Post # 1
Someone started a thread about saying a phrase wrong forever and finding out what it really was. I do this with song lyrics all the time. It’s so bad that just the other day I heard a song from when I was a kid and was informed that I had the wrong lyrics. anyone else do this?
Here’s mine… It was the song “weak” by SWV. I thought the song went “I can’t figure out just what to do, when the card in cue is youuuuu!!” and it’s really “I can’t figure out just what to do, when the cause and cure is youuuuu!!” I was close. So close.
Post # 3
haha my brother thought our national anthem was “home and naked man” (it’s home and native land).
not too long ago i realized it was “it reminded me of brighter days” (sheryl crow & kid rock – pictures)… i thought it was “it reminded me of fridays”.
Post # 4
@stardustintheeyes: so funny – I was thinking of starting this same thread!
My favourite is of course “hold me closer tony danza” (granted I knew this wasn’t the lyric, I just always sing it that way becuase I think it’s hilarious)
Post # 5
I can’t think of a good one of my own, but our social group still references an elementary school teacher who always thought the lyrics to Smoke on the Water were “slow motion Walter, the fire engine guy.” Silly Mr. Kellett!
Post # 6
@stardustintheeyes: DH makes fun of me all the time because i have no idea what the right song lyrics are to MANY songs.
The most famous one in our house is:
I thought the lyrics were: ” ‘Errr it up” when the real lyrics are “Murdered” from Kamoze Ini’s Here Comes the Hotstepper.
Since the song came out in 1994, I’ve thought the wrong lyrics for 18 years, I was corrected last year.
Post # 7
This one is DH’s, but ever since he told me I can’t stop singing it and hearing it the wrong way:
“Like the ceiling can’t hold us,”
“Like the Coelacanth hold us.”
Coelacanths are a very rare, endangered species of fish. You pronounce it “see-la-kanth.”
Yup, we’re nerds.
Post # 8
@ajillity81: Aw man I had that wrong too! I said almost exactly what you were saying lol oh well. now i know!
Post # 9
Oh also, one I get made fun of a lot… Blue Rodeo Bad Timing. I thought it said “it’s just that time in that song”… but it’s “it’s just bad timing that’s all”… makes WAY more sense.
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
One song that comes to mind was Fall Out Boy “Dance, Dance” I thought they were singing “This is…” instead of “dance, dance”
Post # 11
The best did not come from me, although I have plenty of incorrect lyrics in my head.
However, this one came from one of my best friends. We were all at a bar together, having a good time, and Eric Clapton’s “Layla” began to play throughout. Without missing a cue, the chorus begins, and my friend belts out “BABBYYYYY!!! YOU GOT ME ON MY KNEES, BABYYY!”
She was so loud, and so proud! I started laughing, and burst her lyrical bubble by pointing out that the word is Layla, not baby. She argued with me, told me I am wrong, and asked how that even made sense. I told her because the name of the song is “Layla”. Promise 🙂 For years and years, she absolutely had the lyrics WRONG!!
Post # 12
@stardustintheeyes: Stabbing Westward’s “Shame” – I would hear this on the radio when I was a kid and thought the lyrics were: “How can I have sex without you?” when they were in fact, “How can I exist without you?” Lol, I wasn’t the only one – I actually heard the radio DJs talking about how they confused the lyrics as well.
Post # 13
Oh I just thought of another!
24’s by TI
I used to say “white leather seats as fresh as alfonses” I have no idea who alfonses is but I thought it worked. maybe TI knows someone named alfonses who is fresh to death? ya never know! but really he says “white leather seats as fresh as air forces”
Im obviously a true gangsta… 🙂
Post # 14
@MrsNewDay: Yep. I thought the exact same thing. But then Darling Husband pointed it out to me some years back lol I always thought that was a weird lyric….
Post # 15
They surveyed this on one of our radio stations and the most common was apparently eye of the tiger. Everyone thought the lyrics were “the last known survivor stocks his bread in the night”, instead of “stalks his prey”. Hahaha
Post # 16
@rubytuesday: im most definitely going to start singing it as “the last known survivor stocks his bread in the night”