Thursday, March 06, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #21: Favorite Misheard Song Lyrics

I love music, especially singing along in the car. I must admit there are times that I don't know the lyrics and make them up. A few years back, I bought 4 books by Gavin Edwards on misheard lyrics. Many of them crack me up, so I decided to share 13 of my favorites with you. I find them even better when I sing the misheard lyric in place of the correct one in my head.

I'm convinced people pay no attention to song titles or they'd know some of these lyrics LOL. The correct lyrics are noted after the misheard one and the song it comes from. I have many more favorites, so I may post more in a future TT someday down the road...

Thirteen of Michelle B's Favorite Misheard Song Lyrics

1. You make me feel like a rash on a woman. From Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin
(Correct lyric: You make me feel like a natural woman)

2. Wake me up and pour me cocoa. From Wake Me Up Before you Go-Go by Wham!
(Correct lyric: Wake me up before you go-go)

3. I'm the leprechaun gangster. From Here Comes the Hotstepper by Ini Kamoze (I've blogged this before and had multiple hits from searches on this phrase LOL!)
(Correct lyric: I'm the lyrical gangster)

4. Sweet land of liberty, Off-key I sing. From My Country 'Tis of Thee
(Correct lyric: Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing)

5. Wake up, I might sit on you. From Got My Mind Set on You by George Harrison
(Correct lyric: I've got my mind set on you)

6. Give me the Beach Boys and free my soul. From Drift Away by Dobie Gray
(Correct lyric: Give me the beat, boys and free my soul)

7. Let's give them something from Taco Bell. From Something to Talk About by Bonnie Raitt
(Correct lyric: Let's give them something to talk about)

8. Take me down to the prairie dog city. From Paradise City by Guns N' Roses
(Correct lyric: Take me down to the paradise city)

9. I got shoes, they're made of plywood. From You're The One That I Want by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
(Correct lyric: I got chills, they're multiplying)

10. Sweet dreams are made of cheese. From Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by the Eurythmics
(Correct lyric: Sweet dreams are made of this)

11. Totally blitzed by a fart. From Total eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler
(Correct lyric: Total eclipse of the heart)

12. Take your pants down and make it happen.From Flashdance...What a Feeling by Irene Cara
(Correct lyric: Take your passion and make it happen.)

13. Baking Carrot biscuits. From Takin' Care of Business by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
(Correct lyric: Takin' care of business)

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Lazy Daisy said...

What a hoot. The scary part is that some of your misquotes could be the actual lyrics.

Melli said...

Ohhhhhh MY! I can see how a few of them got confused though! But some are really a bit OFF!

Tasina said...

For an embarassingly long time, I thought this:

R-E-S-P-E-C-T take out T-C-P.

Uh...rese? What the heck is that??


Nicholas said...

Very clever list!

Don't forget "The ears are alight" (Think about it!)

Anonymous said...

This is called a mondegreen.
We have all done this with one song or another. It's when we are singing it out loud that it really becomes embarrasing. :)

The Mama Bear said...

Absolutely this list for TT. It happens and it is so funny.
Mine is up.

Hootin' Anni said...

Love this!!!!! Too funny...and ummmm, close but no cigar. LOL

tasha said...

haha, these were hilarious! Thanks for the laugh! Happy TT!!