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Misheard Song Lyrics

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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by matt1 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:25 pm

Doobie Brothers "Takin' It To The Streets" (1976) RIGHT: Tied in poverty's despair WRONG: Tired by the Jesus spell



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by rugratsonline » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:59 pm

Dire Straits' "Walk of Life" -- wrongly interpreted as "Walk On By".



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by CK-722 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:08 am

Both Sides Now

Written by Joni Mitchell. Hit performance by Judy Collins.

Sometimes, the misheard lyric is as valid or more valid than the actual lyric

So many things I would have done
But clowns got in my way...

If you're confused by the clarity and truth of the misheard song lyric, "clowns" is actually "clouds".

Clowns get in my way,
Every day,
Every day.



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by Turkeytop » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:52 am

Misheard title and lyrics


Correct - Reach Out in the Darkness, by Friend and Lover

Misheard as - Freak Out in the Darkness



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by matt1 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:10 am

The O'Jays "Who Am I?" (from 1972 "Back Stabbers") (B 45 single side of "Love Train") WRONG: "I shoot the people ditching, oh to what she said, I just would miss it, I had to bury your dead" (woooooooo) ALSO: "I had a very hard day" & "I had a very hard head" & finally at the end of the song WRONG: "Hey i'm lost, lost, lost lost.......lost stone stone stone in this cry day, cry day, cry day, cry day crying who who who" (when the song fades out)!! Here is the RIGHT lyrics: https://genius.com/The-ojays-who-am-i-lyrics



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by matt1 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:29 am

"Cut The Cake" by The Average White Band from 1975. Thought it was "Copy Cat"!!!



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by stopnswop2 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:29 am

Wrong: Red eyed love
Right: Radar love



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by paul8539 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:55 pm

I frequently hear 'Play That Funky Music' as 'play that f***ing music'.



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by rugratsonline » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:37 pm

Elvis' "Suspicious Minds":

Elvis:
Here we go again
Asking where I've been
You can't see the tears are real, I'm crying

Backup:
Yes, I'm crying

The backup's response I always heard as "It's a crime".



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by Turkeytop » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:06 am

paul8539 wrote:
> I frequently hear 'Play That Funky Music' as 'play that f***ing music'.


Our son was about 4 years old when that song was out. He embarrassed his mother by singing those words.



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by matt1 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:18 am

Dido "White Flag" (2004) RIGHT LYRIC: "I will go down with this ship" WRONG LYRIC: "I Will go down with this shit"



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by MotorCityRadioFreak » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:43 pm

From Train, "Calling All You Angels"

Correct lyrics:
I want a reason
for the way things have to be
I need a hand
to help build up some kind of hope
inside of me

Misheard lyrics:
I want a reason
for the way things have to be
I need a hand
to help build up some kind of hope
in sodomy.



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by matt1 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:09 am

The Cars "Shoo Be Doo" (from 1979 "Candy O") RIGHT: "Shoo Be Doo Shoo Be Doo Shoo Be Doo Shoo Be Doo Shoo Be" WRONG: "What To Do What To Do What To Do What To Do What To" (which goes to the song "Candy O")



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by matt1 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:08 pm

Paul & Linda McCartney "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" RIGHT: "But if anything should happen, we'll be sure to give a ring" WRONG: "We'll be sure to give a WINK"!! RIGHT: "Admiral Halsey notified me he had to take a berth or he couldn't get to sing" WRONG: "He had to take a BATH or he couldn't get to sing"!!



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