Misheard song lyrics

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It's possible, too, that his problem in feeding the many offspring was exacerbated by defective footwear: You picked a fine time to leave me, loose heel. 🤔
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This was not my personal experience, but was told me by a very credible co-worker, so I took it as true.

This fellow's friend is at a wedding social, and wants to hear a certain song, so goes up to the DJ and requests "Slow-talkin' Walter".

DJ: "Uh, I don't think I know that one, sir."

The friend: "Sure ya do! Everyone knows it! They play it all the time!"

DJ: "Uh, well, can you sing or hum a few bars?

The friend: "DUH DUH DUH, duh duh duh duh, duh duh duh, DUH DUH!"

DJ: "Yessir, I'll play "Smoke On The Water" for you."
 
The most frequently misunderstood song lyrics I can recall, is from Manfred Mann's "Blinded By The Light".

My Sister STILL thought the lyrics were: "Wrapped up like a douche, a roamer in the night" She sang exactly that a couple years ago when the song came on the radio.

I told her: You do know he's singing "Revved up like a Deuce, another runner in the night". I had to explain what a Deuce Coupe was...

:rolleyes:
That’s OK, I thought it was:
Just like a Douche and a rumour in the night.
 
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Scorpions - Still Loving You : "So strong that I can't get through" heard as "Ce soir j'ai les pieds qui puent" which in french means "Tonight i have stinky feet".

Metallica - The Unforgiven : "New blood joins this earth" heard as "Nous battons des oeufs" which in french means "We're beatting eggs".

AC/DC - "Dirty deeds done dirty cheap" heard as "Dirty deeds thunder Jeep".

These are my favs.
 
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The king of misheard lyrics has got to be Bad Moon Rising by CCR.

Don't go around tonight
Well it's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise


It's been misheard as

Don't go around tonight
Well it's bound to take your life
There's a bathroom on the right.


And of course sometimes I can't figure out what Michael Jackson is saying, like in Billie Jean, Don't Stop Till You Get Enough, or Bad.
 
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When I was in Vietnam we had a small transistor radio to listen to
Armed Forces radio. We loved the Buckinghams song that started, “Canada Dry, when your baby don’t love you”.....

Made more sense when I found out it was ”Kind of a drag”!
 
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The king of misheard lyrics has got to be Bad Moon Rising by CCR.

Don't go around tonight
Well it's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise


It's been misheard as

Don't go around tonight
Well it's bound to take your life
There's a bathroom on the right.


And of course sometimes I can't figure out what Michael Jackson is saying, like in Billie Jean, Don't Stop Till You Get Enough, or Bad.

Smooth criminal aswell.
 
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And the all time mis-heard lyric...."Sweet Dreams are made of these" by The Eurythmics. It is actually "Sweet Dreams are made of THIS," believe it or not!
Yep heard that song a lot growing up and always could never guess what was the right one. Also speaking of the Eurythmics...

A catchy and favorite song of mine from the mid 90s that was overplayed to the point that i could remember it on the radio from the age of 2. The only part of the lyrics i could recall was the "Doobie doobie do do do... ahh" that played in the background. Needless to say about 15 years later, i rediscovered the song watching Beavis and Butt head and looked up the song lyrics after finding out the name of the song. I did find out in fact the actual lyrics are "Do be do be do do do oh".
 
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