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Post  The Glen on Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:08 pm

Seal was singing "You remind me of a kiss from a rose on the grey", apparently. How disappointing.

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Post  Poubelle on Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:40 pm

I first read it on ye olde FT at least 6 years ago, but "I'm the king, I wish for bacon" still makes me giggle.
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Post  oxymoron on Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:57 am

The Glen wrote:Seal was singing "You remind me of a kiss from a rose on the grey", apparently. How disappointing.

I know. I still think to myself that it's really "...from a rose on the grave" and it;s about mourning and grief and not about... whatever it's about. (Depression? Heroin?)

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Post  Instant Monkeys on Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:09 am

Hee! If I were the king, I would also demand bacon.

It's NOT "grave"? Wow, I never knew that.
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Post  oxymoron on Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:01 pm

Poubelle wrote:I first read it on ye olde FT at least 6 years ago, but "I'm the king, I wish for bacon" still makes me giggle.

What song is this misheard from? I can't place it.

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Post  Miss Moneypenny on Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:14 pm

oxymoron wrote:
Poubelle wrote:I first read it on ye olde FT at least 6 years ago, but "I'm the king, I wish for bacon" still makes me giggle.

What song is this misheard from? I can't place it.

I think the correct lyric is "I am the king of wishful thinking."

There was a Live lyric that was actually "Our love is like water," but I always heard as "Our love is like Walter." I spent months wondering who the hell Walter was.
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Post  oxymoron on Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:49 pm


I think the correct lyric is "I am the king of wishful thinking."

Oh... that song. I never liked that song. I prefer "I am the king, I wish for bacon."

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Post  big chicken on Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:54 pm

The boyfriend of someone I work with thought the lyric was "Living on a prairie" rather than "Livin' on a prayer". I could not listen to that song for the longest time without thinking of Pa and Ma Ingalls rocking out to Bon Jovi.

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Post  laddical on Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:43 pm

Hearing it in other contexts, the lyrics are more manageable, but every time my radio station plays "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My Hand" I have to struggle to remember that the lyric for the BB King sample is "I've been downhearted, baby, ever since the day we met" is not, in fact, "I bend down harder, baby, don't resist a thing."

The first half makes sense as misheard lyrics go, but once I figured out what the real lyric was, I've been fascinated by the fact that *even knowing what he's saying*, I can still hear him saying "Don't resist a thing" even though those two phrases shouldn't sound anything alike. Part of it is that when I hear it on the radio the "we met" at the end is completely inaudible and he does this strange rising-yell thing on "eeeeeeeeeeeever" that sounds like it starts off a with a "d" consonant and ends up making the "r" sound like part of another word... and once you have "Doooooooooon' resist", I guess it's easy for the brain to turn "the day" into "a thing" because... well, what else is it going to be when you think he's talking about bending down harder and not wanting resistance?
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Post  whatthedeuce on Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:17 am

The Glen wrote:Seal was singing "You remind me of a kiss from a rose on the grey", apparently. How disappointing.

WHAT?! I thought it was "on the grave" all this time, too! My mind is seriously blown because I'd never even doubted that that was what he was singing.

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Post  Shalamar on Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:39 am

I was disappointed when I found out that Avril Lavigne was not asking some guy to "Promise me, promise me, I'll never have to see you naked."
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Post  mayram on Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:50 am

Not so much a misheard lyric, but a misunderstood one. I heard Billy Joel's Keepin' the Faith over the weekend and it reminded me that when I was a kid, I thought "take home pay" was some kind of drink because of the "drank a lot of take-home pay" lyric.

Actually, maybe it was misheard because I think I thought it was a one word name like "tacompay" or something.

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Post  big chicken on Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:14 pm

My sister and I once had an argument over "Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road". She thought it was "Your cat locked me in your penthouse" and I said, "Oh, come on! That lyric makes no sense. Cats don't have thumbs! How are they going to work a lock?" Now that I'm older and have more experience with cats, I will admit that lyric isn't as impossible as I used to think. Lack of thumbs aren't going to prevent a cat from keeping you right where they want you.

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Post  The Glen on Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:17 pm

big chicken wrote:My sister and I once had an argument over "Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road". She thought it was "Your cat locked me in your penthouse" and I said, "Oh, come on! That lyric makes no sense. Cats don't have thumbs! How are they going to work a lock?" Now that I'm older and have more experience with cats, I will admit that lyric isn't as impossible as I used to think. Lack of thumbs aren't going to prevent a cat from keeping you right where they want you.

That is hilarious, and I'm never going to hear it as anything else now. It's such a great visual.

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Post  Instant Monkeys on Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:28 pm

I can't remember what it really is now, or if I ever knew. Cat locking you in the penthouse it is!
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Post  Grainne Mhaol on Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:35 pm

I think it's "you can't lock me in your penthouse", but that seems dull in comparison.
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Post  punzy on Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:07 pm

If you hear the following line as "going back to my cow", it even makes narrative sense!

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Post  Shalamar on Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:09 pm

Totally! The cat is obviously jealous of Elton's love of his cow and wants to do some litter-box-blocking.
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Post  Sincerity on Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:09 am

The Glen wrote:Seal was singing "You remind me of a kiss from a rose on the grey", apparently. How disappointing.

I also never knew this. What does that even mean?

Before I knew the song was called "Party Rock Anthem", I definitely thought LMFAO was saying "Party rockets in the house tonight". Sounds like a good party to me.

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Post  whatthedeuce on Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:33 pm

Tequila is my party rocket of choice. Just two shots of that stuff, and I may as well be on the moon!

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Post  whatthedeuce on Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:51 pm

My mom misheard Rihanna's "We found love in a hopeless place" as "We've got a love that'll hold this place." I kinda like her mistake more, actually, and think it's really cute.

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Post  big chicken on Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:21 pm

There was a song by, I think, Shaggy. It had lyrics which I heard as "How could I forget I had given her an STD?" and I'd be like "OF COURSE SHE'S MAD AT YOU! YOU GAVE HER AN STD!!!"

Turns out the actual words are "How could I forget I had given her an extra key?"

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Post  gannetguts on Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:36 pm

I am so ashamed I know this. It's called It Wasn't Me.

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Post  Esme on Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:55 pm

Marry You by Bruno Mars. I was wondering what the hell he meant by "dancing Jews" before finding out that it was actually "dancing juice".

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Post  whatthedeuce on Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:13 pm

Esme, I love that song and will now choose to hear your lyrics instead. Bring on the dancing Jews, Bruno!

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