Saturday, November 10, 2012

Misheard Lyrics Delight

Wandering aimlessly on the Internet the other night, I encountered some music video clips with text showing how lyrics are misheard.

I've noted others, too. In "Lucy With the Sky With Diamonds," the girl with kaleidescope eyes becomes the "girl with colitis goes by."
It's actually "Ghostbusters" but if you hear it
wrong, this is more fun

Makes sense, In the real world, you're more likely to meet a colitis victim than a person with kaleidescope eyes.

Creedence Clearwater Revival sang about the bad moon on the rise, which became "There's a bathroom on the right," which is definitely handy if nature calls.

And an Elton John song turns from someone "counting the head lights on the highway" counting the head lice on the highway, which seems much more tedious than the headlight counting.

Elton John songs seem to be misheard a lot. Lyrics to the song "Tiny Dancer" becomes "Hold me closer, Tony Danza."

No word on how Tony Danza feels about that.

Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets" has a lyric that goes,  "She's got electric boots, and a mohair suit." becomes "she's got electric boobs and a mole hair suit."

I'm not sure which of those two version of the lyrics make the least sense.

I remember when I was a kid mis-hearing Cher's "Dark Lady" who I thought had "plate glass magic" but who actually "played black magic."  Which is good, because playing with plate glass could be more dangerous with black magic. What if somebody gets cut?

What songs have you misheard, and how. While thinking about that, here's the video:

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