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We built this city on sausage rolls.

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posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:15 AM
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The Daily Mail has reported a survey undertaken in the UK, of 2,000 UK adults, commissioned by Starkey Hearing Technologies. They looked at the most commonly misheard lyrics to mark the launch of its new Muse hearing aids.




1. 'Money for nothin' and chips for free'. Correct lyric: 'Money for nothin' and your chicks for free' from Dire Straits' 'Money For Nothing'.

2. 'Every time you go away, you take a piece of meat with you'. Correct lyric: 'Every time you go away take a piece of me with you' from Paul Young's 'Every Time You Go Away'.

3. 'Sue Lawley'. Correct lyric: 'So lonely' from The Police's 'So Lonely'.

4. 'We built this city on sausage rolls'. Correct lyric: 'We built this city on rock 'n' roll' from Starship's 'We Built This City'.

5. 'Saving his life from this warm sausage tea'. Correct lyric: 'Spare him his life from this monstrosity' from Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

6. 'See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen'. Correct lyric: 'See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the dancing queen' from ABBA's 'Dancing Queen'.

7. 'Excuse me while I kiss this guy'. Correct lyric: 'Excuse me while I kiss the sky' from Jimi Hendrix's 'Purple Haze'.

8. 'Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tangerine'. Correct lyric: 'Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine' from ABBA's 'Dancing Queen'.

9. 'Sweet dreams are made of cheese'. Correct lyric: 'Sweet dreams are made of this' from The Eurythmics' 'Sweet Dreams (are made of this)'.

10. 'Calling Jamaica'. Correct lyric: 'Call me when you try to wake her' from R.E.M.'s 'The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite'.

11. 'Or should I just keep chasing penguins'. Correct lyric: 'Or should I just keep chasing pavements' from Adele's 'Chasing Pavements'.

12. 'All the lonely Starbucks lovers'. Correct lyric: 'Got a long list of ex-lovers' from Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space'.

13. 'I can see clearly now, Lorraine is gone'. Correct lyric: 'I can see clearly now, the rain is gone' from Johnny Nash's 'I can see clearly now'.

14. 'Gimme Gimme Gimme a man after midnight, take me to the doctors at the break of the day'. Correct lyric: 'Take me through the darkness to the break of the day' from ABBA's 'Gimme Gimme Gimme'.

14. 'Gimme Gimme Gimme a man after midnight, take me to the doctors at the break of the day'. Correct lyric: 'Take me through the darkness to the break of the day' from ABBA's 'Gimme Gimme Gimme'.

15. 'Poppadom Peach'. Correct lyric: 'Papa don't preach' from Madonna's 'Papa don't preach'.

16. 'It doesn't make a difference if we're naked or not'. Correct lyric: 'It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not' from Bon Jovi's 'Livin' On A Prayer'.

17. 'I'm farting carrots'. Correct lyric: 'I'm 14 carat' from Selena Gomez's 'Good for you'.

18. 'Then I saw her face, now I'm gonna leave her' Correct lyric: 'Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer' from The Monkees' 'I'm a Believer'.

19. 'I want to hold your ham'. Correct lyric: 'I want to hold your hand' from The Beatles' 'I want to hold your hand'.

20. 'Kicking your cat all over the place'. Correct lyric: 'Kicking your can all over the place' from Queen's 'We Will Rock You'.

21. 'Blue seal in the sky with diamonds'. Correct lyric: 'Lucy in the sky with diamonds' from The Beatles' 'Lucy in the sky with diamonds'.

22. 'Ohh, dyslexics on fire'. Correct lyric: 'Ohh, this sex is on fire' from Kings of Leon's 'Sex on Fire'.

23. 'Here we are now, in containers'. Correct lyric: 'Here we are now, entertain us' from Nirvana's 'Smells like teen spirit'.

24. 'Poppadom peach'. Correct lyric: 'Papa don't preach' from Madonna's 'Papa don't preach'.

25. 'Let's pee in the corner, let's pee in the spotlight'. Correct lyric: 'That's me in the corner, that's me in the spotlight' from R.E.M.'s 'Losing my religion'.

26. 'Bald-headed woman... bald-headed woman to me'. Correct lyric: 'More than a woman* more than a woman to me' from the Bee Gees' 'More than a woman'.

27. 'I remove umbilicals'. Correct lyric: 'I believe in miracles' from Hot Chocolate's 'You Sexy Thing'.

28. 'We're caught in a trout'. Correct lyric: 'We're caught in a trap' from Elvis Presley's 'Suspicious Minds'

29. 'I'm Terry Wogan'. Correct lyric: 'I'm every woman' from Chaka Khan's 'I'm every woman'.

