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Misheard lyrics.
Post by Floraltie on May 23rd, 2007, 4:33pm

Dear Marj.

I felt that after many years of listening to Genesis I ought to share with you a secret that only one other person knows about. embarassed

For many years, I was convinced that there was a line in 'The return of the giant hogweed' that proclaimed that 'Mighty hogweed is a..b!tch', when it actually states, (as you all probably know) 'Mighty hogweed is avenged'.....I can only blame it on the build up of fluff on the needle and that the album was worn out. Obviously on cd/mp3 etc.... there is know way that it sounds anything other than what it is. undecided

Anybody else had a similar experiance. Please say yes!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Guide_Vocal on May 24th, 2007, 06:04am

I have too!

In Eleventh Earl of Mar, the lyric: Tell the lairds and the lords I heard instead: Turn left in the nose

My mom had also had a similar experience, the lyric Its always been Ethel from IKWIL, she initially thought was Its always been echo

You are not alone! grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on May 24th, 2007, 08:52am

How about this one then:

Come with me I need you, I fear the dog and I live all alone! grin

I'm not the only one who knows then now, Rich! your secret's out!!! smiley
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Paloma on May 24th, 2007, 08:58am

Not being an english speaker as I am, you would be stunned about the things I understand sometimes.... cheesy cheesy
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on May 25th, 2007, 07:18am

Known as the queen of misheard lyrics at my local pub quiz, I have quite a few but they're not all Genesis lyrics. The only other one I have is from the Seconds Out album. On Supper's Ready, Apocalypse in 9/8, instead of 'Pythagoras with a looking glass, reflect the full moon' I thought Phil Collins sang 'I'd like to crush you with a looking glass, reflect the full blow!' grin
Too much listening with the headphones on full blast I suppose!

I've got a friend who thought Witchy Woman by the Eagles was Ooh ooh Itchy Woman! What a gem!



Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Keltic on May 25th, 2007, 07:20am

on May 25th, 2007, 07:18am, GabbleRatchett wrote:
The only other one I have is from the Seconds Out album. On Supper's Ready, Apocalypse in 9/8, instead of 'Pythagoras with a looking glass, reflect the full moon' I thought Phil Collins sang 'I'd like to crush you with a looking glass, reflect the full blow!' grin



He probably did! rolleyes
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by 12vodkanight on May 25th, 2007, 12:49pm

I used to think Tony was singing 'I sit inside this public room' in At The Edge Of Night, meaning sitting in the bar of a pub! (Cue 'forever morning after the night before' joke...)

On the booklet of the CD reissue it's 'I sit inside this half-lit room..'
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Mozo on Jun 7th, 2007, 11:14am

2 4 U

Genesis - TLLDOB
Real Imperial Aerosol Kid,
The White Sea Is Gone He's forgotten what he did huh Didn't realise until I saw ReGenesis perform it at The Limlight laugh

Stranglers - Golden Brown
Golden Brown
Texture Like Sun
Lays Me Down
With My Mancunians (i.e. people who reside in Manchester) actually sang it in an office full of people when I was 'The Junior' they all fell about laughing, had the P*** ripped out of me for weeks embarassed
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by 12vodkanight on Jun 29th, 2007, 1:06pm

In 'A Curious Feeling', I thought Kim Beacon was singing 'we won't beat the bomb' - thinking it was Tony Banks being negative about defence.

In the booklet the line is 'where would be the fun?'
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by RosieMc on Jun 29th, 2007, 1:11pm

OK ...... I used to think the lyric was

Take a little trip back
With Father Time, He sees us!!!! rolleyes

embarassed
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jul 26th, 2007, 2:06pm

Come on everyone, you must have more funny misheard lyrics, even if they're not Genesis.
Instead of 'My world crumbles when you are not here', I thought Macy Gray was singing 'I wore goggles when you are not here'! grin grin grin Listen next time you hear it.

Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand's 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers' boasts the line 'You hardly talk to me any more when I kung-fu the door at the end of the day. grin grin grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by mighty_mellotron on Jul 26th, 2007, 2:18pm

What about "I believe in Milko" By Hot Chocolate in You Sexy Thing.Or "Sue Lawley" instead of So Lonely by The Police?Or "I Was swallowing my pen" instead of Pain in Jealous Guy by Lennon/Roxy? grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jul 26th, 2007, 2:26pm

How about the Police's Message in a Bottle: A year has gone since I broke my nose!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jul 26th, 2007, 2:30pm

The Sweet, Blockbuster; sounds like 'Does anyone know the way to the bus stop?'

Do you think I should get my ears tested? huh
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by mighty_mellotron on Jul 26th, 2007, 2:33pm

on Jul 26th, 2007, 2:30pm, GabbleRatchett wrote:
The Sweet, Blockbuster; sounds like 'Does anyone know the way to the bus stop?'

Do you think I should get my ears tested? huh
Pardon? cheesy
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by mighty_mellotron on Jul 26th, 2007, 2:37pm

Another one that springs to mind.........Modern Love by PG.Some hack wrote "I twisted my Peni*",instead of "I trusted my venus!" grin in a review of that song.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by acourteousnod on Jul 28th, 2007, 04:54am

For many years my wife thought the opening lines to Wizzard's 'I wish it could be Christmas every day' were:

'When the snowman brings the snow
Well he looks like Matt Munro...'

laugh
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by millsy2010 on Aug 7th, 2007, 1:14pm

Until '87 when I heard a recording of Rockline with Phil and Tony, I thought for years that the vocal line on Los Endos was 'There's a danger of insanity in the Sahara..' It went so well with the barren, desert-like feel of the piece that I was convinced! Of course, it's the classic line from Supper's Ready about angels standing in the sun and all that!

wink
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Sep 30th, 2007, 4:24pm

I was at a 50th birthday party last night (you know you're getting on a bit when you get invited to those!) and as usual at these discos the music was crap... YMCA, Birdy Dance, I Will Survive (HATE THAT!) etc!

Anyway, the DJ played Go and Get Stuffed!by Billy Ocean. Apparently it's When the Going Gets Tough!!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Synth Solo on Sep 30th, 2007, 4:47pm

on Sep 30th, 2007, 4:24pm, GabbleRatchet wrote:
I Will Survive (HATE THAT!)


That's one of my least favourite songs too. rolleyes
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Sep 30th, 2007, 4:49pm

on Sep 30th, 2007, 4:47pm, Synth Solo wrote:
That's one of my least favourite songs too. rolleyes


Yes, but women are supposed to like it! I hate the music AND the lyrics!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Mal on Oct 1st, 2007, 4:58pm

But you have taste, young lady wink

I always ask for some Genesis at these types of do's, and always get the same blank look rolleyes
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Oct 1st, 2007, 5:01pm

on Oct 1st, 2007, 4:58pm, Mal wrote:
But you have taste, young lady wink

I always ask for some Genesis at these types of do's, and always get the same blank look rolleyes


I was scared to ask incase they played Whodunnit! Think I prefer I Will Survive!!! lipsrsealed
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Mal on Oct 1st, 2007, 5:03pm

laugh laugh
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by thecolon on Oct 2nd, 2007, 03:28am

Used to have a little book with a whole lot of misheard lyrics in it. Two were Genesis:

from TEXTIllegal AlienTEXT "It's no fun being an illegal alien" became "It's no fun living in a neon arena."

from TEXTInvisible TouchTEXT "She seems to have an invisible touch, yeah" became "She sees the hatrack, is she gonna touch it?"

some others i remember:

there's a bad moon on the rise = there's a bathroom on the right (CCR)

we are agents of the free = we are ancient sophocles (REM - TEXTOrange CrushTEXT)

and my personal favourite from TEXTSmoke on the WaterTEXT:

Smoke on the water, fire in the sky

becomes

Slow motion Walter, fire engine guy. grin

also, Elton John's TEXTBenny and the JetsTEXT[/i]: i don't know what the original line is but i always thought it sounded like "She's got electric boobs, her mom has too."
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Oct 2nd, 2007, 11:33am

Thought of another one:

In Bob Marley's 'Is This Love' it sounds like "We'll be together, with a roof rack over our heads" instead of roof right over our heads!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by That guy from Montreal on Nov 8th, 2007, 10:11pm

I'm french speaking. There's a ton of songs that i can hear similarities with french words. In "Wind of change" by the scorpions. The sentence "I follow the moskva" sounds like "Au forum demain soir" (At the forum tomorrow night)
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Guide_Vocal on Nov 9th, 2007, 3:33pm

How bout this one:

Summer Breeze by Seals and Crofts

Blowing through the jasmine in my mind

up until 30 seconds ago was:

Blowing through the chestnuts in my mind

Btw Lesley, I see what you meant about Mighty hogweed is a b1tch! LOL grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Lynne on Nov 13th, 2007, 2:39pm

here's a few from the Trick album..

a goal can find you a role on a muddy pitch in Newcastle

always sounded like

"go and find you roll on a muddy pitch..." cheesy
also..

"through a cracking mother earth..." (a crack in ..)

"here I am, I'm ready for you son brightly.." (huh!!)

(here I am I'm very fierce and frightening)

- more to follow I'm sure!

Lynne
smiley
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by originalGfan on Nov 14th, 2007, 03:58am

on Oct 1st, 2007, 4:58pm, Mal wrote:
I always ask for some Genesis at these types of do's, and always get the same blank look rolleyes


I've given up asking for Genesis music at discos, the best you get is some of the Phil Collins poppy stuff. And non-believers can be sooooo dismissive about Genesis. angry So I usually go for Queen, at least they were musically competent and get people bopping without all the crappy slush. smiley

OGF


Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Dec 4th, 2007, 4:10pm

Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze, the words are ''xcuse me while I kiss the sky.'

I always thought he sang 'xcuse me while I kiss this guy'! grin grin grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Guide_Vocal on Dec 4th, 2007, 4:15pm

What about "kung-fu the door" Lesley? wink grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Paloma on Dec 4th, 2007, 4:17pm

Most of the lyrics are misheard for me.... grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Dec 4th, 2007, 4:18pm

on Dec 4th, 2007, 4:15pm, harlequin_squonk wrote:
What about "kung-fu the door" Lesley? wink grin

I've posted that one before, I'm sure.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Guide_Vocal on Dec 4th, 2007, 4:20pm

D'oh!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jan 4th, 2008, 06:32am

Just listening to Paradise City by Guns n Roses on the radio (not keen on GnR) and it wasn't until recently that I realised I'd misheard the lyrics. Thought he sang 'Take me down to the very last city'! (What a dipstick!)
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Pye on Jan 17th, 2008, 11:27pm

I never had any way of knowing the lyrics to From Genesis to Revelation so had some bizarre ideas there, such as "take me away from the pal of my emission". Also in Day the Light went Out I heard a line as "by something though an orphan yet a lie".

