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Mr. Boffo
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Since: 24.3.02
From: Oshkosh, WI

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We alternate between an Oldies station and a Top 40 station at work. We change to the Top 40 station when the morning person can't stand Oldies anymore, and we change to the Oldies station when the night person can't stand Top 40 anymore.

One time the Oldies station was on, we were greeted with Creedence Cleerwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising." As it was playing, I was telling how many people hear part of the chorus as "there's a bathroom on the right." A co-worker remarked that once you hear that, it really does sound like the correct lyrics. These misheard phrases (many of which can are listed at http://kissthisguy.com ) are known as mondegreens.

I also have a friend who swore that AC/DC was singing about "Dirty Deeds and the Thunder Chief". I still have no idea what that would have meant.

Alanis Morissette's song "You Oughta Know" also caused troubles for someone I knew. He wanted to know why she was singing about a "cross-eyed bear".

Do any of you have any songs that you (or someone else you know) have misheard? Baring that, what's your favorite mondegreen?




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Since: 2.1.02
From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary.

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The famous "There's a bathroom on the right side" and "Secret Asian Man" instead of "Secret Agent Man" from the show of the same name.



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kentish
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Since: 19.8.05
From: My Old Kentucky Home

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"I'm a pool hall ace" , instead of "How my poor heart aches" from "Every Breath You Take"




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Since: 8.5.03
From: North Carolina

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Van Halen's 'Jump.'

"You gotta ro-oo-oll with the punches
to get to Montreal." (to get to what's real)



"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker

My blog will amuse. (heygregory.blogspot.com)
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Since: 16.2.07
From: 3rd Floor, NW window

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"Hearts and farts they fade ... faaaaaade awayyyyyy"
Pearl Jam instead of "Hearts and thoughts"
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Since: 22.4.02
From: Long Island

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You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

"They're plump, ripe, and priced to move. Get your fat Samoan today!" (Packman V2)


When I was a kid, I thought Eric Clapton was singing "she don't lie... croquet" in "Cocaine".

This is the part where I reiterate I was six at the time.



SchippeWreck
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Since: 26.3.03
From: Glendale, CA

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The father of a friend of mine once told me he liked that Billy Idol song "How's About a Face".

Now I can't hear "Eyes Without a Face" any other way.



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Since: 11.5.03
From: Mount Pleasant, Pa.

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AC/DC's song "TNT".

I always thought they were chanting "FIGHT....FIGHT....FIGHT" instead of "OI....OI....OI."



"F*cking Chuck Norris."
JST
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Since: 20.1.02
From: Quebec City, CAN

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I remember in his recaps, CRZ having fun with the lyrics from Steve Austin's song, the Disturbed version.

- I'm baking the oven inside you
- Heartbreak Kid living in my basement



ekedolphin
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Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

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"Every time you go away,
You take a piece of meat with you."

Even after I knew the real lyric, I still continue to use the mondegreen whenever I hear it, because it has the added benefit of driving my sister absolutely up a tree.



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Since: 25.7.03
From: New York City

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I would have to agree, "Dirty deeds and the Thunder Chief" is one of he most popular ones I can think of. I used to even say it, and still sometimes do. DIRTY DEEDS...THUNDER CHIEF! DIRTY DEEDS AND THE THUNDER CHIEF!
TwisterF5
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Since: 18.2.04
From: The Houston 'burbs

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"My Hero" by the Foo Fighters...

Actual:
There's goes my hero.... He's Ordinary!

Sounds a LOT like:
There's goes my hero.... suck it, Mary!



"Cunnilingus and psychiatry brought this on" - Tony Soprano
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Since: 12.10.02

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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
hearing Toby and Willie's
Before my horses instead of the beer for my horses
ekedolphin
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Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

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Ooooh, I forgot this great one from Oklahoma!:

"The farmer and the cowman should be friends,
Oh the farmer and the cowman should be friends,
One man likes to push a plow,
The other likes to kiss a cow,
But that's no reason why they can't be friends.

Territory folks should stick together,
Territory folks should all be pals,
Cowboys dance with the farmer's daughters,
Farmers dance with a wretched cow!"



"Thank you for calling Smarty Mart. For customer service, press one. For job opportunities, press two. To demand an enormous amount of money for the safe return of our founder, press three."
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kingleo
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Since: 26.11.04
From: Logan, UT

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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.86
Blinded by the light, wrapped up like a douche something something something.
cfgb
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Since: 2.1.02
From: Ottawa, Ontario

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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.45
I just heard Sixpence None The Richer come on the radio with Kiss Me, along with a favorite mispoken line:

"Swing swing .... My bra is hanging tight."
Kevintripod
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Since: 11.5.03
From: Mount Pleasant, Pa.

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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95
    Originally posted by kingleo
    Blinded by the light, wrapped up like a douche


And I was afraid I was the only one.



"F*cking Chuck Norris."
KJames199
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Since: 10.12.01
From: #yqr

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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.84
Oh, oh, oh, get in the action
Feel the attraction
Cum in my hair, do it, I dare!
Oh, oh, oh, I wanna be free, yeah, to feel the way I feel
Man! I feel like a woman!



JK
Leroy
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Since: 7.2.02

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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.85

A friend of mine was eating lunch with his mother-in-law when a Gwen Stefani song started playing at the restaurant. She asked him, "What does it mean when you 'Ain't no Harlem Fat Girl'?"



"Oh my God! They have a shit-load of Cockapoo stuff!"
-Jennifer's greatest quote... ever.
whatever
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Since: 12.2.02
From: Cleveland, Ohio

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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.06
My father-in-law thought for years that the John Denver song, "You fill up my senses..." was "You fill up my sad sail."

My dumb one was thinking that Everclear was singing, "I don't want to be your stupid git."

Aaand for those who were quoting "Blinded By the Light", I offer you this beauty of a sketch.



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