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My Misheard Lyrics Are Way Better

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Subject: My Misheard Lyrics Are Way Better
From: Mrrzy
Date: 25 Nov 15 - 05:29 PM

I can't believe that the line Peace, Power, Freedom, Happiness, which is what I've always heard in Hair's Hare Krishna, really starts with Beads, Flowers instead.
I also like Become the melting pot better than Beat drum and old tin pot, but not by nearly as much.

When were your mondegreens way better than the real song?

Also, I was sure I'd looked those lyrics up, and sure that I had found them here, which is why I am shocked, shocked. Where is the peace? Where is the power? Where are the lyrics to Hair in the Trad?


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Subject: RE: My Misheard Lyrics Are Way Better
From: Mr Red
Date: 26 Nov 15 - 12:57 PM

No Hyde nor Hair?
Or all hide and no hair?


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Subject: RE: My Misheard Lyrics Are Way Better
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Nov 15 - 05:50 PM

Where we shall live an' dine evermore
Actual: (Die never more)
My imagery: (heavenly banquet feasting on Jesus' love)

Mine: Through the wilderness and barren-ness
Actual, probably: (bare-ness)
My imagery: (it's wild and it doesn't give life)

I just rewrite as prompted. Always.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: My Misheard Lyrics Are Way Better
From: GUEST,Allan Conn
Date: 26 Nov 15 - 06:06 PM

"You're So Vain" has the lines.........

"You're where you should be all the time
An when you're not you're with
Some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend"

but I thought it was the much better in my opinion..........


"You're where you should be all the time
An when you're not you're with
Someone who would steal all the wine from a close friend"


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Subject: RE: My Misheard Lyrics Are Way Better
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 26 Nov 15 - 07:14 PM

For at least a couple of years I thought the Beatles were singing
'Give Pete[Best] a chance' .


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Subject: RE: My Misheard Lyrics Are Way Better
From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 Dec 15 - 04:43 PM

Wine-stealer, excellent!


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Subject: RE: My Misheard Lyrics Are Way Better
From: keberoxu
Date: 05 Dec 15 - 06:21 PM

"Christmas Wrapping" from the Waitresses. I never could understand "this one this year" (thish)

so I settled on:

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
but I think I'll miss
the slot machine

then I saw it in print. DUHHHHHHHHHHHH


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Subject: RE: My Misheard Lyrics Are Way Better
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Dec 15 - 12:25 PM

Oh, and how could I forget singing at camp, who built the ark, no one, no one, who built the ark? Brother, no one built the ark!

I actually thought it was a song about how it was a myth, not history. Didja know no one built the ark, built it out of a-hickory bark.


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Subject: RE: My Misheard Lyrics Are Way Better
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Dec 15 - 01:16 PM

From my distant youth, when the choir chanted "Et cum spiritu tuo" (And with your spirit) I sang along wiht

Evil spirits toots and true


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Subject: RE: My Misheard Lyrics Are Way Better
From: DMcG
Date: 06 Dec 15 - 01:19 PM

In "Colours" there is a couplet I always heard as:

Freedom is a word I rarely use without thinking
Of the times when I've been low.


Quite profound that: freedom carries with it a risk of failure and the singer thinks it so valuable he is prepared to pay that price.

But is is really "of the times when I've been loved" - which is barely beyond adolescent sighing.


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Subject: RE: My Misheard Lyrics Are Way Better
From: meself
Date: 06 Dec 15 - 02:55 PM

When my sister and I were toddlers, we would sing, in church:

Holy, holy, holy,
Nursie in her nightie!

Which was much more meaningful, not to say consoling, than the abstract "Merciful and mighty".


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Subject: RE: My Misheard Lyrics Are Way Better
From: GUEST,khandu
Date: 06 Dec 15 - 06:24 PM

When I was but a wee child, I had to go to church on Sunday, where the old preacher would sing, "...Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee, How great Thou art..."

In my 5 year old lightning fast mind, I honestly believed he was singing, "I'll break thou arm."

I had the idea that God was letting me know that if I did not do things his way, he was going to break my arm.

When I finally understood the real lyrics, I vehemently thought "Misheard lyrics are NOT better! (In this case anyway!)

ken


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Subject: RE: My Misheard Lyrics Are Way Better
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Dec 15 - 11:17 PM

Oh, how Khandu's mondegreen made me laugh. Thanks I needed that.


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Subject: RE: My Misheard Lyrics Are Way Better
From: Peter the Squeezer
Date: 07 Dec 15 - 03:37 PM

From Eurythmics "There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)"

I thought "I'm thrown and overblown with bliss" was "I'm cold and overgrown with fleas".


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Subject: RE: My Misheard Lyrics Are Way Better
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 07 Dec 15 - 03:52 PM

I had a misapprehension for years about a line in the McPeakes' A Jug Of Punch. What I heard was, "What more diversion can a man desire Than to court a girl by a neater fire?"
Neater than what?, I would wonder. Or is there some sort of Irish fireplace called a 'neetah' or some such? Suddenly it was born in on me that what the young man was having such a pleasant time beside was a "neat turf fire".

≈M≈
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