Misheard lyrics

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I know Wikipedia isn't always everyone's cup of tea, but it is from there I found the "Cut the cable! Drop the cable!" line.
Thanks for the above info.
 

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Having now checked a number of other websites such as lyrics.wikia.com, metrolyrics.com, lyricsfreak.com and even one of those YouTube clips where you can watch the words of the song appear as the song plays, I have found these words to be consistent:

Full speed ahead, Mr Boatswain, full speed ahead
Full speed ahead it is, Sgt.
Cut the cable, drop the cable,
Aye, aye, sir, aye, aye
Captain, captain
 

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In Aretha Franklin's "Respect", when she sings "R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Take care, TCB" what does the TCB stand for?
 

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In Beck's "Loser" I thought the first line of the chorus sounded like" Oh...help me home". It never considered any possibility he was singing Spanish.
 

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One which I have had laughs over with a bookbinder in Richmond is from ‘Brown Sugar’ which has two parts:
  1. “Rap, sugar!/How come your den’s so dirty/Rap, sugar!/Just like a younger chook, ah, ha”
  2. “Yeah/Yeah/Just like a pack of chooks”
It’s a great recollection even today to recall the bookbinder telling me about “Mick Jagger singing about the chickens”! I was never sure I was right with this one when I first heard the song as a teenager (I was born six years after it came out) but it remains really funny even when I know I was wrong and with connotations of racism and sexism masked by mishearing the lyrics.

Another Stones one I have discussed much less is from ‘Get off of My Cloud’ where I thought the chorus went “get out of my car” as a child.
 
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Does anybody know what is spoken before the instrumental break in I'm A Believer by The Monkees? I've always thought it was "I love it" but after watching the clip on YouTube I'm not so sure.
 

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#86
Go cook a jew Mrs Robinson cause Jesus loves you more than you would know
As far as Simon & Garfunkel and anti-Semitism go, I always heard,

"Fools," said I, "you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you

As,

"Fools," said I, "you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I am anti-Jew
 

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From Queen of Hearts by Juice Newton, there is part of the chorus which goes:

Laying out another lie,
thinking 'bout a life of crime.

I misheard "life of crime" as "Life of Brian", but I knew it probably wasn't correct.
 

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#89
Not a misheard lyric, but a misheard answer to a question that became a song lyric.

New Wave legends Suburban Lawns most famous song is JANITOR, and the chorus is based on a conversation between lead vocalist Su Tissue and a friend. Su asked him what his profession is and he said he is a Janitor, but Su misheard what he said. Frankie Ennui overheard and wrote a song that appeared on their debut album and became the first single.

The chorus goes "I'm a Janitor, Ooh My Genitals".

It's a bizarre little song, especially Su vocals, but it's a great little song.

 

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From the Fremantle Dockers team song:
Freo heave ho
Freo heave ho
It's a moldy old Freo heave ho

Actually "Give em all the old Freo heave ho"
 

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I have only minutes ago discovered that In A Gadda Da Vida is not saying "In the Garden of Eden". When I saw The Simpsons scene in the church where Bart is having a dream of the parishioners singing this song, I thought I was hearing "In the Garden of Eden", which to me made sense because it was happening in a church and they were singing about Eden.
 
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For the Billy Ocean song, "Carribbean Queen", I often think it sounds like he is singing "Carrie...You Quit!"

I joke to others that that is what the actual line is, and say that it was sung by Ocean to be used in the movie "Carrie".
 
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Up until last year, I had thought the chorus to Korn's 'Freak on a Leash' was "Sometimes I cannot take this place; sometimes it's my life I can't take", which always made me think whoa, deep, relate. Then I found out it's actually "it's my life I can't taste" and now I think, trying to rhyme stuffs literally, grade school, lame.
 
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