Now, I know I'm not the only one who ever listened to a song and thought the lyrics were saying one thing when it was actually something else. So let's hear people's experiences with this. A few right off the bat. In "Lucille" by Kenny Rogers, I always used to think he was singing "when 400 children are locked in a jail." When the actual words are "with 4 hungry children and a crop in the field." In "You don't Have to Say You Love Me" by Dusty Springfield, I thought she was singing "just because you can" when in actuality she was singing "just be close at hand."
That's just for starters. There are more which I will share later.
I wondered if there was a thread like this somewhere.
I have many but here's my personal favorite:
From Wonderful World
The bride blessed the day;
the dog said goodnight.
The bright blessed day;
the dark sacred night.
Jimmy Hendrex: wrong lyric- excuse me while I kiss this guy correct lyric- excuse me while I kiss the sky
"When Doves Cry"
Wrong: Hearing doves that cry
Right: Even doves have pride
When my son was 5,while traveling in the car he would sing along to the radio in the back seat. I would often turn down the volume to "catch him" midverse. Natalie Merchant was blasting and he was singing along-
wrong verse: I like to VACUUM VACUUM
Right verse: I'd like to Thank you, thank you.
The Who: wrong lyric- living in a box right lyric-emenence front
CCR lyrics- incorrect: There's a bathroom on the right.....correct: There's a bad moon on the rise.
Macy Grey lyrics - incorrect: I blow bubbles when you are not here......correct: My world crumbles when you are not near
More CCR wrong lyric You don't need a pinhead just to head on down right lyric you don't need a penny just to hang around
I heard that CCR didn't even realize that everyone thought the lyrics were the bathroom on the right until they were singing a concert and that is what everyone sang. :)
Originally Posted by Ms_Taken
A few of my favorites (and a big thank you and :laugh to my kids who are notorious for singing the wrong words)
Tim McGraw incorrect - "I like it, I love it, I want some more nuggets!"
correct - "I like it, I love it, I want some more of it!"
Josh Gracin- incorrect "breaker, breaker one nine- she's a big ole bird"
correct "breaker, breaker one nine, she's a big ole' flirt"
John Michael Montgomery: incorrect: "trying to find the courage to ask her out was like trying to get off on a water spout" (sorry- gross I know :)
correct: "trying to find the courage to ask her out was like trying to get oil from a water spout"
Now I'm off to think of some more :)
:OMG I always thought it was big ole bird too! Wow! Thanks for the correction Sunny!
Originally Posted by Sunnyone
Another one that I can remember being teased about endlessly years ago by my best friend's sister who was a die hard Aerosmith fan:
Wrong lyric: Weird emotion
Right Lyric: Sweet Emotion
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