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Misheard lyrics

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I checked and there doesn't seem to be a thread about this.

There is of course the one from the brilliant Purple Haze by the Jimi Hendrix Experience: " 'scuse me while I kiss this guy " where he actually sings "kiss the sky"

I just heard 'Merry Christmas Everyone'  by Shakin' Stevens on Radio 2. One of the lines sounds to me like: " I'm gonna ride that girl under the mistletoe.... " . O.o Steady on, Shakey! It's a family song. xD Without actually looking at the lyrics online, I really can't place what the correct word is. Does he sing "kiss that girl under the mistletoe..." in another verse?

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15 hours ago, UmBongo said:

I just heard 'Merry Christmas Everyone'  by Shakin' Stevens on Radio 2. One of the lines sounds to me like: " I'm gonna ride that girl under the mistletoe.... " . O.o Steady on, Shakey! It's a family song. xD Without actually looking at the lyrics online, I really can't place what the correct word is. Does he sing "kiss that girl under the mistletoe..." in another verse?

I always thought it was "hide that girl".

But apparently, it's:

We're gonna have a party tonight


I'm gonna find that girl
Underneath the mistletoe
We'll kiss by candle light

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Just had to look this one up as I've never known what most of the lyrics were to this one. I just hear a jumble of noises with the occasional recognisable word.

Ah, so that's what he sings.. the bit I bolded doesn't sound anything like that from what I recall.

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen

Come on Eileen
Come on Eileen
Poor old Johnny Ray
Sounded sad upon the radio
But he moved a million hearts in mono
Our mothers cried, sang along, who'd blame them
You're grown (so grown up)
So grown (so grown up) now I must say more than ever
Come on Eileen
Too ra loo ra too ra loo rye aye
And we can sing just like our fathers
Come on Eileen, oh I swear (what he means)
At this moment, you mean everything
You in that dress, my thoughts I confess
Verge on dirty

Ah, come on Eileen
Come on Eileen
These people 'round here
Wear beat down eyes sunk in smoke dried faces
They're resigned to what their fate is
But not us, (no never) no not us (no never)
We are far to young and clever
Remember
Too ra loo ra too ra loo rye aye
And you'l hum this tune forever
Come on

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18 minutes ago, DTMark said:

Just had to look this one up as I've never known what most of the lyrics were to this one. I just hear a jumble of noises with the occasional recognisable word.

Ah, so that's what he sings.. the bit I bolded doesn't sound anything like that from what I recall.

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen

 

 

Better than Jockie Wilson said.

 

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The opening titles to "The Bridge" are amusing. It took us almost all three series to work out what they are. It's because they're gibberish - things don't always translate well word-for-word especially when you're trying to make things rhyme.

Someone's come up with an amusing take on it.

 

I hear..

echo starters in crossing you
driven noises that come too soon
spatial moon which seems to you
resonating a mask of fear

hollow talk in a hollow girl
forcing out from a world of pain

never said it was good
never said it was near you

shadow rises and you are here

.. it's still gibberish. I could look up what they're meant to be but it's more amusing like this.

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I constantly mishear lyrics, but I'm not such a music person to care really.

Now the toys r us advert on the TV I keep hearing "Loads of debris under one roof" which sums the store up for me really, but I have no idea what is actually being said.

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In addition to misheard lyrics we could include changed lyrics in this thread.

There are many examples of lyrics being altered to be acceptable for radio, or just to make more sense to an audience in other countries.

When seeing the artist live it's amusing when crowds shout along with the original words.

Let's begin with Depeche Mode, their song New Life has radio friendly words. 

Complicating circulating

New life new life

Operating generating

New life new life

Previously 

Copulating fornicating

New life new life

Not masturbating generating

New life new life

 

Go see Elton John in the US you'll note in Goodbye Yellowbrick Road the original lyrics...

It will take you a couple of vodka and tonics to set you on your feet again - are changed to - It will take you a couple of tequila sunrise...

This time of year try to evade The Pogues with Fairytale Of New York - Kirsty MacColl originally sang.. 

You scumbag you maggott you cheap lousy faggot Merry Christmas your arse I thank Christ it's our last

Elvis Costello - our BBC happily played Olivers Army for over thirty years until somebody noticed the line...

One more widow one less white nigger

DOSBODS favourite Lily Allen amongst so many that release two versions of their albums - with and without explicit lyrics - a complete pain in the arse when Amazon send you the wrong one.

Fuck You - Lily Allen.

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On ‎08‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 22:00, Reebo said:

I constantly mishear lyrics, but I'm not such a music person to care really.

Now the toys r us advert on the TV I keep hearing "Loads of debris under one roof" which sums the store up for me really, but I have no idea what is actually being said.

"There's millions", said Jeffrey, "all under one roof"

Jeffrey is the name of the giraffe they use in the logo.

You're welcome.

Though I must admit I head the ad the other day and it does indeed sound much more like your version.

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6 hours ago, DTMark said:

"There's millions", said Jeffrey, "all under one roof"

Jeffrey is the name of the giraffe they use in the logo.

You're welcome.

Though I must admit I head the ad the other day and it does indeed sound much more like your version.

Ah I get it now, thanks. I'll stick with my version though :)

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One summer, back when I was a young teen, I hummed away:

Quote

She's a maniac, maniac
Action whore
And she's dancing like
She's never danced before

Great tune, but I thought that the lyrics were a bit iffy.

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On ‎08‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 22:00, Reebo said:

Now the toys r us advert on the TV I keep hearing "Loads of debris under one roof" which sums the store up for me really, but I have no idea what is actually being said.

Thank you M&S.

http://www.nme.com/news/ms-respond-claims-paddington-christmas-advert-features-phrase-fck-little-bear-2157834

 

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13 hours ago, davidg said:

on the cheese theme

Sweet cream is made of cheese
who am i to disagree
I travelled the world in generic jeans
everybody's looking for something

 

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Not me. One of my mates. Back in the day, driving along with this playing. WTF is he singing..

Pigs in the valley
Pigs in the city
Pigs in your soul

 

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In the 80s Bruno Brookes had a section on his show called "Twisted Lyrics" where he read out peoples suggestions for 'alternative lyrics, and played snatches* of the record, eg The Police, So Lonely, supposedly sounded like, Sue Lawley.

*reminds me of a show I heard a couple of times on local radio (Radio Norwich or Norfolk) where they would play a half second or so of a tune and you had to phone in and try and guess what the record was. Amazingly the feature was called, "Snatch of the Day" xD

Edited by Mirror Mirror
typign

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A couple of classic oldie misunderstandings were " Ten years have passed since I broke my nose" (The Police; Message In A Bottle) and "There's a bathroom on the right" (Creedence Clearwater Revival; Bad Moon Rising.)

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Posted (edited)

"Don't you know
don't you know
that it's wrong
to take what he's giving you
so fuck off"

 

 

Edit: On hearing that again.. are those actually the lyrics?

 

Edited by DTMark

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2 hours ago, DTMark said:

"Don't you know
don't you know
that it's wrong
to take what he's giving you
so fuck off"

 

Edit: On hearing that again.. are those actually the lyrics?

 

So far gone, on your own {apparently :)}

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