Misunderstood lyrics

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It happens to the best of us. You're with your friends, singing along with a song, and suddenly one of your friends goes: "what did you just sing?" :***:

Some examples:
"I bless the rains down in Africa." (Toto - Africa)
==> People sing: "I left my brains down in Africa."

"Might as well face it, You're addicted to love" (Robert Palmer - Addicted to love)
==> "Might as well face it, you're a d**k with a glove."

"Body's aching all the time." (Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody)
==> "but he's ***** all the time."

"And as we wind on down the road." (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to heaven)
==> "There's a wino down the road."

"And kept her apart from the things that she loved." (The Beatles - Getting Better)
==> "And kicked her apartment of things that's Sheila."

"Excuse me while I kiss the sky." (Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze)
==> "Excuse me while I kiss this guy."

"See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the dancing queen" (Abba - Dancing Queen)
==> " See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen."

"Like a ******, touched for the very first time" (madonna - Like a ******)
==> "Like a ******, touched for the thirty-first time"

"We built this city on rock and roll." (Starship - We built this city)
==> "We built this city on log and coal."

"I'll never be your beast of burden." (Rolling Stones - Beast of Burden)
==> "I'll never leave your pizza burnin'."

"Here we are now, entertain us." (Nirvana - Smells like teen spirit)
==> "Here we are now, in containers."

"The answer, my friend,
is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind." (Bob Dylan - Blowin' in the wind)
==> "The ants are my friends,
they're blowin' in the wind
The ants are a-blowin' in the wind."

"Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road." (Green day - Time of your life)
==> "Another turnip boy, the Ford stuck in the road."

"Got my mind set on you." (George Harrison - Got my mind set on you)
==> "Thought my mom sat on you."



These all come from this site

Post here your misunderstood lyrics!
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Two provided by my youngest sister:

Sparks - "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us"

Original line
: "You've got to look your best for her, and be clean everywhere."
Her understanding: "You've got to look your best for her, and wear clean underwear."

CCR - "Bad Moon Rising"

Original line: "There's a bad moon on the rise."
Her understanding: "There's a bathroom on the right."
 

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Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed

Original lyric: Out Lips Are Sealed
Misheard lyric: Alex the Seal.

Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water

Original Lyric: Smoke on the water, fire in the sky
Misheard lyric: Slow talkin' Walter, the fire engine guy
 

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haha I love that one, Feldster

sloooooooooow taalkin' waaaaaaaaaaater, the fire engine guuuuuuuuuuy
 

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Just thought of another one:

Human League - "Being Boiled."

Original line: "Little people, like your offspring."
My understanding at some point: "Little people like your ice cream."

and.

Sparks - "Metaphor"

Original line: "Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig metaphors."
Youngest sister's first impression: "Chicks dig, dig, d-i-g, dig, dig menopause."
 

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Beatles - I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Original lyrics - I can't hide, I can't hide, I can't hide...

What Bob Dylan and many listeners heard - I get high, I get high, I get high...
 

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Quite the opposite. When my brother and I, spinning the song as kids 6 and 10 years old, playing air guitar, drums and singing along, we would sing it that way. I found out the real lyrics later on.

It's well documented that the Beatles were first turned on to cannabis in 64 by none other than Mr. Dylan. He thought they were already smokers with the line in IWTHYH - "I get high". In reality, it was all booze and pills up until that point and John pointed out to Bob that the lyrics were indeed "I can't hide".:heheh::****:
 

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