Misunderstood lyrics

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I am embarassed - I always thought the line in "Losing My Religion" was "I think I thought I heard you cry" when it is really "I think I thought I heard you try". Just looked up the written lyrics a couple of days ago.
 

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Up until a couple of years ago I always thought Steven Tyler was singing 'Do the funky lady' and not 'Dude looks like a lady'.
 

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One of my favorite movies is The Long Kiss Goodnight with Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson.
There's a funny scene with them driving and Jackson singing along with the radio and Davis trying to convince him that he has the lyrics all wrong.
 

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Always thought in Bennie & The Jets, Elton was singing "She's got electric *****. I know Jesu's." But apparently he's singing "She's got electric boots, a mohair suit."
 

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Blinded by the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band

Misunderstood lyric: wrapped up like a ******
Actual lyric: revved up like a deuce

Bruce Springsteen himself joked about the controversy, claiming that it was not until Manfred Mann rewrote the song to be about a "feminine hygiene product" that it became popular. ("Bruce Springsteen". VH1 Storytellers. episode 62. 2005-04-23) The original Springsteen lyric was "cut loose like a deuce" and was changed by MMEB to "revved up like a deuce".
 
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