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Misheard Song Lyrics

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:12 pm
by Steo
We've all been there, where you like a song, yet you've been hearing/singing the wrong lyrics for a long time, only to read the lyrics one day and be like wtf!?

Basically, just post the name of the song, what the line was supposed to be, and what you thought it was saying.

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I'll start with Green Day - American Idiot.

I used to always think the line was:

"Can you hear the sound of the stereo"

Where it turned out he's actually saying:

"Can you hear the sound of hysteria". :lol:

Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:15 pm
by Cairnie
Kentucky Rain by Elvis will always sound like “the fucking rain” to some people. xD

Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:00 pm
by PluMGMK
Oh shoot, this could've been fun! Well, I'll post here anyway, since one of the goals of Record Day is to shuffle the discussion topics for the rest of the year too!

I used to think that in American Pie, the good old boys were drinking "whiskey and wine" rather than "whiskey and rye". :P I've also read a theory that it's actually "in Rye", referring to a location in New York State.

Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:36 pm
by Cairnie
I can think of a good few Elton John songs where I spent the whole time mishearing lyrics. Like with Sacrifice for example, I’d hear the line “cold, cold heart” as “coco pops”.

Then with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road I misheard “going back to my plough” as “going back to my cloud”, and “hunting the horny back toad” as “right at the heart of my toe”. I’m weird like that.

Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:18 pm
by PluMGMK
To be fair, I don't think I've ever caught any of the lyrics of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, apart from the title itself! :P

Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:39 pm
by 12RayChienne9
Many people believe when listening to Eiffel 65's song "I'm Blue (Da Ba Dee)", they mishearded the phrase "I'm blue da ba dee da ba daa" as "I'm blue, if I was green I would die".

I actually heard it saying the previous one, which it's correct.

Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:35 am
by Steo
Yeah that song has been known for having misheard lyrics, I've heard many rumours about it, even though it literally says da ba dee in the title.

Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:14 pm
by 12RayChienne9
Steo wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:35 am
Yeah that song has been known for having misheard lyrics, I've heard many rumours about it, even though it literally says da ba dee in the title.
Exactly yes.

Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:34 am
by R4Y_ANC3L
Bumped.

The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star

Whenever I heard "Video Killed The Radio Star", I kept thinking they were saying "Video Killed The Radio Store".

Still to this day, I think they do. Like when I sing the lyrics, I still say "Store" even though I know it is "Star".

Re: Misheard Song Lyrics

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:10 am
by Steo
Their accent they sing the song in really does sound like "store" to be honest.