I thought it was something like, "Monterrey Jack steak".
― kkvgz, Wednesday, 12 May 2010 22:38 (3 years ago) Permalink
There's a Nation of Ulysses song where they say "Cough syrup! What are you coughin' up? Cough syrup!"
For some reason I thought they said, in an intentionally bad Japanese accent, "Godzirra! What are you talkin' about? Godzirra!" - as if people were warning someone that Godzilla was right behind him, and he didn't understand.
― scott pgwp (pgwp), Wednesday, 12 May 2010 22:41 (3 years ago) Permalink
there was this chick we used to chat with on IRC that used to love the song "I Got a Man" by Positive K, but she would insist the lyrics were:
"I got a manWHAT'S YOUR MAN GOT TO DO WITH ME?I got a manI'M NOT TRYIN TO HEAD OUT SEA"
She insisted "head out sea" was a metaphor. Then again, this was the same girl who once claimed World War 1 was fought between the North and the South over slaves.
― Sherman Helmsley Teabag (Cattle Grind), Wednesday, 12 May 2010 22:52 (3 years ago) Permalink
All these years I've heard a line from B&S's "Shoot the Sexual Athlete" as ".. and he dressed like Sharon Olds." SHOCKED AND DISAPPOINTED to find out that he dresses like Sherlock Holmes.
― CompuPost, Saturday, 17 July 2010 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink
Show me a penis
Just when I thought that love could never be a part of me/that's when you came along/and showed me a penis
(Juvenile, I know)
― is breads of india still tite (admrl), Sunday, 18 July 2010 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink
"No more will my green seagull turn a deeper blue"
(paint it black)
― ledge, Wednesday, 4 August 2010 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink
To expand on "Africa" confusion...
"There's nothing that a hundred men on mars could ever doI guess the rain's down in Africa..."
― andrew m., Wednesday, 4 August 2010 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink
"I just hope my pinball's not too big"
― andrew m., Wednesday, 4 August 2010 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink
Brother and I used to think Immigrant Song went:
"Always sleeping, and crushing on / I wanna go where there's a wrestling show!"
― Theodore "Thee Diddy" Roosevelt (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink
Hey little thing lemon lime sh' can-o-corn/ Uh mama I'm sure the ha nah nah disciplaaan!
― slagterm, Thursday, 5 August 2010 02:13 (2 years ago) Permalink
Bryan Adams' abomination came on the other day and I realized that all these years I thought the lyrics were "I'd die for you / I'd lie for you / I'd walk a mile for you..."
Like, a WHOLE mile. ON FOOT.
― scott pgwp (pgwp), Thursday, 5 August 2010 03:38 (2 years ago) Permalink
always hear: "and he can't be a man cos he doesn't smoke / ten cigarettes a week". worked as i now smoke 10 cigarettes each week, no less.
a friend slept over last night so made breakfast this morning, listening to a bunch of 60s northern soul tracks and patti & the emblems 'mixed up shook up girl' (the great live version from that multi-cd compilation) came on. my friend was shocked and wondered who the 'big fat sugar girl' was
― NI, Friday, 17 September 2010 10:11 (2 years ago) Permalink
xp: I have always thought that too.
― Riverside (kkvgz), Friday, 17 September 2010 10:34 (2 years ago) Permalink
elvis, burning love: "i missed my turn to smoke, but i feel fine"beach boys: "round round get a round, i'll get a round... i'll get a round in, i'll give you special brew"
― village idiot (dog latin), Friday, 17 September 2010 12:35 (2 years ago) Permalink
for context, xp
― NI, Friday, 17 September 2010 13:01 (2 years ago) Permalink
"Ooh, I'm gonna buy shoes then I'm ready for the WEEKEND!!"
― Mark G, Friday, 17 September 2010 13:54 (2 years ago) Permalink
and i was standing on the side of the roadrain falling on my shoesheading out for the east coastlord knows i've paid some dudes gettin' throughtangled up in blue
― astronomy broheems (haitch), Friday, 1 October 2010 11:42 (2 years ago) Permalink
roxy music - stranded
actual lyrics: "from courtly love to costly game"
i always hear: "from courtNEY love to costly game"
― charlie h, Wednesday, 6 October 2010 14:26 (2 years ago) Permalink
"Make me a deal, and make it quickOffside is zeal, I kick it.Doowabeda DEE a ZurrrrrWIT!I really hope we don't blow it..."
― Mark G, Wednesday, 6 October 2010 14:29 (2 years ago) Permalink
but which chevrolet i owni drive back to the place you arepeter gabriel, "in your eyes"
― kamerad, Wednesday, 15 December 2010 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink
David Bowie, "Wild is the Wind": "Don't you know, your life- it's hell"
― B'wana Beast, Sunday, 26 December 2010 08:06 (2 years ago) Permalink
basically what the clean version of the song results in
― We attack the mayor with hummus (kelpolaris), Sunday, 26 December 2010 08:11 (2 years ago) Permalink
The Jungle Brother's "Black Is Black" I heard "Martin Luther had to shout" as "Martin Buber had to shout." For a brief moment I was impressed that the Jungle brothers were throwing out Buber references before I pieced things together.
