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Mistaken lyrics

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


  1. slobake

    slobake Supporting Member

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    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. nutso42

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    "Don't go around tonight,
    Well, it's bound to take your life,
    There's a bathroom on the right"
     
  3. capnsandwich

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    Lucy in the sky with Linus.
     
  4. jmattbassplaya

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    Every Pearl Jam lyric ever sung.
     
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  6. geeza

    geeza

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

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    You beat me to it.
     
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

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    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

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    She's got a chicken to ride...
     
  10. skychief

    skychief Gold Supporting Member

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  11. EricssonB

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    Perhaps not a lyric...
     
  12. AmpedSilence

    AmpedSilence Supporting Member

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    Medieval woman... Medieval woman...
     
  13. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

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

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

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    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. jmattbassplaya

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    "Hold me closer young Tony Danza"
     
  17. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric Supporting Member

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    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. line6man

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  19. FretlessMainly

    FretlessMainly

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    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.
     
  20. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

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    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
     
  21. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

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    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'...
     

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