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    I couldnt find the thread for this, but here is a pretty sweet website:

    http://www.kissthisguy.com/
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    Nice find. This one was pretty funny:

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    "Might as well face it, you're a d**k with a glove."
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    Just stumbled across this old thread. There are so many songs I have sung along to incorrectly over the years (I know hard to believe with my writing style).

    A couple off the top of my head.

    Pink Floyd
    I have become comfortably done

    Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    Blinded by the light, wrapped up like a douche another loaner in the night (the actual lyrics don't make any more sense than my version)

    Nirvana
    A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, I'm a female
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    Just stumbled across this old thread. There are so many songs I have sung along to incorrectly over the years (I know hard to believe with my writing style).

    A couple off the top of my head.

    Pink Floyd
    I have become comfortably done

    Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    Blinded by the light, wrapped up like a douche another loaner in the night (the actualy lyrics don't make any more sense than my version)

    Nirvana
    A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, I'm a female
    I purchased the CD single of Lithium because it came with the "complete lyrics to every song on Nevermind." I didn't really care about having the single...I wanted to know the lyrics.



    PS If the song title is Comfortably NUMB, how can you misunderstand those lyrics?
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    Jeremy's smokin' crack today....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    PS If the song title is Comfortably NUMB, how can you misunderstand those lyrics?
    My bad. The 1972 Ford Galaxie my older brother drove didn't have a digital display with song and artist titles on his Kraco AM/FM. He did have a great after-market 8-track player and shag carpeting along the ledge below the rear window though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiyero View Post
    Jeremy's smokin' crack today....
    In your defense, just about anything Eddie Vedder sang in that era was unintelligible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikuman View Post
    In your defense, just about anything Eddie Vedder sang in that era was unintelligible.

    Offered as proof,

    [YOUTUBE]v/xLd22ha_-VU&hl=en_US&fs=1&" [/YOUTUBE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach McGuirk View Post
    Offered as proof,

    [YOUTUBE]v/xLd22ha_-VU&hl=en_US&fs=1&" [/YOUTUBE]
    That is funny and totally impossible to know what he is saying while reading the captions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    Just stumbled across this old thread. There are so many songs I have sung along to incorrectly over the years (I know hard to believe with my writing style).

    A couple off the top of my head.

    Pink Floyd
    I have become comfortably done

    Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    Blinded by the light, wrapped up like a douche another loaner in the night (the actualy lyrics don't make any more sense than my version)

    Nirvana
    A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, I'm a female

    Manfred Mann's lyrics are really Springsteen's lyrics (as you probabyl knbow) and they make perfect sense when you think of what he wirtes songs about:

    revved up like a deuce. this refers to a ford deuce coupe, whichh the beach boys also sang about (little deuce coupe, you don't know what she's got)
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    Mama Said Knock You Ou-- after the chorus, there's a little break with a sample that says, "Gangsta boogie, gangsta BOOgie" that repeats about 10 times.

    One of my friends told me he thought it said "vegetable head, vegetable head" and after listening to it again, I couldn't disagree with him.

    at 2:09

    [YOUTUBE]42TecZrMiLg[/YOUTUBE]

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    I have a long history with misheard lyrics. For a long time I thought Boston's "Carry on My Wayward Son" was "Gary you're my wavering son." There are others, but I'll not share them at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pellegrino View Post
    I have a long history with misheard lyrics. For a long time I thought Boston's "Carry on My Wayward Son" was "Gary you're my wavering son." There are others, but I'll not share them at this point.
    The confusion is understabndable as your rock n roll geography is quite skewed. That song was performed by a midwestern state (Kansas) not an eastern city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    The confusion is understabndable as your rock n roll geography is quite skewed. That song was performed by a midwestern state (Kansas) not an eastern city.
    Dang you are quick monkey-boy I was trying to figure out my own clever reply, but you beat me to it. However, for anyone who spent time around Cambridge in the 70s Boston's popular "Musk in the Wind" makes perfect sense.

