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Rock 'n' Roll tuneout

  1. Feb 23, 2009 #1
    What lyrics have you previously attributed to songs which you later learned were otherwise?

    For instance, I heard: "They proceeded to tear the whole town down." (Actually "...hotel..." from We're an American Band, by Grand Funk Railroad.)

    For instance, I heard (the most famous tuneout?): "'scuse me while I kiss this guy." You fill in the rest...
     
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  3. Feb 23, 2009 #2

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    ...b-b-b-bangin' on you head... (....b-b-b-Bennie and the Jets...)

    :redface: But there are a lot of Elton John lyrics that I just can't understand!


    This one isn't mine, but someone I know...

    Ducks in the wind, all we are is ducks in the wind...
     
  4. Feb 23, 2009 #3

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    There was a website that had all of the "misheard" lyrics. It was hysterical.

    One that always made the Evo Child cringe and is still a joke between us is my "blackeyed sis is growing up?!"
     
  5. Feb 23, 2009 #4

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    I always misinterpreted the "On A Plain" lyric as "The finest day that I've ever had, was when I learned to cry on a man.".

    I don't tend to listen to lyrics too much.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2009 #5
    Elton John is one of my great offenders - I can't even misunderstand his singing.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2009 #6

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    "I buried Paul" misinterpreted for what is claimed to be "cranberry sauce" or "I'm very bored" (Strawberry Fields Forever).
     
  8. Feb 24, 2009 #7
    "There's a Bathroom on the Right" by CCR.
     
  9. Feb 24, 2009 #8
    I always wondered what a mushacup was until it was pointed out that Elvis was singing I'm all shook up.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2009 #9

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    A bit immature, but the kids and I do this accidentally/on purpose quite a bit, e.g.
    MGMT 'kids' or 'A family of cheese vomit' song -


    More in line with the OP, I made the same mistake as mentioned in this-
    'lays me down with my mancherons'(a french heraldic term for little capped sleeves)
    http://www.bebo.com/BlogView.jsp?MemberId=3690546651&BlogId=4108967207
     
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  11. Feb 24, 2009 #10
    As song quality on the air improves, my lyrical preconceptions are rearranged.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2009 #11

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    "I got my head checked... by a jumbo Czech"
     
  13. Feb 24, 2009 #12
    Ain't no woman like the "One eyed gott".
     
  14. Feb 24, 2009 #13

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    The Police, "Canary in a Coalmine"

    No one ever knew what the first line said until "the internet" came.

    "First the paloma in the atmosphere is less than perfect..."

    "When the faloma in the atmosphere is less than perfect..."

    "It's the palova when the atmosphere is less than perfect..."

    What the hell...?
     
  15. Feb 24, 2009 #14

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  16. Feb 25, 2009 #15
    Ken lee,

    Hilarious

    _RgL2MKfWTo[/youtube] [MEDIA=youtube]_RgL2MKfWTo[/MEDIA]
     
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  17. Feb 25, 2009 #16

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  18. Feb 25, 2009 #17

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    Of course, this sort of thing isn't limited to songs. I once read about a kid who thought the Lord's Prayer contains the phrase, "and lead us not into Penn Station, but deliver us from evil."
     
  19. Feb 25, 2009 #18
    Now that's funny.
     
  20. Feb 25, 2009 #19
    How about 'the republic for Richard Stands'?
     
  21. Feb 25, 2009 #20
    I don't know anyone who ever got this one right...Manfred Mann.

    http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/blow/blindedbythelight.htm

    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Madman drummers bummers,
    Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
    In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
    With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin' kinda older,
    I tripped the merry-go-round
    With this very unpleasin', sneezin' and wheezin,
    the calliope crashed to the ground
    The calliope crashed to the ground
    But she was...
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Some silicone sister with a manager mister told me I go what it takes
    She said "I'll turn you on sonny to something strong,
    play the song with the funky break"
    And go-cart Mozart was checkin' out the weather chart to see if it was safe outside
    And little Early-Pearly came by in his curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride
    Asked me if I needed a ride
    But she was...
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light
    She got down but she never got tired
    She's gonna make it through the night
    She's gonna make it through the night
    But mama, that's where the fun is
    But mama, that's where the fun is
    Mama always told me not to look into the eye's of the sun
    But mama, that's where the fun is
    Some brimstone baritone anticyclone rolling stone preacher from the east
    Says, "Dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in it's funny bone,
    that's where they expect it least"
    And some new-mown chaperone was standin' in the corner,
    watching the young girls dance
    And some fresh-sown moonstone was messin' with his frozen zone, reminding him of romance
    The calliope crashed to the ground
    But she was...
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light,
    revved up like a deuce,
    another runner in the night
    Blinded by the light
    Madman drummers bummers, Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
    In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
    With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin' kinda older,
    I tripped the merry-go-round
    With this very unpleasin', sneezin' and wheezin,
    the calliope crashed to the ground
    Now Scott with a slingshot finially found a tender spot and throws his lover in the sand
    And some bloodshot forget-me-not said daddy's within earshot save the buckshot, turn up the band
    Some silicone sister with a manager mister told me I go what it takes
    She said "I'll turn you on sonny to something strong"
     
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