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Examples of misheard or misunderstood song lyrics?

Asked by phoenyx (7380points) June 8th, 2008

When I was a kid “she’s a maniac, maniac on the floor
and she’s dancing like she never danced before” conjured up images of a woman with arms and legs flailing as she attempts to dance for the first time.

I thought it was “highway to the night sound” instead of “highway to the danger zone” for years.

I’m sure I’ll think of some more examples. What are some of yours?

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jlm11f's avatar

“meet me in the club i am going down” (it’s actually “meet me in the club you’re going down”)
“Shake it like a sausage!!” (it’s actually “shake it like a salt shaker”)
“Rompe rompe rompe LET ME OUT” (that’s wrong too, but i still can’t remember the real lyrics)
all three times…....I was mortally embarrassed because i happened to say it in front of many other people.

judochop's avatar

wrapped up like a douche, another runner in the night… Blinded by the light.

I just don’t get it.

phoenyx's avatar

judochop: I’d forgotten about that one; totally agree. I still don’t know what the actual lyric is.

sndfreQ's avatar

It’s “revved up like a deuce, another roller in the night…” There is another post on this very topic from a couple of weeks back:

http://www.fluther.com/disc/12635/jimi-hendrix-excuse-me-while-i-kiss-this-guy-other-misunderstood/

phoenyx's avatar

Bah! I even did a search before asking this question.
Looks like there is also this one.

lefteh's avatar

A lot of people think Jimi Hendrix says “scuse me while I kiss this guy” instead of “kiss the sky” in Purple Haze.

wildflower's avatar

My favorite is still Michael Jackson going: “but the chair is not my son” in Billy Jean…....

shockvalue's avatar

GIRLY MAAAAAAAAN!

Allie's avatar

When I was little I thought “Macho Man” went “nacho nacho man, I want to meet the nacho man.”

pamfr's avatar

I thought CCR was singing about “the bathroom on the right”

waterskier2007's avatar

search “misunderstood lyrics – chiodos” on youtube, there is a whole video about it

robmandu's avatar

Take me back to the 1960’s,
Where the grass is smoked,
And the girls are hippies,
Oh, won’t you please, take me home,
Yeah-e-yeah-eh!

lifeflame's avatar

Anyone heard the “Ken Lee” that’s been circulating around Youtube?
http://youtube.com/watch?v=_RgL2MKfWTo

It became a huge hit…

marinelife's avatar

This is so embarrassing. In the song “Do you ears hang low,” when I was a kid I thought one of the lines was “Can you throw them over your shoulder like a cotton-handled soldier” instead of continental soldier.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@judochop It’s “Wrapped up like a douche another RUMOR in the night…” Make sense now? (Me either)

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