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Care to share your favorite misheard song lyrics?

Asked by DeanV (14193 points ) October 15th, 2010

Pretty self explanatory.

I’ll start. I usually hear the intro background vocal line in Peter Gabriel’s Games Without Frontiers as “She’s so fucking gay.” I have no idea what the real line is.

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fundevogel's avatar

I always hear the opening line of “If You Don’t Start Drinking” as:

I’m tired of putting up with your Sol LeWitt.

But to my credit I thought it was unlikely George Thorogood would reference 1960’s Minimalist art in a song. Even if Sol Lewitt was somewhat tiresome.

Cruiser's avatar

Scuoozze me while I kiss this guy Or what ever that kid sings!!

seazen's avatar

You-tube, has songs with lyrics – but once upon a time, you could hear it on the radio only… and if you were lucky and had the money, maybe buy the record. I swear I didn’t know/understand all the words until I looked them up.

On this, and many other songs (but then, English isn’t my first language – and I was young)...

Trillian's avatar

I still can’t hear Yellow Ledbetter without thinking potato wave.

fundevogel's avatar

@Trillian I never noticed how indistinct the vocals were in that song.

lloydbird's avatar

There’s a couple of great ads from the 80’s, here and here, that are very funny.

Megan64's avatar

@dverhey FYI It’s “jeux sans frontiers” – “Games with out frontiers,” in French.

cubozoa's avatar

The chorus of this sounds like he is repeatedly shouting Sue Lawley .

ucme's avatar

Just dropped in to say that song is a massive favourite of mine, love it. It’s a knockout!!

poisonedantidote's avatar

here is a link to the most awesome misheard lyrics video i have found. here is another video that is quite good.

as for lyrics i have misheard my self, they are not really that funny, odd words here and there. the funniest would probably the theme song to the tv show only fools and horses. when he says “the besties” it sounded to me as a kid like “asbestos”.

GeorgeGee's avatar

The theme song to “That Girl”
Diamonds, Daisies, Snowflakes,
That Girl
Chestnuts, Rainbows, Springtime…
Is That Girl
She’s tinsel on a tree…

That last line I always though was “She’s in Salada tea”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kurwEQDi0Ms

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

My SO hears One Banana in this Brittany Spears song when it’s played at work. I think Weird Al should consider this interpretation for a project.

GeorgeGee's avatar

I thought this song had something to do with ice skating rinks, since they keep repeating the word “Zamboni”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hXPu32FuE4

tearsxsolitude's avatar

lol when I was little my dad used to listen to a station that played “WHat’s love got to do with it” by Tina Turner. And I always thought it said “What’s love Dr. Doolittle, Dr. Doolittle!” I’d sing it everytime it came on and no one ever thought to corect me until a couple years ago!

crazyivan's avatar

Joe Cocker doing I get by with a little help from my friends… one of the funniest videos I’ve seen on You Tube.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@crazyivan Gracious almighty. That one’s been bookmarked. Thanks for sharing. Tissue please.

DominicX's avatar

I could’ve sworn I was hearing the phrase “Grandma Yay” in two songs. Turns out one was “Grand Marnier” and the other was “Grand Marque”. :P

VS's avatar

@crazyIvan: so THAT’S what he was saying? All these years I have wondered—- I have to go lay down now. I have not laughed that hard in a long time… thank you!

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