I had a good few others but can't think of them off hand, though my first G album was ATTWT and I thought in Deep in the Motherlode Phil sang "servants who leave their masters house... are walking away" which made me think they were worryingly right wing!


Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Metal Marc on Jan 24th, 2008, 4:36pm

Hey, all. I love misheard lyrics, and some of the ones here are great. I have one. It's quite weak, but here goes...

My first misheard Genesis lyric was also from the first Genesis song I ever recall hearing: "Follow You, Follow Me". My family and I went camping in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado during July '78; I was six going on seven at the time. One day, I was walking back to our campsite from the camp's store, thinking about a girl I had a huge crush on. As I was walking I heard "FYFM" on someone's radio. Of course I couldn't really hear the words, so I thought the chorus was "You go right and I'll...I'll go left and you...". It just repeated from there. It made no real sense, but my head was filled with thoughts of that little brown-haired girl who would be waiting for me when school was back in session. I finally heard it right and proper sometime later that week, but I still didn't know who the band was until sometime in the mid-80s.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by RosieMc on Jan 24th, 2008, 4:39pm

on Jan 24th, 2008, 4:36pm, MetalMarc wrote:
Hey, all. I love misheard lyrics, and some of the ones here are great. I have one. It's quite weak, but here goes...

My first misheard Genesis lyric was also from the first Genesis song I ever recall hearing: "Follow You, Follow Me". My family and I went camping in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado during July '78; I was six going on seven at the time. One day, I was walking back to our campsite from the camp's store, thinking about a girl I had a huge crush on. As I was walking I heard "FYFM" on someone's radio. Of course I couldn't really hear the words, so I thought the chorus was "You go right and I'll...I'll go left and you...". It just repeated from there. It made no real sense, but my head was filled with thoughts of that little brown-haired girl who would be waiting for me when school was back in session. I finally heard it right and proper sometime later that week, but I still didn't know who the band was until sometime in the mid-80s.


LOL - great story !!!

Welcome to the madhouse - hope you enjoy it here ! grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by pigeon318 on Jan 24th, 2008, 5:01pm

Dodo takes the cake for me:
Dog baiter, agitator - Darth Vader, agitator (Seriously, I thought this was what he was saying for years!)

Mink, he pretty so mink he must die, must die - Mickey pretty, so Mickey must die


Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Metal Marc on Jan 25th, 2008, 7:43pm

"Runnin' With The Devil", Van Halen - actual lyric was "I got no love, no love you'd call real." What I thought he said was:"
1. "I got no love, no love in Carillo" - I didn't know where Carillo was, but apparently it was a pretty lonely place for Mr. Roth.
2. "I got no love, no love in Korea"

"Hot Blooded", Foreigner - actual lyric was "Hot blooded, check it and see". I though he said, "Hot blooded, chicken of the sea".
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jan 29th, 2008, 4:38pm

on Jan 24th, 2008, 5:01pm, pigeon318 wrote:
Dodo takes the cake for me:
Dog baiter, agitator - Darth Vader, agitator (Seriously, I thought this was what he was saying for years!)

Mink, he pretty so mink he must die, must die - Mickey pretty, so Mickey must die



I always thought it was Darth Vader too!!! HAHAAAA!!!! grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Guide_Vocal on Jan 30th, 2008, 3:46pm

on Jan 29th, 2008, 4:38pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
I always thought it was Darth Vader too!!! HAHAAAA!!!! grin


LOL so did I! grin

Lutricia McNeal - Stranded

I dont wanna feel like I'm stranded
Oh baby I dont want a beer alone

I'm convinced she says this and I thought of Gabble! wink grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jan 31st, 2008, 11:16am

on Jan 30th, 2008, 3:46pm, HarlequinSquonkNaz wrote:
LOL so did I! grin

Lutricia McNeal - Stranded

I dont wanna feel like I'm stranded
Oh baby I dont want a beer alone

I'm convinced she says this and I thought of Gabble! wink grin

Thanks mate!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by 12vodkanight on Jan 31st, 2008, 12:15pm

On Fish's version of Roadhouse Blues I was convinced he was singing 'I woke up this morning and had myself a pill!'

As if he was taking Nurofen for a very bad hangover, I thought. On the Doors' original it's 'I woke up this morning and had myself a beer'.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Feb 1st, 2008, 5:05pm

Marillion's Market Square Hero, I thought was Mocking Bird Hero!! grin grin grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Guide_Vocal on Feb 3rd, 2008, 3:52pm

on Jan 31st, 2008, 11:16am, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Thanks mate!


LOL no problem! grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Cavalcanti on Feb 8th, 2008, 4:23pm

I used to think The Manics "Methadone Pretty-ieyeah" was Macedonia-iay...

I also used to think the words in "In the Rapids" was "Taken down, taken down, by the hungry toad..." instead of "by the undertow" embarassed
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Feb 8th, 2008, 5:21pm

20th century tor, I wanna be your bore!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Feb 8th, 2008, 5:53pm

Kaiser Chiefs, I Predict a Riot; I could never decide if it was A Police Riot or I Police A Riot!! grin grin grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Feb 16th, 2008, 1:34pm

grin grin grin
Just been chatting to Cavalcanti about Supper's Ready and it appears he thought the lyrics were "666 is the number below" LMAO!!!!! Soz, Cava, but that one's a classic! Hope you don't mind me having a laugh at your expense!! wink wink You have my permission to take the 'p' out of me now! wink grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Alibrat on Feb 16th, 2008, 2:22pm

on Feb 16th, 2008, 1:34pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
grin grin grin
Just been chatting to Cavalcanti about Supper's Ready and it appears he thought the lyrics were "666 is the number below" LMAO!!!!! Soz, Cava, but that one's a classic! Hope you don't mind me having a laugh at your expense!! wink wink You have my permission to take the 'p' out of me now! wink grin


Y'mean its not? shocked undecided rolleyes embarassed lol
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Cavalcanti on Feb 16th, 2008, 3:12pm

lol! there are loads of stuff I misheard...

Example - I know What I Like...
"Pick up your tie you got to tidy your room now"
and...
"Keep this one thing short....".

I googled it and it appears it should be...
"jacob, wake up! you've got to tidy your room now"
and...
"Keep them mowing blades sharp" lol!

Anyone got an ear syringe and a memory sharpener?
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Alibrat on Feb 17th, 2008, 09:53am

I just mouth the words I don't know and shout a lot.. no one sems to notice I don't know the words undecided wink laugh laugh
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Guide_Vocal on Feb 17th, 2008, 2:47pm

Here's another:

"Need I say I love you, need I say I care?
Need I say our emulsions are something we dont share?"
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Cavalcanti on Feb 25th, 2008, 07:38am

on Feb 17th, 2008, 2:47pm, Harlequin_Squonk wrote:
Here's another:

"Need I say I love you, need I say I care?
Need I say our emulsions are something we dont share?"

Well, you paint a picture of a very emulsionally charged scene. grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by gazz on Aug 26th, 2010, 2:35pm

"That why I told the wife, you didnt show up that night"
Misunderstanding
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Aug 26th, 2010, 2:51pm

I always thought Elvis Presley was singing "Return to Cindy!" grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Aug 26th, 2010, 4:55pm

Listen to this!

"You hardly talk to me any more, when I kung-fu the door at the end of the day"

grin grin grin


Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Aug 26th, 2010, 5:12pm

Sweet - "Does anyone know the way to THE BUS STOP?!!"


Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Aug 26th, 2010, 5:27pm

Macy Gray - " I wore goggles when you are not here"

Tip: Don't look at her singing; it'll sound funnier!


Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by tanbourine on Aug 26th, 2010, 5:34pm

I just managed to keep awake long enough to reach that line!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Aug 26th, 2010, 5:38pm

on Aug 26th, 2010, 5:34pm, tambourine wrote:
I just managed to keep awake long enough to reach that line!

grin grin grin I nearly said it was almost a minute in but I couldn't be arsed! grin grin grin

Anyway, for everyone else, it's about 50 seconds in! grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Dokstrict 9 on Aug 27th, 2010, 03:18am

Back in the early 80s, when I first got into Genesis, I bought their back-catalogue on cassette. It was easier for me, I had a Walkman, so I could listen to them on the move.
However, most of the cassette re-issues were of really poor quality. Abacab was fine, with a nice foldy-out insert, with photos and lyrics, but anything prior to that seemed to have done on the cheap, with a flimsy one sheet insert, and not much info beyond the running order.
I remember the main piccy on 'The Lamb ...' insert was the one looking down the row of arches, with a figure in the background, and a guy in a hat and trench-coat in the foreground. For years I thought that was the front cover of 'The Lamb ...'
So, where's this heading ? Well, the recordings weren't of absolute tip-top quality, and without any lyrics to pore over, I often had no idea what the hell the words were.

Funnily enough, the one lyric that really confused the hell out of me was one I could understand, but misunderstood -

From 'A Trick of the Tail' -

Beast that can talk read the sign.

Is what I heard. So I kept thinking 'What sign; what does the sign say; it's not been mentioned before; if the beast read it, it must mean something; Why won't they tell me what it says ?!!'

Of course, the subtle placement of inverted commas changes that line completely. As I found out when I finally bought 'ATotT' on vinyl, a few years later.

rolleyes
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on Aug 27th, 2010, 07:54am

on May 23rd, 2007, 4:33pm, Floraltie wrote:
For many years, I was convinced that there was a line in 'The return of the giant hogweed' that proclaimed that 'Mighty hogweed is a..b!tch', when it actually states, (as you all probably know) 'Mighty hogweed is avenged'

The very first time I heard NURSERY CRYME I heard the line as "Fighting hogweeds is a b!tch."
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on Aug 27th, 2010, 07:56am

on Feb 16th, 2008, 1:34pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Just been chatting to Cavalcanti about Supper's Ready and it appears he thought the lyrics were "666 is the number below"

The first time I heard FOXTROT (same day & same way as NURSERY CRYME -- on scratchy vinyl), I heard that line as "666 is the number alone."
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by foxfeeder on Aug 27th, 2010, 07:58am

on Aug 27th, 2010, 03:18am, Dokstrict 9 wrote:
Back in the early 80s, when I first got into Genesis, I bought their back-catalogue on cassette. It was easier for me, I had a Walkman, so I could listen to them on the move.
However, most of the cassette re-issues were of really poor quality. Abacab was fine, with a nice foldy-out insert, with photos and lyrics, but anything prior to that seemed to have done on the cheap, with a flimsy one sheet insert, and not much info beyond the running order.
I remember the main piccy on 'The Lamb ...' insert was the one looking down the row of arches, with a figure in the background, and a guy in a hat and trench-coat in the foreground. For years I thought that was the front cover of 'The Lamb ...'


