Mistaken lyrics

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by slobake, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    I'm guessing this has been done here before. But hey maybe someone wants to to it again. There is a website called "Excuse me while I kiss this guy" that lists quite a few. Maybe Liquid Midnight will start us off, he's got a good one.
  2. "Don't go around tonight,
    Well, it's bound to take your life,
    There's a bathroom on the right"
  3. Lucy in the sky with Linus.
  4. Every Pearl Jam lyric ever sung.
  5. Sponsored by:

  6. I can see clearly now, the rain is gone
    I can see all Popsicles in my way...
  7. blastoff99


    Dec 17, 2011
    You beat me to it.
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Picture yourself in a boat on a river, With tangerine trees and marmalade skies. Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly, the girl with colitis goes by....
  9. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    She's got a chicken to ride...
  10. skychief

    skychief Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
  11. EricssonB

    EricssonB Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2011
    CoSpgs, CO.

    Perhaps not a lyric...
  12. Medieval woman... Medieval woman...
  13. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Blinded by the light
    Revved up like a douche
    Another roller inna rye
  14. AaronMB


    Aug 17, 2012
    Central Oregon
    Dye. Dye my hair.
    Make me look like Yogi Bear.
    Do you think I really care?
    (OK - so not 'mistaken' necessarily. :))
  15. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    When I was a kid, maybe around 12 or 13, I thought that the chorus to Stone Temple Pilot's Creep went...

    I'm half the man I used to be (Lorena Bobitt got to me)

    It made a lot of sense in my head at the time. I also thought the line "Bobby's got a gun" was "Bobitt's got a gun," even though I don't think there was a gun involved anywhere in the Bobitt scandal. Cognitive psychologists would call my interpretation top-down processing. That is, I used informational cues to fill in cognitive gaps (since I really couldn't here the "fades to grey" part of the chorus real well).
  16. "Hold me closer young Tony Danza"
  17. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    The who's pinball wizard.

    That deaf dumb and black kid sure plays a mean pin ball.

    I asked my dad what did it matter if he was black. My dad, being the funny guy that he was, never corrected me and I thought that the who were a lot more edgy and politically incorrect than they actually were for a long long time.
  18. FretlessMainly


    Nov 17, 2010
    My idiocy: "When we called out for love, dreams; the way to broader trails."

    Actual: "When we called out for another drink the waiter brought a tray.

    For the uninitiated: Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade of Pale, based on a Bach cantata. Excellent stuff, even if I can't understand the words.
  19. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    I saw a clip of John Fogerty live from the 90s where he actually uses that last line with a big smile on his face. Cracked me right up.:D
  20. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Oh man, Elton in the '70s was the hardest singer in the world to understand, IMO.

    Stuck in a town and your eyes are vision
    You had a way to guess our plan
    Saturday night's alright for fighting, get-a-that election in
    Everybody talkin' bout the things "Oh fine"
    Tryin' to say the times alright
    'Cause Saturday night's alright for fightin'...