Friday, July 6, 2007

Luckily it wasn't a song I liked

Earlier this afternoon while I was in the store, I was absentmindedly listening to the background music that was being played.
It was an older tune I vaguely remembered from childhood.
Except I learned today that I had the words ALL wrong.
Twice.
Lemme explain.

As a child I thought the lyrics said "Don't take me house away!"

In the store this afternoon I thought I heard them say "Don't make me have to wait!"

And just now, upon doing some Google work, I learned that the ACTUAL words are "Don't take me half the way."

I feel somewhat better in knowing that I am NOT the only one who has made this mistake. There's a website called "Am I Right?", part of which is devoted to misunderstood lyrics. See? Other people would have agreed with both my previous interpretations! (scroll down to where it says "half the way")

AmIRight.com has the following motto: "Making fun of music, one song at a time."

Here's the section that focuses on misunderstood lyrics:
http://www.amiright.com/misheard/

I remember an old story about how some people thought Jimi Hendrix was saying "Scuse me while I kiss this guy" (instead of "Scuse me while I kiss the sky"). Funny.

How about you guys? Are there any lyrics you've been hearing wrong all these years?
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11 comments:

Peppermint said...

I'm still thinking about wrapped up like a douche aother runner in the night"

I'm more than sure that that isn't the right words....

Oh well...

If someone knows the correct words i'd be interested to know them lol

Janna said...

Peppermint: OMG! Yes, I know EXACTLY what you mean! I've often wondered what those words are really supposed to be! And the rendition you gave is exactly what my ears are hearing too!!
Lemme do some research.... maybe I can do a 2nd blog post on this...

Janna said...

UPDATE: I found what it's supposed to be saying! Check the next post!

Desert Songbird said...

I found this web site a while back and did a post on it. There are soooooo many songs on which I've "filled in the blanks" because I couldn't understand what the flock the singer was singing!

Mr. Fabulous said...

"The" store? Is there only one in Podunkville?

Meloncutter said...

Dang.... Someone always has to find the right lyrics. Then I can't do my live covers of their songs the way I like to.

I was playing "Head East's" one single hit the other day. I got into the chorus and was singing loudly..... "Shave my wife I'm going down for the last time" and some weinerhead comes up with this page of lyrics for me.

Damn.

Later Y'all.

Cincy Diva said...

It's sugar fried hunny butts all over again

Lynda said...

There is a commercial in the Bay Area for this slimy car dealer. His commercials say:

Go see Cal!
Go see Cal!
Go see Cal!

Everyone I have ever talked to hears:

Pussy Cal
Pussy Cal
Pussy Cal

Janna said...

Desert Songbird: Me too! I wish these people would enunciate better.

Mr. Fab: Yes. There is only one grocery store in Litchfield.

Meloncutter: LOL @ "shave my wife"!!! ROFL!!

Cincy Diva: Or Sugar Fried Bunny Nuts.

Lynda: I hate slimy car dealer commercials. We have some annoying ones over here too.

Travis said...

Well, there are a couple of songs that we had a lot of fun with on purpose, mostly when we were drunk.

Such as - "Donuts on the river" (CCR or Tina Turner, Proud Mary, correct lyrics "rollin on the river")

Or - "There's a bathroom on the right" (CCR, Bad Moon Rising, correct lyrics "there's a bad moon on the rise")

Janna said...

Travis: LOL! Love it! :)