Slightly off topic, but similar things happened with the cassette version of Voyage of the acolyte! The pic showed mainly the ghostly figure, but mirror-image, and side one was actually side 2, while side 2 was side 1!

I expect the mastering engineer frequently wiped his elbow with Andrex smiley!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Dokstrict 9 on Aug 28th, 2010, 04:38am

'There is an extended run off on side 2'


Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on Aug 29th, 2010, 09:48am

on Aug 27th, 2010, 07:56am, onetwothree wrote:
The first time I heard FOXTROT (same day & same way as NURSERY CRYME -- on scratchy vinyl), I heard that line as "666 is the number alone."


I actually heard "666 is the number of the Lord"! Very apocalyptic.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on Aug 29th, 2010, 09:48am

on Aug 26th, 2010, 5:27pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Macy Gray - " I wore goggles when you are not here"

Tip: Don't look at her singing; it'll sound funnier!



laugh laugh laugh laugh

I fell about laughing when I heard it!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Aug 29th, 2010, 5:41pm

on Aug 29th, 2010, 09:48am, Merryman72 wrote:
laugh laugh laugh laugh

I fell about laughing when I heard it!


So did my late friend (bless her soul) and her daughter when they heard it playing in a clothes shop after I'd told them the previous night in the pub what I thought it was! grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by martintea on Aug 30th, 2010, 08:00am

Terence Trent D`Arby...a `Crock of Dog Shit`

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Uz-dPANDY#t=1m0s
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by foxfeeder on Aug 30th, 2010, 10:03am

on Aug 30th, 2010, 08:00am, martintea wrote:
Terence Trent D`Arby...a `Crock of Dog Shit`

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Uz-dPANDY#t=1m0s


Are you SURE you've misheard that? Sounds about right to me! smiley
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Dokstrict 9 on Aug 30th, 2010, 11:13am

Not really 'misheard', but thanks to a friend who put the idea in my head, I now only ever hear this song as 'Bald Headed Woman' -


Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Aug 30th, 2010, 5:00pm

I'm mentioned in this one by the Young Rascals! About 2 minutes in it sounds like, "Life would be ecstacy, you and me and Lesley" grin grin


Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by FineDancer on Aug 31st, 2010, 3:26pm

What a wonderful thread this is! grin

Bee Gees "Saturday Night Fever" First line of the second verse - can anyone explain what Ay it all up, don't be no head for resitatin' means please huh wink
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by millsy2010 on Sep 1st, 2010, 06:51am

"There's a danger of insanity, in The Sahara"

Ten points if anyone can guess what track this poster mis-heard from! (a long time ago, in my naivety!)
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Dokstrict 9 on Sep 1st, 2010, 07:32am

on Sep 1st, 2010, 06:51am, millsy2010 wrote:
"There's a danger of insanity, in The Sahara"

Ten points if anyone can guess what track this poster mis-heard from! (a long time ago, in my naivety!)


Los Endos.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on Sep 1st, 2010, 4:55pm

on Sep 1st, 2010, 07:32am, Dokstrict 9 wrote:
Los Endos.


Oh I can hear that!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by millsy2010 on Sep 2nd, 2010, 02:36am

Ten points to Dokstrict 9 and a big thank you to Merryman72 laugh.

It actually fits the whole feel of that too, so I laboured under this misaprehension for several years before hearing the explanation on (US radio phone-in) Rockline in '86!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Dokstrict 9 on Sep 2nd, 2010, 05:44am

So, what can I do with these 10 points ?
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by TheLadyLies on Sep 2nd, 2010, 2:05pm

Aaaaargghhhh!! undecided embarassed shocked - It is sacrilege reading all these "might be" lyrics!! - Only Paloma should be forgiven seeing English is not her native language!! wink
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Sep 2nd, 2010, 3:37pm

My sister used to sing, "There's a future for you in the fire brigade" to her fiance, who was a fireman!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by millsy2010 on Sep 3rd, 2010, 07:37am

on Sep 2nd, 2010, 05:44am, Dokstrict 9 wrote:
So, what can I do with these 10 points ?


Well you can bank them or play for the car, it's up to you!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Sep 3rd, 2010, 11:27am

One tonne o' melons:



grin grin grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on Sep 4th, 2010, 3:18pm

First line: "I spend a lot of my time looking at the loo."


Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Dokstrict 9 on Sep 10th, 2010, 05:05am

on Sep 3rd, 2010, 07:37am, millsy2010 wrote:
Well you can bank them or play for the car, it's up to you!


Oh, can I play for the car, please ?


Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Sep 11th, 2010, 08:00am

on Sep 4th, 2010, 3:18pm, Merryman72 wrote:
First line: "I spend a lot of my time looking at the loo."



Very good! You know, I have that LP on vinyl and I never ever misheard that lyric. I will now though! grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on Sep 11th, 2010, 08:55am

on Sep 11th, 2010, 08:00am, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Very good! You know, I have that LP on vinyl and I never ever misheard that lyric. I will now though! grin


I actually heard it for the first time last week when I was transferring the vinyl onto my dad's ipod, and I was a bit surprised when that was the first line I heard!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on Sep 12th, 2010, 07:51am

Not quite a misheard lyric, but worthy of a mention, I think...

Remember that version of "Hooked On A Feeling" by Blue Swede that was a hit back in 1974 (here in the US, anyway)? It was notable for that obnoxious "ooga-chaka, ooga-chaka" chant that had nothing to do with the actual song (and which, BTW, I just found out was originally the idea of our very own Jonathon King!).

Well, when it first came out I always heard the second syllable of the chant as being the first, so I thought it was "gotcha-gah-oo, gotcha-gah-oo" -- which, frankly, I think manages to be even more obnoxious than "ooga-chaka."
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by martintea on Sep 12th, 2010, 08:37am

on Sep 12th, 2010, 07:51am, onetwothree wrote:
Not quite a misheard lyric, but worthy of a mention, I think...

Remember that version of "Hooked On A Feeling" by Blue Swede that was a hit back in 1974 (here in the US, anyway)? It was notable for that obnoxious "ooga-chaka, ooga-chaka" chant that had nothing to do with the actual song (and which, BTW, I just found out was originally the idea of our very own Jonathon King!).

Well, when it first came out I always heard the second syllable of the chant as being the first, so I thought it was "gotcha-gah-oo, gotcha-gah-oo" -- which, frankly, I think manages to be even more obnoxious than "ooga-chaka."


The David Hassellhoff version was shite too..so was the video
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Sep 12th, 2010, 11:19am

on Sep 12th, 2010, 08:37am, martintea wrote:
The David Hassellhoff version was shite too..so was the video


The video's even more cringeworthy than the song!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by sistermoon on Sep 18th, 2010, 04:30am

Because of the Pope's tour of the UK I've been thinking of 'no, don't stop the Cardinal...' (apologies to the Alan Price Set's 'No, Don't Stop The Carnival')! grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by sistermoon on Sep 18th, 2010, 04:54am

Tony Parsons in the Mirror wrote about the 'papal aide' who'd said the United Kingdom is a third world country.

Of course, I was singing 'Papal aide, papal aide...' to the tune of Paperlate!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by foxfeeder on Sep 21st, 2010, 12:27pm

From "Broadway Melody of 1974":

"The chillidog waves her cyanide wand"

Yum!!!!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on Sep 21st, 2010, 12:33pm

on Sep 21st, 2010, 12:27pm, foxfeeder wrote:
From "Broadway Melody of 1974":

"The chillidog waves her cyanide wand"

Yum!!!!


chillidoghuh
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by mbrownkcmo on Sep 21st, 2010, 6:18pm

Mine (among others I forgot) was from "Me and Sarah Jane":

The fuzzy bunny...in another land...
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by sistermoon on Sep 22nd, 2010, 04:36am

I like the idea of the 'fuzzy bunny' - it could be the Duracell bunny banging the drum (as in Phil in his youth; copper top and never stops!)
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by foxfeeder on Sep 22nd, 2010, 11:40am

on Sep 21st, 2010, 12:33pm, Merryman72 wrote:
chillidoghuh


A meaty delicacy spiced with............................

Well, I'll let you work it out. smiley

Of course it should be Cheerleader, but they don't taste nearly so good, unless you're Hanibal Lecter.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on Sep 24th, 2010, 12:07pm

Not really a lyric as such, but when listening to the Archive version of the Lamb Lies Down (which was before I got the album) I heard Pete saying in the introduction:

"It tells of how a large black cloud descends into Times Square, straddles out across 42nd Street, turns into wool and sucks in Manhatten Island... Our hero, named Rael, crawls out of the subways of New York and is sucked into the wool to regain concsiousness underground."

I quite liked this idea as it fitted in with the whole "Lamb" theme, and I believed that the Cuckoo Cocoon was made of this Lamb's wool which had encased Rael during Fly on a Windshield (I don't think I ever believed he said "And the wool of death is lowered in Times Square", though I may have thought 'a wall of wool') and ended up under Rael's naked feet in Carpet Crawlers...

I still like this interpretation even though there are many lyrics and notes which say that this is not the case, and it also sounds rather silly now I look back on it.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Oct 4th, 2010, 3:32pm

I'm not sure if this is a misheard lyric but I'm listening to Planet Rock at the mo and they're playing Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. I swear (pardon the pun rolleyes) that Ozzy just sang "You bastard!" which shouldn't surprise anybody going on his track record!

The only reason why I'm surprised is that I've never clocked it before!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by foxfeeder on Oct 5th, 2010, 09:41am

misheard lyrics poll results on MSN: http://music.uk.msn.com/photos/photos.aspx?cp-documentid=150256291
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by sistermoon on Oct 9th, 2010, 07:32am

Gabble Ratchet, Ozzy's cry of 'You bastard!' inspired 'OMG! They killed Kenny - you bastards!' in South Park!

