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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #75 on: September 26, 2011, 08:30:06 PM »
OK, I have seen and heard some hilariously off-the-wall mondegreens in my time...  but I just stumbled upon the most ridiculously screwed-up mangling of lyrics EVER.  And they're on the most legit lyrics site around! There's no direct link, but go to the Top40 db

http://ntl.matrix.com.br/pfilho/html/top40/index.html

click 1975 and then find the lyrics to "Lady Marmalade".  OMFG.

"Stayed in her pool while watch he crashing up/That boy drank all that night don't know why" ???
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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #76 on: March 12, 2012, 03:33:27 PM »


All the lyrics sites say "I bless the rains" but I've always heard "I miss the rains."  Anyone got a Toto songbook?
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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #77 on: March 12, 2012, 03:47:07 PM »

All the lyrics sites say "I bless the rains" but I've always heard "I miss the rains."  Anyone got a Toto songbook?

I used to think it was "I guess the plane's down in Africa"  ;)
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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #78 on: March 13, 2012, 09:24:33 AM »
Someone on the radio-info.com SF board just referred to Jefferson Airplane's "Embryonic Journey" as "Amniotic Fluid".   Bwahahaha!
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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #79 on: August 22, 2012, 07:58:51 AM »
Mondegreen of the Week: that damn Neon Trees song.

"It started with a whisper.
And now it's in my keester."
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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #80 on: January 18, 2013, 07:15:11 PM »
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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #81 on: February 15, 2014, 11:37:29 AM »
Another annoying "Best Mondegreens ever" post, this one on Yahoo:

http://music.yahoo.com/video/top-10-misheard-lyrics-210526268.html

Obviously, the CCR, Hendrix and Paul Young choices are classic and well-known, but nobody, anywhere, ever thought REM was singing "let's pee in the corner". Seriously.
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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #83 on: May 22, 2014, 12:31:03 PM »
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/ozzy-osbourne-hard-to-understand/

No question Ozzy's Brummie accent makes it sound as if he has a mouthful of marbles. But why do these mondegreen articles always have to stretch so far to find other examples besides the typical "scuse me while I kiss this guy" and so forth?

"We built this city on logs and coal"?!?!? Oh please...
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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #84 on: May 22, 2014, 12:44:34 PM »
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/ozzy-osbourne-hard-to-understand/

No question Ozzy's Brummie accent makes it sound as if he has a mouthful of marbles. But why do these mondegreen articles always have to stretch so far to find other examples besides the typical "scuse me while I kiss this guy" and so forth?

"We built this city on logs and coal"?!?!? Oh please...

Dunno if he still does, but Jon Carroll used to do a mondegreens column about twice a year, and there were always a ton of "examples" from readers that were clearly bogus and silly ones that no person had ever actually experienced.
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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #85 on: August 06, 2014, 04:19:49 PM »
first line of song:

"I get a set of little groceries on-a my mind."

"Hush" by Deep Purple
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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #86 on: August 12, 2014, 12:40:09 PM »
last Sunday morning driving with my 14 yr old & listening to Acoustic Sunrise, Rosalie plays some Pete Townshend:

According to my son, he hears something about "...fighting in the street...", "...mystery meat...", and then "...we won't get food again!"
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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #87 on: February 04, 2015, 05:43:17 AM »
Five For Fighting's "Superman" (actual):

I'm only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me
Inside of me, inside of me [2x]


Per my creaky ears last night:

I'm only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me
In sodomy, In sodomy [2x]

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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #88 on: July 08, 2015, 09:41:49 PM »
at Chicago GD show:

"Wake up to find out that you are disguised as a squirrel."
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Re: Mondegreens
« Reply #89 on: July 09, 2015, 09:43:01 AM »
at Chicago GD show:

"Wake up to find out that you are disguised as a squirrel."

"Damn, I knew I shouldn't have taken that third dose...."
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