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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #60 on: July 10, 2010, 01:40:35 PM »
I just looked up the lyrics to Brass In Pocket, and realized that I've been singing a different song for the past 30 years! 

Example:  got motion, estranged emotion - I thought it was: "some strange emotion"
              been driving, Detroit leaning - I thought was: been driving, "detour lane"
              got something, I'm winking at you/gonna make you make you, make you notice - I thought was "got something, a wink and a tail" or "when  can I tell" (LOL!)

I could go on and on with this song.  Sigh.

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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #61 on: July 10, 2010, 05:00:53 PM »
I just looked up the lyrics to Brass In Pocket, and realized that I've been singing a different song for the past 30 years! 

Example:  got motion, estranged emotion - I thought it was: "some strange emotion"
              been driving, Detroit leaning - I thought was: been driving, "detour lane"
              got something, I'm winking at you/gonna make you make you, make you notice - I thought was "got something, a wink and a tail" or "when  can I tell" (LOL!)

I could go on and on with this song.  Sigh.

indeed, a m'green classic. I always thought "no reason" was "no visa".
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« Reply #62 on: August 02, 2010, 08:55:10 PM »
“The choir of children sing their song.  They've practiced all year long.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.”

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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #63 on: August 10, 2010, 02:41:15 PM »
This one's for you, Dave...

What a fool believes
he sings
the rising has the flour!
some breeze in the way

(this is almost a haiku...)
« Last Edit: August 10, 2010, 03:42:22 PM by sundaygal »

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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #64 on: November 12, 2010, 11:46:24 AM »
Just last week, I realized just WTH Fleetwood Mac was singing in Dreams.

the line "When the rain washes you clean you'll know" -- I always thought the line went (something) like "When the rainbow (unintelligible) you clean you'll know..."

A strange choice to emphasize the second syllable in "washes."  That has thrown me off the Stevie Nicks  lyric trail for 34+ years.  That darn goat!

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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #65 on: November 12, 2010, 12:07:44 PM »
Just last week, I realized just WTH Fleetwood Mac was singing in Dreams.
the line "When the rain washes you clean you'll know" -- I always thought the line went (something) like "When the rainbow (unintelligible) you clean you'll know..."
A strange choice to emphasize the second syllable in "washes."  That has thrown me off the Stevie Nicks  lyric trail for 34+ years.  That darn goat!
Lucy Lawless as Stevie Nicks on SNL:
http://vodpod.com/watch/1322077-stevie-nicks-lucy-lawless

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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #66 on: November 12, 2010, 12:20:13 PM »
Just last week, I realized just WTH Fleetwood Mac was singing in Dreams.
the line "When the rain washes you clean you'll know" -- I always thought the line went (something) like "When the rainbow (unintelligible) you clean you'll know..."
A strange choice to emphasize the second syllable in "washes."  That has thrown me off the Stevie Nicks  lyric trail for 34+ years.  That darn goat!
Lucy Lawless as Stevie Nicks on SNL:
http://vodpod.com/watch/1322077-stevie-nicks-lucy-lawless

awesome!  now I'm hungry for Mexican -- pero no birria de chivo, gracias!
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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #67 on: November 17, 2010, 10:38:54 AM »
awesome!  now I'm hungry for Mexican -- pero no birria de chivo, gracias!

I love that stuff.

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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #68 on: February 26, 2011, 05:14:55 PM »
I've been singing Vampire Weekend's Oxford Comma wrong all this time.  I thought it went, Why would you like about how much coke you have?  Why would you like about something dumb like that?  It's coal, not coke.  WTF?   ::)


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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #69 on: July 21, 2011, 03:54:19 PM »
This could go in the youtube thread, but as a mondegreen, you may never hear the song the same way again!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oiLfTnrC40
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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #70 on: July 23, 2011, 11:19:20 AM »
The girl at the beginning of Peter Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers" (who I found out was Kate Bush), says "Jeux Sans Frontieres".  DC played it and said it's commonly heard as "she's so popular."  Although, it honestly sounded more to me like "she's so f---ing lame"...but I knew that couldn't be correct.  :-X

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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #71 on: July 23, 2011, 12:52:05 PM »
Peter Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers" commonly heard as "she's so popular." 

Wait...that's not what it says?  Well, I'll be!


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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #72 on: July 26, 2011, 11:24:52 AM »
Peter Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers" commonly heard as "she's so popular." 

Wait...that's not what it says?  Well, I'll be!



That was how I heard it for several years too.
“The choir of children sing their song.  They've practiced all year long.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.  Ding dong.”

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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #73 on: July 26, 2011, 11:57:21 AM »
Peter Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers" commonly heard as "she's so popular." 
Wait...that's not what it says?  Well, I'll be!
That was how I heard it for several years too.

same here.
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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #74 on: September 08, 2011, 01:07:38 PM »
Dunno if we've ever discussed mondegreens within covers/remakes.  Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling", for example, mangles the lyrics pretty badly; ditto Love Affair's cover of "Everlasting Love".

Just heard the DC5's remake of "Over & Over" which changes "everybody there was stag" to "everybody there was there" which makes no sense.
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