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Misheard song lyrics - Mind blown

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ChubbyHuggs

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What I hear:
Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night.

Everyone Else:
Revved up like a douche, another runner in the night.
 

mackattk

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Pearl Jam - Better Man
Pearl Jam - Butter Man ( I prefer it this way )

"She lies and says she's in love with him, can't find the butter man
She dreams in color, she dreams in red, can't find the butter man"
 

SKINNER!

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Busta Rhyme's Pass The Courvoisier Pt.II:

Actual intro lyrics: Don't this shit make a n---- wanna (JUMP JUMP!)

How my friend heard it: Donkey shit make a n---- wanna (JUMP JUMP!)

He was probably taking the piss but still, quite funny.

My friend's brother thought that Stevie Nicks was singing "Just like the one we shove", and I always hear that now.

Same thing happened to me with a Rammstein song.

Playing Engel in the car and the lyrics "Gott weiß ich will kein Engel sein" comes on and my friend turns round and says "Why's he singing about Kurt Angle's eye?". Now I always hear "Kurt Angle's eye" everytime I listen to the song :|
 

SamVimes

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Speaking of Gabriel I was always thought that line in Solsbury Hill was "I told them what the smile on my face meant" but karaoke says it's "I told them not to spy on my basement". Not sure what the real lyric is but I like mine better so I always sing it anyway.

Yours is right.
 

mackattk

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My most recent is the song Titanium where, without knowing the name of the song, I misheard the lyric "I am titanium" as "I am a dirty whore". It seemed out of place.

I like to think of it as "I am part alien.", and think of it as a spiritual seccessor to that alien sex ET song.
 

GringoJB

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I once thought it was,

"Dirty deeds, Thunder Chief!" I actually prefer that.

My wife thought this until probably 2 years ago! Only she thought that it was about a guy named Deets. "Dirty Deets: Thunder Chief".

"Young Folks" always gets me... "We don't care about the young folks... talkin' 'bout the OnStar". They just really like roadside assistance I guess!
 

MadOdorMachine

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Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm

What Billy's saying "Inside of me and such a part of you."

What I heard "Sodomy and such a part of you."
 

Nymeria88

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In Lumineers Ho Hay, I thought it was saying:

"I belong to you, you belong to me and my sweetheart"

I hoped it was a song about some 3-way relationship. But no, it really is:

"I belong to you, you belong to me, you are my sweetheart."

More romantic, less exciting.
 

Cyrillus

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Blind Melon - No Rain

I used to always sing the line "You know I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today" as "You know I'd like to keep my cheating strategy". My best friend and guitarist made fun of me for it, so now I continue to sing the line that way out of spite!

EDIT: I accidentally a word.
 

squidhands

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More than half of David Lee Roth's lyrics are unintelligible (besides the "whoahs" and "ah yeahs", I mean).


For instance, in "Everbody Wants Some", there's a line where it just sounds like jibberish:

"I tooka mooba lab looking for a mook bee"

I still don't know what he's saying, and some of the lyric sites I've checked don't seem to know either. At least I know the last word in the line is "moon beam", yay.
 

Count of Monte Sawed-Off

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That Rage Against the Machine (I hate them) song where they keeping singing how they're the renegades of funk, I originally heard, "We're the redneck kings of funk. We're the redneck kings of funk."
 
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Stone Temple Pilots: "Feeliiiing... like a ham and mustard shake..."

Hootie and the Blowfish: "I wanna love you. The bear said, the bear said I caaaaaan."

Green Day: "Sometimes I wish I wanna pillow fight me."

You can't convince me these three aren't the actual lyrics.
 

serfr

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Brown Sugar,
How come you chase oh curly,
Brown Sugar,
Just like a backwards Chevy
 
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My all time favorite is a buddy in high school who thought the line from "You Oughta Know" was "It's not fair to deny me/of the cross eyed bear that you gave to me."

To this day the imagery inherent in that line it makes it impossible for me to listen to the song seriously.
 

Count of Monte Sawed-Off

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Stone Temple Pilots: "Feeliiiing... like a ham and mustard shake..."

Hootie and the Blowfish: "I'm gonna love you. The bear said, the bear said I caaaaaan."

Green Day: "Sometimes I wish I wanna pillow fight me."

You can't convince me these three aren't the actual lyrics.

"Sometimes I wish a polar bear would find me," are the actual lyrics.
 

LakeEarth

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Pearl Jam - Better Man
Pearl Jam - Butter Man ( I prefer it this way )

"She lies and says she's in love with him, can't find the butter man
She dreams in color, she dreams in red, can't find the butter man"

Same for me.

"I've got this corn and I've got this breaaadd, can't find the butter man...."
 

poppabk

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Californication
'And Cobain can you hear the Spears singing songs on specialist stations'
Thought it was an indictment of the way radio has changed.
 

Mikeside

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One of the most common ones I heard of was
"Like a battery hen I'll be gone when the morning comes"

...love it.
 

zer0blivion

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Rolling Stones Beast of Burden
"Don't ever leave your pizza burnin"

Steve Miller Jet Airliner
"Big ole' Jedi Lionel"
 

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REM's Losing My Religon. I always heard "..that brought me to my knees, pale." When it's actually "..brought me to my knees, failed."

I think I like the misheard version more.
 

ThankeeSai

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REM's Losing My Religon. I always heard "..that brought me to my knees, pale." When it's actually "..brought me to my knees, failed."

I think I like the misheard version more.

Ha, it has always been "pale" on every Karaoke I have ever been on. Odd!
 

BannedEpisode

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In Rocket Man I thought the line was Burning out my "fumes" instead of fuse for years.

In that Chumbawamba song I thought the line was, "I get no doubt" and not "I get knocked down". Only learned that about a year ago.
 

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Only one i can think of is 'wrapped up like a douche, another rudder in the night'

One song i have always had trouble with is Modest Mouse's King Rat. It's one of my favorites, but the line after 'went down like a ragdoll' always me stumble. I hear 'heavy with child,' but i don't know for sure.
 

tornjaw

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Sublime - Wrong Way

I gave her all that I had to give
I'm gonna make it hard to live
Salty tears running down to her chin
And the smears of her makeup I never wanna live
So we ran away
And I'm sorry when I say that to this very day
It was the wrong way
She took a hike it don't matter if I like it or not
'Cause she only wants the wrong way

I honestly thought it was:
Sloppy jizz running down her chin

I'm sorry.
 

Darth Pinche

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Funny story for this one. The song was originally by Springsteen. The line was "Cut loose like a duece/Another runner in the night" Deuce as in a hot rod, a car.

Manfred Mann does a cover and he changes it to "Wrapped up like a douche/Another runner in the night".

Manfred Mann's cover of Blinded by the Light was a number one hit while Springsteen's original went nowhere, and Bruce always tells the story of how the American people voted at the record store....and they chose douche.

Obligatory: The Vacant Lot : Blinded by the Night

"held up like a loofa by the foreman of the night...."
 

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I can empathise with that Peter Gabriel song, I never knew half the lyrics but that didn't stop me singing the shit out of them anyway.
 
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