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golden eagle:
We all sang along to songs thinking that we were singing the correct lyrics, only to find out later that we had it wrong. For instance "The Promise" by When In Rome:

Actual lyric: I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say.

What I used to think they said: I'm sure but I'm just thinking that the ride was safe.

Another one, from "Every Breath You Take":

Actualy lyric: How my poor heart aches with every step you take.

What I used to think they said: I'm a fool of heartaches with every step you take.

Mr. Matté:
"Wrapped up like a douche..."

My brother and I were at a Nationals game in October and the PA man was playing a song by a female singer that I thought was a song about wanting to be a stripper: "I just want to take, take, take, take, take, take it off, take it off."

I later learned that's not how the song goes, but I think I like my version better than the real words.

I knew a fellow who thought "More Than a Feeling" went "I see that derrière walking away." I think I like that better than the real words too.

Due to the PA being kind of quiet compared to the slot machines in a noisy casino, it's easy to mishear lyrics of songs you're not familiar with. They were playing The Who's "Eminence Front" pretty heavily for a while, and half of the department thought they were saying "Unlimited fuck".

Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising" apparently had the line "There's a bad moon on the rise" misheard as "There's a bathroom on the right" so frequently that John Fogerty gave up and started singing the misheard lyric.

When I was a kid, I always used to think the line in You're So Vain was "There were clowns in my coffee, clowns in my coffee" instead of "clouds."  And for years, I was convinced that the reason Arlo Guthrie was arrested for littering in the Alice's Restaurant Massacre' was because there were dead bodies in the trash they dumped over the cliff (said bodies being the reason that Alice and her husband hadn't taken out their garbage in a long time).


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