Most misunderstood song lyrics

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When I was a kid, my parents had an old Perry Como album with the song "Catch a Falling Star" on it. The first words were 'Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day...'
Well...I always thought he was singing 'Ketchup on your stocking, put it in your pocket...' Just cracked up my parents big time.
Anyone else out there with any good ones?
 

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When the Beach Boys sang: Help me Rhonda, help me get her out of my heart; I thought they said, help me eat her out in my car. My aunt finally set me straight after she stopped laughing.
 
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20 bucks to anyone who can tell me the lyrics to yellow ledbetter WITHOUT cheating by looking it up on the net-I've yet to find anyone who can understand that song without looking up the lyrics.
 
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Originally posted by Ivan Seeking
When the Beach Boys sang: Help me Rhonda, help me get her out of my heart; I thought they said, help me eat her out in my car. My aunt finally set me straight after she stopped laughing.
This would be hysterically funny if you hadn't been 35 at the time.
 
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Anyone translate this:


Mayorzy dotzin dozey dotzin
Liddle lamzy divey
A kiddely divey do wooden chew oo?
A kiddely divey do, wooden chew?
 
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Mares eat oats and does eat oats
and little lambs eat ivy.
A kid'll (kid will) eat ivy too. Wouldn't you?
A kid'll (kid will) eat ivy too. Wouldn't you?

Njorl
 
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In the Rolling Stones 'Street Fighting Man', there's a line:

'Hey, said my name is called disturbance'

that sounds just like:

'Hey, so my name is Gorgeous Gervis'

I'm sure if my name was Gorgeous Gervis, I'd have gotten into plentty of fights.

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Right, Njorl. And this dates your origins to the cretaceous or thereabouts.
 
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Originally posted by zoobyshoe
Right, Njorl. And this dates your origins to the cretaceous or thereabouts.
Watch it, Methusela! I know that song, too.
 
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People must believe I am from the Cretaceous Period, too. This might explain why they keep telling me I'm a Cretin.
 
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Originally posted by BoulderHead People must believe I am from the Cretaceous Period, too. This might explain why they keep telling me I'm a Cretin.
In your case any competent geologist ought to be able to match your head with known formations and give you a ball park figure.
 
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Jimi Hendrix:

"'Scuse me while I kiss dis guy"
 
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The 70s gave us these lyrics that have reduced cryptologists to wailing and hair pulling ever since:

Blinded by the light!
Wrapped uppa like a dooshin ina roller ina night.
Blinded by the light!
Wrapped uppa like a dooshin ina roller ina night.
 
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Blinded by the light!
Wrapped uppa like a dooshin ina roller ina night.
Blinded by the light!
Wrapped uppa like a dooshin ina roller ina night.

No no! That was: Wrapped up like a doosh an then I roll her in the night.

Gees!
 
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Blinded by the light!
Wrapped uppa like a dooshin ina roller ina night.
Blinded by the light!
Wrapped uppa like a dooshin ina roller ina night.

There was a skit by 'The Vacant Lot' about this song. Four guys are playing cards, and one guy starts singing this, screwing it up completely. The next guy ridicules him, then screws it up worse etc.

They were a funny comedy team, but they never really made it big.

link:
http://www.unoriginal.com/tvl/blinded.html [Broken]

Njorl
 
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Thanks Njorl; god that is hilarious. I laughed so hard my stomach hurts.

Zooby, we could have been failed comedians.


Originally posted by Njorl
There was a skit by 'The Vacant Lot' about this song. Four guys are playing cards, and one guy starts singing this, screwing it up completely. The next guy ridicules him, then screws it up worse etc.

They were a funny comedy team, but they never really made it big.

link:
http://www.unoriginal.com/tvl/blinded.html [Broken]

Njorl
 
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Originally posted by Ivan Seeking
No no! That was: Wrapped up like a doosh an then I roll her in the night.

Gees!
NO NO NO! It's : Wrapped up like a DOUCHE (like 'douche' bag!) another roller in the night!

