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Offline AnesaTopic starter

Singing the wrong words .....
« on: April 10, 2011, 05:11:22 PM »
I have done it on several occasions.  Heard a tune, loved it, but for some reason, heard the "wrong words" and started singing the song incorrectly!

Just a few examples:

Kenny Rogers, "Lucille"..   He sings, "Four hungry children and a crop in the field!"   I would sing:
 
"Four hundred children and a crop in the field!"  (Like, who the hell has 400 children???  Duh!)

or  Cliff Richards "We Don't Talk Anymore",  where he sings "It's so funny, how we don't talk anymore", I thought for the longest time he was singing, "Disco Mummy, how we don't talk anymore"   

and lastly, we all know the Eagles timeless "Take It to the Limit"? Well, I was quite young and my aunt LOVED the Eagles and she would blare them on her car radio everywhere we went.  One day, I was sitting over on the passenger side, singing along with her and the song, but instead of saying "So put me on a highway and show me a sign", I was singing to the TOP of my voice:

"Pussy on the highway, show me a sign!"   I've never lived that one down, and to this day, I still think it sounds a whole lot like "pussy"!  LMAO!  Perhaps my folks should have invested in some hearing aids!  *shrugs*

What songs have you sang incorrectly??

Offline SpiralSpider

Re: Singing the wrong words .....
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2011, 07:13:13 PM »
Oh, gawd! I do this all the time XD

There's a popular song on the radio and I know he's saying "air" but all I hear is "I throw my hands up in the ass some times, saying A-O! Gallileo!"

Offline Phoenixrisen

Re: Singing the wrong words .....
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2011, 08:00:24 PM »
Just about any song from Nightwish that has lyrics, at one time or another. There are too many to name...

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Re: Singing the wrong words .....
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2011, 01:13:21 AM »
Oh, I love this kind of thing! and I have some I've misheard personally, too.


Used to think Shanghai'd in Shanghai by the 70's glam rock act Nazareth ran

Shanghai'd in Shanghai
Screwed on a tombstone...

-the second line really is the less lurid "Stood on in Tucson"

and also that the McCoys Hang on Sloopy ran

Hey, hey Snoopy!
Snoopy, c'mon!


Someone suggested that Cornershop's Brimful of Asha was

Bin Laden is rockin' on his 45's (his big shoes or his vinyl singles? 35 to 45 are used as shoe sizes around here)

Finally, Steppenwolf's Born To Be Wild (a classic for misheard lines) has been suggested to include (and probably even sung by fans as)

Get the motor running
Hit'em off the highway! (better than the real lyrics)

and

Like a Jew, Nature's child
We were born, born to be wild

 ;D  ;D

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 10:05:52 PM »
For years I thought Cold Chisels Cheap wine and a three day growth was actually, Cheap wine and a three legged goat. lol.

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Re: Singing the wrong words .....
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2011, 04:31:48 PM »
Just about any song from Nightwish that has lyrics, at one time or another. There are too many to name...

Haha, I know! It happens to me all the time. With them and with Sonata Arctica.

On "Victoria's Secret", there's this line:

Leave with the first light, go when you still see the moon.
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For some reason, instead of still see the moon, I always think Anaksoonamoon... or, whatever. The name of that Mummy character xD

And there's lots more but, as usual, I can't recall any now that I need them -_-'

Offline Event Horizon

Re: Singing the wrong words .....
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011, 05:59:40 PM »
http://www.amiright.com/misheard/artist/

You guys DO know this website, right? It's been a recurrent source of the lulz for me.

Offline Zombie

Re: Singing the wrong words .....
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2011, 06:30:45 PM »
http://www.amiright.com/misheard/artist/

You guys DO know this website, right? It's been a recurrent source of the lulz for me.

I've poked this quite a few times, usually when I find out I've been singing a song wrong and to go see if I'm the only one who got it wrong. xD

"Basket Case"

Misheard Lyrics:
Am I just paranoid
Yeah, yeah, blehh?
Original Lyrics:
Am I just paranoid?
Or am I just stoned?

I know the part they mean in the middle one the song- cause I thought that one too at first xD *facepalm* I really love that song though

"Beautiful People"

Misheard Lyrics:
The meat of the meatball
Original Lyrics:
The beautiful people

Lawl xD I'm not quite sure how they thought this, but it's hilarious.

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Re: Singing the wrong words .....
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2011, 07:22:46 PM »
I've been a fan of amiright.com for years, and I've contributed to their pages too. They have some quite nice parody lyrics too. This one, "Can We Fight?" from Save Tonight, is about the "ear match" between Tyson and Holyfield; it's priceless, and dead-on the meter of the original song too.

http://www.amiright.com/parody/90s/eagleeyecherry1.shtml ("Save Tonight" is on Youtube of course if you didn't know it, very groovy song)


This one is genuine but comes out - umm, on its butt.

I took the dress that she always wore
I put it on and lay me to the floor,
She said, "Take it off
and let's do what we're here for"

I had a dream I lay deep in sand,
A pretty girl took me by the hand
She said, "If you wanna come
you gotta wear this uniform"

-from The King of All and Everything by Electric God (moniker for the Swedish session guitarist Peter Holmlund), and he doesn't do them with a tough, Lou Reedish voice - that might have helped a little - but rather in a weak and zoned-out style. I can see what he's after but um no, sorry!


Offline Cdizk

Re: Singing the wrong words .....
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2011, 05:22:20 PM »
I used to think Hendrix was gay ...

Excuse me while I kiss the sky

became

Excuse me while I kiss this guy

Offline RP7466

Re: Singing the wrong words .....
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2011, 12:52:06 AM »
I miss-sing it intentionally at work to pass the time

"i don't wanna work, i wanna bang on the drum all day"

I sing

"I don't wanna work, I wanna bang on your mom all day"

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Offline Cdizk

Re: Singing the wrong words .....
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2011, 10:23:12 AM »
I miss-sing it intentionally at work to pass the time

"i don't wanna work, i wanna bang on the drum all day"

I sing

"I don't wanna work, I wanna bang on your mom all day"

Todd Rundgren Bang The Drum All Day (HQ)

Your lyrics WTF!!!