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Misheard Lyrics

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A few lines I've personally misheard in songs (and one from a friend in high school that I found hilarious):

My hearing: "Don't masquerade in the dying shades of love"
Real Lyric: "Don't masquerade with the guy in shades, oh no."
- Corey Hart, "Sunglasses At Night" (I like mine better)

My hearing: "It's time to be Jamaicans"
Real Lyric: "It's time to meet your makers"
- Fugazi, "Latin Roots"

My friend's hearing: "Gangway, Street Slave! I'll never behave!"
Real Lyric: "Langauge keeps me locked and repeating"
- Fugazi, "Stacks" (always cracks me up)

My hearing: "Lately one or two fully blooded Jews have been working for the Clampdown."
Real Lyric: "Lately one or two have fully paid their dues for working for the Clampdown."
- What do you think?
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"Lately one or two fully blooded Jews have been working for the Clampdown."
Well, that lyric is flatly impossible...
I feel that there is a fascistic element, for example, in the Rolling Stones . . .
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Wolter wrote:My hearing: "Lately one or two fully blooded Jews have been working for the Clampdown."
Real Lyric: "Lately one or two have fully paid their dues for working for the Clampdown."
- What do you think?
because of you, i always hear "blooded jews"... you bastard
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My hearing: A year has passed since I broke my nose.
Real lyric: A year has passed since I wrote my note.

Message In A Bottle - The Police
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Heston wrote:My hearing: A year has passed since I broke my nose.
Real lyric: A year has passed since I wrote my note.

Message In A Bottle - The Police
I'd be willing to break Sting's nose if it will help.
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eumaas wrote:
"Lately one or two fully blooded Jews have been working for the Clampdown."
Well, that lyric is flatly impossible...
We can watch him make it on the nine o'clock news
Standing there in Palestine fighting the jews
We reach the parts other combos cannot reach
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tepista wrote:
eumaas wrote:
"Lately one or two fully blooded Jews have been working for the Clampdown."
Well, that lyric is flatly impossible...
We can watch him make it on the nine o'clock news
Standing there in Palestine fighting the jews
Listen, Brits don't see Jews.
I feel that there is a fascistic element, for example, in the Rolling Stones . . .
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Related note: I used to think the following musical titles were correct (as a child):

"The Best Little Warehouse in Texas"
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat."
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My hearing: "Oh, a funny hat!"
Real lyric: "Oh what fun we had."

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Heston wrote:My hearing: "Oh, a funny hat!"
Real lyric: "Oh what fun we had."

Baggy Trousers - Madness
That one made me chuckle. I'll probably hear that from now on.
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Wolter wrote:
Heston wrote:My hearing: "Oh, a funny hat!"
Real lyric: "Oh what fun we had."

Baggy Trousers - Madness
That one made me chuckle. I'll probably hear that from now on.
What, you chuckling instead of the lyric?
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Heston wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Heston wrote:My hearing: "Oh, a funny hat!"
Real lyric: "Oh what fun we had."

Baggy Trousers - Madness
That one made me chuckle. I'll probably hear that from now on.
What, you chuckling instead of the lyric?
Maybe.
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Heston wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Heston wrote:My hearing: "Oh, a funny hat!"
Real lyric: "Oh what fun we had."

Baggy Trousers - Madness
That one made me chuckle. I'll probably hear that from now on.
What, you chuckling instead of the lyric?
Why do I always feel like Moe when you're going all Curly at Larry over there?
I feel that there is a fascistic element, for example, in the Rolling Stones . . .
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Midnight to six man
For the first time from Jamaica
Villager and a Lee Right Smart
Do Right Wilson, a cool operator

Camp boots a UK pop reggae
With backing fine sound systems
And if they've got anything to say
There's many blacks in television

My body was fucked up so nice with uncool stage fright
Dancing from the bass line to the trouble
But onstage they ain't got no roots rock rhythm
Onstage they ain't got no...roots rock hello-ooooo

Vespa, vespa. This is a booby in a tank
'Cos it won't get you anywhere
Fooling with the cunts
The British Army is waiting out there
An' it weighs fifteen hundred tons
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I know the proper lyric, but it always sounds like UK pop brigade and blues rock rebel to me.
I feel that there is a fascistic element, for example, in the Rolling Stones . . .
— Morton Feldman

I've studied the phenomenon of neo-provincialism in self-isolating online communities but this place takes the fucking cake.
— Clashy

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