Merryman 72 - the cloud of wool in your interpretation of The Lamb story suggests an Aardman Animations version of it! Do you remember the scene in A Close Shave where the sheep all climb on to Wallace's bike?
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on Oct 9th, 2010, 08:18am

on Oct 9th, 2010, 07:32am, sistermoon wrote:
Merryman 72 - the cloud of wool in your interpretation of The Lamb story suggests an Aardman Animations version of it! Do you remember the scene in A Close Shave where the sheep all climb on to Wallace's bike?


grin

Rael to John during Riding the Scree - "Everything's under control!"
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Oct 9th, 2010, 1:39pm

Just listening to Peter Gabriel's Games Without Frontiers reminded me of a friend singing "She's so funky, yeah!" rolleyes grin

For God's sake, had she never heard of It's a Knockout? grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by andycrawler on Oct 15th, 2010, 3:30pm

'I sell Amanda's curries' from Carpet Crawlers

My Fave is Bald Headed woman by the Bee Gees grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Oct 15th, 2010, 3:45pm

on Oct 15th, 2010, 3:30pm, andycrawler wrote:
'I sell Amanda's curries' from Carpet Crawlers



Which bit's that then? huh



Got it! cheesy A salamander scurries!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on Oct 16th, 2010, 07:17am

From Yes "I've Seen All Good People," back when the song was new & I was a kid:

"Oh, seadog, your people..."

And frankly, that's not much weirder than some of their real lyrics...
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by martintea on Oct 19th, 2010, 1:38pm

"On the merry cast orchard brow" rather than "On America`s tortured brow"..D Bowie .Life on Mars

Heard it on the radio today so just googled it to see what the actual lyrics are
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by sistermoon on Oct 20th, 2010, 04:18am

From the Ramones' Blitzkrieg Bop:

'Let's drink pop..'

I heard this in a My Name Is Earl scene where a child WAS drinking a can of fizzy pop!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on Nov 4th, 2010, 2:19pm

on Oct 9th, 2010, 08:18am, Merryman72 wrote:
Rael to John during Riding the Scree - "Everything's under control!"

What line are you mishearing as that?
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on Nov 4th, 2010, 2:58pm

on Nov 4th, 2010, 2:19pm, onetwothree wrote:
What line are you mishearing as that?


Sorry, that wasn't a misheard line, that was just me fantasising about a Walace And Gromit interpretation of The Lamb grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on Nov 5th, 2010, 06:31am

on Nov 4th, 2010, 2:58pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Sorry, that wasn't a misheard line, that was just me fantasising about a Walace And Gromit interpretation of The Lamb grin

LOL - of course.

BTW, I was looking at the lyrics at one of those lyrics sites and they had the (almost) last line as: Even, Knievel, you got nothing on me. rolleyes

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by sistermoon on Nov 5th, 2010, 08:49am

Re: the wall of wool - at the start of each ad break on Emmerdale there is a flock of sheep trotting past a sign that says 'Please drive carefully through our village'!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on Nov 7th, 2010, 01:14am

As this thread is in "Supper's Ready- The Genesis Music Board", why are we getting misheard lyrics from completely unrelated bands? huh

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by martintea on Nov 7th, 2010, 05:50am

on Nov 7th, 2010, 01:14am, Down And Out wrote:
As this thread is in "Supper's Ready- The Genesis Music Board", why are we getting misheard lyrics from completely unrelated bands? huh


Maybe you should start a `Misplaced Threads` thread wink
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on Nov 7th, 2010, 11:31am

on Nov 7th, 2010, 05:50am, martintea wrote:
Maybe you should start a `Misplaced Threads` thread wink

Hey that's an idea. Or what about a "Do you like misplaced threads?" poll grin

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by mbrownkcmo on Nov 16th, 2010, 5:16pm

Going to stray from Genesis a bit for this one:
Pete's 'Here Comes the Flood':

"...if again, the caeser salad, and any still alive..."

Delicious!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by sistermoon on Nov 17th, 2010, 03:36am

I love the 'Caesar salad' one for Here Comes The Flood!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Nov 19th, 2010, 01:43am

Thanks to Ted, Desmond Dekker and the Aces:

Wake up in the morning, baked beans for breakfast, so that every mouse can be fed. Oh, oh, me ears are alight! grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by martintea on Dec 17th, 2010, 1:32pm

As its Xmas,and I just heard it on telly

Jingle Bells...."One Whore,Soap and Slay"
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by sistermoon on Dec 18th, 2010, 05:30am

Martintea, that sounds as if it should be the Trinity Killer (from 'Dexter')'s favourite song!

My sister was genuinely scared when he strangled the woman in the bath!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by macarthur on Dec 19th, 2010, 08:08am

someone posted this at the old forum. I found it very funny.

at tonight, tonight. tonight when Phil sings

"so please answer the phone, cos I keep calling"....

thought it was "so please answer the phone. cos I'm
Phil Collins..."
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by genesisfan78 on Dec 19th, 2010, 08:35am

on May 24th, 2007, 08:58am, Paloma wrote:
Not being an english speaker as I am, you would be stunned about the things I understand sometimes.... cheesy cheesy


+1!!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by genesisfan78 on Dec 19th, 2010, 08:40am

In Every Breath You Take from the Police, everybody who speaks French hears "C'est si bon la melasse" instead of "Since you're gone I've been lost" (Translation : Golden syrup is so good).

When we hear English songs, it happens all the time!

Miss Ge
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on May 23rd, 2011, 4:56pm

Behind The Lines: "Just returnin' my book!"
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by TheLastMohicane on May 25th, 2011, 1:53pm

I Can't Dance:

real lyrics:

"Blue Jean's sitting on the beach,
her dog's talking to me, but she's out of reach."

misheard:

"Billie jean she's the only bit*h,
her dog is talking to me, but she's out of leash."

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by foxfeeder on Aug 31st, 2011, 09:04am

Peter Gabriel - Moribund the Burgermeister:

"Check if you can disconnect the effect, and I'll go after the Coors"

Or is it the Corrs? I'd choose the latter. wink
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on Aug 31st, 2011, 10:38am

Peter Gabriel - Modern love - when he says "I trusted my Venus..." I heard a different consonant at the beginning of the last word shocked lipsrsealed laugh
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by foxfeeder on Aug 31st, 2011, 11:27am

on Aug 31st, 2011, 10:38am, Merryman72 wrote:
Peter Gabriel - Modern love - when he says "I trusted my Venus..." I heard a different consonant at the beginning of the last word shocked lipsrsealed laugh


Yes, I've thought that too! grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by 666 on Aug 31st, 2011, 5:36pm

Has no-one mention 'Can't you feel arsehole's ignite'?

I ruined Supper's Ready for a few people when I came up with that.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Alopex on Sep 1st, 2011, 2:11pm

on Aug 31st, 2011, 5:36pm, 666 wrote:
Has no-one mention 'Can't you feel arsehole's ignite'?

I ruined Supper's Ready for a few people when I came up with that.

what has been heard, cannot be un-hear.
thanks for ruining the supper's ready for me cheesy
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by chinwildchicken on Sep 1st, 2011, 3:41pm

On Fly on a Windshield I'm always singing

"There is something salad forming in the air... And the wall of deaht is lowering in timesquare..." cheesy


Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Shipwrecked on Sep 2nd, 2011, 10:58am

"I'm going down, going down on a monkey....but it's alright."

shocked
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Shipwrecked on Sep 2nd, 2011, 10:59am

on Aug 31st, 2011, 5:36pm, 666 wrote:
Has no-one mention 'Can't you feel arsehole's ignite'?


Maybe if Supper consisted of chili and hot sauce..... grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Sep 2nd, 2011, 5:21pm

The Police's "So Lonely" always sounded like Sue Lawley to me! grin

(For those over the pond, Sue Lawley was a TV presenter on the BBC a few years back!)
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by chinwildchicken on Sep 2nd, 2011, 5:35pm

On Cul de sac, normall its

"It's just a matter of time"

but I hear :

"Its just another Time"

Nearly the same ?

cheesy
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jan 10th, 2012, 2:07pm

In Steely Dan's FM I used to think the lyric was "Nothing but booze and Elvis" grin grin grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on Jan 10th, 2012, 4:49pm

on Jan 10th, 2012, 2:07pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
In Steely Dan's FM I used to think the lyric was "Nothing but booze and Elvis" grin grin grin

For a lazy non-Dan fan, what is the real lyric? wink

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jan 11th, 2012, 12:57pm

on Jan 10th, 2012, 4:49pm, Down And Out wrote:
For a lazy non-Dan fan, what is the real lyric? wink


Sorry Nige! "Nothing but blues and Elvis." wink grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on Jan 11th, 2012, 1:00pm

on Jan 11th, 2012, 12:57pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Sorry Nige! "Nothing but blues and Elvis." wink grin

Thanks Lesley. smiley Will have to check the track out on YouTube at some point. wink


Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jan 11th, 2012, 1:16pm

on Jan 11th, 2012, 1:00pm, Down And Out wrote:
Thanks Lesley. smiley Will have to check the track out on YouTube at some point. wink



I'm sure you'll know the track, Nige, it's well known.


I'm wondering why this thread has reverted back into the Supper's Ready board (where it was originally posted) from the FOTLR (where it was moved to). undecided huh
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by chinwildchicken on Jan 12th, 2012, 12:54pm

In Broadway Melody of 74,I always mishearing something

Thats the normal lyric

Quote:
And as the song and dance begin
The children play at home
With needles, needles and pins.


I always understand

"With Needles,needles in Venice"
Venice is a town in Italy cheesy

And I can't really sing a Part of Fountain of Salmacis correctly,especially with peter's version

Normally

Quote:
And as his heated breath brushed through the cool mist,

My version

"And as the heatwaves gone through the Kuhmist"

I first heard fountain of Salmacis in End of 2010, that was during that Time when Phils Going Back came out. By the way, Kuhmist means in German " cow shit" cheesy

But isn't it funny that I memorise the Lyrics for In the Cage perfectly, but not for that stupid Song? cheesy


Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by gabbleratchett on Aug 22nd, 2012, 12:52am

As a kid, my vivid imagination had Britannia giving the imperative, "You play the hobbit whore, I'll play the fool."
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by chinwildchicken on Aug 22nd, 2012, 07:15am

on Dancing with the moonlit knight, Peter sings normally "She plays fortuna"

On live versions, i heard "She plays for tuna". The fat lady gets hungry i think cheesy
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on Aug 22nd, 2012, 2:15pm

on Aug 22nd, 2012, 07:15am, chinwildchicken wrote:
on Dancing with the moonlit knight, Peter sings normally "She plays fortuna"

Lines I heard wrong in that song:

"Said the unifaun to his true loves eyes"
I heard: "uniform."

"Young man says you are what you eat - eat well
Old man says you are what you wear - wear well"
I heard:
Young man says you are what you eat. Well!
Old man says you are what you wear. Well, well!

