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Misheard Lyrics

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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
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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'
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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?"
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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."
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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"
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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."

Classic.
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Flying-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link]

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.."

:lmao:
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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
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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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Synthetic--Ecstasy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A Little Piece of Heaven by Avenged Sevenfold
Actual lyrics: Now an angry soul comes back from beyond the grave to repossess somebody with which I misbehave
Misheard lyrics: Now an angry spit comes back from beyond the shave to repossess my car with which I'm Miss Shave

I don't even know...
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singagainsoon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There's a Saosin song my cousin likes, and it sounds like he's saying "where is my body wash". Don't remember what it's called though.

And of course, for most of my life, I could have sworn it was "bald headed woman" instead of "more than a woman".

My dad sang this old hymn for me once, when I was little, and I thought it was "bringing in the cheese". Pretty sure the real lyrics are "bringing in the sheaves".
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transientsurreality Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I once had a friend sing

"tedious movements in your eyes"

instead of

"devious movements in your eyes"

I thought it was pretty funny as 'tedious' blatantly didn't fit the context, and would be a strange thing to say anyway.
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BattlePearl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Michael Jackson's
"Annie are you okay?"
I always here it:
"And he catch you walking" XP
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Fangirl-of-Cuteness Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Look At Me Now by Chris Brown
Actual lyrics: "My mama's nice and my dad is dead." (According to the Internet)
What I hear : "My mama's lice and my daddy's gay."
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defaultking Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"Games Without Frontiers" by Peter Gabriel is pretty famous for Kate Bush's vocals being misunderstood: [link]
Also, "Into the Valley" by The Skids got its own commercial based on how hard to decipher the lyrics are for a lot of people: [link] (original) [link] (commercial)
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BMagnum Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
For those who listen to Diablo Swing Orchestra, there is a song they made called Mass Rapture.
The chanting repeated throughout sounds like "Oh balamory, We bullshit this story."
[link]

Some of their songs are kinda full of this. Depends on the song though.
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Just gonna post a link to this: [link]
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evb16 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I keep hearing "Damn, who's a sexy bitch" as "Damn who's a sexy fish"
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BMagnum Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
:iconmrkrabsmoarplz::iconsaysplz::I am a sexy fish.
:iconderpplz:
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skyhndx Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
"And I'll be...
Baking carrot biscuits, every day
Baking carrot biscuits, every way
I've been baking carrot biscuits and working overtime."

"Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bathroom on the right.."
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Tales-of-Haven Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
[link]

All I hear is 'BOOONER, BONE!'
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Ronin201 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Van Halen- Everybody wants some!!
When Dave says "I took a mobile light, lookin' for a moonbeam." all I hear is gibberish

I always thought Warren Zevon was also saying "Where was the thunder?" instead of "Werewolves of London" in the song of the same name when I was young
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The-Max765 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
The Who's 'Baba o'Reilly'. I hear it every time CSI New York comes on and I can swear it's saying "I fight for my veal!"
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WeaklingOfEarth Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Cure- The only one

Actual lyrics: "And I don't want to get obvious"

What it sounds like: "And I don't want to get up your arse" !!
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MAGlCOW Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
"Amazing Grace"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want soy sauce.
Original Lyrics:
I once was lost.



I have to say that one is my favourite just omfg how do you even ha. haha. hah. //hit.
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Lash-Upon-Lash Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Typically I misinterpret whole Waking The Cadaver songs.
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transientsurreality Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
If you can call them songs.
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wolfos96 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Enter Sandman

What is sung: "Exit light. Enter night. Take my hand, we're of to never Neverland!"
What I hear: "Excellent light, ends tonight. Take my hand... RASTA NEVER NEVER LAND!"
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transientsurreality Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Laughing at this made me spit on my laptop.
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always heard it fine :lol:
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aspacecowboy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Jimi Hendrix "'scuse me while I kiss this guy"
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Ronin201 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
funny thing about that is he's actually said that instead of "scuse me while I kiss the sky" in a few live recordings :lol:
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Riskagen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
For the longest time I thought they were singing "Stena Line, Stena Line" instead of "Stayin' alive". :lol:
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slimoracle Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I always thought it was "king of the light"
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EspnB Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
That's because of a commercial for Stena Line from the 90's! :)
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0rg Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
my mom used to think "fly like an eagle" was "fly like a negro" when she was younger

[link]
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EspnB Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
That's been a common mistake among my friends when they hear last year's hit "City Boy" from the Norwegian band Donkeyboy, where they sing "Underneath my skin there's an eagle", hearing "negro" instead of "eagle" xD
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iamcnaughton Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
haha!
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SymphonicBoom Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That fucking train song that used to come on the radio every five minutes (I think it's called drive by, but idgaf)

When he said "This is not a drive by" I thought he said "This is not a a trash bag ah ah aah" I still cant fucking get the words right.
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IncandescentInsanity Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
[link] Conjugal Burns - The Mars Volta

Highly disappointed when I found out that the lyrics were not "I've got a penis that'll rip through the very fabric of time"
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CatWithKnees Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Moby... can't remember the name of the song, but as it turns out he wasn't singing "Don't nobody know my trouble with god." It's "don't nobody know my troubles BUT god."
Also for years I could have SWORN that in that Sean Paul song "Like Glue" he sings, "I am a nobbley number two." Turns out he doesn't. I was disappointed.
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slimoracle Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The Moby song you're thinking of is Natural Blues. And I too hear your version of that lyric.
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Neqael Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are (terrible song)
when he sings "but every time she asks me 'do I look okay?'"
I hear: "but every time she asks me 'do I love cocaine?'"


Also 'Let's pee in the corner' in Losing My Religion by REM
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transientsurreality Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
ha!
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ThISoMessedUp Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, does she?!
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:iconneqael:
Neqael Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm afraid so. It's just the way she is.
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O Fortuna has a few gems: [link]
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Ronin201 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
looool I love that version :lol:

me and my brother, out of sheer impulse, once started singing that version aboard a roller coaster
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