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Misheard Song Lyrics

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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by moldyoldie » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:23 pm

Procol Harum's song "As Strong As Samson"

Correct lyric:
"Weakest man be strong as Samson
When you're being held to ransom."

Misheard lyric:
"Weakest man be strong as Samson
When you're bidding him to write a song."

FWIW, I like my misheard lyric better, even in the song's context.



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by bmw » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:23 pm

Sheryl Crow - Every Day is a Winding Road

Correct lyrics:
"Everybody gets high, everybody gets low,
These are the days when anything goes"

Misheard lyrics:
Everybody gets high, everybody gets stoned,
These are the days when anything goes



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by matt1 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:38 pm

The Cars "Bye Bye Love" (1978) RIGHT LYRIC: "PLUCKING all my energies, until you visited" WRONG LYRIC: "F--king all my energies, until you visited".



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by rugratsonline » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:49 pm

Madness' "Our House"

Correct:
Father wears his Sunday best
Mother's tired, she needs a rest
The kids are playing up downstairs

Wrong:
All the worst is Sunday's best
Mother's tied, she needs a rest
The kids are playing up downstairs



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by Turkeytop » Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:55 pm

Lucille by Kenny Rogers.

You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille
Four hungry kids and a crop in the field

Our kids were small when that song was out

On day I heard one of them singing

Four hundred kids and a crap in the field.



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:46 pm

When I was a kid, we used to still sing God Save The Queen in this country.

Part of the lyrics go -

Sent her victorious
Happy and glorious
Long to reign over us

The way I heard it then was -

Center Victorious

I thought Center Victorious must have been a public square in the middle of town somewhere

Long to rain over us.

That one confused me. Why, when we're singing her praises, would she want to rain on us?



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by matt1 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:13 am

The late Kenny Rogers "Lucille" (1977) Actually the right lyric is: "Four hungry children & a crop in the field". (NOT kids)



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by TomSanders » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:17 am

The Stone Roses "I Wanna be Adored." The title can be misheard as "I wanna be your dog" or "I wanna be a door." People wanting to be household objects . . . it always reminds me of articles in which someone is identified as "the committee chair." I think : really? He (or she) looks more like an end table :)



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by Turkeytop » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:50 pm

Little Deuce Coop, by the Beach Boys

When it was out, my sister was about seven years old. She used to sing "My little loose tooth."



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by matt1 » Tue May 12, 2020 12:33 am

Right title: Climax "Precious And Few" (1972) Wrong title: Climax "Freshness And Few" R.I.P. lead singer Sonny Geraci



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by stopnswop2 » Fri May 15, 2020 8:02 pm

I just noticed my thread is the sole occupant of the hall of fame. Lol.



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by Ben Zonia » Sun May 24, 2020 11:00 am

Jumping Jack Flash

Misheard lyric. "I was stoned when I drove by her place."

Actual lyrics. "I was born in a cross-fire hurricane."

This is where the deep state stoners got the name for the illegal investigation of President Trump, "Crossfire Hurricane".



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by matt1 » Sat May 30, 2020 9:30 pm

Fleetwood Mac "Don't Stop" (from 1977 "Rumours") RIGHT: Ooh, don't you look BACK". WRONG: "Ooh, don't you look FINE".



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by matt1 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:30 pm

Chicago "Saturday In The Park" RIGHT: "Listen children all is not lost, all is not lost oh no nooo". WRONG: "Listen children, all of my love, all of my loves oh no nooo".



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Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Post by matt1 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:52 pm

The Mamas & The Papas "Creeque Alley" (1967) RIGHT: "Joan & Michy were gettin' kind of ITCHY". WRONG: "Joan & Michy were gettin' kind of BITCHY"!!



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