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Old 30 May 2017, 04:01 PM
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What I swore I heard on a news report over the weekend (paraphrase):
...officials want to know why Jared Kushner set up a bat channel....

Me: Oh please--you boomers and your nostalgia. Bat channel?? The more I thought about it the more I realized that it was back channel.
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Old 30 May 2017, 04:49 PM
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Well, this administration cannot get anymore strange, so I would not be shocked.

That, and there is going to be a new Communications Director, so you never know.
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Old 30 May 2017, 06:31 PM
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Somewhat embarrassed to realize that the correct lyric in the Beach Boys' "Fun, Fun, Fun" is "She makes the Indy 500 look like a Roman chariot race, now" - I always heard it as "Rotarian race" (which made sense in my head, since local Rotary clubs often sponsor 5k foot races or similar for charity).
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Old 19 June 2017, 10:58 PM
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So, I use Amazon Music to stream random music when I don't care to get a specific playlist of mine. They have lyrics to some songs, and so I see some of them.

Well, the song "Love Runs Out" by OneRepublic came on, and I happened to see the lyrics. At one point, we got:
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I'll be your fin, deep down, entrapped like one.
Now, I'm pretty sure that is not what they are singing. I'd say they are singing "I'll be your fifty thousand clapping as one". The lyrics there come from somewhere called LyricFind, which has "a quality-controlled database of vetted and verified lyrics." This is a pay service that advertises this fact. I think some people are getting ripped off, or I stumbled upon their copyright trap.
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Old 20 June 2017, 03:04 PM
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I believe your first statement is correct, and that people are getting ripped off.

I was listening to the BeeGees on the radio last week, and while I usually hear "More than a woman" as just that, this time I did hear "four letter woman" as well. It made me think fondly of this thread.

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Old 21 September 2017, 01:04 PM
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Earlier this week, Alex Trebek was talking to the contestants the way he always does after the first commercial break. One of the contestants told him she works with foster parrots. Oh, you do parrot rescue! thinks me. Wow, it never occurred to me that parrot rescue groups would foster incoming birds, and.....OH!!! The contestant works with foster parents!!
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Old 21 September 2017, 01:45 PM
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I won't say my iTunes Music library is terribly large by most standards but, for whatever reason, certain songs can take ages to come up in a song shuffle.

Last weekend, "All Good Gifts" from the musical Godspell came up. There's a line in there that I've misheard since I was a teenager, even though I know what the proper lyric is.

The correct lyric is: "The seed time and the harvest, our life, our health, our food."

But my head always hears: "The seed time and the harvest, are like our health, not good."

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(*Well, that sucks.)
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Old 21 September 2017, 07:00 PM
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Now, I'm pretty sure that is not what they are singing. I'd say they are singing "I'll be your fifty thousand clapping as one". The lyrics there come from somewhere called LyricFind, which has "a quality-controlled database of vetted and verified lyrics." This is a pay service that advertises this fact. I think some people are getting ripped off, or I stumbled upon their copyright trap.
Amazon doesn't have a lyrics section? To clear up those nasty mondegreens, I go to songfacts.com
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My son heard the first line in Charlie Puth's "Attention" as "You've been runnin' 'round, runnin' 'round, runnin' 'round throwin' that turtle on my knee" and now that's all I can hear.
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But my head always hears: "The seed time and the harvest, are like our health, not good."
Well, to be fair, if the seed time and the harvest aren't good, chances are the people's health won't be good either.
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True, that. But it would sort of defeat the message the song is trying to make.

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On my Pandora channel, there was a Jewel song I don't think I've heard before called "Serve the Ego."

I had to bring the screen up to check the title, because I could have sworn the line she kept repeating was "Sam the Eagle..."
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Old 01 November 2017, 04:01 PM
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On my Pandora channel, there was a Jewel song I don't think I've heard before called "Serve the Ego."

I had to bring the screen up to check the title, because I could have sworn the line she kept repeating was "Sam the Eagle..."
Maybe that's her favorite muppet.
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Old 08 November 2017, 03:23 PM
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Let's all sing a popular Michael Jackson/Jacksons song: Don't stop at the post office/don't stop 'til you get enough!

Songfacts tells me the correct lyric may have been a Star Wars reference.
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I just found out last night that I'd misheard some of the lyrics to Believe in Me by Dan Fogelberg (one of my favorite Fogelberg songs). It's not funny, and is fairly minor, but knowing what's right does make the rhythm of the verse make more sense.

Lyrics:
If I could ever say it right
And reach your hostage heart despite
The doubts you harbor then you might
Come to believe in me

What I heard:
If I could ever say it right
And reach your hostage heart despite
The doubts you harbor within you might
Come to believe in me

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Old 08 November 2017, 03:59 PM
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Let's all sing a popular Michael Jackson/Jacksons song: Don't stop at the post office/don't stop 'til you get enough!

Songfacts tells me the correct lyric may have been a Star Wars reference.
I always heard it as "keep up with the porn stars." I knew that couldn't be it, but given the Jackson's penchant for turning real words into gibberish ("shimon!") or inserting babble of questionable origin ("mama say, mama sa, mamakusa!") , I decided it wasn't worth the effort to try to parse the actual phrase. The force, huh?
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That's what Songfacts says.
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