Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Misheard Lyrics

There is a commercial on now that shows 2 people in a car singing along with Elton John to "Rocket man".  They don't know the lyrics and are just throwing out anything that may fit.  It reminded me of all the songs that I have messed up and lyrics that others thought they knew but didn't.  I once did this as a game with a bunch of girlfriends to see if they could guess the song that went with the lyrics.  I won't make you guess.  I'll tell you which song and which lyrics were messed up.

Rocket Man's "Rocket Man....burning out his fuse up here alone" becomes "Burning off the trees on every lawn" or "Burnin up loose on everyone", just to name a couple.   My favorite Elton John mix up is "Won't you dance with me Tony Danza?"


1.  One of the most common ones is the Jimi Hendrix "scuse me while I kiss this guy"......instead of "touch the sky",

2.  Creedance Clearwater Eevival's "There's a bathroom on the right"  for Bad Moon Rising.

3. The Rolling Stones " I don't want to be your Beast of Burden' has become " I don't want to be your pizza furncace" or "Don't look at me, your pizza's burning, " or" I'll never  be your big suburban."

4.  The Beach Boys "California Girls"  "The west coast has the sunshine and the girls all get so tan" becomes "The girls are tinsel thin"...( Now they are, that's for sure)  

5.  In "Fun, Fun, Fun" by the Beach Boys that girl with the T-Bird has lost her T-bag, T-shirt, TV and Dad's taken her to a wake, instead of  "takes her T-bird away".

6.  Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams"  line "Thunder only happens when it's raining" can't get screwed up can it?  Oh, yeah.....Thunder on Campus when it's raining,  

The original line "Say women, they will come and they will go.  When the rain washes you clean, you'll know"  has been  "When the rain washes, you'll clean your nose."

Tell me Lies has become "sell me fries".   

I may not have made all of these mistakes, but I've sang my heart out, in my car all alone. Don't judge.  I know you've done it too.  Then kinda of smiled at yourself at how bad you messed it up.  But, there are no witnesses so.....you keep on singing.   I know I am not alone here.

I love the oldies and sometimes I only think I know all the words.  Terry and I once and I do mean once, tried to karaoke to The Mamas and the Papas "California Dreamin. "  Have you seen the lyrics to that song.  I swear there are whole stanzas I had never heard.  I know they played a whole new version for us. 

So the next time you are out driving and you seen a lone woman in a car singing away, it may be me. 

9 comments:

Sweet Tea said...

"Forever in Blue Jeans" - "Reverand Blue Jeans"

That was the song I used to always sing wrong as I actually thought that WAS the lyrics.

Good, fun, Post.

Deanna said...

So cute. My hubby was ALWAYS changing the words and making our kids laugh histerically. I was the one in the passenger seat rolling my eyes.

Anonymous said...

Loved to sing to the actual song, got the words from someplace was always singing California Girls by the beach boys, lived in Southern California and knew those words. A brand spanking new Food Wharehouse opened tuesday the 6th of december to house, frozen foods, fresh veggies and fruits and canned food and boxed food, huge rooms to scoot in with forklifts for frozen foods, and rooms to be used for all kinds of food related and health related and offices too..Oh, my they have a drive to pay it off, darned near paid off all by the generosity of the citizens in this county, big big for the poor who need food and anyone needing food...Thought to make your holidays bright by mentioning it...happy of all holidays..

gigihawaii said...

Haha! You're a lusty kind of gal, aren't ya? I never sing in the car. In fact, I prefer silence.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I've sung the wrong lyrics many times! And I sing in the car, too. I only sing when I'm alone! :D

Chatty Crone said...

I would love to see you singing away in the car next to me - I'd roll down my windows and sing with you - my own words of course.

Love, sandie

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh I sing too..but only when I am alone or just have Chance with me..I am tonedeaf..so it is never pretty. I thought about that commercial too and all the wrong words sung over the years..thanks for sharing yours:)

Shirley H. said...

Remember the old song: "Ain't Misbehaving"? For years I thought it said "Ain't Mr. Haven", and couldn't make any sense of that.

Intense Guy said...

Blondie's Heart of Glass...

...the lyrics are "bad" enough without further messing 'em up which I did in college.

Air Supply's Here I Am...

...playin' with those mammeries....

I know there were other ones... they escape me now...

Those were the "good ol' days".

:)

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