Monday, May 14, 2012

Misheard Lyrics



Bonnie Tyler was a hard egg to crack


I tried to piece together a couple of lyrics from the song but failed miserably.

To be fair I've always been a sucker for misheard lyrics. I spend a good half decade wondering why Bonnie Tyler was singing "it's a hard egg." as opposed to "It's a heart ache."

And why in Message in a Bottle did we have to know from Sting that: "A year has gone since I broke my nose."

I was at one in my crusade against felines when I thought "Rock the Casbah" by the Clash was "Stop the cat box."

There are websites devoted to misheard lyrics. The name of the website Kissthisguy.com derives from a famous misheard Jimi Hendrix lyric in Purple Haze. "Scuse me while I kiss the sky."

This lyric was so often misheard that Hendrix would sometimes simulate kissing a male band member on stage.

The most popular lyric on this site today relates to the "Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer which doesn't have quite the same ring to it if you mishear it as "Might as well face it, you're a dick with a glove."

7 comments:

  1. This reminds of when I didn't understand English, and the only clue I had of what the song was about was the written title. Then the songs sounded like a mysterious gibberish to me. Some were better that way, but seriously it was pretty cool. I kinda miss it sometimes.

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    1. wow - must have been hard Starla - I still can't make out half of the lyrics lol

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  2. Oh lawdy lawdy. I love misheard lyrics!!! "The girl with colitis goes by". Poor Lucy.

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    1. I know - how good are misheard lyrics JoJo - nice one

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  3. "...you're a dick with a glove." LOL!

    Re: "Rock the Casbah" I had a childhood friend who swore the patter thrown out during the last few repetitions of the chorus were the words, "From the mental incalbaysay." I believe the actual lyrics are something like, "Fundamentally, he can't take it." :-D

    Some Dark Romantic

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    1. too funny Mina - have a problem making out lyrics in that one.

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  4. One of my friends in college thought Neil Diamond's song, "Forever in Blue Jeans" was "Reverend Blue Jeans." That's all I have. :D

    Fun post, David.

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