Ste18 November 2003 at 8:00amPosts: 2647 (0 today)Status: offline
Chrys,I really think you're particularly INSANE.But here we're all that case.Perhaps that's why we love you...A lil thing for R.E.M. (I love this group)I thought in '"losing my religion " at the place of "that was just a dream"..."That was just a tree..." yeah,yeah Steph...even an Ent,thanks Tolkien.:>
angel718 November 2003 at 8:49amPosts: 37 (0 today)Status: offline
how's this, my wife used to hear from the song by cherGypsies, tramps and theives ......... as flea's, flea's, tramp's and flea's.Not to sure about the pc of this one, but she was only 5 going on 6.marc
ghochan18 November 2003 at 12:38pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
I originally thought the lyrics of the Barry Williams Show went like this:That girl has got no scruplesNot a wrinkle on her faceYou would not believe the blood she consumedSo they let her take my placeWhen I saw the video, it actually supported my interpretation because there's blood everywhere.
Gardiah18 November 2003 at 6:20pmPosts: 25 (0 today)Status: offline
Someone mentioned R.E.M.From "Pilgrimage," there is a lyric which has been heard as:"Take your fortune.""Take your palm tree.""Take up boxing."J. Michael Stipe still won't explain that one.Carly Simon's famous song, "You're So Vain," still begs the obvious question: about whom is the song? After all, Miss Simon says: "You probably think this song is about you." She still hasn't told who's so vain. That's not a misheard lyric, but since I already got us off the subject:There are all the rumours about Phil Collins and "In the Air Tonight." He says he wrote the song because he was divorcing his wife and had to let the anger out somewhere; he says does not understand the rumours of how he saw a man either  let another man drown or  rape his wife, and then dedicated the song to that man in concert. Depending on with which version of the rumours you are familiar, of course.
Ste18 November 2003 at 6:29pmPosts: 2647 (0 today)Status: offline
trasker19 November 2003 at 7:51amPosts: 3 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks to everybody who replied. (I have to go back and change my response to "What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?")That was the first thread I started here and I must admit relief that it generated some fun. Actually, I'm relieved it wasn't ignored, or worse, met with anger and derision. Is that sad, or just human?I read somewhere that Seal doesn't print the lyrics to his songs because he likes people to put some of themselves into the song through their own interpretation of what he's saying. I know there are songs I hear where I like my lyrics better!
Gardiah19 November 2003 at 8:18amPosts: 25 (0 today)Status: offline
A couple of examples from an R.E.M. song called "All the Way to Reno" follow:"You're so sugar-sweet, you may as well have had 'Kick Me' fastened on your sleeve."Heard by me as:"...You're so sugar-sweet, you may as well have had cake baked...""But you knew that from the beginning..."Heard by me as:"But you knew that from the beer-can ads."A famous one from Steely Dan is the line: "Hey, it will come back to you."Actually, Donald Fagen is singing: "PEG, it will come back to you."
adverse28 November 2005 at 3:12amPosts: 32 (0 today)Status: offline
This is an old topic being bumped by stupid me - who is normally SO good with lyrics. (You can't always be perfect!!)The obvious one is "Games Without Frontiers" it seems that everyone I know has some form of lyric of their own for this song! Mine was "She's so popular". I'm French - and one of my English speaking friends corrected me a long time ago! :> I wasn't a fan then - but the song was played a lot here on the radio. The other PG song I had trouble with was from "Not One of Us". When PG sings: "It's only water, in a stranger's tear", I misheard: "It's only water, in a stranger's tea". Close - but no cigar.I know that there are other songs - but I am far too tired to think of them now. They'll most likely come to me tomorrow...
lealdragon28 November 2005 at 3:34amPosts: 20 (0 today)Status: offline
>I used to own "Taking Tiger Mountain by strategy" in both standard U.S. version AND Japanese vinyl. Also LOVE "Another Green World" and "Here Come the Warm Jets". I will admit I never got into the ambient stuff enough to buy it though.Hey I'm an Eno fan too! Love all of those! Had them all UP thru all the ambients...couldn't get into the ambients so didn't keep UP after that. Will check out the new album one of these days...Hey do you Eno fans have After the Heat??? Awesome! Speaking of lyrics, how did you feel when you realized that that profound-sounding song was about....SHIFTING GEARS ON THE MACHINERY???I, for one, was a bit let down. And here I thought he was telling me the secrets of the universe!
lealdragon28 November 2005 at 3:36amPosts: 20 (0 today)Status: offline
>Mine was "She's so popular". Yeah, that was mine too. I still hear that, since I don't know French.
Since I am not an English speaking guy, I kept wondering what "every run they boo" meant .It was "every rendez-vous" in Burn You Up.Anyone heard "what are those dogs doing sniffing at my sh1t" in Quiet Steam? :>
StacieDee28 November 2005 at 12:37pmPosts: 84 (0 today)Status: offline
I had a friend in my car awhile back and I put "Hit" on, figuring she would hear something she knew on there.Sure enough, when Sledgehammer came on, she started to bounce along in time to the music, and even to sing...I almost drove off the road when she sand:"Shoving down your fruitcake..."
Synnie28 November 2005 at 7:56pmPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
Had an awfull lot of laughter here!Since, as being german, these things happened to me a lot, although at this very moment, I can't remember anyone, so sorry, really...but will think about it...great thread indeed!
adverse28 November 2005 at 9:01pmPosts: 32 (0 today)Status: offline
StacieDee wrote:"Shoving down your fruitcake..."*LOL*This was another song that I had a bit of trouble with! I thought he was singing "show me 'round your fruitcake" - then when I found out what it really was, I said to myself what the hell is a "fruit cage"? Seems fruitcake makes more sense to me!Also, another - from "Shock the Monkey"...I heard: "And the music's breaking"When we all know it's: "And the news is breaking"A lot of people have trouble with "Games Without Frontiers" it seems. Glad to know that I wasn't the only one!! I feel a bit better now... :>
Abro28 November 2005 at 9:30pmPosts: 19 (0 today)Status: offline
Back in '82 when I first heard the song, I really thought that he was singing "Suck The Monkey" rather than "Shock The Monkey" !Sincerely,Abro
Ace Rimmer29 November 2005 at 4:43pmPosts: 199 (0 today)Status: offline
Pat mentioned "There's a bathroom on the right" instead of "There's a bad moon on the rise". On a Fogerty concert a few months ago he sang The bathroom.. And the bathroom WAS on the right!
Synnie29 November 2005 at 6:15pmPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes, it actually WAS at Ashcombe, haha, that is, when you moved upstairs....:>
K'Ehleyr21 July 2011 at 6:05amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
bump for Pat
K'Ehleyr21 July 2011 at 6:08amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
28-Nov-2005 9:30 pm
Back in '82 when I first heard the song, I really thought that he was singing "Suck The Monkey" rather than "Shock The Monkey"
Suck the Monkey lol (oh the image in my mind ack)