five
> minutes southeast of Tippytoe Louisiana." The correct town is
> "Thibodeaux" pronounced with a Cajun French accent. I never
> noticed that until today. After seeing all the curiously named towns in the
> US South, on maps and on road trips, "Tippytoe" came to sound
> like a real place.

I heard it as "forty-five minutes southeast of the tip of old Louisiana." Which would not make sense, as it would be in the Gulf.



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by rugratsonline » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:38 pm

Misheard, but not necessarily a "lyric" -- The Surfaris' "Wipeout" begins with a sound of a breaking surfboard and a maniac shouting, "ha ha ha ha ha, wipe out!" The sound of the breakage sounded more like rattling, so I always interpreted it as the "wipeout" guy putting a hex on the poor surfer.



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by TomSanders » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:41 pm

Grand Funk Railroad "We're An American Band:" " . . . (something) all night, with Freddie King, I've gotta tell you, Focus (something) thing . . . " Grand Funk, Freddie King and Focus on the same tour? No, the correct lyric is "poker's his thing," Freddie King would pay his backup band and then win most of their pay back playing poker.



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