Misheard Song Lyrics?


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I was just listening to a classic rock station, and the Steve Winwood hit "Higher Love" came on. I really like the tune, but it made me recall when I was a younger guy and I heard the song for the first few times. I was under the impression that the song was called "HIred Love", and I was certain it was about trying to convince someone to buy him a prostitute.

Then, there's the Speedwagon tune 'Riding the Storm Out', which I thought was 'Light In the Whore House'. No misheard lyrics really other than the title part...

And last but not least, there was a hip hop tune that came out in the early 00s, I believe. It was super popular. It was by Fifty Cent, or someone of that sort. The chorus of the song, if you could call it that, was "everybody in the club getting tipsy", which I heard as " everybody in the club gettin' tits." I'd hear the song, and it would get stuck in my head, so I'd be walking around singing it. This went on for three years, before I was corrected.
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I thought it was "revved up like a douche" and not revved up like a deuce for a while.


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A high school buddy used to sing "Space Monkey" instead of Space Truckin'.

Korn - Got the Life "God paged me, have you seen the light"

Black Label Society "Tubesteak Jesus we need you nill"

I will for sure be back with more.....

Anon La Ply

Misheard lyrics are called mondegreens (Google it, it's funny).

Earthrocker, you have sooo failed the musical inkblot test!

When our band was covering White Room we debated whether it was "until my seas are dried up" or "until my seeds are dried up" ...

Les Ismore

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Originally Posted by Anon La Ply
When our band was covering White Room we debated whether it was "until my seas are dried up" or "until my seeds are dried up" ...

That's Sunshine. In White Room there is the immortal line "platform dickhead".

Sunshine: "... until my seeds all dried up." Its a guy thing.

Money For Nothing: "Chips for free"


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It's pretty prevalent in metal, with all the incoherent grumbling, but Meshuggah's Rational Gaze always makes me laugh. He says: Our light-induced image of truth, and even though I know that now, I still here I like juice! every single time.

And I'm not the only one, apparently: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFbVlYXKnDk Warning, you might wanna turn down the volume.

Lunar Satellite Brian

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I was absolutely convinced that one of the lines to Empathy by Crystal Castles was "I bet all of these idiots feel dumb"

Turns out it's "Down down cities come down, on me".

Needless to say it made this idiot feel pretty dumb