    In answer to your reply above, I did know that Blinded by the Light was a Springsteen song, though I don't care for his version much either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    Dang you are quick monkey-boy I was trying to figure out my own clever reply, but you beat me to it. However, for anyone who spent time around Cambridge in the 70 Boston's popular "Musk in the Wind" makes perfect sense.

    In answer to your reply above, I did know that Blinded by the Light was a Springsteen song, though I don't care for his version much either.
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    I have three. This one is in the web site, I think it was common:

    Go West, "I'll get over you, I know I will, I'll pretend my sh*ts not stinking..."

    Another one:

    Chumbawumba, "Kissing the night away... Kissing the night away..."

    This one makes perfect sense:

    Vengaboys:
    Whoah! We're Going To Eat Pizza
    Whoah! Back To The Island
    Whoah! We're Going To Eat Pizza
    Whoah! We're Gonna Have A Party

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    The confusion is understabndable as your rock n roll geography is quite skewed. That song was performed by a midwestern state (Kansas) not an eastern city.
    Even more understandable is that the song title, listed clearly on the cassette, LP, or 8-track, is "Carry On Wayward Son." So I can see how one could bungle the lyrics.

    BTW, has anyone ever been able to figure out the lyrics to "Sgt. Pepper's ???? ???? Band?" It is on the Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band" album. I can't figure out what they are saying for the life of me. It is a good song, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    has anyone ever been able to figure out the lyrics to "Sgt. Pepper's ???? ???? Band?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    The confusion is understabndable as your rock n roll geography is quite skewed. That song was performed by a midwestern state (Kansas) not an eastern city.
    Now I'm really embarrassed.
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    Just heard a blast from the past, that never made much sense to me in HS

    Buying bread from a man in Brussels
    He was six foot four and full of muscle
    I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
    He just smiled and gave me a bite of my sandwich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    Just heard a blast from the past, that never made much sense to me in HS

    Buying bread from a man in Brussels
    He was six foot four and full of muscle
    I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
    He just smiled and gave me a bite of my sandwich
    VEGEMITE!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    Just heard a blast from the past, that never made much sense to me in HS

    Buying bread from a man in Brussels
    He was six foot four and full of muscle
    I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
    He just smiled and gave me a bite of my sandwich
    I probably only knew the lyrics because I had the record. Thanks Columbia Record Club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    VEGEMITE!!
    Unless they referenced that in The Man From Snowy River or Mad Max, I donít think I have any other Australian interactions in 1985.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    I probably only knew the lyrics because I had the record. Thanks Columbia Record Club.
    LOL. I also got the album via Columbia Records. And never fulfilled my obligation after getting 12 cassettes for a dollar

    Also from the same Columbia Record shipment:

    It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you
    There's nothing that a hundred men on Mars could ever do
    I'd miss the rains down in Africa...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    LOL. I also got the album via Columbia Records. And never fulfilled my obligation after getting 12 cassettes for a dollar

    Also from the same Columbia Record shipment:

    It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you
    There's nothing that a hundred men on Mars could ever do
    I'd miss the rains down in Africa...
    I always thought it was "a hundred men on board" and "I guess the rain's down in Africa..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    I always thought it was "a hundred men on board" and "I guess the rain's down in Africa..."

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    A hundred men on board is loads better than 'on Mars'. My kids still berate me for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    LOL. I also got the album via Columbia Records. And never fulfilled my obligation after getting 12 cassettes for a dollar

    Also from the same Columbia Record shipment:

    It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you
    There's nothing that a hundred men on Mars could ever do
    I'd miss the rains down in Africa...
    I too always thought it sounded like "on Mars" and "I'd miss". Later I figured out it was "hundred men or more" but I never did figure out "I bless the rains" until I googled it just now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatMeanie View Post
    I too always thought it sounded like "on Mars" and "I'd miss". Later I figured out it was "hundred men or more" but I never did figure out "I bless the rains" until I googled it just now.
    #MeToo

    I think "I miss the rains" is better than"I bless".
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