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Misheard lyrics from songs.

Post by dave brum » 22 Oct 2013, 14:54

Talking on here recently about god 'walking his porpoise out' got me thinking about misheard lyrics. Heard loads of them, lots of them have became famous in advertisements (e.g. TDK tapes: 'Me Ears Are Alight' by Desmond Dekker). My two favourites are A-Ha 'The Living Daylights' Bond theme: Comes the morning and the headlice fade away. But what can top that song from High Noon, Do not pulsate me Oh my darling!

Or Madonna's UK no1 from 1987 La Isla Bonita; 'Young girl with eyes like potatoes' (excuse to use the semicolon there)
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Post by gizzy » 22 Oct 2013, 15:03

dave brum wrote:Talking on here recently about god 'walking his porpoise out' got me thinking about misheard lyrics. Heard loads of them, lots of them have became famous in advertisements (e.g. TDK tapes: 'Me Ears Are Alight' by Desmond Dekker). My two favourites are A-Ha 'The Living Daylights' Bond theme: Comes the morning and the headlice fade away. But what can top that song from High Noon, Do not pulsate me Oh my darling!
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I taught a girl who thought the middle of Don't cry for me Argentina was "All through my dark days, my manic sisters"

The Guardian used to run a column on these, and a mother reported her litle girl as singing "I put my nipple in the telephone and dialled my baby's number". She asked her if she thought that made sense and the child said "Oh, I thought it was one of those things that only grown-ups do" (so that's what phone sex is!)

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Post by Gill the Piano » 22 Oct 2013, 18:39

Frankie Valli's December 63 - I ALWAYS thought he was singing 'Had a fall and injured my susu...'
But apparently it's something about ended too soon. I prefer my version...
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Post by dave brum » 03 Nov 2013, 21:50

If it's safe.......Huey Lewis and the News worried about acne; 'Is this a zit? Please let me know. If this ain't blood you'd better let me know'. Sting and The Police is a very popular one though, 'Sue Lawley, Sue Lawley, Sue Laaaaaaaaw-leeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyy'. But as it's Christmas coming up, I must mention Boney M's cover of the old Harry Belafonte UK no1 that they themselves took to no1 in 78. 'Hark now hear the angels sin, a new king born today'. It was solely through that song that I found out the definition of the word sin.
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Post by dave brum » 09 Nov 2013, 15:02

Sad Sweet Dreamer by Sweet Sensation is an endless stream of misheard lyrics - and that's just the title alone! Sanskrit creeper, sack redeemer are only two possible interpretations. Whilst a firm of estate agents in the South West is another, 'Stratton Creber' (other estate agents in South West England are available). One thing's for sure, it does not sound like Sad Sweet Dreamer!!!

The group Sweet Sensation were contestants on an ITV talent show in 1974 called New Faeces, made here in Brum by ATV, who also made the unique Crossroads Motel. And compered by Derek Hobson. Us lucky little Midlanders will remember him from reading the news on ATV Today - as I do myself!
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Post by Gill the Piano » 09 Nov 2013, 16:48

I remember Tony Hatch as a squat malevolence on the panel who was nothing if not honest! Derek thingy did Mr & Mrs too, didn't he? Red Molotov have a series of misheard lyrics t shirts at the moment; worth a look!
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Post by dave brum » 09 Nov 2013, 16:58

Gill the Piano wrote: Derek thingy did Mr & Mrs too, didn't he?
That was actually the awfully nice Derek Batey, who died this year. Was the only notable networked programme Border Television produced at its Carlisle base.
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Post by dave brum » 12 Nov 2013, 20:00

Our class at junior school used to think Boogie Nights by Heatwave was Bogey Nights. Back in those days bogey and any reference to nasal secretions was considered to be very smutty.
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Post by dave brum » 16 Nov 2013, 10:08

An old chestnut from the 80s by Godley and Creme: Don't want to be under your bum for ever It really does sound like bum!

Slightly less cheeky was the old Rod Stewart number. When it first came out I always used to think he sang If you want my money and you think I'm sexy I saw him perform the song on TV just a couple of years ago and read his lips. It's actually body, not money. I never knew!
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Post by Gill the Piano » 16 Nov 2013, 17:34

His last few wives probably thought the same as you, Dave... :mrgreen:
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Post by dave brum » 16 Nov 2013, 21:29

Kenny Rogers 'Lucille' was another one. Four hungry children and a crop in the field could have been four hundred children.

