Misheard lyrics

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  1. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I heard the Foundations hit "Build Me Up Buttercup" on a doctor's office musak today and it reminded me of how I used to mishear the lyrics when I was a teenager. I like many people thought the lyric was "Fill Me Up Buttercup" instead of "Build," but I also misheard the second line: "And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby" as "And then worst of all (worst of all) Neanderthal baby..." I used to think, "Yes, finding out your girlfriend was a Neanderthal would be pretty bad." :)

    What are your misheard lyrics?
     
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    jasn Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    SRV "Cold Shot": His lyric: "And that's a cold shot baby, yeah that's a drag". My lyric: "Let's go shoppin'...yeah, that's a thing..."

    Yeah man!...goin' shopping with Stevie Ray!!!!

     
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    Phil A Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Mikael... your reference to the most famous of Jimi's misheard lyrics still hits home. I could tell some stories...
     
  6. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    It's funny about the Purple Haze lyric. I always heard it as "kiss the sky," but had heated arguments with friends who thought it was "kiss this guy." Now who has a good misheard-it story about a Rolling Stones song? Or should I ask "who DOESN'T have one?" :)
     
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    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    I had friends who musta had cotton in their ears...
    but they misheard Beast of Burden & Brown Sugar
    and Kiss the sky went right past 'em
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    One of my good friends insisted the lyric was "Jumpin' Jack Flash, it'll kick your ass"
     
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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Your friend is confusing the tune with the movie starring Whoopi. The quote was Whoopi's proposed tag line.*


    *Not really but it coulda been. :rolleyes:
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    This was WAAAY before that movie but I like your thought process Denton.
     
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