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by NoSonOfVine on Aug 22nd, 2012, 5:25pm

Muse - The Small Print:

Real Lyric: "But just the good days."
Misheard Lyric: "But just the curtains". grin

Awesome song by the way, one of the album's best (if not the best). cool
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on Aug 22nd, 2012, 5:40pm

on Aug 22nd, 2012, 5:25pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
Muse - The Small Print:

Real Lyric: "But just the good days."
Misheard Lyric: "But just the curtains". grin

Awesome song by the way, one of the album's best (if not the best). cool

1. We're in "The Genesis Music Board" here, so how come other bands are being mentioned? huh

2. I think that The Small Print is easily the worst track on Absolution.

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by NoSonOfVine on Aug 24th, 2012, 11:42am

on Aug 22nd, 2012, 5:40pm, Down And Out wrote:
1. We're in "The Genesis Music Board" here, so how come other bands are being mentioned? huh

2. I think that The Small Print is easily the worst track on Absolution.


1. Whoops! embarassed I thought this was in the "Other Bands" board. A few other people seem to have made the same mistake... tongue

2. WHAT?! shocked shocked shocked
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on Aug 24th, 2012, 11:46am

on Aug 22nd, 2012, 5:40pm, Down And Out wrote:
2. I think that The Small Print is easily the worst track on Absolution.

on Aug 24th, 2012, 11:42am, NoSonofVine wrote:
2. WHAT?! shocked shocked shocked

The Small Print, Falling Away With You and Blackout should've been left off Absolution and replaced with Fury and Eternally Missed. The album would then have been my favourite Muse album. smiley

P.S. I've sent you a PM about Absolution NSOV. smiley

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by NoSonOfVine on Aug 24th, 2012, 12:17pm

on Aug 24th, 2012, 11:46am, Down And Out wrote:
The Small Print, Falling Away With You and Blackout should've been left off Absolution and replaced with Fury and Eternally Missed. The album would then have been my favourite Muse album. smiley


But I like those three! embarassed I've never heard "Eternally Missed" (I will make sure to hear it) and as for "Fury" (which is a bonus track for the album) I find it tediously overblown to be honest. No offence. undecided

What do you find wrong with "The Small Print"? Is it the song's tempo and aggression?
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on Aug 24th, 2012, 12:22pm

on Aug 24th, 2012, 12:17pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
What do you find wrong with "The Small Print"? Is it the song's tempo? It's quite fast.

Have a look at the PM I've sent you.

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by sistermoon on Aug 27th, 2012, 05:21am

Gabble, I like the idea of the Hobbit whore!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by sistermoon on Aug 27th, 2012, 05:24am

Last Mohicaine, no wonder Michael Jackson thought the kid wasn't his son!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Hackenbacker on Sep 2nd, 2012, 12:22am

When I first heard "A Curious Feeling" I thought it said:
"Invisible Vigilantes with the nero sights" at "If you listened to fanatics of the left or right"
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by sistermoon on Sep 11th, 2012, 03:59am

In ACF I also thought 'where would be the fun?' was 'We won't beat the bomb'.

This was long before I went to a CND stall in Hebden Bridge where they had badges with 'Clouseau fans against the BEAUMBE'!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Sep 11th, 2012, 1:13pm

on Aug 22nd, 2012, 5:40pm, Down And Out wrote:
1. We're in "The Genesis Music Board" here, so how come other bands are being mentioned? huh



Pedant! rolleyes wink

This thread did get moved to FOTLR in its early days if I remember rightly! Something went a bit wrong though, maybe when the forum went down many years ago, and it ended up back on this board.

Anyway, some of the other bands' misheard lyrics are hilarious so let's see if anyone's got any more funny ones. Talking of which, did anyone see Peter Kay's stand up routine a few weeks ago re misheard lyrics? It was absolutely hilarious!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on Sep 11th, 2012, 1:26pm

Apologies to Choccy - I always used to hear "Armed with his juggling surprise" embarassed grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on Sep 11th, 2012, 2:02pm

on Aug 22nd, 2012, 5:40pm, Down And Out wrote:
We're in "The Genesis Music Board" here, so how come other bands are being mentioned? huh

on Sep 11th, 2012, 1:13pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Pedant! rolleyes wink


I confess to often being a pedant but not I feel in this case.

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Sep 11th, 2012, 2:16pm

on Sep 11th, 2012, 2:02pm, Down And Out wrote:
I confess to often being a pedant but not I feel in this case.


I did put a wink, Nige! kiss
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Sep 11th, 2012, 2:17pm

on Sep 11th, 2012, 1:26pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Apologies to Choccy - I always used to hear "Armed with his juggling surprise" embarassed grin


grin grin grin...and what, may I ask, was he juggling?! shocked grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on Sep 11th, 2012, 2:21pm

on Sep 11th, 2012, 2:16pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
I did put a wink, Nige! kiss

I know Les. kiss

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Sep 11th, 2012, 2:30pm


Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Oct 14th, 2012, 3:11pm

Discovered another one last night!

Squeeze - Up the Junction :

"From bar to street to bookie", both Julie Hammond and I ( wink) thought it was "From Barter Street to bookie" grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on Oct 15th, 2012, 08:20am

Keeping things in Genesis-land, have there been any cases where you found out you were mishearing lyrics, but liked the misheard version a lot better? Here's one from me...

In "The Musical Box," the actual line is:
"And I want, and I feel, and I know, and I touch her warmth"

I originally heard it (and I know I'm not alone in this) as:
"...I touch... THE WALL!"

I thought that was a great line because it gave a nicely ironic sense of "her" not being there when he wanted her. (It was all the more effective for coming at a moment when the music suddenly went from quiet to fierce.) So I have to say I was a little disappointed when I found out what the correct words were!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Schrottrocker on Oct 15th, 2012, 3:11pm

Wow, I didn't even know "the wall" are not the actual lyrics even though I have the cd with the lyrics in the booklet huh
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by NoSonOfVine on Oct 16th, 2012, 01:27am

on Oct 15th, 2012, 08:20am, onetwothree wrote:
I originally heard it (and I know I'm not alone in this) as:
"...I touch... THE WALL!"


I always thought he was saying this! shocked embarassed rolleyes

Also, from Firth of Fifth...

The actual lyric is "Undinal songs urge the sailors on."

But on my first few listens of the song I thought he was saying "A dinosaur urged the sailors on." grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Schrottrocker on Oct 16th, 2012, 05:01am

on Oct 16th, 2012, 01:27am, NoSonofVine wrote:
"A dinosaur urged the sailors on." grin


Good one! laugh
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on Oct 16th, 2012, 05:06am

on Oct 16th, 2012, 01:27am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Also, from Firth of Fifth...

The actual lyric is "Undinal songs urge the sailors on."

But on my first few listens of the song I thought he was saying "A dinosaur urged the sailors on." grin

grin

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on Oct 16th, 2012, 06:53am

on Oct 15th, 2012, 3:11pm, Schrottrocker wrote:
Wow, I didn't even know "the wall" are not the actual lyrics even though I have the cd with the lyrics in the booklet huh

on Oct 16th, 2012, 01:27am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I always thought he was saying this! shocked embarassed rolleyes

If you ever get to hear a recording of an early version of the song (I know of one that's a BBC session, as well as an incomplete one from the same 1971 concert as "The Light"), you'll find that the lyrics in question were actually sung twice in the song at that stage. The first time through, the song continues being quiet; and, if memory serves, it's more clear that he's singing "her warmth."
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by NoSonOfVine on Oct 18th, 2012, 4:20pm

Not a Genesis misheard lyric, but I thought I'd list this one: In the Coldplay song, "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" (I'm playing the Mylo Xyloto album as I type this) I always thought the lyric was:

"The Beatles in my heart."

It's actually:

"Cathedrals in my heart."

I looked up the lyrics online because I felt like singing it word from word, and found out I had sang it wrong every time I had listened to it previously. I actually prefer the way I always heard it... rolleyes sad
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on Oct 19th, 2012, 07:34am

As a new Genesis fan in the early '80s - and at a time & place where most LP copies available came without lyrics - I particularly found "The Battle of Epping Forest" baffling. Some of what I thought I heard didn't even involve real words (not that the whole thing does anyway - i.e., "thumpires"). But I think my best mishearing was:

"Conceived on sight of the Woodstock nation"
as
"Conceived inside of the word stagnation".

Also, in "Get 'Em Out by Friday," the words are:

"A block of flats with central heating
I think we're going to find it hard"

...but I always heard (and still hear):

"I think we're going to find it hot".
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Oct 26th, 2012, 04:28am

After reading Santibanks's post in another thread, I realised another one today! Always thought it was "We will rock you rock you little snug." Upon checking the LP though, it is indeed, snake! embarassed grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by sistermoon on Oct 26th, 2012, 08:36am

I always misheard the line in The Musical Box as '...THE WALL!'

Likewise with Squeeze's 'Up The Junction', I thought Barter Street was a street full of pawn shops. As if the man in the song was putting everything in the house in there to get money to put on the horses.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by NoSonOfVine on Oct 26th, 2012, 12:54pm

on Oct 26th, 2012, 04:28am, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
After reading Santibanks's post in another thread, I realised another one today! Always thought it was "We will rock you rock you little snug." Upon checking the LP though, it is indeed, snake! embarassed grin


Even I knew it was snake! shocked grin wink
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on Nov 7th, 2012, 3:22pm

Domino:

"Nylon sheets and blankets help to minimise the cold
But they can't keep out the chill inside"

I prefer that to "chilling sounds", I think cheesy


Also, I used to hear "Now see what you've gone and done" as "While she watches from above".... huh
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by NoSonOfVine on Nov 21st, 2012, 3:55pm

A new misheard tonight:

Counting Out Time

Real lyric: Getting crucial responses with dialation of the pupils.

Misheard lyric: Getting crucial responses with my relation to the new world.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on Nov 21st, 2012, 5:01pm

on Nov 21st, 2012, 3:55pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
A new misheard tonight:

Counting Out Time

Real lyric: Getting crucial responses with dialation of the pupils.

Misheard lyric: Getting crucial responses with my relation to the new world.

I think that the real lyrics are obvious given what the song is about. grin wink

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Jhanjo on Nov 26th, 2012, 6:10pm

Carpet Crawlers;

"like a forest fight for sunlight, that takes root in every tree, they are pulled up by their madness, believing they're free."

I thought it made complete sense. I mean it would be madness for a tree in the forest to believe it could ever be free. So where the hell did magnet come from? How does that make sensehuh

I will most likely continue to sing it my way.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by boredatwork on Nov 29th, 2012, 10:28am

Due to Peter’s distinctive habit of sometimes adding an extra syllable into a word, I misheard the line in Supper’s Ready:
“The order for rejoicing and dancing has come from our warlord”
as
“The order for rejoicing and dancing has come from Our Lord”
which fits in quite well given the various apocalyptic references in the song.