That was down to medium wave (AM) radio, mostly.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 17 Nov 2013, 17:05

Someone from the music shop where I used to work sang it in the pub as 'You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel, 400 yards on my roof through a field...'
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Post by dave brum » 17 Nov 2013, 17:24

Gill the Piano wrote:Someone from the music shop where I used to work sang it in the pub as 'You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel, 400 yards on my roof through a field...'
That sounds very like something Messrs. Corbett and Barker may have done. It's around this time of year with Christmas coming I miss that type of clever humour. Little and Large tried it out once with 'Day Trip To Bangor' by Fiddlers' Dram. Rainer Hersch does it all the time.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 17 Nov 2013, 20:19

Rainer Hersch? Who he? :shock:
The chap who sang this was Terry Silver (Youtube Terry Silver's b*njo masterclass. ) No idea where he is these days, but he was brilliant 30 years ago!
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Post by dave brum » 17 Nov 2013, 20:45

He's a piano playing comedian who does routines around classical music backed by full orchestra and sometimes chorus, and tends to satirise the whole genre. For example, he's illustrated the link between Prokoviev's 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Barwick Green' aka the Archers theme, He has also done a twisted lyrics thingy of March of the Toreadors ('I can't believe my luck, the Naked Chef has gone to Leeds......) and has appeared on Radio 3's contribution to Comic Relief a couple of years ago at the Albert Halls. Which was originally entitled 'Classic Relief' which was where I first heard about him

He's on YT as well.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 18 Nov 2013, 18:08

I can't get any sound on YT so tend not to bother! I'll see if LJ The Pooter Wiz can tweak it next time he's here. But I know he'll only tell me to get a new pooter...
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Post by dave brum » 18 Nov 2013, 22:50

YT has been playing up for a few weeks. I can't download anything....and my new piano teacher has made a very useful video about how to make your own rhythm and sight reading aid in Blue Peter fashion. Think RealPlayer needs a major update.

Nothing witty here but the title track of Jethro Tull's '75 album, which I used to have many years ago, sounded like The minstrel in the gallery.....threw away his looking glass and saw his face in his wine. According to lyrics websites, he saw his face in everyone...if only Chrysalis had bothered to print out lyric sheets on Tull albums. Another track on a latter album went I whistle along on the seventh day. Always thought it was the sabbath day, it's exactly the same meaning.
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Post by dave brum » 25 Nov 2013, 16:37

As Christmas is approaching, I've been thinking of The Holly And The Ivy. Our Hollie bears her bottom, as red as any blood. Talking of which, Driving Home for Christmas by Chris Rea has an electronically generated drum beat running throughout that sounds like 'bum cheek, bum cheek, bum cheek......'. It has earned the ultimate accolade of the subtitle 'The Bum Cheek Carol' in the Brum household.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 26 Nov 2013, 15:20

There are a lot of 'bum cheek' songs, now you mention it! :lol:
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Post by dave brum » 26 Nov 2013, 15:46

Like 'Let the bells Ring out For Christmarse' by Wizzard

Oddly enough, our fitness instructor thought she'd try The Cheeky Girls out on us this morning...
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Post by Gill the Piano » 26 Nov 2013, 18:24

Good grief, I bet that was a sight for sore eyes/ears...
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Post by dave brum » 26 Nov 2013, 18:53

We didn't actually see anything cheeky, you understand.....Though many times she tells us to put our arms out it does indeed can be misheard as put out our a*se and the physical benefits of the exercise reduce.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 27 Nov 2013, 15:11

More likely to put your back out than your ar$e!
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Post by dave brum » 28 Nov 2013, 13:29

Not exactly misheard but I always have an overwhelming desire to sing with gifts on the fire and logs on the tree, a time to rejoice in the GOODS that we see to that Cliff Richard song.
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Post by Nutroast » 28 Nov 2013, 16:40

Kim Carnes, Betty Davis Eyes "What it takes to make a crow blush" eh what?

