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Old 05-13-18, 10:34 PM
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"After all the hooey we've been through..." - Chicago
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Old 05-15-18, 12:32 AM
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Just heard one I remember getting wrong.

The Police: "Be human, not yourself"
Old 05-15-18, 12:32 PM
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The entire closing theme to WKRP.

If you're up to the challenge, here's an extended version that repeats the four lines three times...and they don't get any more intelligible on the third run.



There are a bunch of versions on Youtube with people taking a stab, either seriously or not, at deciphering the lyrics and posting them over the end theme.
Old 05-15-18, 04:11 PM
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Re: Your misheard lyrics

WKRP closing theme lyrics:

Mad tooth bar chin-up, box zing outta her hair now
Still do the modern day whack-a-mole ditto-o-o
What's that? Good bartender, i'da hat-beer 'n' head out
I said I wouldn't do it if a poodle had a lid on
Old 06-06-18, 04:04 AM
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The song everybody in the club getting tipsy

I used to hear everybody in the globe getting tips hehe
Old 06-07-18, 03:56 PM
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Re: Your misheard lyrics

Someone else had the same observation of the chorus in another thread:

Maximum the Hormone, "Bikini Sports Ponchin." That's the chorus, but I always hear "Look at his balls bouncin.'"



Band Maid, "Don't let me down". It's in English, not Japanese, but not very clear English.

First bridge: "Deeper and deeper, faster and faster, your balls is mine tonight."

I can't listen to this song without giggling like Beavis and Butthead.

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In Corey Hart's "Sunglasses at Night", it sounds like he's saying, "Forget my name while you collect your clit".
Old 05-09-19, 11:44 AM
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So here's one I'd been getting wrong for years from the musical Chicago. It didn't make sense, but I chalked it up to possibly being a slang term of the time.

Amos:
"Mr. Cellophane, should I bend my name?"

It was only recently, when listening to the original Broadway album (where the part was played by Barney Martin, aka Morty Seinfeld btw) that I finally realized it was the more sensical
"Mr. Cellophane shoulda been my name"
Old 05-09-19, 04:48 PM
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I discovered a new one last night in “Truckin’” by Grateful Dead.
I always thought it was “Truckin, like a dude I met” when it’s actually “Truckin, like the do-dah man.”
I like my misheard lyrics better.
Old 05-10-19, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
WKRP closing theme lyrics:

Mad tooth bar chin-up, box zing outta her hair now
Still do the modern day whack-a-mole ditto-o-o
What's that? Good bartender, i'da hat-beer 'n' head out
I said I wouldn't do it if a poodle had a lid on
Old 05-11-19, 11:11 AM
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Steve Miller Band: "Big ol' Chet had a lighter."

At least that's the way my brother's ex-girlfriend heard it.
Old 08-29-19, 02:20 AM
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Here's a case where I always got the words correct, but most online sources got it wrong.

Most online sources cite the following as a lyric in Eddie Money's "Shakin'."

We did some shakin' 'til the end of the night.
But last year, Money told Rolling Stone magazine what he actually said. (Bolding from the original. Spoilerized because it's NSFW.)

Spoiler:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...ndures-628711/

In “Shakin’,” there’s an ostensibly “misheard” lyric where you sing “Her tits were shakin’,” but come on, you were definitely saying that, right?

You know what? Nobody noticed it and [my manager] Bill Graham was so, so pissed off at me because he said that could’ve been a Top Five single, and “you and your sophomoric fucking bullshit, now I can’t get it on the radio.” But when I talked to people, they go, “I loved it when you said that! Wow!”

You didn’t make a clean radio version?

No, there was never a radio version because nobody caught it til the end. Yeah, I said it and I thought it was funny, but in the long run I wish I wouldn’t have said it because that record probably would’ve went double platinum. But I thought it was funny. You know how it is, you know?

To get a song with “tits” in it played on the radio? I don’t.

I was high. I didn’t give a shit. I said it. Who cares?


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Old 08-29-19, 09:23 AM
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Back in the early 80s I was listening to the radio and they played a girl calling ina request. She asked if they could play the "virgin" song. DJ was confused and asked if she could sing a bit of it. She started singing "Urgent" by Foreigner, singing the word "virgin" instead of "urgent."
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Lady Gaga's Paparazzi
When it came out I kept hearing it as Papa Roxxi
Old 11-04-19, 05:42 AM
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Imagine Dragons - Demons
At the mess you've made
At the masks you've made

I sing it my way, I like it better
Old 11-04-19, 09:34 AM
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Tom Petty on its good to be king;
there is a line that I thought was
It's good to be king, if just for a while
Be there with Elvis, yeah to give him a smile."

It's good to be king, if just for a while
To be there in velvet, yeah, to give 'em a smile

I like my version better in fairness, there is an Elvis impersonator in the video which may have been the power of suggestion in my ears...
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For a long time I thought that Dolly Parton's song from Best Whorehouse in Texas went:

It's just a little bitty pissant country place, nothing much to see
No drinking allowed, we get a nice white crowd, plain as it can be
instead of
It's just a little bitty pissant country place, nothing much to see
No drinking allowed, we get a nice quiet crowd, plain as it can be
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“Jeremy’s spoken yesterday”
Old 11-26-21, 06:06 PM
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[Personal Jesus]

"Lift up the receiver, I'll make you a believer"
^I thought it was:
"If you're a sinner, I'll make you a believer"

Plus

"Reach out and touch ME!"
Old 11-26-21, 09:59 PM
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"She reaches in, and grabs my polio heart." Adore the song, but I could never figure out what the hell that was supposed to mean.
Old 12-02-21, 03:22 PM
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Re: Your misheard lyrics

It just popped into my head that many years back I was listening to the Weird Al Yankovic spoof of Like A Virgin, Like A Sturgeon with my friend at his home and I think his sister did that thing where she sings some of the lyrics and she said this line: With my scalpel, and my forceps, and re-tractors as With my scalpel, and my forceps, and crackers. Her brother, myself, we kept insisting he did not say crackers (lol!), but she was having none of it. To this day, I wonder if she will still insist that Weird Al was saying crackers instead of re-tractors.

To be fair, one can easily see why when listening that you might think he said crackers instead of re-tractors, but still...always makes me chuckle when I think of that moment.

ETA: DOH! I already posted this quite some time back, too funny. Anyway, not going to delete as I think that jacks things up where you select last page on a thread and the page you were on just pops up again.
Old 12-09-21, 12:00 AM
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Was reminded of one tonight, from Bigmouth Strikes Again:

"Sweetness, I was only joking when I said I'd like to mash a beetle in your hair"

Surprisingly, the sentiment expressed by the real words is far harsher.
Old 12-09-21, 09:36 AM
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Re: Your misheard lyrics

This little hypothetical conversation popped into my head the other day, and I thought I'd put it into words in honor of this thread:

-knock on door of studio engineering room-
Sound engineer: "come on in!"
Singer: "hey, you wanted to see me?"
Sound engineer: "yeah, I was just doing a final run through of the album before we sent it off to be pressed to vinyl and something popped out that bothered me. I thought you'd want to hear it before we commit this thing to the pressing plant. Grab those headphones there."
Singer puts on headphones: "ok, go ahead"
-sound engineer plays back a song for the singer-
Singer: "woah, hold on! Did I really sing that?!"
Sound engineer: "yeah! sounds weird, right? I guess you just kinda rushed over that line when you sang it, wanna hop into the booth and I can overdub it? "
Singer: "holy cow, yeah, I can't believe I sang it like. That would have been awful if my musical legacy had been that I sang a song about being "wrapped up like a douche!"
both laugh, end of scene

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