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Old 10-21-2009, 12:00 PM
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Another classic -- though I never heard it that way -- is "There's a bathroom on the right" in CCR's "Bad Moon Rising."
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:01 PM
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Real winners turn the volume knob in their car way up and then back down when the word deuce is spoken so it is all like "Revved up like DOUCHE, another runner in the night"
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:02 PM
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I suppose "there's a bathroom on the right" is pretty much too ubiquitous to mention at this point. Fallout Boy is pretty unintelligable though - I could never figure out half the lyrics to "Sugar We're Going Down", to say nothing of "This Ain't a Sea, It's a God Chair Ass Face". Fallout Boy is also terrible, so no great loss.

[edit] - Dammit, Pooch.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:05 PM
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[edit] - Dammit, Pooch.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:18 PM
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I could never figure out half the lyrics to "Sugar We're Going Down".

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Old 10-21-2009, 02:03 PM
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In the film Once, one of the female lead's songs features the words "when others say I lie." Her Czech accent makes it sound like "when otters say I lie."
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:09 PM
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For a little while I thought the opening lyric to Madonna's La Isla Bonita was "Last night I dreamt of some bagels."
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:24 PM
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For a little while I thought the opening lyric to Madonna's La Isla Bonita was "Last night I dreamt of some bagels."
I thought it was "Last night I dreamt of lumbago."
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:51 PM
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In the film Once, one of the female lead's songs features the words "when others say I lie." Her Czech accent makes it sound like "when otters say I lie."
Shades of Citadel of the Otter!

To make a proper contribution, a friend of mine initially heard a line as "It's Sonic the raging hedgehog." I bet most of you can guess the song and correct line to which I refer. Answer spoilered below for those who cannot.

"It's Sonic the raping Hedgehog" from the song "Rapist Hedgehog." I mined this gem from Overlooked Remix.
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:06 PM
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There's this one bit in Mozart's Dies Irae where I swear to God it sounds like they're chanting "Phil Rizzuto, Phil Rizzuto". It's all I can ever hear.
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:26 PM
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I try to say goodbye and I choke
Try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it's clear
I want waffles when you're on my ear
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:50 PM
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Blinded by the light, revved up like a douche...
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Oh man, I always heard that too!
I always heard it as "ripped up like a douche, to the boner in the night".

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"Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night."
WHAAATTT

My version is way better.

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Another classic -- though I never heard it that way -- is "There's a bathroom on the right" in CCR's "Bad Moon Rising."
I heard it the right way the first time, and every time since it's been bathroom on the right.

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Mouth is alive with juices like wine
And I'm hungry like the wolf
I always heard it as "Mouses alive! Juice is like wine.". When I was a kid I thought it was because he must've been hungry. I mean, a wolf could eat a mouse, and then wash it down with some juice. And grape juice is sort of like wine since you take grapes but it's...I dunno man, I was five. It made sense at the time.
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:00 PM
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I always heard it as "ripped up like a douche, to the boner in the night".
"Officially" it's deuce, but there's just no way that word isn't meant to be interpreted as douche.
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:14 PM
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Every time I hear Pale Shelter, I think that Tears for Fears is singing about the android from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The actual lyrics are five thousand miles away from "Brent Spiner," but that's what I hear.

EDIT: Just listened to this song again. How the hell do you make "this failure" sound exactly like "Brent Spiner?" They've done it.
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:15 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:58 PM
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In Muse's song Supermassive Black Hole, I heard:

Ooh baby I'm a superhuman
Turns out that I'm a soul for you

In actuality:

I thought I was a fool for no one
But, ooh baby, I'm a fool for you

I mishear lyrics in weird ways.
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:23 PM
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I never realized they were saying "Shoot me" in Come Together until I tried singing it last night.
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:45 PM
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I never realized they were saying "Shoot me" in Come Together until I tried singing it last night.
I didn't even know those were words until Beatles RB. I just thought it was some noise they made. Like "shoooo shay" or something.
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:22 PM
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Yeah, I just always thought someone was saying "shoop" or something similar. I still refuse to accept that they're not saying "koo koo kachoo" in I Am the Walrus.
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:34 PM
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Yeah, I just always thought someone was saying "shoop" or something similar. I still refuse to accept that they're not saying "koo koo kachoo" in I Am the Walrus.
...They're not!?
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:22 AM
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Deep Purple, "Highway Star"

Original Lyric: "She stays close on every bend!"
What I Heard: "She Takes Clothes Off Every Bed!"

Yeah, I'm not really sure how that came to be either.

Also:

Rhapsody, "Lord of Thunder"
Original Lyric: "Lord of Thunder, please be my guide..."
What I Heard: "Lord of Thunder, please be a guy..."
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:57 AM
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Oh man, this happens to me all the time. There's a Shins song called "One By One All Day" with a line that goes "under the moan of rotting elm in the silo floor" but "silo floor" always sounds like "xylophone" to me. I'm convinced this is on purpose those, because right after the line there's a xylophone playing. So yeah.

Has anybody had the opposite experience though? In "Across the Universe" by The Beatles there's a line that my brother and I are convinced everyone in the world has misheard except for us. Here it is:

What everybody, including the Internet, songbooks, and the writers of the film "Across The Universe" think the line is:

Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
They slither while they pass, they slip away across the universe

What John Lennon is actually saying if you're not deaf:

Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe

Am I crazy, or is everybody else? You decide.
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:03 PM
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Oh man, this happens to me all the time. There's a Shins song called "One By One All Day" with a line that goes "under the moan of rotting elm in the silo floor" but "silo floor" always sounds like "xylophone" to me. I'm convinced this is on purpose those, because right after the line there's a xylophone playing. So yeah.

Has anybody had the opposite experience though? In "Across the Universe" by The Beatles there's a line that my brother and I are convinced everyone in the world has misheard except for us. Here it is:

What everybody, including the Internet, songbooks, and the writers of the film "Across The Universe" think the line is:

Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
They slither while they pass, they slip away across the universe

What John Lennon is actually saying if you're not deaf:

Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe

Am I crazy, or is everybody else? You decide.
No, I always heard it the way you have.
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:08 PM
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Exactly, but look in any lyric book, and it's the other way. People are just stupid, I guess.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:48 PM
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...They're not!?
The official printed lyric in the Magical Mystery Tour LP is "GOO GOO GOO JOOB." On the lyric sheet for the 1967-70 LP, it's "Goo goo g'joob."

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Am I crazy, or is everybody else? You decide.
That's how I always hear it, too.

Another Beatles lyric I used to mishear is in "A Hard Day's Night":

"So why on earth should I moan
'Cause when I get you alone
You know I feel all right"

For some reason, when I was younger I'd hear the first line as "So why I love to come home."
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:40 PM
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I had a friend back in high school who was the master of the misheard lyric. The best example:

Bananarama - Venus

Actual Lyric

I'm your Venus, I'm your fire
At your desire

His Version

I'm your penis, I'm your virus
Schwarzenegger!
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:44 PM
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I thought it was "I'm your desire," "At" makes no sense.
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:59 PM
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The little phrase at the end of Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Something" sounds like "The same old song of applesauce" to me.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:10 PM
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I dunno, I totally buy "they slither as they pass, they slip away across the universe". Granted that's probably not what I thought it was when I first heard it, but once I read the lyrics in a song book, I could definitely hear it that way.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:43 PM
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Exactly, but look in any lyric book, and it's the other way. People are just stupid, I guess.
No, you're definitely wrong. There's an obvious P sound.
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