1. Standard memberBosse de Nage
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    07 Nov '12 18:251 edit
    Sometimes songs are marred when mishearings are corrected. For instance, 'Yellow Rose of Justice' lost its importance for me on being corrected to 'Yellow Rose of Texas'. (I was about 8.)

    Can you bear witness?
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    08 Nov '12 15:00
    It's happened to me many times - I just can't recall them right now. And when I listened to American and English music in my early teens, I probably didn't get much of the text at all - I just invented.
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    09 Nov '12 07:46
    Growing up in the 1950s, we only had a limited radio choice, and our pocket money went on little books full of words to the popular tunes we heard. We usually got to read the words long before we were able to understand the lyrics from listening to the music. As a result, I've never actually tried to follow lyrics.
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    09 Nov '12 23:26
    There's a boatload of misheard lyrics at:

    http://www.kissthisguy.com

    The site is called that from the classic misheard Jimi Hendrix lyric: "'scuse me, while I kiss this guy", instead of "'scuse me, while I kiss the sky"

    People are welcome to leave their own stories of misheard lyrics and I've wasted many an hour laughing at some of these.
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    10 Nov '12 00:27
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Sometimes songs are marred when mishearings are corrected. For instance, 'Yellow Rose of Justice' lost its importance for me on being corrected to 'Yellow Rose of Texas'. (I was about 8.)

    Can you bear witness?
    Classic
    http://www.killsometime.com/videos/8697/O-Fortuna-Misheard-Lyrics
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    10 Nov '12 13:35
    Don't know if it's on the list but:

    Beelzebub has a devil for a sideboard, me
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    10 Nov '12 13:492 edits
    Sorry to change tack slightly but one of the funniest things I did see was someone interpreting the lyrics to Squeeze's Up the Junction (great song).

    Anyway the line is:

    We spent the time just kissing
    The Railway Arms we're missing

    Now the poster (who lived outside the UK) clearly had not seen the capital letters and posted a long analysis saying that she loved the imagery of railway arms, representing that the couple may be embracing, but their arms are unyielding like railway lines, underscoring that their relationship is not all it seems on the surface.

    She got a bit of a shock when someone pointed out the Railway Arms was a pub and the speaker was a person with a drink problem.
  8. Standard memberBosse de Nage
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    10 Nov '12 16:18
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    Don't know if it's on the list but:

    Beelzebub has a devil for a sideboard, me
    Yes ...
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    13 Nov '12 15:26
    "My libido, a mosquito". Smells Like Teen Spirit
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    My niece (who's the one who gave me my GreatBigStees name) sang , what she thought were the lyrics to Paul Young's cover of "Every Time You Go Away" as , "Every time you go away, you take a piece of meat with you." I couldn't remember the name of the song so I googled the first five words and there it was. The first one that came up is listed below and to my surprise when he first sings the words it sounds like he's saying "meat". Who knew eh?
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUKBuAkr4Lg
    My niece is now 27 yrs old.
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    14 Nov '12 15:49
    In Paranoid by Black Sabbath I always heard "I tell you to end your life, I wish I could but it's too late"

    In reality it's "I tell you to enjoy life, I wish I could but it's too late"

    Also, met someone who thought Kiss' "Rock and roll all night" said "I want to rock and roll all night and part of every day." I kind of prefer it that way.. I think it makes the song a bit humorous.
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    15 Nov '12 10:02
    Originally posted by PsychoPawn
    In Paranoid by Black Sabbath I always heard "I tell you to end your life, I wish I could but it's too late"

    In reality it's "I tell you to enjoy life, I wish I could but it's too late"

    Also, met someone who thought Kiss' "Rock and roll all night" said "I want to rock and roll all night and part of every day." I kind of prefer it that way.. I think it makes the song a bit humorous.
    Ha. I heard: 'I tell you to end your life I wish that I could emulate.'
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    17 Nov '12 21:32
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Ha. I heard: 'I tell you to end your life I wish that I could emulate.'
    This is my favorite:

    YouTube




    GRANNY.
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    19 Nov '12 16:59
    Solitude stands by the doorway
    Once more I am struck by her black silhouette
    Her long cool stare and her sideburns
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    19 Nov '12 17:03
    Originally posted by smw6869
    This is my favorite:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLd22ha_-VU




    GRANNY.
    That's funny.
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