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There's a bathroom on the right?

Asked by SeventhSense (18904points) April 21st, 2009

How many times have you been listening to a song and completely screwed up the lyrics or maybe to this day still don’t know the lyrics? My example in the question is Creedence Clearwater Revival’s- Bad Moon Rising
There’s a bathroom on the right?(There’s a bad moon on the rise).
Here’s another to get the ball rollin’
Jimi Hendrix- Purple Haze- Excuse me while I kiss this guy?(Excuse me while I kiss the sky)

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SquirrelEStuff's avatar

Hold me closer Tony Danza.

TaoSan's avatar

Rock the Casbah,

don’t even know how many ways there are to get it wrong

buster's avatar

Here I am! Raunchy like a hurricane. Here I am Rock me like a hurricane. Scorpions

AstroChuck's avatar

Déjà vu

I get a bit territorial at times.

jlm11f's avatar

Oh god. I do this on a daily basis. And those around me at the time are rewarded with fits of laughter. For example, Shake it like a sausage as opposed to salt shaker, Rompe Rompe Rompe, let me out!!!, I still don’t know what it actually says, and I was convinced Bed by J Holiday was a song about killing someone. Here’s how:

Original Lyrics – Wanna put my fingers through your hair, Wrap me up in your legs, and love you till your eyes roll back
What I heard – Put my finger through your head, wait till your eyes roll back.
I’ma put you to bed, bed, bed.

SeventhSense's avatar

Sorry Astro. I’ve only been here since March 2009. Had I known…

Jeruba's avatar

The ants are my friends, they’re blowin’ in the wind.
Bald-headed woman.

KatawaGrey's avatar

I’ve got a black magic woman and she’s trying to take a pebble out of me. Care of Dharma and Greg. :)

tinyfaery's avatar

I’m really good with lyrics, but one that used to get me was that song by Macy Gray “I Try”.

Lyrics: “My world crumbles when you are not here.”
Mine: I wear goggles when you are not here.

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

Revved up like a douche

SeventhSense's avatar

Rona like dusion? Oh ya!

tinyfaery's avatar

@chris6137 Haha. The douche song. That’s a good one.

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

I just found this site:
Theres some funny one’s on there

adreamofautumn's avatar

A friend of mine thought that “If I kiss you where it’s sore ” from “better” by Regina Spektor was “If I kiss you wearing shorts” for the longest time.

SeventhSense's avatar

Elton John- She’s got electric boobs

SeventhSense's avatar

LMAO @ #3 3) R.E.M.
Losing My Religion
Let’s pee in the corner, Let’s pee in the spotlight.

fireside's avatar

When I was a kid, I used to like that Laser Song
You know, the one:

Carry a laser down this road that I must follow
Carry a laser through the darkness of the night.

avalmez's avatar

From “Do You Feel” on Frampton Comes Alive, quitar with voice synthesizer:

“Do you fee-el? Do you fee-el? I want to fuck you” (female voice in audience yells, “Yes!”)

Of course, actual lyric is, “I want to thank you”

chyna's avatar

@chris6137 I always thought it was Wrapped up like a douche, she’ll roll you in the night.

Likeradar's avatar

I always thought it was “wrapped up like a douche…. jinx, @chyna :)

chyna's avatar

@Likeradar we actually got into a semi-argument about this at work. I was wrong.

SeventhSense's avatar

What’s that Steve Miller Band song they question the lyrics about in the movie Swingers?

AstroChuck's avatar

@SeventhSense- It’s cool. I’m just messing with you. That was asked almost a year ago.

chyna's avatar

I interpreted “all my single ladies” as “I’m a sexy legging.” (I think it’s by Beyonce, not sure)

Aethelwine's avatar

My five year old was singing along to Bon Jovi when her brothers were playing Rock Band.

“Living on a Pear”

It was so cute!

benjaminlevi's avatar

I see skies of blue and clouds of white.
The bright blessed day, the dogs say goodnight
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

Allie's avatar

England Dan and John Ford Coley’s “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight.”

I thought it went I’m not talking about the linen, and I don’t want to change your mind, but really it went I’m not talking ‘bout moving in and I don’t want to change your life.

