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January 22, 2013


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Misheard Lyrics

ThISoMessedUp Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
We have all listened to a song and heard a different lyric to what has actually been sung. Well I do, a lot.

One example is Ricky Martins 'Livin' la vida loca'.

I thought the lyric was 'Black cats and poodle dogs' until very recently. The actual lyric is 'black cats and voodoo dolls.'

Another is Van Morrisons' 'Brown Eyed Girl' 'Sha la la la la la la de ta' sounds like 'Sha la la la la la la I like ya dog' to me.

So, what do you hear when you listen to songs?

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overteccentricity Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Two I always mishear- Blinded By the Light (Manfred Mann's Earth Band) & Louis Louis (The Kingsmen) :D
JesssssT Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Photographer
One of my friends once thought 'When a man loves a woman' was actually 'When a man loves a walnut'
Dooodlebug3000 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like the song Rolling In the Deep, but I could have sworn she was saying "You cheatin' at fever pitch"...
My first thought was, "What the heck does that mean?"
GrandMasterEmporer Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
I used to think "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood was "Pie of love" when I was a kid

There's a lot more, but I have some funny stories about people I know.

My dad used to thing the lyric in Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville "Strummin' my six-string" was "Strummin' my sex chain" and "Electric Boots" in Elton John's Benny and the Jets was "Electric boobs"

One time at work, Evil Woman by Electric Light Orchestra came on the radio, and my boss told us how when she was a kid she thought "Hey evil woman' was "He is a woman."
slimoracle Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lifehouse's "Hangin' by a Moment"
actual lyric: I'm running and I'm not sure where to go"
misheard as: "I'm running in a crotch of where to go"

Nickelback's "If Today Was Your Last Day"
actual lyric: "Leave old pictures in the past"
misheard (by my mom) as: "Leave old bitches in the past"
EspnB Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
In the song "Freestyler" by Bomfunk MC's, it opens with
- "Freestyler, rock the microphone"
where a friend of mine thought it was
- "Freestyler, f*** the f***ing phone."

Flying-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Actual lyrics - "Don't say my name, like it belongs in your mouth!"
What I now hear (courtesy of some user on youtube) - "Don't shave me leg! I dropped my balls in your mouth.."

Blackrabbit98 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Manfred Mann: Blinded By the Light

It goes like this:

Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce
Another runner in the night

But i always thought he said:

Blinded by the light
Wrapped up like a douche
In the middle of the night
Beezlemona Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Mayans drip your fro, riding around
bird-cage dread the blood on your watch"
as opposed to
"My hands grip your throat, I need your end
burned staked ripped apart I avenge"

and also

"Anxiety! A naked jail!"as opposed to "Anxiety, an aching chill."

Oh Trivium your clarity of articulation is so obviously amazing
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