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Post by dave brum » 28 Nov 2013, 17:06

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I thought that too at the time, though I had almost forgotten the song.
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Post by Nutroast » 28 Nov 2013, 18:13

Chain Reaction - Diana Ross
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Post by Gill the Piano » 28 Nov 2013, 18:20

I love that one - I shall never hear it 'right' again!
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Post by dave brum » 01 Dec 2013, 19:12

C&C Music Factory from the 90s 'Things that make you go boom'.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 01 Dec 2013, 19:27

:shock: I thought those WERE the lyrics! What is it really?
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Post by dave brum » 01 Dec 2013, 19:41

Apparently, it's things that make you go Hmmm, not boom.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 02 Dec 2013, 17:44

I prefer boom.
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Post by dave brum » 17 Dec 2013, 07:30

Sat in a branch of a corporate coffee chain in Kinzeeth yesterday morning, Dreadlock Holiday by 10cc was playing and I'm sure I heard the lyrics 'with the plant aside, dogs wee on the pitch'.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 18 Dec 2013, 04:16

dave brum wrote:Sat in a branch of a corporate coffee chain
WERE you? Good grief; I went in one for the first time last week and asked for a large cappuccino, reasoning that small would be espresso, medium a cup, and i fancied a mug. It was a bucket!!!
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Post by dave brum » 18 Dec 2013, 22:33

I had a bucket too. You must join the my Waitrose club. You get a FREE hot drink per day at any Waitrose, and if you spend over £5 you get a copy of the Guardian (or if you lean rightwards The Daily Telegraph) also free.

It's in the bit of the song between 'I don't like REGGAE, oh no, I love it!' (not cricket or Jamaica) and the line about going back to the swimming pool sipping pina colada.

It was the only non-seasonal song that was on whilst I was in there too.
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Post by Nutroast » 23 Dec 2013, 10:24

Bohemiam Rhapsody:

Is this the real life? Is this just Battersea?

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Post by Gill the Piano » 23 Dec 2013, 18:32

The Will thingy one, 'Feels Like Jealousy' I thought was 'Feels Like Chelsea'. I was wondering what Chelsea felt like.
Dave, we got a Waitrose card and Eric poddles off for a free coffee now and then. Sometimes he even spends the requisite fiver to get a free paper too. Good pointer!
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Post by dave brum » 23 Dec 2013, 20:37

Goldie Lookin' Chain, 'Your Mother's Got A Pianist'.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 24 Dec 2013, 17:02

Son't know that one; I think my repertoire is largely 1100 - 1979!
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Post by dave brum » 24 Dec 2013, 17:30

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqODwFyjcZ4

WARNING this song contains the word 'penis'. If offended, or you are a reader of the Daily Mail or Daily Express, DO NOT click the link.
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Post by dave brum » 29 Dec 2013, 15:46

Afghan, an ocean, you might as well be closer to your heart (Clannad).
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Post by dave brum » 02 Jan 2014, 16:06

I mentioned 'Hark! The Village Wait', which was the first album by Steeleye Span on another thread. On it, there's an electrified version of an old English folk song entitled 'Blackleg Miner'.

I used to have this album and I thought from the lyrics it was referring to 'Delabole is a terrible place', ie the former tin mines in Cornwall. However, closely listening on headphones it's actually Delaval, as in Seaton Delaval at the other end of England.

I suppose the clue is further contained in the song......to hue the COAL that lies below. Not tin!!!
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Post by dave brum » 10 Jan 2014, 18:55

Been listening to the Tull track I was waffling about further up this thread and I do believe Ian Anderson is singing He met the gazes observed the spaces. Between the old men's cackle. So, it's not and it never was 'cattle'.
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Post by dave brum » 14 Jan 2014, 13:55

The Jacksons 'Can You Feel It'

Yeah it's alright, in reference to your brother - a cab driver.

Or 'The Boy In The Bubble' from Paul Simon's seminal Graceland album of 1986 Every generation throws a hero up the Pap charts

Quite!
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Post by Gill the Piano » 14 Jan 2014, 16:13

...not Pop Tarts then?
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Post by dave brum » 14 Jan 2014, 17:06

Yes it's definately Pap. Pap charts. Not like Daft Punk 'Around the world, around the Wirral'.
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Post by dave brum » 22 Jan 2014, 19:21

One for the Gàidhlig thread perhaps....The Crusaders 'Sruighlea' and so correctly pronounced by Randy Crawford as well. Bet she's never been to Stirling but she should get the freedom of the place for that song!!
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Post by dave brum » 05 Feb 2014, 21:30

Third boxcar midnight train
Destination, Hanger Lane


Roger Miller 'King Of The Road'.
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Post by dave brum » 18 Feb 2014, 15:23

Burning Spear 'Don't mess with Jill'. Could be Gill.
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Post by dave brum » 28 Feb 2014, 11:31

Not had one of God's Greatest Hits yet, have we? Just as I am, without one flea.

Rosie Gaines' 'Closer Than Close', Open my mys-tree, you're the one that has a pee.

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