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Pigeon on Nov 29th, 2012, 12:07pm

on Nov 26th, 2012, 6:10pm, Jhanjo wrote:
Carpet Crawlers;

"like a forest fight for sunlight, that takes root in every tree, they are pulled up by their madness, believing they're free."

I thought it made complete sense. I mean it would be madness for a tree in the forest to believe it could ever be free. So where the hell did magnet come from? How does that make sensehuh

I will most likely continue to sing it my way.


The magnet is a metaphor for the sunlight making the trees grow upwards.

The trees think they are reaching upwards to get closer to the sunlight, unaware that it's the sunlight making them rise regardless. smiley
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on Nov 30th, 2012, 06:32am

on Nov 29th, 2012, 10:28am, boredatwork wrote:
Due to Peter’s distinctive habit of sometimes adding an extra syllable into a word

Can't imagine what you're talking about.

Unless it's: Better activate my prayer capsule-la?

Or maybe: Can you tell me where my ick-country lies?

Or perhaps: Time left to live out my ill-life? (Come to think of it, I originally thought that's what the line actually said.)


Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by boredatwork on Nov 30th, 2012, 07:41am

on Nov 30th, 2012, 06:32am, onetwothree wrote:
Can't imagine what you're talking about.

Unless it's: Better activate my prayer capsule-la?

Or maybe: Can you tell me where my ick-country lies?

Or perhaps: Time left to live out my ill-life? (Come to think of it, I originally thought that's what the line actually said.)


Yes, "prayer capsule-la" is one of my favourites, & there are plenty of other examples like “Their power is growing-er” & “herbicidal battery-ing” from Hogweed.

Then there’s that vocal quaver that lengthens some syllables like “Mr Le-ew-is”, “out on his ow-wwn” & “garden wa-all” in IKWIL. You get so used to those little idiosyncrasies that when you hear a version where he just sings the word normally you feel almost cheated wink
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Schrottrocker on Nov 30th, 2012, 2:50pm

on Nov 30th, 2012, 06:32am, onetwothree wrote:
Or perhaps: Time left to live out my ill-life? (Come to think of it, I originally thought that's what the line actually said.)



I used to hear "my e-life" and was wondering what the hell he's talking of. Electric life? Ecstasy life? Till I read the lyrics. cheesy
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Jhanjo on Dec 2nd, 2012, 5:21pm

on Nov 29th, 2012, 12:07pm, Pigeon wrote:
The magnet is a metaphor for the sunlight making the trees grow upwards.

The trees think they are reaching upwards to get closer to the sunlight, unaware that it's the sunlight making them rise regardless. smiley


Thank you! Metaphor's and symbolism are often lost on me.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Mar 31st, 2013, 1:57pm

Bump! smiley
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by pokemon71096 on Mar 31st, 2013, 2:39pm

Supper's Ready:
Actual: "A young figure sits still by a pool"
Heard: "A young vicar sits still by a pool"
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Kerry95 on Mar 31st, 2013, 3:29pm

In the cage: I heard "52nd street" instead of "22nd street". It couldn't be a reference to Billy Joel's album, because it hadn't been released yet.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 1st, 2013, 1:56pm

Just watching the Hairy Bikers and as they're making a chicken tikka, the music playing in the background is Abba's Chiquitita. grin grin grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 3rd, 2013, 4:13pm

Another misheard, from Watcher Of The Skies:

Real lyric: Come ancient children, hear what I say.
Misheard lyric: Carnation children, U.S.A.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 19th, 2013, 2:35pm

In "Squonk" when Phil says "He's a sly one, he's a shy one, wouldn't you be too?" I used to think he was just saying "doobedoo". Judging from her singing along, my mother (who has an original vinyl of the album) still thinks that that's what Phil's saying! grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Schrottrocker on Apr 20th, 2013, 06:28am

I mentioned this one before but since it's now buried in the depths of the forum:

Los Endos, real lyrics: "There's an angel standing in the sun - freed to get back home"
Misheard: "There's an angel standing in the sun, ladies and gentlemen, woohoo!"

wink
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 20th, 2013, 07:11am

Not a Genesis one but I was watching an old Top of the Pops the other night (funnily enough Genesis were on) and Dr. Hook came on singing More Like the Movies. I always thought it was bad grammar when he sang "technicolour way" thinking he was singing "technicaller" - as in more technical. grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by sistermoon on Apr 20th, 2013, 12:14pm

That same TOTP episode had Follow You Follow Me on too.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 21st, 2013, 05:42am

on Apr 20th, 2013, 12:14pm, sistermoon wrote:
That same TOTP episode had Follow You Follow Me on too.


Yes I know. Typically though, anything remotely good on this programme was cut short by half. It had to be crap to be played the whole way through!

I know we all bang on about how great music was in the 70s but to be honest, you only have to watch the old TOTPs to see there was as much crap around then as there is today!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by boredatwork on Apr 21st, 2013, 07:37am

on Apr 21st, 2013, 05:42am, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Yes I know. Typically though, anything remotely good on this programme was cut short by half. It had to be crap to be played the whole way through!

I know we all bang on about how great music was in the 70s but to be honest, you only have to watch the old TOTPs to see there was as much crap around then as there is today!

That’s very true. The difference is that at least some good stuff got into the charts & hence onto TOTP, even if it was cut down. Amongst all the crap, that episode had “Follow You Follow Me” at no. 7 & Gerry Rafferty’s classic “Baker Street” at no. 3. Where are their equivalents in today’s chart? sad
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by foxfeeder on Apr 21st, 2013, 11:19am

on Apr 21st, 2013, 07:37am, boredatwork wrote:
That’s very true. The difference is that at least some good stuff got into the charts & hence onto TOTP, even if it was cut down. Amongst all the crap, that episode had “Follow You Follow Me” at no. 7 & Gerry Rafferty’s classic “Baker Street” at no. 3. Where are their equivalents in today’s chart? sad


Good point. There's always crap in the chart, back then, there was good stuff too. Even Pink Floyd could have a Christmas no 1. Can you see that happening now? Only if Simon "discovers" them!!!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 21st, 2013, 12:32pm

on Apr 21st, 2013, 07:37am, boredatwork wrote:
That’s very true. The difference is that at least some good stuff got into the charts & hence onto TOTP, even if it was cut down. Amongst all the crap, that episode had “Follow You Follow Me” at no. 7 & Gerry Rafferty’s classic “Baker Street” at no. 3. Where are their equivalents in today’s chart? sad


I've been totally clueless about chart music since the 80s and have every intention of continuing to be! grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 21st, 2013, 2:39pm

on Apr 19th, 2013, 2:35pm, Merryman72 wrote:
In "Squonk" when Phil says "He's a sly one, he's a shy one, wouldn't you be too?" I used to think he was just saying "doobedoo".


You mean he's not actually saying that?! shocked shocked shocked That was one of my favourite parts of the song! cry

Edit: Just listened to that part of the song. He's definitely saying "doobedoo".
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 21st, 2013, 5:59pm

on Apr 21st, 2013, 2:39pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
You mean he's not actually saying that?! shocked shocked shocked That was one of my favourite parts of the song! cry

Edit: Just listened to that part of the song. He's definitely saying "doobedoo".


He's definitely not saying "doobedoo".
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on Apr 22nd, 2013, 03:18am

on Apr 21st, 2013, 5:59pm, Merryman72 wrote:
He's definitely not saying "doobedoo".

Correct.

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 22nd, 2013, 06:39am

on Apr 21st, 2013, 5:59pm, Merryman72 wrote:
He's definitely not saying "doobedoo".


huh

I swear, all I can hear is doobedoo. I listened to that part several times and it's impossible for me to hear it the "correct" way. There's no "w" sound and I can clearly hear him pause then make a noticeable "d" sound. The part that should sound like a "t" sounds like a "d" as well. (he's a sly one, he's a shy one *pause* doobedoo!)

I'm not saying you're wrong Merryman, but I'd surprised if anyone heard it the "correct" way the first time without reading the lyrics, because it's extremely hard to notice to the point where it might as well be "doobedoo". To be honest I've always preferred that lyric because I liked how random it sounded, adding to the nonsensical nature of the song, so I may as well continue to sing it the way I've always heard it, because I can't hear "wouldn't you be too" at all. In fact this is, for me the first misheard lyric ever where the real lyric is too hard to hear.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on Apr 22nd, 2013, 07:05am

Actually, I hear "shoobeedoo" (wouldn'TCHOO be too).
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Schrottrocker on Apr 22nd, 2013, 12:05pm

I hear "he's a sly one, he's a shy one - dammit Mike, what were those lyrics? I swear I will never get that line in my brain...you know, I'll leave it just like this and that's it, you know, if we ever get a new singer for Peter he can make up whatever he wants and - what, you want me to sing that? Ok, good one, boys, just made my day. Hey, if we're recording a song about a weeping little monster why don't we make one about a football match? I've got some lyrics...awww, come onnnn..."

That's exactly what I hear. I can clearly see where the 'sh' and the 'd' sounds are coming from, pretty obvious actually if you just listen carefully enough.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by foxfeeder on Apr 22nd, 2013, 12:45pm

on Apr 21st, 2013, 05:42am, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Yes I know. Typically though, anything remotely good on this programme was cut short by half. It had to be crap to be played the whole way through!

I know we all bang on about how great music was in the 70s but to be honest, you only have to watch the old TOTPs to see there was as much crap around then as there is today!


Funnily enough, I remember this particular programme. I was in Hall Green, Birmingham, just up the road from the Lucas factory. Was on a course, and staying at a guest house there. The episode was Dee D Jackson's only appearance on the show. I bought the record.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by boredatwork on Apr 22nd, 2013, 1:01pm

on Apr 22nd, 2013, 12:45pm, foxfeeder wrote:
Funnily enough, I remember this particular programme. I was in Hall Green, Birmingham, just up the road from the Lucas factory. Was on a course, and staying at a guest house there. The episode was Dee D Jackson's only appearance on the show. I bought the record.

You mustn't blame yourself - we all did embarrassing things when we were young laugh laugh
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Hackenbacker on Apr 22nd, 2013, 9:23pm

on Apr 19th, 2013, 2:35pm, Merryman72 wrote:
In "Squonk" when Phil says "He's a sly one, he's a shy one, wouldn't you be too?" I used to think he was just saying "doobedoo". Judging from her singing along, my mother (who has an original vinyl of the album) still thinks that that's what Phil's saying! grin


Oh my god, I had the same issue for a while...


