For those of you getting sick of reading about my jobs, here’s another Mondegreen to keep you entertained.
You thought Kim Carnes was singing
“She’s got Betty Davis eyes” (which is a pretty dumb line anyway)
But what I heard in my youth was
“She’s got better days than I” (okay, that’s pretty dumb too admittedly)
It’s a rainy Melbourne day and I’m feeling particularly nostalgic at the moment. It’s kinda noice! Have a great weekend everyone!
Thanks Durdlin for informing me of the technical term for a misheard lyric or line in a poem: Mondegreen! What a fabulous word! I knew there was some fancy name for my bloopers, so thanks for letting me know!
Now I can happily sing my own lyrics to songs and know that I’m not the only one out there… until this guy falls down on me… (the sky! the sky!!)
YOU thought Huey Lewis and The News were singing
“It’s hip to be square”
but what I hear is
“Let’s hit the beats yeah”
Makes sense to me!
In Aerosmith’s song “Dude looks like a lady” I thought they were saying something along the lines of “Do me like a lady.” I have NO idea where that came from… I apologise if anyone found this offensive (I think it’s pretty darn funny!!!) 🙂
Okay, so I sang SO many words wrong in this one. This song was on a mixed tape of my Mum’s that I memorised as an 8-year-old. Firstly, I didn’t even know what a Centrefold was – I thought it was some sort of centipede.
Centrefold – Status Quo
Does she walk? Does she talk?
Does she call the police? (Does she come complete?)
Slipped me notes under the desk
Flowers flicking about her dress (While I was thinkin’ about her dress)
I was shakin’ in my shoes
Bless those blasted betty-boos (Whenever she flashed those baby-blues)
Consealed in that negligee (Too see her in that negligee)
Still it’s just too much (Is really just too much)
So yeah. Only found out the real lyrics when I looked them up just now. Hubs finds it rather amusing.
See, I’m not the only one!
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You think SADE says:
but what she REALLY says is:
You think Jimmy Barnes says
“Cheap wine and a three day growth”
but what he REALLY says is
“She’s crying like a three-legged goat”
How red is YOUR face?
In ‘She Bop’, you think Cyndi Lauper says
“I won’t worry, and I won’t fret” (ain’t no law against it yeah)
but what she REALLY says is
“I want a rabbit, and I want a ferret” (ain’t no law against it YET)
How silly do YOU feel?