Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thursday Thirteen 10/25/07


13 Misheard Song Lyrics


Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This 13 contains misheard lyrics from the website: Am I Right.

1. Manfred Mann's Earth Band's, "Blinded By The Light "
Misheard Lyrics:
Dressed up like a douche on of the runner of the night.
Original Lyrics:
Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night.

2. Nirvana 's, "Smell's Like Teen Spirit"
Misheard Lyrics:
A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, and a beetle
Original Lyrics:
A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido

3. Red Hot Chili Peppers', "Scar Tissue"
Misheard Lyrics:
A window shade is a lonely view
Original Lyrics:
With the birds I'll share this lonely view

4. AC/DC's, "Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dirty jeans and the guns are cheap.
Original Lyrics:
Dirty deeds and they're done dirt cheap

5. Elton John's, "Tiny Dancer"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the clothes off, tiny dancer.
Original Lyrics:
Hold me closer, tiny dancer.

6. Eagles', "Hotel California"
Misheard Lyrics:
And still those horses are calling from far away
Original Lyrics:
And still those voices are calling from far away

7. Creedence Clearwater Revival's, "Bad Moon Risin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bear to the bathroom on the right.
Original Lyrics:
There's a bad moon on the rise.

8. Cyndi Lauper's, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the Wonder bread is gone
Original Lyrics:
When the working day is done

9. Keith Urban's, "You'll Think of Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take your cotton, leave my sweater.
Original Lyrics:
Take your cat and leave my sweater.

10. Hot Chocolate's, "You Sexy Thing"
Misheard Lyrics:
I believe in marigolds.
Original Lyrics:
I believe in miracles.

11. John Fogarty's, "Centerfield"
Misheard Lyrics:
Put me in gold.
Original Lyrics:
Put me in, Coach.

12. U2's, "With Or Without You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Slice of ham and piece of cake
Original Lyrics:
Sleight of hand and twist of fate

13. Aerosmith's, "Love In An Elevator"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll teach you all the words to 'Stairway', honey
Kiss your sassafrass!
Original Lyrics:
I'll chase you all the way to stairway, honey
Kiss your sassafrass!

3 comments:

Carrie Lofty said...

Slice of ham and a piece of cake wouldn't be bad. But not quite what Bono had in mind, I think.

Jessica said...

Sometimes I like my mondegreens better than the original:

Song:
Signs (Five Man Electrical Band)
My misheard lyric:
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign,
Talking up the scenery, breaking my mind.
Actual:
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign,
Blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind.

I always thought the line was positively poetic and was terribly disappointed when I discovered the true words. I still say "talking up" in my mind when the song plays, I guess b/c I'm stubborn.

Andi & Stien said...

Hahaha, very fun list! Happy TT to you!