― EDB, Friday, 21 January 2011 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink
When I was a kid I always heard that Dire Straits song as 'money for nothing and your chips for free'. I mean, who's gonna turn down free chips? I'll take mine with salt and loads of vinegar, thanks.
― wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Friday, 21 January 2011 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink
I always heard INXS 'Don't Change' as:
Don't change the earthDon't change a thing, for me
― VegemiteGrrrl, Sunday, 27 September 2009 10:50 (1 year ago)
...you mean it isnt that? *checks*
― Stargazey Pi (Trayce), Saturday, 22 January 2011 01:06 (2 years ago) Permalink
I also thought "The one thing"'s chorus went "you want my thing". Blargh. Mumbles Hutchence.
― Stargazey Pi (Trayce), Saturday, 22 January 2011 01:09 (2 years ago) Permalink
"Oh, give me the Beach Boys and free my soul, I wanna get lost in your rock n roll and drift away ..."
― Jazzbo, Thursday, 10 March 2011 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink
Is the band name Half Man Half Biscuit derived from the Birthday Party song She's Hit in which A Monster Half Man Half-beast climbs the stairs?Think that's the right correct words but Cave sounds odd at that point.
― Stevolende, Thursday, 10 March 2011 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink
Wo-Woh it's a Rock and Roll Dalmatian....
― Mark G, Thursday, 11 August 2011 14:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
"I'm not talking 'bout a live-in""I'm not talking 'bout milennia"
(England Dan and John Ford Coley - "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight")
― timellison, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 22:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
There's a warlock blowin the stars around...
― i drive a wood paneled station dragon (La Lechera), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 22:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
Isn't she lovelyIsn't she wonderfulIsn't she preciousLess than one minute oldI never thought through love we'd beMaking one as lovely as sheBut isn't she lovely, yes or no
― the four HOOSmen of the STEENpacolypse (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 22:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
misheard lyric: "bad day at the cattery, they're making a mess of me" actual lyric: "bad day at the cannery, they're making a mess of me"
from Meet Me In The Dollar Bin by Les Savy Fav.
― spellcheck is really advanced these days (cajunsunday), Saturday, 12 November 2011 13:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
I don't want my pizza burnin'
― Johnny Fever, Monday, 2 January 2012 19:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
Pixies lyrics I have misheard:
"losing my penis to a horrid disease" I refused to believe that he was saying "whore with disease"
"I am moved -- SHIT! and I lose ya!" ("I am un chien andalusia")
― the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Monday, 2 January 2012 21:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
"spending all my money on jewellery and vehicles"
"spending all my money on jewellery and bagels"
― gucci gyoza (tpp), Sunday, 15 April 2012 10:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
An alternative take on Neil Young's classic 'Broken Arrow'...
"Did you see them in the river?They were there to wave to you.Could you tell that the empty quiver? Groundskin.In the inn on the banks that were crowded and narrowHeld a broken arrow?"
Now I know that italicised part makes absolutely no sense and I know now that its actually "empty-quiverred brown-skinned Indian", but for years that's how I heard it (no lyric sheets in those Buffalo Springfield albums!).
― Bloody Snail, Sunday, 15 April 2012 15:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'M THE ILLEST MUTHAFUCKA FROM HERE TO GARDENIA
Until last week, I though this line was "I'm the illest muthafucka since Vincent Gardenia", thus continuing the Beastie Boys tradition of surpassing the hip hop prowess of Italian-American character actors, cf. Abe Vigoda.
― bendy, Sunday, 20 May 2012 21:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
Say your prayers!It's a won--derful gift my son,To include everyone.
― Quiet Desperation, LLC (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:12 (11 months ago) Permalink
― pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 6 August 2012 19:56 (9 months ago) Permalink
war of the masses / outcome disastrous / many of the victim's families shaved their asses
― Poliopolice, Monday, 6 August 2012 20:17 (9 months ago) Permalink
my friend missy posting abt her daughter on facebook: A-- asked to hear "Missy in the sky with dominoes."
― lag∞n, Friday, 5 October 2012 16:36 (7 months ago) Permalink
― set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 5 October 2012 16:42 (7 months ago) Permalink
tinie tempeh - pass out
"i've never been to scunthorpe"
wait a minute he DOES say that
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 11:29 (6 months ago) Permalink
― Paul, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 15:58 (6 months ago) Permalink
― Paul, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:00 (6 months ago) Permalink
^ both engrained in my brain
― itt: 'splaining men (ledge), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:01 (6 months ago) Permalink
"spit on the streets/don't hesitate"
― qiqing, Monday, 26 November 2012 03:36 (5 months ago) Permalink
everyone's misheard "how soon is now," of course ... i originally thought that the opening lyric was "i am the sun and the air/of a shiner that is criminally vulgar." that is, that someone had punched Morrissey and gave him a black eye (or maybe that's me projecting?) what the "sun and air" had to do with getting a black eye, though, was an unsolved teenage mystery.― Tad (llamasfur), Thursday, 26 December 2002 20:23 (9 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
How Soon Is Ow?
― Mark G, Monday, 26 November 2012 09:15 (5 months ago) Permalink
I got the money and the juiceTwin sisters in my bedTheir father had AndySo i shot him in the head
i assumed it was some kind of Andy Griffith reference.
― how's life, Wednesday, 5 December 2012 10:41 (5 months ago) Permalink