Misheard Lyrics, a.k.a. mondegreens

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The Police - Every Breath You Take

What I heard:

"How I poo whole lakes..."

Actual lyrics

"How my poor heart aches..."

Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal


What I heard:

"Annie are you walking, are you walking, Annie?"

Actual lyrics

"Annie Are You Ok, Are You Ok, Annie?"
 

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I also heard are you walking!

And just like everyone else it took me years to understand that Bryan Adams sang about his guitar in Summer of 69
 

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Always heard
Cause I'm back on the track
And I'm leadin' the pack
On AC/DC's 'Back in Black' as

Cause I'm back on the track
And not givin' a fuck!
and thus I used to always wonder how it slipped through on daytime radio. Until a few years ago when I found out it was 'leading the pack,' something completely different. Still awesome, of course.
 

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Britney Spears - "3"

Actual (in chorus): "Got one eighty degrees"

Misheard: "Got my media degree"

Not sure how I thought of that one :S
 

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Put giraffes in the air!
Put giraffes up in the air!
Move around like you don't care!

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32oU8YSFR8E[/YOUTUBE]
 
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Not really misheard lyrics, literal video versions

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj-x9ygQEGA[/YOUTUBE]

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztHAcNbHKF0[/YOUTUBE]
 

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It's the new and imrpved 2010 edition! Yay!

 

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Always heard

On AC/DC's 'Back in Black' as


and thus I used to always wonder how it slipped through on daytime radio. Until a few years ago when I found out it was 'leading the pack,' something completely different. Still awesome, of course.

Same here, I prefer my own version. Its more bad-ass! :lol:
 

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That song that goes "Its too late to apologize.. Its tooooo late."

When I first heard it I thought he said "Its too late to drink and drive..."
 

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Elton John's "Tiny Dancer"

Actual Lyrics:
"Hold me closer tiny dancer"
Heard Lyrics:
"Hold me closer Tony Danza".

If you can listen to that song without thinking Tony Danza, then you are a better man/woman than I.
 

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Go away....look at something else...
Remembered this from the Test Drive Unlimited 2 thread (Or somewhere related to TDU2 :p)


Actual : We are going to Ibiza
Heard : We are going to eat pizza
:lol:
 

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^^ You're not the only one who misstakes the spanish island for pizza. I've never done it myself but I can see how. Here's a MEGA collection that will make you hear wrong on all songs ever made.

 

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Go away....look at something else...
^ LOL
I was laughing out loud during the whole video! :lol: "Who ya gonna call....Those bastards!" :rofl: never heard it that way! Hot Dogs, again :lol:
 

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please bring this topic back!
Go on then, I will. Since it's over 10 years I will get my shovel, hi-vis and hard hat and get digging.

I had a Kasabian hour this morning while working through some software deployments, while listening to West Ryder Silver Bullet I was reminded of this.

Actual:
And this stolen car
Is loaded with junk

Heard:
And this stolen car
Is loaded with jam

Could also be 'this stolen cow'

Link to song

Oh and I've been listening to the Need for Speed: Underground 2 soundtrack again and Riders on the Storm with Snoop Dogg is full of these. Too many to go through.
 

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Most of the links are broken now, so I can't tell if this one was posted before, but it's an old/goodie:

I was never able to make out the lyrics to Yellow Ledbetter. Even with them in front of me, I still stuggle to hear them corrently. Part of it may be that they are completely nonsensical to me.

[YOUTUBE]M-VHrFNMINs[/YOUTUBE]

I assume this was this one:
 

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Ha, I think I had a reverse kind of mondegreen today? And One's "Panzermensch" came on today, and I couldn't quite place where I'd heard it ages and ages ago. Yes, it's a song that's been around a while, but was it in something? Used somewhere famous?


Then the "kriega niega new" and "gay-colored house" parts came on. I know of this song because of its misheard lyrics. It's Flash-era internet famous for English-ish subtitles. Gah, that went around in college and now I feel ultra-old.

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Anyway, Fluff is aroused? News to me. I guess she is a bunny, though.
 
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Not sure if this counts as misheard since there's a Youtube video of Chris Norman at a gig singing the wrong thing and grinning, but:

"24 years just waiting for a chance
To tell her how I feel, and maybe get a second glance"

Turns to:

"24 years just waiting for a chance
To tell her how I feel, and maybe get into her pants"
 
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