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Old 16 July 2012, 02:54 AM
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My favorite Beach Boys mondegreen is the first line of "Help Me Ronda"...it's really "Well since she put me down I've been out doing in my head," but when I was a kid I always heard "She said she put me down, yeah, but I do it in my head." Hey, middle school can certainly be like that.
I thought it was "Well, since she put me down I've been ah-chooin' in my head."
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Old 16 July 2012, 03:30 AM
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Judas Priest “Private Property”
Actual Line: Keep your hands off, private property
My Version: Keep your a**hole, right in front of me
Was this before or after Rob Halford's sexual orientation was common knowledge?

There are some songs that I used to hear on the radio as a kid that I'm sure I've never known the proper words to - for instance, "Whenever I Call You Friend" (which I just learned the name of now by googling the phrase "such a beautiful sight," apparently the only words I remembered accurately). I remember singing along with the radio something along the lines of "Sweet dreams on a Saturday night;" apparently it's actually "Sweet love showin' us a heavenly light."
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Old 16 July 2012, 04:03 AM
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Was this before or after Rob Halford's sexual orientation was common knowledge?
At least 10 years before he came out.
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Old 16 July 2012, 02:28 PM
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Pat Benatar “Heartbreaker
Actual Line: The Invincible Winner
My Version: The Events of a Winner
Until this moment I too thought it was The Events of a Winner. And now I have an earworm. With the incorrect lyrics. Curse you Cowboy Joe.
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Old 16 July 2012, 02:35 PM
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I thought the "Help Me, Rhonda" lyric was "out to it in my head," which didn't make much sense, but I figured it being "out to it" was sort of like being "out to lunch."
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Old 16 July 2012, 05:24 PM
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Sadly, all the bizarre lyrics I thought I heard in Elton John songs turned out to be the real words.
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Old 16 July 2012, 06:10 PM
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Sadly, all the bizarre lyrics I thought I heard in Elton John songs turned out to be the real words.
Of all the acts you could have used that line about, you chose Elton John!? You might as well accuse The Carpenters of fostering drug abuse.
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Old 16 July 2012, 08:12 PM
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Of all the acts you could have used that line about, you chose Elton John!? You might as well accuse The Carpenters of fostering drug abuse.
Oddly enough, I *do* have a Carpenters one: In "We've Only Just Begun," I--until just recently, mind you, misheard "We'll find a place where there's room to grow" as "We'll find a place where there's room to run." I still like mine better. Hey, it rhymes with "We've only just begun"!
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Old 16 July 2012, 10:06 PM
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I always heard the first line in the Van Halen song, Jamie's crying as:

She stared and looked at his ass. The actual lyrics are, She saw the look in his eyes.

I know where my mind was that day.
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Old 17 July 2012, 01:55 AM
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Of all the acts you could have used that line about, you chose Elton John!? You might as well accuse The Carpenters of fostering drug abuse.
Elton John's hasn't always been lite FM Disneyfied adult contemporary easy listening, you know:

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Once a fool had a good part in the play
If it's so would I still be here today
It's quite peculiar in a funny sort of way
They think it's very funny everything I say
Get a load of him, he's so insane
You better get your coat dear
It looks like rain
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Come on Jamaica
Everybody say
We're all happy in Jamaica
Do Jamaica Jerk-off that way
And, of course:

Quote:
Oh ma cameo molesting
Kee pa a poorer for tea
Solar prestige a gammon
Lantern or turbert paw kwee

Solar prestige a gammon
Kool kar kyrie kay salmon
Har ring molassis abounding
Common lap kitch sardin a poor floundin

Cod ee say oo pay a loto
My zeta prestige toupay a floored
Ray indee pako a gammon
Solar prestige a pako can nord
(Of course, if you want to criticize the lyrics, then point the finger at John's songwriting partner Bernie Taupin.)
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Old 17 July 2012, 02:56 AM
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Sadly, all the bizarre lyrics I thought I heard in Elton John songs turned out to be the real words.
Surely you at least thought Bennie had electric boobs rather than electric boots?
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Old 17 July 2012, 10:15 PM
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Surely you at least thought Bennie had electric boobs rather than electric boots?
Or that he wanted Tony Danza to hold him closer?
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Old 17 July 2012, 10:45 PM
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I always heard "Hold me close, I'm tired of dancing." And "lay me down in sheets of linen" was "Maybe, darling, she's still playing."

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Old 18 July 2012, 01:39 PM
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Of all the acts you could have used that line about, you chose Elton John!? You might as well accuse The Carpenters of fostering drug abuse.
You do know the man was a major cokehead, right?

ETA: That's a not a rumor, either, he freely admits he was an addict. In fact he recently told an NPR interviewer that he still, after years of sobriety, sometimes has vivid dreams (nightmares, really) about snorting cocaine.
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Old 18 July 2012, 02:17 PM
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You do know the man was a major cokehead, right?

ETA: That's a not a rumor, either, he freely admits he was an addict. In fact he recently told an NPR interviewer that he still, after years of sobriety, sometimes has vivid dreams (nightmares, really) about snorting cocaine.
You mean Richard Carpenter, or Elton John?
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Old 18 July 2012, 03:00 PM
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Or that he wanted Tony Danza to hold him closer?
I wonder what people heard before "Who's The Boss" (1984) or "Taxi" (1978)?

Because I know I also heard "Hold me closer, Tony Danza"

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Old 18 July 2012, 03:07 PM
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You mean Richard Carpenter, or Elton John?
Elton John.
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Old 18 July 2012, 04:25 PM
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My best friend used to insist that in Abba's Summer Night City the lyrics run "f***ing in the moonlight, love-making in the park" whereas I've always heard the actual correct lyrics: "walking in the moonlight, love-making in the park."

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Old 18 July 2012, 07:57 PM
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I wonder what people heard before "Who's The Boss" (1984) or "Taxi" (1978)?

Because I know I also heard "Hold me closer, Tony Danza"

"Hold my clothes and tie me down, sir"?(saw it in that series of mondegreen books)

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You mean Richard Carpenter, or Elton John?
FWIW, Richard was addicted to Quaaludes.
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Old 18 July 2012, 08:40 PM
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Bruno Mars' song Marry You has a line in it

"Is it that look in your eyes
or is it this dancin' juice?"

I always hear that as Dancing Jews

and from this video I get the feeling I'm not the only one.
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