GEEZ!

edit: well, I wrote this before I saw the link, so I'm not so weird after all. SEE?! Someone ELSE thought they were saying DOUCHE, too! Yeah! They ARE saying douche!
 
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Originally posted by Ivan Seeking Zooby, we could have been failed comedians.
If we'd only risen high enough to fall that far.
 
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I still don't know the correct lyrics to this one:
Mammaries...lick the corner of my mouth
Mister where'd you get those mammaries
of the way we were


Oh, and what the heck is "the pompatous of love?"
 
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Hey, was the VL the show which features clips from Jesus' days in high school? They aired that on CBC briefly a long time ago.
 
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Yep, that's the one. I saw it a few times on Comedy Central.

Njorl
 
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Originally posted by Njorl
There was a skit by 'The Vacant Lot' about this song. Four guys are playing cards, and one guy starts singing this, screwing it up completely. The next guy ridicules him, then screws it up worse etc.

They were a funny comedy team, but they never really made it big.

link:
http://www.unoriginal.com/tvl/blinded.html [Broken]

Njorl

Funny, the Kids in the Hall did an almost identical sketch.

Would you like some chicken with your egg?
 
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Originally posted by tribdog
Oh, and what the heck is "the pompatous of love?"

It's something that a space cowboy thinks of right after midnight.
 
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Originally posted by Zantra
20 bucks to anyone who can tell me the lyrics to yellow ledbetter WITHOUT cheating by looking it up on the net-I've yet to find anyone who can understand that song without looking up the lyrics.

Well, I'll grant you that one, but besides that Mr. Vedder is utterly impeccable in his enunciation!
 
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Then there's Weird Al Yankovic's take on "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana...

What is this song all about?
Can't figure any lyrics out
How do the words to it go?
I wish you'd tell me, I don't know
Don't know, don't know, don't know, oh no
Don't know, don't know, don't know...

Now I'm mumblin' and I'm screamin'
And I don't know what I'm singin'
Crank the volume, ears are bleedin'
I still don't know what I'm singin'
We're so loud and incoherent
Boy, this oughta bug your parents
Yeah

It's unintel-ligible
I just can't get it through my skull
It's hard to bargle nawdle zouss
With all these marbles in my mouth
Don't know, don't know, don't know, oh no
Don't know, don't know, don't know...

Well, we don't sound like Madonna
Here we are now, we're Nirvana
Sing distinctly? We don't wanna
Buy our album, we're Nirvana
A garage band from Seattle
Well, it sure beats raising cattle
Yeah

And I forgot the next verse
Oh well, I guess it pays to rehearse
The lyric sheet's so hard to find
What are the words? Oh, nevermind
Don't know, don't know, don't know, oh no
Don't know, don't know, don't know...

Well, I'm yellin' and we're playin'
But I don't know what I'm sayin'
What's the message I'm conveyin'?
Can you tell me what I'm sayin'?
So have you got some idea?
Didn't think so -- Well, I'll see ya
Sayonara, sayonara
Ayonawa, odinawa
Odinaya, yodinaya
Yaddayadda, yaaahyaaah
Ayaaaaaah!
 
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My friend used to make minor mistakes with Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. In the lyrics 'Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me', he mistook it for 'beware the cook has a devil put aside for me' and with 'thunderbolts and lightning' was '7 bolts of lightning'. Not very funny but i laughed.

I thought he said Gorgeous Gerbels in 'Street Fighting Man'

I guess I am going to have to find some odd lyrics now uhhh how about Guns N Roses - Garden of Eden. The song lyrics are hard to understand and have no real relevance at all...THEY DONT MAKE SENSE! ill give u a random sample from one verse.

"you got a glass jawed toothache
of a mental disease
and they be runnin round back
see em line up on their knees
cause the kiss ass sycophants
throwin penance at your feet"

Then the other verses have don't even follow on with the rest of the song...find the lyrics n u'll see what i mean
 
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I think weird al and his group have got to be among the best musicians out there. Now there music annoys the heck out of me after to much, but the way they can go from genre to genre in a blink of an eye has always impressed me.

