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Mondegreens

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by NeoPhile, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. NeoPhile

    NeoPhile Can I get a "Bright not Broken"?

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    In this thread, we post mondegreens.
    What is a Mondegreen, you might ask? A mondegreen is a misunderstood lyric from a song. It gets its name from the classic Scottish ballad "The Bonnie Earl O' Moray". There's a line in the song that goes "They have slain the Earl of Moray and laid him on the green". However, many people have misheard the lyric to say, "They have slain the Earl of Moray and Lady Mondegreen". This always confused people because there never was a Lady Mondegreen in Scottish history.
    A famous mondgegreen in American history comes from Jimmi Hendrix's famous song "Purlple Haze". Of course, the refrain of that song goes, "Excuse me while I kiss the sky". Many people misheard it to say, "Excuse me while I kiss this guy". Sometimes in concerts, Hendrix would make fun of the mondegreen and pretend to kiss Billy Cox, his bassist.
    While I never misheard Hendrix's lyric, I'll start with one that I really did mishear:
    From "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Judy Garland:
    "Somewhere over the rainbow
    weigh a pie"
    (Of course, the real lyric is way up high.)
    Post your mondegreens here!
     
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  2. xudo

    xudo something

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    My grandfather apparently used to swear blind that the song 'It's a Mystery' by Toyah Wilcox was actually 'Hysterectomy'.
     
  3. Judge

    Judge Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Well....lol in the 70s I still recall my college dormitory friends grousing about the lyrics of "Blinded By The Light". Which sounded somewhat different than the actual lyrics themselves. :eek:

     
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  4. NeoPhile

    NeoPhile Can I get a "Bright not Broken"?

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    Same here. I swear they were saying "Wrapped up like a douche got a roller in the night".
     
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    Judge Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    LOL. Bingo. :eek:
     
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    Judge Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Funny to think how long I went mumbling the lyrics to "Born To Be Wild" when I was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off. :p

    Get your motor runnin'
    Head out on the highway
    Lookin' for adventure
    And whatever comes our way
    Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
    Take the world in a love embrace
    Fire all of your guns at once
    And explode into space
    I like smoke and lightning
    Heavy metal thunder
    Racin' with the wind
    And the feelin' that I'm under
    Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
    Take the world in a love embrace
    Fire all of your guns at once
    And explode into space
    Like a true nature's child
    We were born, born to be wild
    We can climb so high
    I never wanna die
    Born to be wild
    Born to be wild



    Still, it's god-like rock n roll, baby! Though in reality Captain America hated those butterfly handlebars. :cool:
     
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    xudo something

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    We ALWAYS sing "lit up like a douche" @VenomousAlbino :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
     
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    kay Well-Known Member

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    There is a Captain Beefheart song that I am sure repeats the phrase, "send in Spock".
     
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    xudo something

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    Slipknot 'Wait and Bleed'. There's a line "inside my shell I wait and bleed" that I have always heard as "inside Michelle I wait and bleed."

     
  10. NeoPhile

    NeoPhile Can I get a "Bright not Broken"?

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    "Every Heartbeat" by Amy Grant
    "Every Harvey-there's your name. Loud and clear I state my claim. Ask anyone and they'll tell you it's true. Every Harvey belongs to you."
    I always wondered what a "Harvey" was.
     
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    The Steve Miller Band: Jet Airliner. :cool:

    Funky kicks or funky sh*t going down in the city? :confused: Guess it depends on the radio station and their relationship with the FCC. :p

    Leavin' home, out on the road
    I've been down before
    Ridin' along in this big ol' jet plane
    I've been thinkin' about my home
    But my love light seems so far away
    And I feel like it's all been done
    Somebody's tryin' to make me stay
    You know I've got to be movin' on

    Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
    Don't carry me too far away
    Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
    Cause it's here that I've got to stay

    Goodbye to all my friends at home
    Goodbye to people I've trusted
    I've got to go out and make my way
    I might get rich you know I might bet busted
    But my heart keeps calling me backwards
    As I get on the 707
    Ridin' high I got tears in my eyes
    You know you got to go through hell
    Before you get to heaven

    Big ol' jet airliner
    Don't carry me too far away
    Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
    Cause it's here that I've got to stay

    Touchin' down in New England town
    Feel the heat comin' down
    I've got to keep on keepin' on
    You know the big wheel keeps on spinnin' around
    And I'm goin' with some hesitation
    You know that I can surely see
    That I don't want to get caught up in any of that
    Funky **** goin' down in the city

    Big ol' jet airliner
    Don't carry me too far away
    Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
    Cause it's here that I've got to stay

    Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
    Don't carry me too far away
    Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
    Cause it's here that I've got to stay
    Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah

    Big ol' jet airliner
    Don't carry me too far away
    Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
    Cause it's here that I've got to stay

    Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
    Carry me to my home
    Oh, oh big ol' jet airliner
    Cause it's there that I belong

    Jet Airliner Lyrics - Steve Miller Band

     
  12. NeoPhile

    NeoPhile Can I get a "Bright not Broken"?

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    On that note: "Dream Lover" by Mariah Carey:
    "Dream Hour come rescue me"......"Won't you please come around cause I want to s**t forever with you, baby".
     
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    I actually saw this one on YouTube, a guy was purposely twisting the lyrics of the Stone Roses song, 'I Wanna Be Adored' and making it, "I wanna be a door". Which I found hilarious.
     
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    A collection of Mondegreens from comedian Peter Kay. :)
    Enjoy:

     
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  15. NeoPhile

    NeoPhile Can I get a "Bright not Broken"?

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    She's Got the Look by Roxette:
    She's got the Look
    She's got the Look
    What in the world can take your mind off her boobs?
     
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    I thought of another one. My Mum said when Guns 'n Roses 'Paradise City' came out, she thought they were singing "Take me down to a very nice city."

    How she managed that when the clue is in the name, I don't know :tearsofjoy:
     
  17. NeoPhile

    NeoPhile Can I get a "Bright not Broken"?

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    The Boys of Summer by Don Henley:
    "You got your hair combed back
    and your sunglasses on, baby!
    I can tell you my lovely loo will still be strong
    after the Boys of Summer are gone."
    Of course, the real lyric is "My love for you will still be strong."
     
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    Ok, I gotta ask!
    Is this Asperger's related or normal among people?
    I used to do that ALL the time, though nothing really comes to mind right now.
     
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    one day at a time sweet Jesus
    i would sing do you remember when he walked upon men
    walked among men actual.lyric
     
  20. NeoPhile

    NeoPhile Can I get a "Bright not Broken"?

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    Nuerotypicals mishear lyrics too. My mom, a nuerotypical, always thought the lyric in "Hang on Sloopy" was "Hang on Snoopy".