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'lance
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posted 06 August 2001 03:08 AM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Shameful confession time. Can anyone top this?

"Let Down," by Radiohead, has the chorus

"let down and hanging around
crushed like a bug in the ground"

So far, so good.

The first couple of times I listened, though, I heard

"let down your hair little girl
push up your bra little girl"

Which may tell you more than you wanted to know about my thought processes.

Swear to god. I blame their production and vocal style, and a bad car stereo system. And it was drunk, and I was dark at the time.

[ August 06, 2001: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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skdadl
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posted 06 August 2001 09:48 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
'lance, do you know these sites:

www.kissthisguy.com

and

the ants are my friends

Lotsa fun.

[ August 06, 2001: Message edited by: skdadl ]


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Tommy_Paine
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posted 06 August 2001 10:42 AM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
From "Blinded by the Light", probably the most misheard lyric: "...wrapped up like a douche..." Douche is misheard for Deuce, slang for a type of street rod.

I knew someone who thought Paul Simon's "fifty ways" containted the line "No need to be corderoy...", as if guys who stay with their lovers are partial to those pants.

A good source of misheard lyrics is anything by CCR. John Fogarty has a neat way of slurring his words that best lends itself to this confusion.

Worse still are lyrics that you think you misheard, but are not.

"In the desert, you can't remember your name cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain" is a classic.

So is "Yes" who in "Roundabout" tell us that the "children really ring" and "mountains come out of the sky and stand there."

Fortunately, with Rick Wakeman still serving 15 to 20 for gratuitous use of a sythesizer, we will probably not be made to suffer Yes lyrics ever again.


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audra trower williams
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posted 06 August 2001 11:50 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anyone listen to Stina Nordenstam? She seems to feel that vowels are superfluous.
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Debra
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posted 06 August 2001 01:29 PM      Profile for Debra   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Great Links skdadl
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Liam McCarthy
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posted 06 August 2001 02:23 PM      Profile for Liam McCarthy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I had a friend in grade 9 who thought that Steve Winwood's "Take me, a higher love"(?)was really "bake me a pie of love."
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jrootham
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posted 06 August 2001 03:30 PM      Profile for jrootham     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Serious old fogey time.

This is not a new phenomenon. It even has a name. These confusions are called "Lady Mondegreens". The original lyric is "They have slain the Earl of Murray, And they layd him on the green". The comment was: poor Lady Mondegreen, why did they have to kill her too?

This is a Child ballad, it was published in 1750 (I said this was OLD fogeydom).


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'lance
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posted 06 August 2001 07:48 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Great links indeed. Only "the ants are my friends" had a Radiohead line. Maybe I'll send mine in.
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Michelle
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posted 07 August 2001 01:42 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have a great one - you know that old Christmas classic, Mary's Boy Child? The one where the male choir in the background chants "Mary's boy child...Mary's boy child..." all through the whole song?

Well, I had never listened to the song very closely until about a year or two ago at Christmas. It came on and Dad said, "Listen, Michelle, it's Mary Pork Chop." I listened, and sure enough, those crazy men were singing Mary pork chop!! I couldn't believe it. A couple of minutes later when I caught the actual melody of the song (it was being done in a style that I hadn't heard it before, being used to the Belafonte version), I realized it was "Mary's Boy Child".

But that's when my baby was a newborn, and I thought it so darned funny that I was singing it all the time - then I started to replace "Mary's" with my kid's name, Amir, so I started singing "Amir pork chop" while rocking him to sleep.

I guess that part's a little weird. Time for bed. Night night...


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