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I always tell people in Eskimo Joe's black finger nails red wine he sings

"I don't understand the point of fingers"

I also tell people in fall out boy's this ain't a scene it goes
"I'm a little man, I'm so evil. Also into cats, also into cats'
 
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My son was singing along to "I don't know" by the Sheepdogs but instead of repeating I don't know in the chorus he thought it was "hot dog hole" hahahahaha Now I can't hear the song without doing the same thing.
 

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From Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop" I used to think "Keep on with the force, don't stop" was "Get on to the post office".
I thought it was “keep on with the boy scouts” or “keep on when the boy stops” when I heard the song on the 1980s party shows of TTFM as a first-year university student!

One I also remember is “is it you baby/or just a bull in your eyes
instead of “is it you baby/or just a brilliant disguise”

I recall the “bull in your eyes” from when ‘Brilliant Disguise’ was a hit as I was about ten years old and never heard the actual song titles. When I looked through 3XY’s chart book I though I had never heard that song, but as so often, I had but did not recognise the title.

A more famous case is “loving in La Vida” – where ‘La Vida’ is some tropical resort – as the lyric of Aerosmith’s ‘Love in an Elevator’. I did not list it first because some other people actually made the same mistake.
 

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#56
Whichever Radiohead song that went "I'm a reasonable man, get off my case, get off my case, get off my case!"

I thought he was singing "I'm a reasonable man, you're all f***heads, you're all f***heads, you're all f***heads!"

Oops:oops:

That's a doozy.
 

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Jon Fogarty's not the easiest guy to make sense of:
Don't go round tonight
Well it's bound to take your life
There's a bathroom on the right


And
I wanna know, have you ever seen Lorraine?
When I was young, I thought that second line from ‘Bad Moon Rising’ was “‘Cause they’re bound to take your flight” – where “they” could only refer to suicide hijacker-terrorists exactly like the al-Qa‘ida teams who took over Flights 11, 175, 77 and 93 on September 11, 2001.

On another topic, if that lyric were true John Fogerty would not rank as the only 1970s star to prophesy terrorism against the United States – on ‘Otis and Marlena’ from 1977’s Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter Joni Mitchell sang the much truer and more obvious line “While Muslims stick up Washington”, which could certainly refer to something analogous to the Flight 77 and (thwarted) Flight 93 attacks 24 years after the album came out. More than that, when ‘Bad Moon Rising’ came out there were aircraft hijackings by Palestinians directed – like September 11, 2001 – against US support of Israel.
 

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#61
Stevie Wonder Signed, sealed delivered I use to think was 5 cents a minute.

Here I am baby, 5 cents a minute, I'm yours...
In a similar vein, I initially heard ABBA's Money Money Money as saying: "I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay - 80 cents"...
 

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Weezer song, "I got my hash pipe" was hearing that as "I got my ass wiped".
Back in the day, I though Melissa Etheridge on ‘Like the Way I Do’ sang “Seduce and wanna **** you” instead of “seduce you and affect you”. It actually makes sense the way I thought it was, unlike many lyrics I misheard as a boy.
 

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In John Paul Young's "I Hate The Music" I always misheard "and every time I hear that band go 'b'" as "and every time I hear that melody", which made perfect sense to me with it being a song about music.
 

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As a young boy I recall an incident with my brother when we were watching Rage and the song ‘Kokomo’ came on – it became according to one source the sixth-most successful single of the 1980s.

I began to sing “Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I want to take you to”/“Computer, Bahama, come on pretty mama” several times and then my brother said “it doesn't go “computer””. Of course “computer” make no sense in the context of ‘Kokomo’ but it is still funny to recount a younger brother correcting me!
 
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When I was a young Pokemon playing lad I swore the line in Macy Gray's song "I try to say goodbye and I choke" was "I try to say goodbye to Machoke".

I always wondered if she meant she was evolving it to Machamp, or releasing it for some reason.
 
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Heart something like:

"Well, that brownlow I got:
Well, it must've been them injection I took.
I been twitchin' an' turnin' an' seein' visions:
It must've been them injections I took.

Well, I don't know what they were an' I don't know where I got 'em,
But they sure did make me feel good.
They kept my heart from feelin' blue,
An' kept my thoughts away from you.


..."
 

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“No needs to ask/It’s a new corporation” or “No need to ask/It’s a news corporation” from Sade‘s ‘Smooth Operator’ is one I have strong recollections of as a boy.

There is also “electrocute” instead of “electric blue” on Icehouse’ 1987 number one hit. That’s another one my brother corrected when I sang it. One I also recall is “go right, go right” instead of “no lies, no lies” from Noiseworks’ 1986 debut single.
 

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Not about a song but a friend of mine initially thought the band Fischer Z were called Vicious Heads.
 

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Not about a song but a friend of mine initially thought the band Fischer Z were called Vicious Heads.
When I was a ten-year-old boy I though Michael Bolton’s name was Michael Dutton and I sang ‘Dock of the Bay’ once as “top of the bay” before my brother corrected me (as with ‘Kokomo’)!

It’s ironic that Bolton’s real name is actually Michael Bolotin, and that like many a critically deplored and big-selling MOR singer or band (e.g. REO Speedwagon’s first two albums did not dent the Billboard Top 200), Bolton was no overnight success. Bolton had been recording and performing (including with the hard rock band Blackjack) for thirteen years when he first reached the Billboard top 50 courtesy of ‘That’s What Love Is All About’.
 

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When I was a ten-year-old boy I though Michael Bolton’s name was Michael Dutton and I sang ‘Dock of the Bay’ once as “top of the bay” before my brother corrected me (as with ‘Kokomo’)!

It’s ironic that Bolton’s real name is actually Michael Bolotin, and that like many a critically deplored and big-selling MOR singer or band (e.g. REO Speedwagon’s first two albums did not dent the Billboard Top 200), Bolton was no overnight success. Bolton had been recording and performing (including with the hard rock band Blackjack) for thirteen years when he first reached the Billboard top 50 courtesy of ‘That’s What Love Is All About’.
No one person should know that much about Michael Bolton.
 

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In slipknot's eyeless he says
'look me in my brand new eye'


Sounds more like 'normally I'm a porno'


For those unfamiliar with their music or what I'm on about it starts at about the 3.10 mark of the song
 

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In April Sun in Cuba I used to think "and the way he shook him up" was "and the way he shut him up". I thought Dragon were stating that Castro played some part in JFK's assassination.
 

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Does anybody know what The Beatles are saying in between the second and third verses of Yellow Submarine? This is what I can make out, with question marks for words of which I am not sure:

Full steam ahead Mr ?
Full steam ahead.

Full steam ahead it is sergeant. (Not 100% sure sergeant is correct)

Cut the cable! Drop the cable!

Aye aye sir, aye aye

?
?
 

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Does anybody know what The Beatles are saying in between the second and third verses of Yellow Submarine? This is what I can make out, with question marks for words of which I am not sure:

Full steam ahead Mr ?
Full steam ahead.

Full steam ahead it is sergeant. (Not 100% sure sergeant is correct)

Cut the cable! Drop the cable!

Aye aye sir, aye aye

?
?
According to AZ Lyrics:

Full speed ahead, Mr. Parker, full speed ahead!
Full speed over here, sir!
Action station! Action station!
Aye, aye, sir, fire!
Heaven! Heaven!
 
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