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Apparently I am not speaking in a soundproof room today, after all. Which is a good thing because I promised reader Michael Messina that I would continue with the music theme of this week and put up another challenge.

Actually, this is exactly what Mike said:

Victory Girl, (I love that, by the way. I think I'll adopt that as my permanent nickname)

My sister reminded me this morning of when we were kids and thought the
words to the Credence Clearwater Revival song, "There's a bad moon on
the rise", were "There's a bathroom on the right". I also thought that " Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrims pride" actually went, "And when my fathers died all of the pilgrims cried". Its pretty easy to misinterpret lyrics and I still do it to this day.I would imagine everyone has at least one of these in their history. How about a survey?

Well, there you have it. Yes, I know there are a ton of websites dedicated to this sort of thing, and I know I did this once before, but it was a long time ago and that portion of the blog (remember QOD?) has since disappeared.

So, while we are all killing time waiting for the war to start or you're in between sessions of Fucking For Freedom(tm) or you realized that the only true way to spend a Saturday afternoon is by reading my blog, let's do this.

Misheard lyrics. The more absurd the better. And I'm not sure if anything by Pearl Jam should count being that Eddie Vedder sings with marbles in his mouth.

I'll post mine after my nap.


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I can't think of any right this moment that I have misheard, but back when the Braves were in Milwaukee, my mom thought the Star Spangled Banner ended "and the home of the Braves."

I know, one letter off. I'll come back when I think of something better.

Harvey The Seal aka Our Lips Are Sealed by the Go Go's

Bald Headed Woman aka More Than A Woman by the Bee Gee's

The Hot Dog Goes On aka The Heart Goes On by Celine Dion / titanic soundtrack. (that one was something my boss's wife insisted she heard)

Sung to the tune of Voices Carry:

"Ohhh shush. We are downtown. This is scary."

(Actual-"Hush, hush. Keep it down, now. Voices carry).

Check out http://www.kissthisguy.com/ which has a complete archive of misheard lyrics. My personal favorite has always been: Lucy in the sky with diamonds, the girl with colitis goes by.

Yesterday, my 5 yr old son came home and said they sang :
"Gooood Bless Amerrrrica and to the piglet where witches stand, one nation invisible....."

I thought that the words in Kyrie by Mr. Mister were "Carrying a laser gun" not “Kyrie eleison.”

“Carrying a laser gun down the road that I must travel. Carrying a laser gun through the darkness of the night.” It makes sense to me! You get a laser gun and no one is going to mess with you.

Led Zep's Stairway to Heaven - the phrase "The tune will come to you at last" sounds like "A Jew will bother you a lot."

My daughter was a veritable font of misheard lyrics when she was little. My favorites:

"Takin' care of biscuits"


"Down on the corner, owie in the street"

Tom Petty's song "Free Falling"

She's a good girl, loves her mama
Loves Jesus and America too
She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis
Loves horses and her boyfriend too

He drags out Jesus and I thought he sang "loves cheeses"!!!!

When I first heard "Yellow" by Coldplay, the lyrics were drowned out by highly persuasive voices saying:

"This is repetitive crap.
Repetitive crap makes you want to kill everything.
Destroy, destroy, destroy, and watch the pretty lights burn the citadel to the ground.
Maim the worthless waste of flesh that could create a tune this fucking irritating.
Wrap their spines around their ankles and hang them upside down from Tower Bridge.
Burn them alive, for only their ghastly deaths will bring you peace"

But that's not really the same thing, is it?

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