bad ears, bad

As some of you may already know, there are lyrics in songs, some very popular, where it is hard to understand a word or two in any given phrase, and can sometimes be miscrewd to be something that it's not. For example:

Red Hot Chili Peppers' song "Scar Tissue", I thought what he was saying was "with the purple shed, it's a lonely view..." Jessica thought it was "with the burning shed, this lonely view...", but it's really "with the birds I'll share this lonely view..." weird huh?

Here are some others that are humorous that I've heard of or have thought myself (*hint: it's funnier if you know the song and can sing along with the wrong words*):

AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds":
wrong: "dirty thieves and the thunder chiefs..."
right: "dirty deeds done dirt cheap..."

Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze"
wrong: "excuse me while I kiss this guy"
right: "excuse me while I kiss the sky"

John Mellencamp's "Authority Song"
wrong: "I frighten Dorothy, and Dorothy always wins"
right: "I fight authority, authority always wins"

Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water"
wrong: "Slow talkin' Walter, the fire engine guy"
right: "Smoke on the water, the fire in the sky"

The Police's "Message In A Bottle"
wrong: "I'll send an SOS to a squirrel"
right: "I'll send an SOS to the world"

You can find some more here.

What are some that you've heard?


jerry said...

one of my favorites is elton johns "hold me closer tiny dancer".
From an episode of friends, Pheebie thought it was "hold me closer tony danza"

Korrie said...

Guns-N-Roses:"Paradise City"
Without knowing the name of the somg....
wrong:"Take me down to the very last city, where the grass is green..."
right:"Take me down to the Paradise City, where the grass is green...."

Once again, without knowing the name of the song....
Wrong:"kiss the rain"

Whitesnake:"here I go again"
Wrong:"Like a drifter on the shores, I walk along.."
Right:"Like a drifter, I was born to walk alone..."

And there are sooo many more!"

JennyMcB said...

Hold me closer tiny dancer? I used it think it was, all the clocks are tiny dancers. Wouldn't have been too bad, but I got caught singing it.

Laje Kahr said...

An old Saint song:
Wrong: "I pee in a cup"
Right: "Take this bitter cup."