Misheard Song Lyrics

Yorick

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I used to listen to Hurricane by Bob Dylan when I was in fourth grade and here are some lyrics to the song as I misheard them:
Amazing song, thanks for mentioning your misheard lyrics! I like them :smile: Also, Gray Coat would be a cool name :big_grin:
 

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A couple Depeche Mode's:

Personal Jesus: "Reach out and touch faith" heard as "reach out and touch me"

Everything Counts: "The graph on the wall tells the story of it all" heard as "...the story of Adolph"

Prince's When Doves Cry: "Maybe you're just like my father, too bold" heard as "Maybe you're just like my father Tuvo"

And foreign language songs are always fun! The next to last line of Nina's 99 Luftballoons sounded like she was singing "99 left on the phone" and another line always strikes my ear as "and all kind of drigensneezal"

(and btw - some fun trivia about Bob Dylan's Hurricane: Dave Stewart & Siobhan Fahey named their firstborn Samuel Joseph "Hurricane" Stewart)
 

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When Pixies' "Monkey Gone to Heaven" first came out i thought they were singing "This month is going to happen"
 

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I found this one on a quiz last night:

"Michelle, ma belle, some say monkeys play piano well, play piano well..."

The real lyrics are in French or something.
The actual lyrics:

"Michelle, ma belle, sont des mots qui vont très bien ensemble, très bien ensemble..."

The words are the French equivalent of "These are words that go together well, my Michelle...", which occurs early in the song.

Another term for misheard lyrics is a "mondegreen", derived from "The Bonny Earl O'Moray", an old Scottish ballad from the 17th century:

"Ye highlands and ye lowlands, oh where hae ye been?
They hae slain the Earl O'Moray, and Lady Mondegreen"

The actual line is "They hae slain the Earl O'Moray, and laid him on the green."

(Laid, as in the past tense of lay, or place)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen
 

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Back when I was younger, I used to think that The Gentrys' "Keep On Dancing" said "Keep on dancin' in a frying pan",
until I found out later on that the actual lyric is "Keep on dancin' and a-prancin'... "
 

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The Beatles - I Am The Walrus

Correct: See how they smile like pigs in a sty
Misheard: See how they smell like pigs in the sky

Correct: Man, you should've seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe
Misheard: Man, you should've seen them kicking giant lollipops
 

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Does a mishearing that happened when I was little count?

I heard a line of a church hymn that said "up from the grave He arose" and I misheard it as "up from the gravy He rose"
 

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Norah Jones - Above Ground

Correct: Just my thoughts to keep me company
Misheard: Just my frogs to keep me company
 

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Anybody envisioning a Miss Piggy parody of "Above Ground"? :mad:
 
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