As to funky lyrics, when I was younger, I though "The Who's" song "Who are you" was saying "Uhwarrie Ooh ooh, ooh ooh" which is the national forest I grew up nearby.

Remember the cheasy pop song "I want to be rich" My little cousin used to run around the house singing "I want to be a bi*ch".
 
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How about:

Kaun Hai Jisne Dubaara Mudke Mujhe Nahin Dekha
Who Is He? Oh My Gosh
Deewana Hai Dekho Bekaraar Woh
Sambhalo Sambhalo Na Pyaar Ho
Deewana Hai Dekho Bekaraar Woh
Sambhalo Sambhalo Na Pyaar Ho
Apna Bana Ke Dekho Dil Na Churale Woh
Aisa Kyon Lage Hai Bolo Na
Jhoom Chiki Chiki Jhoom Tum Bolo Hai Woh Kaun Jo
Baar Baar Yeh Dil Khota Hai Dekh Ke Usko
Jhoom Chiki Chiki Jhoom Tum Bolo Hai Woh Kaun Jo
Baar Baar Yeh Dil Khota Hai Dekh Ke Usko

Ok, I admit, I'm into Hindi music..
 
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Speaking of Mr. Vedder, I always thought the lyric from "Glorified G" that goes "glorified version of a pellet gun" was "glorified version of a pelican." Needless to say the song makes a lot more sense now.

edit: especially the "always keep it loaded" part.
 
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This, from weird Al:(1990s?)

What is this song all about?
Can't figure any lyrics out
How do the words to it go?


posted by Hypnagogue
reminds me of this, from the chorus of a song in Ruddigore by Gilbert and Sullivan: (1890s?)

This particularly rapid, unintelligible patter,
isn't generally heard,
and if it is ,
it doesn't matter
 
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Creedance Clearwater Revival:

"There's a Bad Moon on the Rise"

"There's a bathroom on the right."

The love theme song from the movie "Top Gun" has a line in it that is something like:

"Through the hourglass I found you, in time you slipped away..."

My wife always thought it was:

"Julio at last I found you..." (Which makes about as much sense!)
 
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When I moved to Oregon I was held at gunpoint and forced to listen to country music. Garth Brook's Shameless: It sounded to me like he was Shavin. Whenever possible I would sing along; I'm shavin! At least two people have complained that all they can hear now are my lyrics.

Also, this just occurred to me yersterday. I know a guy who loved Fleetwood Mac. He named his daughter after her song Rianna; he thought she said Riannan. Years later he was quite surprised to realize the mistake.
 
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It's Rhiannon.
 
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Originally posted by Njorl
It's Rhiannon.

Hah! So I got it backwards again. That's my wifes fault.


Edit: LOL. Now she's stomping her feet and saying that I screwed it up...
you get the idea.

Troublemaker.

:wink:
 
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what gets me is how often people misunderstand these lyrics (sung forwards, not backwards):

Sacrificial Suicide by Deicide
Satanized, crucified, feel the warth of suicide
Incus fear of the sphere, angel darkness disappears
Covenant, blasphemous, open up unhollness
Father Satan, let me just unholy sins

Chorus:
Suicide sacrifice
Desrtuction of holy life
Blood of unholy knife
Satan I sacrifice

Behold the crucifix, symbol of sterility
I am crucifix - Satan
Suicide sacrifice, profeasting evil night
Lust into reality - Satan
Angel of the black abyss, Satan lord i hall
Insane blasphemous - Satan
Sacrifical suicide, Ritual to end my life
Behemoth incess my fate - Satan

Dammed to tell, end of my life
Warth of God - Satan
Sin my soul, blesses with fire
Throne of stone - Satan
I must die, in my wake
Seventh gate - Satan
Suicide, end my life
I must die - satan

Suicide sacrifice, thrust of evil deep inside
Lucifer never lies, take away thee mortal life
Demigod, Satan son, commend to body to the ground
Father Satan, I'll find peace when I am God

***
 

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