Misunderstood Lyrics

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  1. crossroadsnyc

    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    I was just watching a Tom Keifer video sponsored by SweetWater where he plays some of his favorite riffs, and decided to scroll down to the comment section ... the following exchange got me giggling a bit:


    Guy 1 - "I need a shot of gasoline, I'm in room 16"

    Guy 2 - It's "I'm hittin' 116"

    Guy 1 - Really? Hahaha, I didn't know that, after all these years. Thanks:)

    Guy 1 - I always thought he said "I'm in room 16". Which I thought was really cool. It's hard for me now, to think of it and picture it with him saying "I'm hittin 116". Lol

    Guy 1 - Now I have to go listen to it again:)

    Guy 3 - ..I thought it was ..I need a shot of gasoline...I need an M-16.....I get so hot I see steam..

    Guy 1 - Yeah, that's cool too.


    The whole exchange got me wondering which lyrics I've gotten wrong over the years. I do recall there was like a BIG one that I got wrong years ago, but I can't for the life of me remember which song (or even band) it was (I hope it comes to mind though).

    What lyrics have you misunderstood over the years?
     
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    Slayer's War Ensemble.
    Lyric is center of the web

    I for years thought he said sent her underwear.
     
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    Fire on the mountain, run boy run
    Devil's in the house of the risin sun
    Chicken in the bread man chicken um mo
    Ready when you mo chile mo chile mo

    I have no idea.
     
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    The classic "'scuse me, while I kiss this guy"
     
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    "Blinded by the light"

    "Wrecked up like the deuce, you know the rover in the night"

    :-\ :shrug: :rolleyes:
     
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    If you want to tap into the deep resources of the internet, then google 'mondegreens', which is the name given to these confusions. It comes from the mis-hearing of a Scottish Ballard about a knight, where 'laid him on the green' was heard as 'Lady Mondegreen'

    Here's one...

    Mondegreen: Then I saw her face, now I’m gonna leave her.
    Should be: Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer.
    I’m a Believer – The Monkees
     
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    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, I just remembered!

    This is hilarious, as I was literally just about to start a thread on them and it dawned on me that this was the band where I misunderstood a major lyric! Funny how that works, huh?

    'Cause baby we'll be
    At the drive-in
    In the old man's Ford
    Behind the bushes
    'Til I'm screaming for more
    Down the basement
    Lock the cellar door
    And baby
    Talk dirty to me

    Not sure why since it sounds so clear to me now, but for many years I thought that was Behind the Pool Shed :shrug:

     
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    When Argent released 'Hold your head up' [woman] I thought it was 'Pull your head out' [woman]. Coulda been the herbal embellishment fuzzing out my ears...

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    Lol.
    Chicken in the bread pan pickin at dough,
    Granny does your dog bite ? No child no.

    Its not an easy one, I had to look it up a few years ago over a bet with the wife. Both of us were wrong. Lol
     
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    Lou Reed - Perfect Day

    Mondegreen: You're going to weep, just watch your soul.
    Actual: You're going to reap just what you sow.
     
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    Listen to any Australian Crawl song- you will never decipher all the lyrics :lol:
     
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    PF learning to fly..."How can I escape this irresistible GRASS?" Then I made my own lyrics...A flight of terror, into my left ear. I felt the buzzing, but not from the beer.

    The flying bug with 2 thousand eyes, flight is cancelled, destined to die. Can't keep the swarm from eating my pie. Wings all twisted, just an earthbound insect, fly.

    Or an alternate...An alligator is holding me fast. How can I escape his unrelentless grasp?
     
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    Just roll with it?
     
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    I worked with a real winner. One thing was he thought "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" was "Dirty Deeds On Thunder Chiefs" He also called people "Retarts" so, lol...
     
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    One I've heard and use is "Dirty deeds and they're done to sheep".
     
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