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Old 02-09-18, 10:39 AM
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Re: Your misheard lyrics

Originally Posted by Perkinsun Dzees
Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers

For years I thought Kate Bush was singing: "She's so popular."

When it's actually "Jeux sans frontiere."
LOL! If you would have asked me 30 seconds ago, I would have said that it's "she's so popular".
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5-Year-Old Me: "Autobots claige their battle to destroy the--"

10-Year-Old Friend: "Claaaiige?!"

5-Year-Old Me: "Uh, well, yeah, it's like... like a battle."

10-Year-Old Friend: "CLAAAAAIIIGE?!"

5-Year-Old Me: "...Yes?"

Turns out, it's "wage." To be fair, that is not a common word in a 5-year-old's vocabulary. "Claige," on the other hand...

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Old 02-09-18, 11:06 AM
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Re: Your misheard lyrics

Originally Posted by Perkinsun Dzees
Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers

For years I thought Kate Bush was singing: "She's so popular."

When it's actually "Jeux sans frontiere."
In our house, it was, "She's so funky, yeah."
Old 02-09-18, 11:30 AM
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Re: Your misheard lyrics

Originally Posted by story
5-Year-Old Me: "Autobots claige their battle to destroy the--"

10-Year-Old Friend: "Claaaiige?!"

5-Year-Old Me: "Uh, we'll, yeah, it's like... like a battle."

10-Year-Old Friend: "CLAAAAAIIIGE?!"

5-Year-Old Me: "...Yes?"

Turns out, it's "wage." To be fair, that is not a common word in a 5-year-old's vocabulary. "Claige," on the other hand...
I used to say "rage". It still might not make sense, but at least it's a word
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Originally Posted by beavis69
“I guess it rains down in Africa”
I always thought it was, "I guess the rain's down in Africa," as in, "Well, it's not raining here, so I guess the rain's down in Africa." I thought it was the dumbest lyric ever.
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Re: Your misheard lyrics

One more, courtesy of Def Leppard:

"Love bites / Love bleeds / It's taking a dump on me..."
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Re: Your misheard lyrics

Originally Posted by Perkinsun Dzees
Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers

For years I thought Kate Bush was singing: "She's so popular."

When it's actually "Jeux sans frontiere."
Changing languages is tricky. I bet a lot of people wondered why the Beatles were singing about Ma Bell.
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Originally Posted by davidh777
Changing languages is tricky. I bet a lot of people wondered why the Beatles were singing about Ma Bell.
Got the ill communication
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Re: Your misheard lyrics

Originally Posted by Obi-Wan Jabroni
I used to say "rage". It still might not make sense, but at least it's a word
What do you mean it's not a word? You wanna go?! Huh, bro? You wanna claige?! Oh, if you wanna claige, we can claige, bro.
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Re: Your misheard lyrics

Originally Posted by dsa_shea
"Give me a laser." You know which song I am talking about.
Nope, you're gonna have to be more specific on this one
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Re: Your misheard lyrics

Originally Posted by dsa_shea
"Give me a laser." You know which song I am talking about.
Originally Posted by Paff
Nope, you're gonna have to be more specific on this one
Just a guess:

Old 02-09-18, 09:55 PM
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Re: Your misheard lyrics

This one I guess I still continue to mishear. It's for the Blues Traveller song "Run Around"

This is the actual lyrics of the verse when I look it up:

But I want more than a touch
I want you to reach me
And show me all the things no one else can see
So what you feel becomes mine as well
And soon if we're lucky we'd be unable to tell
What's yours and mine
The fishing's fine
And it doesn't have to rhyme,
so don't you feed me a line

The bolded line sound like "Unless you farted...not that I could run".

It still sounds like that when i just listed to it a few minutes ago.


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Re: Your misheard lyrics

Originally Posted by Perkinsun Dzees
Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers

For years I thought Kate Bush was singing: "She's so popular."

When it's actually "Jeux sans frontiere."


First time I heard it, I thought it was "She is so fucking lonely," or "She is so fucking late."