KatawaGrey's avatar

@benjaminlevi: That is awesome. I will totally sing it like that now. :)

cak's avatar

My sister will never live this one down – but she was very young when it happened:

“Pussy on the highway and show me a sign”
“Put me on the highway and show me a sign”
Eagle, Take It To the Limit

Jeruba's avatar

Oh, as a kid! As a kid I thought “Silent Night” was about a plump maiden—“round young virgin.” And because my father had shown me his glow-in-the-dark watch, I knew enough to sing “radium beams from Heaven afar.”

I had Biblical kings all mixed up with Santa when I sang in “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” about “the world and Solomon still in his sleigh.”

SeventhSense's avatar

Finally I remembered, Steve Miller’s the Joker.
The one where he sings about the marionettes:

Some people call me the space cowboy.
Yeah! Some call me the gangster of love.
Some people call me Maurice,
‘Cause I speak of the puppets of love.

Likeradar's avatar

@Jeruba the words aren’t “round young virgin”?

Jeruba's avatar

Seriously? “Round yon virgin, “yon” meaning, “yonder, over there.” All is bright around that virgin mother and child over there.

Likeradar's avatar

@Jeruba um, I was kidding? haha?... yeah, seriously. so ashamed :(.

Jeruba's avatar

If you never read the words but only heard and sang them, you’d probably never pick it up, especially if everyone around you were singing it wrong. “Young” suits our ears (and our Christmas-card images). But “yon” it is. And “round,” of course, is “around” and not an adjective meaning candidate for Weight Watchers.

Likeradar's avatar

I’ve rarely even heard it sung. The few times I have, I pictured Mary as a young, healthy & pregnant (round) virgin… :) Thanks for clearing it up!

Jeruba's avatar

She was no longer pregnant! “Mother and child.” Christmas. Anyway, it’s an easy mistake. You’re welcome.

cyndyh's avatar

I was once singing in the car and UB40s version of Red, Red Wine came on. My daughter heard me singing “Stay Close to Me” and started laughing. She said that made more sense than what she always thought they were saying—“Stapled to Me”.

hiphiphopflipflapflop's avatar

“Bake sale! Bake sale! Bake sale!” instead of “Exhale! Exhale! Exhale!” for “Breathe” by Prodigy. I knew that couldn’t be right, but it did sort of sound like it.

sjmc1989's avatar

I have completely made up all new words to Yellow Ledbetter, Black and State of Love and Trust by Pearl Jam (Of course) I could not even begin to go through what I say and what the songs really say. But its kinda fun to sing it wrong anyway. Everytime I listen to them I make up different words.

SeventhSense's avatar

OMG- eddie vedder is a whole topic.

sjmc1989's avatar

I know I sang Black like this for the longest time
She’s an empty canvas, Under sheets of glass, her legs spread out before me as her body once did and even after I found out the true words I still sing it my way. You can do that with about every PJ song though

SeventhSense's avatar

Ok it’s shades of empty canvas right?.. and then it’s all a blur…he’s smart because he can always do a great live gig because no one knows what the fuck he’s saying.

sjmc1989's avatar

Sheets of empty canvas, Untouched sheets of clay,Were laid spread out before me as her body once did. Oh god they put on an awesome show have you seen them?

SeventhSense's avatar

No never did but I think I like the lyrics better when I don’t know what he’s saying.

Likeradar's avatar

For the longest time I thought Bob Marley was singing about a buffalo soldier from the Bank of America.

I have no idea why I thought that.

cyndyh's avatar

I’ve seen Pearl Jam live twice and both shows are in my top five shows of all time. If you haven’t gone to one you definitely should! It’s well worth the ticket price. Oh, yeah.

I get the words to most of their songs but I’ve heard Yellow Ledbetter done different ways. That one always confuses me, but by that point of the show I don’t mind anymore. You just go with it. :^>

sjmc1989's avatar

@cyndyh I have seen them once and have been trying to go see them again but Eddie is just doing a solo tour this summer which I would also love to go to. My dad has seen them I think like 5 times. They are amazing

cyndyh's avatar

Truly amazing. I think I’d go see any of them doing anything if given the chance. Later this week my husband’s taking me to see Flight to Mars. Yay!

filmfann's avatar

In the SF bay area, these are called Mondagreens, and written about by a newspaper columnist.
The song “Groovin’” sang about you and me and Leslie.

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