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Pop Music Lyrics

Postby Derek Mowbray » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:11 pm

Quite often I struggle to understand the words being sung in pop music songs ,there is one being played on the Jet 2 holiday advert about wanting to hold someones hand. On other songs me and other people have misunderstood what the right words are it took me years to fully understand the words on Cliff`s Move It also Jimmy Hendricks Purple Haze I always thought he said excuse me while I kiss this guy when it`s excuse me while I kiss the sky. Somebody I knew thought Freda Payne sang all that`s left is a bag of coal instead of a band of gold,and someone thought Johnny Tilitson sang oh a tree in motion.there must be many others that people have got the lyrics wrong .Any more?
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Re: Pop Music Lyrics

Postby Tony » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:50 am

Hi Derek,
always loved...
"It's a long way to the shop if you want a sausage role"
"It's a long way to the top if you want to rock 'n roll" Good old AC/DC

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Re: Pop Music Lyrics

Postby JimN » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:11 am

For a long time, I thought that the lyrics of Move It contained the word "sacroiliac".

And that the song I Love You contained the words "bay on a bee".

Likewise, as far as I was concerned, the lyric of Jet & Tom's Hully Gully included "Bustin' down to what you see...".
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Re: Pop Music Lyrics

Postby johnc » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:43 am

Apparently the correct descriptive word for a misheard lyric is ..MONDEGREEN

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen
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Re: Pop Music Lyrics

Postby Moderne » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:39 am

Derek Mowbray wrote:and someone thought Johnny Tilitson sang oh a tree in motion


...even though the title of the song is Poetry in Motion??

Years ago, before the interweb, I taught the song Chattanooga Choo Choo to my school choir - including the lyric "...Tullahoma calling..." With the advent of all the internet lyric sites I realised it should have been "...shovel all the coal in..."!!
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Re: Pop Music Lyrics

Postby Hank2k » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:44 am

Peter Kay does a funny sketch about this.
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Re: Pop Music Lyrics

Postby Stu's Dad » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:33 pm

One of my wife's favourite songs is Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison. Until I sang it to her one day she had always thought the first line, 'Hey, where did we go?'
was 'Hey there, Rodrigo'.
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Re: Pop Music Lyrics

Postby anniv 63 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:57 pm

JimN wrote:For a long time, I thought that the lyrics of Move It contained the word "sacroiliac".

And that the song I Love You contained the words "bay on a bee".

Likewise, as far as I was concerned, the lyric of Jet & Tom's Hully Gully included "Bustin' down to what you see...".


Here was me thinking all these years it was " Boston down to Waikiii everybody dancin to a quarter to three!!!

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Re: Pop Music Lyrics

Postby JimN » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:41 pm

The trouble is that "Boston down to Waikiki" doesn't make any sense!

Maybe if Waikiki was in Florida...
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Re: Pop Music Lyrics

Postby Iain Purdon » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:04 am

Herman's Hermits' She's a Muscular Boy
Neil Diamond's The Reverend Blue Jeans
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