I sometimes hear in "Fading Lights", "Leaving our store behind." Screws me up a lot.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 23rd, 2013, 03:30am

on Apr 22nd, 2013, 9:23pm, Hackenbacker wrote:
Oh my god, I had the same issue for a while...


I sometimes hear in "Fading Lights", "Leaving our store behind." Screws me up a lot.


smiley I used to hear "Fading dim spotlights" in that song.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 23rd, 2013, 05:09am

on Apr 23rd, 2013, 03:30am, Merryman72 wrote:
smiley I used to hear "Fading dim spotlights" in that song.

My best friend Lee, who's also a massive Genesis fan (though not on this forum, because he prefers Facebook rolleyes) used to think the line went "Fading-ding stoplights." laugh
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on Apr 23rd, 2013, 07:06am

I first heard "fading mist and lights."
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on Apr 23rd, 2013, 07:46am

on Apr 23rd, 2013, 07:06am, onetwothree wrote:
I first heard "fading mist and lights."

Though I've never heard the lyric as this, I think that this is the most sensible mishearing of this lyric so far. grin wink

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on Apr 23rd, 2013, 08:38am

Sensible mishearing? Wow, what a concept.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on Apr 24th, 2013, 04:08am

on Apr 23rd, 2013, 08:38am, onetwothree wrote:
Sensible mishearing? Wow, what a concept.

laugh

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 24th, 2013, 3:14pm

on Apr 22nd, 2013, 07:05am, onetwothree wrote:
Actually, I hear "shoobeedoo" (wouldn'TCHOO be too).


No, you're getting mixed up with the Lamb and the yellow plastic one! wink grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 24th, 2013, 3:16pm

on Apr 22nd, 2013, 12:45pm, foxfeeder wrote:
Funnily enough, I remember this particular programme. I was in Hall Green, Birmingham, just up the road from the Lucas factory. Was on a course, and staying at a guest house there. The episode was Dee D Jackson's only appearance on the show. I bought the record.


Ah, the Lucas factory! Everyone worked at Lucas in those days! wink smiley (I'm not scared to admit that but I would be scared to admit about that single! grin grin grin)
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on Apr 25th, 2013, 06:51am

on Apr 24th, 2013, 3:14pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
No, you're getting mixed up with the Lamb and the yellow plastic one! wink grin

It's... it's... the missing link between LAMB and TRICK!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by foxfeeder on Apr 25th, 2013, 07:41am

on Apr 24th, 2013, 3:16pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Ah, the Lucas factory! Everyone worked at Lucas in those days! wink smiley (I'm not scared to admit that but I would be scared to admit about that single! grin grin grin)


Apparently, Lucas were known among the British motorcycle community in those days as "The Prince of Darkness" grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Moribund on Apr 30th, 2013, 07:11am

Not so much misheard lyrics but I've got a 3 Sides Live Songbook (published in Britain by Chappell). Clearly the person responsible for the lyrics on In the Cage has interpreted these lyrics from listening (even when the lyrics were printed on the album sleeve) For instance

In the Cage:

Original: Im dressed up in a white costume -Padding out leftover room
Songbook:Im dressed up in a white costume -Padded out with golden plumes

Original: It's just like 22nd street
Songbook: It's just like twanging second string

Original: I know that I am solid. And I am my own bad luck.
Songbook:I know that I am solid. And I am my own man's son

This is the official songbook grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Schrottrocker on Apr 30th, 2013, 1:38pm

"twanging second string", I'll keep that in mind grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 24th, 2014, 2:05pm

Thought I'd resurrect this thread again as I was just watching TOTP 1979 and realised another misheard lyric. grin

For all those years I wondered what on earth a foggle was, in Art Garfunkel's Bright Eyes:

"There's a foggle on the horizon."

Hearing it tonight I thought I'd look it up! It's "There's a fog along the horizon!" grin grin grin Peeing meself laughing now!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by John Wilkinson on Apr 25th, 2014, 03:19am

on Apr 30th, 2013, 07:11am, Moribund wrote:
Not so much misheard lyrics but I've got a 3 Sides Live Songbook (published in Britain by Chappell). Clearly the person responsible for the lyrics on In the Cage has interpreted these lyrics from listening (even when the lyrics were printed on the album sleeve) For instance

In the Cage:

Original: Im dressed up in a white costume -Padding out leftover room
Songbook:Im dressed up in a white costume -Padded out with golden plumes

Original: It's just like 22nd street
Songbook: It's just like twanging second string

Original: I know that I am solid. And I am my own bad luck.
Songbook:I know that I am solid. And I am my own man's son

This is the official songbook grin


I have that as well and found myself laughing at that "translation" as well grin

Heard someone sing on a clip of Many too Many

"Please help me find THE STAGE"....which as we all know is just plain wrong rolleyes

Best wishes

John
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Rael on Apr 25th, 2014, 07:36am

on Apr 30th, 2013, 07:11am, Moribund wrote:
Not so much misheard lyrics but I've got a 3 Sides Live Songbook (published in Britain by Chappell). Clearly the person responsible for the lyrics on In the Cage has interpreted these lyrics from listening (even when the lyrics were printed on the album sleeve) For instance

In the Cage:

Original: Im dressed up in a white costume -Padding out leftover room
Songbook:Im dressed up in a white costume -Padded out with golden plumes

Original: It's just like 22nd street
Songbook: It's just like twanging second string

Original: I know that I am solid. And I am my own bad luck.
Songbook:I know that I am solid. And I am my own man's son

This is the official songbook grin


I also have this songbook. Always made me laugh.
Its common with sheet music though. Because most bands cant actually write music, someone just listens to it and works out how it goes. Most times the band has no input in the process at all. Of course with Genesis, Tony could have done this but I expect there is probably some musicians union law that "worker outers" have to do the job.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Rael on Apr 25th, 2014, 07:47am

Got my own misheard lyric I realised at the weekend.
I always though in Ripples it was......

For now a man must change
For now her face looks strange.

When in fact its
For an hour a man must change
For an hour her face looks strange.



rolleyes
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by boredatwork on Apr 25th, 2014, 07:47am

I’m probably still mishearing some Genesis lyrics even now, but I do remember wondering what a “man hat” was when I first heard the opening lines of “The Lamb” (“Early morning, man hat on” huh wink )
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 25th, 2014, 09:12am

on Apr 25th, 2014, 07:47am, boredatwork wrote:
I’m probably still mishearing some Genesis lyrics even now, but I do remember wondering what a “man hat” was when I first heard the opening lines of “The Lamb” (“Early morning, man hat on” huh wink )


grin grin grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Apr 25th, 2014, 1:17pm

on Apr 24th, 2014, 2:05pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Thought I'd resurrect this thread again as I was just watching TOTP 1979 and realised another misheard lyric. grin

For all those years I wondered what on earth a foggle was, in Art Garfunkel's Bright Eyes:

"There's a foggle on the horizon."

Hearing it tonight I thought I'd look it up! It's "There's a fog along the horizon!" grin grin grin Peeing meself laughing now!


grin grin

Brilliant! smiley
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Dodo on Apr 25th, 2014, 9:31pm

What is Peter singing in Back in NYC at about 3:30? It sounds like "up beat blue" but I don't think those are the correct lyrics...
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 26th, 2014, 02:17am

on Apr 25th, 2014, 07:47am, Rael wrote:
Got my own misheard lyric I realised at the weekend.
I always though in Ripples it was......

For now a man must change
For now her face looks strange.

When in fact its
For an hour a man must change
For an hour her face looks strange.

rolleyes

Misheard it the same way. undecided
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by jaydubya on Apr 26th, 2014, 05:07am

Not so much misheard lyrics but didn't hear any lyrics at all when I first heard the Illegal Alien section of the Old Medley.

As someone who worked backward through the majority of the Genesis catalogue I didn't have the original track for reference so until I bought the Shapes album I thought Phil was just warbling incoherently in some sort of Collinsese.

Away from Genesis, I always hear the line "This is a tricky situation" from Queen's It's A Hard Life as: This is a triggy situation.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by jaydubya on Apr 26th, 2014, 05:10am

on Apr 23rd, 2013, 05:09am, NoSonOfVine wrote:
My best friend Lee, who's also a massive Genesis fan (though not on this forum, because he prefers Facebook rolleyes) used to think the line went "Fading-ding stoplights." laugh


He's not the only one. Always thought it was an awkward way of getting the words to fit the melody! grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Rael on Apr 26th, 2014, 09:48am

on Apr 25th, 2014, 9:31pm, Dodo wrote:
What is Peter singing in Back in NYC at about 3:30? It sounds like "up beat blue" but I don't think those are the correct lyrics...


Off we go!

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Dodo on Apr 29th, 2014, 7:55pm

on Apr 26th, 2014, 09:48am, Rael wrote:
Off we go!

Aha, that makes sense! Thanks! I love the way he annunciates it, even though (to my ears, anyway) I had no idea what he was really saying.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by alanh on May 6th, 2014, 05:36am

Hi there



Another classic mishearing of early lyrics was...


Mother born of a pirate which should read... mother faun of a pine wood. I always remember Anthony Phillips laughing his head off when he read that in an early edition of TWR.


Alan H
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on May 6th, 2014, 06:10am

on May 6th, 2014, 05:36am, alanh wrote:
Another classic mishearing of early lyrics was...


Mother born of a pirate which should read... mother faun of a pine wood. I always remember Anthony Phillips laughing his head off when he read that in an early edition of TWR.

Which song is that from? embarassed

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on May 6th, 2014, 07:36am

on May 6th, 2014, 06:10am, Down And Out wrote:
Which song is that from? embarassed

"Pacidy." I had to find that via Google, though -- as frequently as I listen to that & other miscellaneous Genesis songs, I wouldn't have recognized the line either.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 6th, 2014, 07:55am

on May 6th, 2014, 07:36am, onetwothree wrote:
"Pacidy." I had to find that via Google, though -- as frequently as I listen to that & other miscellaneous Genesis songs, I wouldn't have recognized the line either.

Neither did I. sad
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on May 6th, 2014, 10:00am

on May 6th, 2014, 07:36am, onetwothree wrote:
"Pacidy." I had to find that via Google, though -- as frequently as I listen to that & other miscellaneous Genesis songs, I wouldn't have recognized the line either.

on May 6th, 2014, 07:55am, NoSonOfVine wrote:
Neither did I. sad

Glad it wasn't just me. I listen to songs like Pacidy from time to time, but don't know it well enough the recognise the lyrics out of context.

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 6th, 2014, 10:09am

on May 6th, 2014, 10:00am, Down And Out wrote:
Glad it wasn't just me. I listen to songs like Pacidy from time to time, but don't know it well enough the recognise the lyrics out of context.