Then I figured it was "She is so popular," because they wouldn't play a song with "fucking" on MTV or the radio.

I sort of forgot about the song until ten or so years ago when I was listening to some Peter Gabriel songs and heard it. I didn't even know he sang it until then. It's like another song I rediscovered, Joe Jackson's "Steppin' Out," that had lyrics I couldn't remember that was sort of the background noise of an 80s childhood.
Old 02-10-18, 04:29 AM
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And would you believe I learned something from this thread? I never knew that Kate Bush sang backup on Games Without Frontiers. Seriously.
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Re: Your misheard lyrics

Originally Posted by creekdipper
Probably posted this before in the last "misheard lyrics," but I always thought Elton was singing,

"Rocket Man, burning down the shoes off everyone"...

when he was actually saying,

"...burning up your fuse up here alone."
And for all these decades I thought I was the only one who misheard those lyrics that way!
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Re: Your misheard lyrics

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
I didn't even know he sang it until then. It's like another song I rediscovered, Joe Jackson's "Steppin' Out," that had lyrics I couldn't remember that was sort of the background noise of an 80s childhood.
That entire album, Night and Day, still holds up, it's great. It's sequel like 20 years later isn't bad, either.

That song has a special place in my family of origin. It came out when my sister was a toddler and couldn't say my name properly. She'd say a toddler version, like "Day Day." I'm not using the real syllables because I appreciate my anonymity (dox yourself all you want, DVDTalkers). Anyway, when Joe Jackson sings, "You baaabe... steppin' aaah-aaaout..." to us it sounded like, "Day-daaayyy... dee-dee daaah-daaaaahhh..." And we called it the "Day Day Song." My parents still text me about that if the song comes on the radio. I've told my kids this story and they love this song, which they also call the "Day Day Song."
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Re: Your misheard lyrics

Originally Posted by The Cow
Thank you!!!
Old 02-11-18, 09:27 PM
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"Papa was a rolling stone,
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was a loan..."

I was 10 at the time, so...

RIP Dennis Edwards
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Re: Your misheard lyrics

Originally Posted by story
That entire album, Night and Day, still holds up, it's great. It's sequel like 20 years later isn't bad, either.

That song has a special place in my family of origin. It came out when my sister was a toddler and couldn't say my name properly. She'd say a toddler version, like "Day Day." I'm not using the real syllables because I appreciate my anonymity (dox yourself all you want, DVDTalkers). Anyway, when Joe Jackson sings, "You baaabe... steppin' aaah-aaaout..." to us it sounded like, "Day-daaayyy... dee-dee daaah-daaaaahhh..." And we called it the "Day Day Song." My parents still text me about that if the song comes on the radio. I've told my kids this story and they love this song, which they also call the "Day Day Song."
Not to derail further, but Night and Day is pure unadulterated genius.
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I always thought that Evacuate the Dance Floor was Evacuate the Disco.
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I thought for years Gwen Stefani was singing in Spider-Webs

"I scream my balls off" instead of "I screen my phone calls"

I doubt I'm the only one who doesn't get how AC/DC is really singing "season ticket on a one way ride" In Highway to Hell.
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CCR, "Bad Moon Rising" .... There's a bathroom on the right

Jimi Hendrix, "Purple Haze" .... 'Scuse me while I kiss this guy

Toto, "Africa" ... There's nothing that a hundred men on Mars could ever do

Van Halen, "Runnin' With The Devil" ... Pudding with the Devil.
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To this day, when listening to Synchronicity, I hear Sting singing "Ah spits in the material" (rather than "Are spirits in the material world").
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True story: My older brother (probably 12 or so at the time) asked my mom what "colitis" was, and my mom said "I think it's an inflammation of the bowels. Why?"

My brother: "Well the song says "the girl with colitis goes by." (Kaleidoscope Eyes)

I also had a friend in college who thought U2's "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" was "Someday Honey, Someday."
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Re: Your misheard lyrics

I always heard Rage Against the Machine's "Renegades of Funk" as "Random Case of Funk".

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