Here’s Gill on the subject of misheard song lyrics. I also suggest you visit KissThisGuy.com if you haven’t before or even if you have. It’s fun. Just make sure you haven’t got anything else to do for a while.
It’s inevitable that at some point or another when you are hanging out in your room, riding along with someone, or just happen to be somewhere where music is playing that you might just mishear lyrics. You might sing along, creating embarrassing or comical results, or you might just keep to yourself the way you heard the song, and laugh or shudder the next time the song happens to be heard by you.
Some of my misheard lyrics were for Video Killed the Radio Star. When they said cut rewind we’ve gone too far I thought they meant concrete line we’ve gone too far. I’m on fire for you baby was I’m going to lay upon you baby all night.
So it’s up to you my friends, tell me of your misheard lyrics, and how embarrassing or comical they have been.
See you soon
I’ve got one for ya from “The end of the Line”
Well it’s alright, as long as you’ve got someone to lay…wait…what?
That generally does make things alright, but no. Hahaha.
I’m surprised Gill didn’t include her Alanis one from You Learn. What was it, something like “you’re gonna have to invent a trailer” in place of “you’re gonna have to eventually anyway”?
I’m shocked that the old classic “There’s a bathroom on the right” didn’t surface. The real one, of course, is “there’s a bad moon on the rise.” Though I think my all-time favourite has to be from a country song called “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights.” Or, according to some, “Wave to Dave and Wave to Mike.” 🙂
Wave to Dave and wave to Mike? Wow. Can’t say I’ve seen anyone make that mistake. Haven’t heard that song in a while…may be time to hunt it up and see if I can even imagine someone doing it.
As for bathroom on the right, it totally does sound like that. If I didn’t know the name of the song ahead of time I’d likely have fallen for it as a kid.
Yeah I was hoping she would include that one, and from “I see Right Through you…” Instead of “I know right through you,” “I don’t want fruit.”
Then there’s me with the Living Years. It came on an AM station whose power was down at night, so it wasn’t coming through clearly. And he got to the line about “I just wish I could have told him in the living years,” and I thought he said “In the living room.” “Really,” I thought. “What’s the big deal if you tell him in the living room or the kitchen or the hallway?”
We’re also forgetting about the Elton John classic, “Hold me closer, Tony Danza.” 🙂
That one’s such a classic that I’ll often sing it on purpose when the song comes on.
Just remembered one from when I was a kid.
That line in Don’t Worry Be Happy that goes “the landlord says your rent is late, he may have to litigate” I heard at first as “he may have to lift the gate.” I don’t remember if somebody smartened me up or if I just figured it out, but for a while I’d always wonder why you wouldn’t just put in an electric fence. that way the landlord couldn’t lift the gate to get in and take you out of your house.
From “What’s Up” by Four Non-Blondes… The line was “I pray every single day” and I swore for years it was “I pray at the sink all day” which, in my 20-something mind somehow made sense.
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