I barely listen to any of the Genesis music before Trespass; I have little interest in it.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on May 6th, 2014, 10:20am

on May 6th, 2014, 10:09am, NoSonOfVine wrote:
I barely listen to any of the Genesis music before Trespass; I have little interest in it.

In my opinion, there is some good stuff released after From Genesis To Revelation but before Trespass.

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on May 6th, 2014, 10:35am

on May 6th, 2014, 10:20am, Down And Out wrote:
In my opinion, there is some good stuff released after From Genesis To Revelation but before Trespass.

Do you mean recorded after FGTR but before Trespass? They didn't really release anything between those albums.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on May 6th, 2014, 10:37am

on May 6th, 2014, 10:35am, onetwothree wrote:
Do you mean recorded after FGTR but before Trespass? They didn't really release anything between those albums.

Fair point - that's indeed what I meant.

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by alanh on May 9th, 2014, 04:57am

Hi there



It just amused me that your ears could mis-hear something so completely. Mind you, I'm not much better. The first time I heard Lion Of Symmetry by Tony Banks, I thought it was Lion of Cemetery!



Alan H
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on May 9th, 2014, 05:04am

on May 9th, 2014, 04:57am, alanh wrote:
It just amused me that your ears could mis-hear something so completely. Mind you, I'm not much better. The first time I heard Lion Of Symmetry by Tony Banks, I thought it was Lion of Cemetery!

And conversely, Coldplay did that song Symmetries Of London. grin wink

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 9th, 2014, 05:49am

on May 9th, 2014, 05:04am, Down And Out wrote:
And conversely, Coldplay did that song Symmetries Of London. grin wink

And Muse made an album called Origin Of Cemetery. grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on May 9th, 2014, 06:02am

on May 9th, 2014, 04:57am, alanh wrote:
It just amused me that your ears could mis-hear something so completely. Mind you, I'm not much better. The first time I heard Lion Of Symmetry by Tony Banks, I thought it was Lion of Cemetery!

An American would never mishear "symmetry" as "cemetary." We pronounce the latter word "sem-a-TER-y." I only knew the British pronunciation from Ant's "Regrets."
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Schrottrocker on May 9th, 2014, 08:57am

on May 9th, 2014, 06:02am, onetwothree wrote:
An American would never mishear "symmetry" as "cemetary." We pronounce the latter word "sem-a-TER-y." I only knew the British pronunciation from Ant's "Regrets."


Or "GRAVE-yard". tongue wink
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by thefarmer on May 10th, 2014, 06:14am

on Jul 26th, 2007, 2:18pm, mighty_mellotron wrote:
What about "I believe in Milko" By Hot Chocolate in You Sexy Thing............... grin


I DON'T BELIEVE IT! I have never looked at his thread until today. For seven years a posting has been lying here saying that somebody else thought "I believe in Milko" By Hot Chocolate in You Sexy Thing were the actual lyrics. It's been a long standing joke with me and Mrs Farmer that she told me she thought these were the words when she was young. Did not think anybody else thought this! Is it a common misconception? Did you think this? Did you hear a radio show when we texted this line on the same discussion. What the hell is Milko anyway? Even Mrs Farmer has never heard of it except for a line in a Hot Chocolate song .
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Peter Beasley on May 24th, 2014, 10:41am

Spare him his life for his pork sausages - Bohemian Rhapsody.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 24th, 2014, 10:46am

on May 24th, 2014, 10:41am, Peter Beasley wrote:
Spare him his life for his pork sausages - Bohemian Rhapsody.

This thread is only for Genesis misheards.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by boredatwork on May 24th, 2014, 12:21pm

"There has always been a dividing line
But yer shoes, yer shoes, yes yer shoes......" grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on May 24th, 2014, 12:24pm

on May 24th, 2014, 10:46am, NoSonOfVine wrote:
This thread is only for Genesis misheards.

smiley

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on May 24th, 2014, 12:24pm

on May 24th, 2014, 10:46am, NoSonOfVine wrote:
This thread is only for Genesis misheards.


No it isn't!! tongue tongue tongue angry
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on May 24th, 2014, 12:26pm

on May 24th, 2014, 10:46am, NoSonOfVine wrote:
This thread is only for Genesis misheards.

on May 24th, 2014, 12:24pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
No it isn't!! tongue tongue tongue angry

It should be because it's on the Genesis Music board. wink

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on May 24th, 2014, 12:29pm

on May 24th, 2014, 12:26pm, Down And Out wrote:
It should be because it's on the Genesis Music board. wink


Actually, this thread got moved if I remember rightly and it's got moved back somehow! This thread has been hilarious including misheard lyrics from other bands too. Let's not kill the humour, eh!

Who cares anyway?!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on May 24th, 2014, 12:33pm

on May 24th, 2014, 12:29pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Who cares anyway?!

Thomas, you and me, it would seem. grin wink

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Schrottrocker on May 25th, 2014, 05:36am

It's the curse of this thread this issue has to be discussed at least once every year. *cue distant ghost howling*
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on May 25th, 2014, 05:55am

on May 25th, 2014, 05:36am, Schrottrocker wrote:
It's the curse of this thread this issue has to be discussed at least once every year. *cue distant ghost howling*


grin

The funny thing is, this thread was started in 2007 by Richard, who actually didn't state that it had to be Genesis lyrics only, and progressed with us all adding different band lyrics with no thought of it being a problem! This was way before anyone pedantic joined the forum!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by foxfeeder on May 25th, 2014, 06:40am

on May 24th, 2014, 10:41am, Peter Beasley wrote:
Spare him his life for his pork sausages - Bohemian Rhapsody.


Also, Beelzebub has a devil for a sideboard!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Gabble Ratchet on May 25th, 2014, 06:44am

on May 25th, 2014, 06:40am, foxfeeder wrote:
Also, Beelzebub has a devil for a sideboard!


grin grin grin

Went to see Stillmarilion last night and they sang Mockingbird Hero. grin grin grin
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Witchwood on May 25th, 2014, 09:08am

Sincere apologies if this offends anyone, that's certainly not my intention...

The actual line in Aqualung is:

"Watching as the frilly panties run."

But for the longest time, I kept hearing it as:

"Watching as the pretty Packis run."

(leading me to think that perhaps old Aqualung had a particular fondness for young East Indian girls)
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Schrottrocker on May 25th, 2014, 8:16pm

I always hear this in Twilight Alehouse:

"Children follow me with their laughter so cruel"
...
"Casting just a glance at my naked female friend"
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Down And Out on May 26th, 2014, 05:32am

on May 25th, 2014, 8:16pm, Schrottrocker wrote:
I always hear this in Twilight Alehouse:

"Children follow me with their laughter so cruel"
...
"Casting just a glance at my naked female friend"

smiley

Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on Oct 3rd, 2016, 2:07pm

There's something moving in the sidewalk, Steve!
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Yild4Genesis on Oct 3rd, 2016, 3:45pm

on Jul 26th, 2007, 2:26pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
How about the Police's Message in a Bottle: A year has gone since I broke my nose!


"I'm looking for a massage in a brothel.."
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by CarvedInJade on Oct 3rd, 2016, 10:11pm

take a little trip back with father Prometheus

the carpet crawlers leave their corners
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by FatOldLady on Oct 3rd, 2016, 11:29pm

I always hear "anti-russian headlong" in Queen's Headlong.


Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by NoSonOfVine on Oct 4th, 2016, 05:03am

Here's a recent one of mine, from YOSW:

Misheard lyrics: Left all alone, behind the tears.
Actual lyrics: Left all I own behind in tears.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on Oct 4th, 2016, 06:27am

on Oct 4th, 2016, 05:03am, NoSonOfVine wrote:
Misheard lyrics: Left all alone, behind the tears.
Actual lyrics: Left all I own behind in tears.

Actual actual lyrics: Left all I love behind in tears
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by NoSonOfVine on Oct 4th, 2016, 11:33am

on Oct 4th, 2016, 06:27am, onetwothree wrote:
Actual actual lyrics: Left all I love behind in tears

Whoops... lipsrsealed rolleyes laugh
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by CarvedInJade on Oct 5th, 2016, 10:34am

on Oct 3rd, 2016, 2:07pm, Merryman72 wrote:
There's something moving in the sidewalk, Steve!
This is brilliant! cheesy
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on Jan 23rd, 2017, 3:36pm

One man's saint is another man's fool
One man's hat is another man's tool

(Seriously, I only just found out this was wrong! laugh)
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by rael1974 on Jan 23rd, 2017, 4:16pm

"Dodo/Lurker"

Misheard - "Darth Vader, agitator,"
Actual - "Dog baiter, agitator,"
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by FeelItComing on Jan 24th, 2017, 7:38pm

on Jan 23rd, 2017, 4:16pm, rael1974 wrote:
"Dodo/Lurker"

Misheard - "Darth Vader, agitator,"
Actual - "Dog baiter, agitator,"


That's one of my favourites. It really DOES sound like Darth Vader.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by rael1974 on Jan 25th, 2017, 11:27am

on Jan 24th, 2017, 7:38pm, FeelItComing wrote:
That's one of my favourites. It really DOES sound like Darth Vader.


Oh, so it's not just me. I wasn't sure if it was just the Star Wars fan in me that hears that.
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by onetwothree on Feb 14th, 2017, 06:20am

Seven Stones.

Actual:
And the changes of no consequence will pick up the reins from nowhere

I initially heard:
And the change is of no consequence, we'll pick up the reins from nowhere
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by foxfeeder on Aug 16th, 2017, 10:37am

On this, the 40th anniversary of Elvis leaving "the building", I offer, from one of my 2 favourite Elvis songs, Suspicious Minds:

What he sings: "We're caught in a trap"

What I hear: "We're courting a tramp"

Frankly, that still works! grin

(In the Ghetto, in case anyone was wondering, though I have a soft spot for Moody Blue, if for no other reason than it led to John Lodge composing one of his best solo songs!)
Re: Misheard lyrics.
Post by Merryman72 on Sep 21st, 2017, 11:22am

Looking at my Amazon music account, I just realised that one of the earliest Genesis tracks I bought (after having only the Platinum Collection), probably close to 10 years ago, was the 16-minute final track of Three Sides Live, billed as "It/Watcher of the Skies", but of course the tracking error meant that "The Fountain of Salmacis" was included at the beginning. A bargain at 69p or whatever it was at that time!

Now that was confusing enough to me at the time, but thinking of it while listening to the track again reminded me of another "confusion" I had when listening to Phil sing Fountain...

"As the dawn creeps up the sky, the hunter caught sight of a doe
In desire for conquest, he found himself with a big lady not beheld before"
!