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GUEST,StephenX 25 Sep 11 - 08:32 AM
Bernard 25 Sep 11 - 01:00 PM
StephenX 26 Sep 11 - 09:41 AM
StephenX 26 Sep 11 - 10:02 AM
Leadfingers 26 Sep 11 - 12:09 PM
michaelr 26 Sep 11 - 12:11 PM
Michael 26 Sep 11 - 04:47 PM
PHJim 27 Sep 11 - 01:35 PM
Leadfingers 27 Sep 11 - 03:57 PM
GUEST,Allan Conn 28 Sep 11 - 04:42 AM
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Subject: BS Mishearing Lyrics
From: GUEST,StephenX
Date: 25 Sep 11 - 08:32 AM

I guess this belongs in BS, but I'm not sure how to flag it as that.
Anyway, there is a pop song called "Brand New Me" by Colbie Caillat where what I hear is not what any lyrics lookup agree with.
Colbie has a wonderful voice and good sense of catchy rhythms (I sometimes like a "good" pop song).
Here's the problem:
The official lyrics read like this>
"I got the same ole friends got the same ole taste tell the same ole jokes give the same ole gifts "

But what I'm hearing after many listens is this>
"I got the same ole friends got the same ole tits tell the same ole jokes give the same ole grits"

Maybe I have a bootleg copy? ............
    For the most part, music stuff goes in the music section, an non-music in the "BS" section. To select a tag for a new thread, use the dropdown menu on the thread creation page. I removed the "BS" tag from this thread and crosslinked with the other mondegreen threads.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS Mishearing Lyrics
From: Bernard
Date: 25 Sep 11 - 01:00 PM

You're experiencing a phenomenon known as the 'Mondegreen' - put the word into the Forum Search and you'll find lots!


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Subject: RE: BS Mishearing Lyrics
From: StephenX
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 09:41 AM

Thanks Bernard, the Mondegreen stuff was an eye opener for me; never heard the term before. I love word plays!

Anyone old enough to remember "Have Gun Will Travel" ?
Richard Boone used to flash his business card with that as a hired gun.
A buddy of mine used to think that Paladin's first name was "WIRE": at the bottom of the card it said "Wire Paladin".


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Subject: RE: BS Mishearing Lyrics
From: StephenX
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 10:02 AM

Is there a way to post a message with an audio clip on this forum?

If I could I will post Colbies' sound clip with the words in question and have a vote taken on what she is really singing.
I swear I have it right. ( As if anyone cares :)


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Subject: RE: BS Mishearing Lyrics
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 12:09 PM

Quite often a singer will change an original lyric , either as a joke , or for personal reasons . Without knowing either the artist or the song though , DONT take what I say as Gospel ! LOL


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Subject: RE: BS Mishearing Lyrics
From: michaelr
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 12:11 PM

Posts cannot carry attachments on this forum.


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Subject: RE: BS Mishearing Lyrics
From: Michael
Date: 26 Sep 11 - 04:47 PM

If the sound clip is on line then you can try to make a "blue clicky" as shown on the bottom of the reply box.

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS Mishearing Lyrics
From: PHJim
Date: 27 Sep 11 - 01:35 PM

Leadfingers said,"Quite often a singer will change an original lyric, either as a joke, or for personal reasons."
It could also be because THEY misheard the lyrics. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded Jerry Jeff Walker's Mr. Bojangles, changing,"And he spoke right out," to "And the smoke ran out." I heard them 5 or 6 years ago and noticed that they sing the proper words these days. I guess someone pointed it out to them.


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Subject: RE: BS Mishearing Lyrics
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Sep 11 - 03:57 PM

That's interesting PHJim - We actually stole that by bootlegging the 45 single in a record shop in Bermuda when it was in the charts , and I still have ' Spoke right out ' as transcribed back then !


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Subject: RE: BS Mishearing Lyrics
From: GUEST,Allan Conn
Date: 28 Sep 11 - 04:42 AM

I'd always sung (to myself as i've not done the song in public) the incorrect words to Carly Simon's You're So Vain. I thought it was "and when you're not, you're with someone who would steal all the wine from a close friend". The correct words read "you're with some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend". So I can imagine if you're taking a version down from performances or a recording and not reading the words it will be easy enough for it to change


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