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Old 11-10-2012, 10:04 PM
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Misheard lyrics ("The Crosseyed Bear")

Ever hear a song and a certain line raises the question "Did they just sing what I thought they sang?"


I used to think Otis Redding in "Dock of the Bay" was singing: Sitting on the top of a bed watching a tire roll away." The real lyrics were "Sittin on the dock of the bay watching a tide roll away."
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:11 PM
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I think this thread concept has been done before, but what the heck.

When Freda Payne sang Band Of Gold when I was a kid I was sure she was saying pantyhose. At age 11 I was not quite sure why someone would leave their pantyhose behind but I thought I had an idea.

"Since you've been gone
All that's left is your panty hose
All that's left of the dream I hold
Is your panty hose"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIDeK7bVfUk
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:33 PM
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:47 PM
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:51 PM
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"There's a bad moon on the rise" = "There's a bathroom on the right".....no kidding that is what I though they said!
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:59 PM
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"There's a bad moon on the rise" = "There's a bathroom on the right".....no kidding that is what I though they said!
On Fogerty's Premonition album, that is what he sings as a joking reference to the misheard lyric.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:11 AM
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:13 AM
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To this day I thought Blinded by the light was referring to douche I just checked and it is duece I guess duece coupe now it makes sense
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These are known as Mondegreens. There used to be a fine webpage called "Mondegreens Ripped My Flesh" but it's NLA, apparently (I imagine the Wayback Machine will turn up a cached version).

Meanwhile, a couple of extant links on the topic:

http://www.brightweavings.com/ggkswords/mondegreens.htm
http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~w...ndegreens.html
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All of these are funny but mine it seems to me is bad or sad,take your pick!
My favorite 60'-70's Band THE WHO sand "Who are you" right and for 25+ yrs I thought they sang "Cool Water" and still to this day don't know why...lolOLOLOLOL



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Jimi Hendrix. Purple Haze. "'scuse me while I kiss this guy."

I used to think Jimi swung both ways.
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Check out Songfacts for more misheard lyrics.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:34 AM
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Paper Lace - "The Night She Called the Guy"
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To this day I thought Blinded by the light was referring to douche I just checked and it is duece I guess duece coupe now it makes sense
Probably one of the most difficult song lyrics to understand. Elton John has a few frequently mis-sung songs.
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