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Misheard lyrics

Postby KarenZ » Mon May 17, 2010 1:08 pm

Folks,

Well, since we opened this can of worms in another thread today, I'll get things started here. :-)

Actually the first thing that popped into my head is a misinterpreted lyric, rather than one that was misheard. Raised a Catholic, when I heard the line about Boys Town in the song Medicine, I could never figure out why Father Flanagan's boys were partying 'round the clock. :shock:

In boys town, they party ‘round the clock.
The clock is spinning backwards.
The jesters doubletalk.


Much later I found out that boys town was a reference to the gay community. What can I say? I've lead a sheltered life. ;-)

We really need to discuss ALL the lyrics in this song! :?

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Re: Misheard lyrics

Postby bonuela » Mon May 17, 2010 1:32 pm

my biggest blunder is the doby gray song, drift away.

i spent my entire childhood singing "gimme the peapods and save my soul"

the correct, yet vegetable free lyrics are "give me the beat boys and free my soul"
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Re: Misheard Ellis Paul lyrics

Postby Patti » Mon May 17, 2010 2:13 pm

BIG CAN OF WORMS KAREN..

I think the first one I remember is Carly Simon,, "grounds in my coffee" hey I was young, didn't drink coffee at the time..only knew I heard my parents always talking about "save the coffee grounds for the garden, or empty the coffee grounds ....


♪♪ Grounds in my coffee, grounds in my coffee your so vein ♪♪ :)
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Re: Misheard Ellis Paul lyrics

Postby Patti » Mon May 17, 2010 6:30 pm

Oops .Karen I didn't see that this was suppose to be for EPs lyrics.. I thought it was in general.. sorry...

Not so sure of how many other EP lyrics I have misheard.

from TWASD drop of cold rain, tropical rain... (either works)

you say po-tae-to I say po-tat-to :o
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Re: Misheard lyrics

Postby KarenZ » Tue May 18, 2010 8:51 am

Patti and all,

No problem! I simply moved the thread here to the Say Something forum so we can open up the discussion to include anyone. :)

Okay guys and gals. Let 'er rip! :)

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Re: Misheard lyrics

Postby paddyinthepub » Tue May 18, 2010 1:14 pm

I always heard "it's a happenin enchilada and ya think you're gonna drown" when clearly "it's a half an inch of water"

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