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Old 10-21-2009, 10:58 AM
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I was listening to a Disturbed song called "Divide". The chorus sounds like the guy is screaming "Titty bite! Titty bite! Titty bite!" over and over again.
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:02 AM
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Counting Crows - Big Yellow Taxis

I'm sure you'll understand what's odd about this song.
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:03 AM
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:05 AM
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My mate was convinced that the lyric went "Mattress dancer, do you ever".
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:08 AM
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I can't think of any funny lyrics that I've misheard off the top of my head, but this does remind me of Wishmaster - The Misheard Lyrics.
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:09 AM
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"Behind Blue Eyes" by the Who:

"No one knows what it's like
To be the Batman..."

When I was really young, I also misheard the lyric of "Getting Better" by the Beatles:

Actual:
I used to be cruel to my woman
I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved

I heard:
I used to be cruel to my woman
I beat her to death...
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:12 AM
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The only example I can think of is the old Monkees song "I'm a Believer." The line "When I needed sunshine, I got rain" sounds like "When I needed sunshine on my brain."
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:26 AM
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Oh hey, I just remembered one that I misheard as a kid, Oye Como Va by Carlos Santana. I heard: Don't eat my Cocoa Puffs, Tonight.
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:40 AM
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:45 AM
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Oh hey, I just remembered one that I misheard as a kid, Oye Como Va by Carlos Santana. I heard: Don't eat my Cocoa Puffs, Tonight.
I can't place that at all.

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Originally Posted by Tito Puente
Oye como va
mi ritmo
bueno pa' gozar
mulata
For years I thought the last line was "milagro" or "mi lado".
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:49 AM
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I remember I'd mishear "Hey Paradise, put up a parking lot" as "Hey paradise, put up a f***ing light."

... it, uh, didn't really fit in with how the rest of the song sounded.
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:52 AM
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I have a real problem with "Heart of Glass" by Blondie. As in, I can't work out what the lyrics are meant to be without outside help.
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:57 AM
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I remember I'd mishear "Hey Paradise, put up a parking lot" as "Hey paradise, put up a f***ing light."

... it, uh, didn't really fit in with how the rest of the song sounded.
That's what I linked upthread.

Blondie is awesome.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:00 PM
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I can't place that at all.



For years I thought the last line was "milagro" or "mi lado".
I dunno man, I was like 4.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:01 PM
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"Shot Down in Flames" from Silent Hill Origins features the words "breath on the glass." Until I looked up the lyrics, I thought it was "ripped from the cracks."

I still think my version's spookier.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:07 PM
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Blinded by the light, revved up like a douche...
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:09 PM
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Blinded by the light, revved up like a douche...
Oh man, I always heard that too! How would one rev up a douche?
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:11 PM
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Remember the song "How's it Gonna Be" by...Third Eye Blind, I think? Well, there's a line towards the end of the song that goes, "I wanna taste the salt of your skin/the salt of oblivion." My dad once pointed out that "the" sounds like "duh," and now I can't un-hear it.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:12 PM
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Stone Temple Pilots is king of this. Pearl Jam being second of course.

STP- Tripping on a hole in a paper heart
Actual:
All dressed up on wedding day keep on trippin anyway
I am I am I said Im not myself, but Im not dead and Im not for sale
So keep your bankroll lottery eat your salad day deathbed motorcade

What I hear EVERY TIME:
All dressed up in chicken wings, keep on tastin' anyway
I am I am I said I'm not myself, I'm not gay and I'm not for sale
Ya rah rah rah rah rah rah fo mokay funky monkay.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:16 PM
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I like your version better, cortbassist.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:18 PM
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Oh, and there's a song I really like by Hard-Fi called Cash Machine. The end lyric is, "There's a hole in my pocket, my pocket, my pocket," but thanks to my husband now it's "There's a hole in my pocky, my pocky, my pocky."
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:24 PM
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Not a lyric, but my stepmom is watching a show in the next room called "If these walls could talk" about the history of homes, and i swear the narrator just said these people found "an antique cyborg"
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:37 PM
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Blinded by the light, revved up like a douche...
This is the only one I can think of that I messed up.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:38 PM
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Blinded by the light, revved up like a douche...
Thank you for posting this. This one is a classic I think - I've known many people who heard it this way, from different places and social circles.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:40 PM
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Blinded by the light, revved up like a douche...
I REFUSE to believe it is anything else.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:50 PM
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What is the actual lyric? "Revved up like a douche" is all I can hear.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:50 PM
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So much from Modest Mouse.

SAMPLE (from "I Came as a Rat")

Actual lyrics:

I came as ice
I came as a whore
I came as advice that came too short

What I heard:

I came as ass
I came as a whore
I came as advice that came too short

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Old 10-21-2009, 12:53 PM
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What is the actual lyric? "Revved up like a douche" is all I can hear.
"Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night."
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:53 PM
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I'm going to guess the actual lyric is "deuce." As in "little deuce coupe" and others.

I'm surprised no one's mentioned the classic mondegreen "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy" yet.

Edit: Darn it, Nadia.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:58 PM
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"Hey Sandy" by Polaris
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