30. 'Let me just staple the vicar'. Correct lyric: 'Just let me state for the record' from Sister Sledge's 'We Are Family'.

31. 'This is the dawning of the Age of Asparagus' Correct lyric: 'This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius' from Fifth Dimension's 'Aquarius'.

32. 'You're the wobbly one'. Correct lyric: 'You're the one that I want' from John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John's 'One that I want'.

33. 'Don't go Jason Waterfalls'. Correct lyric: 'Don't go chasing waterfalls' from TLC's 'Waterfalls'.

34. 'A year has passed since I broke my nose'. Correct lyric: 'A year has passed since I wrote my note' from The Police's 'Message In A Bottle'.

35. 'Kick a chicken with it'. Correct lyric: 'Gettin' jiggy with it' from Will Smith's 'Gettin' jiggy with it'.

36. 'Hold me closer, Tony Danza'. Correct lyric: 'Hold me closer, tiny dancer' from Elton John's 'Tiny Dancer'.

37. 'Take your teeth out, tell me what's wrong'. Correct lyric: 'Chiquitita, tell me what's wrong' from Abba's 'Chiquitita'.

38. 'I like big butts in a can of limes'. Correct lyric: 'I like big butts and I cannot lie' from Sir Mix-A-Lot's 'Baby Got Back'.

39. 'We're working for peanuts'. Correct lyric: 'We're heading for Venus' from Europe's 'The Final Countdown'.

40. 'I just died in your barn tonight, mustard no mayonnaise instead'. Correct lyric: 'I just died in your arms tonight, It must have been something you said' from Cutting Crew's 'I just died in your arms tonight'.


A spokesman for Starkey added: 'Although mishearing things can be quite funny, it can also be a common sign of hearing loss".

I am quite surprised by some of them, thy seem a bit far-fetched. I mean, how caould anyone sing 'I remove umbilicals' to Hot Chocolate's 'You Sexy Thing'. The correct lyric is obviously 'I believe in miracles' from

I remember singing David Soul' Silver lady "chilled to the phone" rather than "chilled to the bone."

I also thought Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive was "so you're back from outer space", when in fact it is "and so you're back from out of state"

Has anyone else dome this? Are you brave enough to own up?


DM




posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:19 AM
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a reply to: Morrad


I also thought Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive was "so you're back from outer space", when in fact it is "and so you're back from out of state"


It's not?!!

Well, I suppose I've been singing that one wrong too!

Fun info!



I suppose one song that I've always remembered people making up lyrics to was Manfred Mann's Blinded by the Light.
edit on 17-6-2016 by TNMockingbird because: After thought



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:29 AM
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a reply to: Morrad
Ages ago I heard a young colleague enthusiastically belting out the Abba song; "Showing me, showing you, there is nothing we can do." I should have asked him what he thought it meant.

Decades further back, I used to hear the song "World without love", and had a low opinion of the lines
"I don't cay
Here I'll stay
In my loneliness".
I thought mangling the words "don't care" for the sake of the rhyme was a very poor example of lyric writing. I heard it again more recently, and realised that the first line was really "I'm OK".

Traditionally, the same thing happens with prayers.
At our primary school (where we chanted them without sight of written words) the first line of the Lord's Prayer was always "Our Father, we charge in heaven".
We had another prayer "for those who govern the country over us", which always came out as "those who come into the country over us". In my mind, this was vaguely connected with the fact that we were being governed by the Tourist Party.


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posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:38 AM
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Some of those misheard lyrics are pretty terrible considering that some of them happen to be the actual title of the song




I also thought Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive was "so you're back from outer space", when in fact it is "and so you're back from out of state"


I'm guilty of this
hehehe!



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:38 AM
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a reply to: Morrad

I think I prefer the mis heard lyric's to the correct one's, we built this city is a classic, never miss heard it before but now all I can think of is sausage roll's with flaky pastry and HP sauce to dip them in, ahhh?
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posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:40 AM
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a reply to: Morrad

Awesome got a good laugh out of that.

I usually sing stupid versions of songs in my head for amusement but some of these are gems. People should be proud of their faulty memory


I loved 25 and 28... I'm caught in a trout I can't get out because it's constipated baby.

Here is a johnny cash one (might be a cover) Sneaking valiums in a pie, lots of slices my oh my - Feilds of diamonds in the sky, worlds are whirling right on by.

Could call it a hobby lol it can be difficult with some songs but that's half the fun.



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:40 AM
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"There's a bathroom on the right." - Credence.



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 07:44 AM
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a reply to: LABTECH767

I've had the threads title in my head for a few weeks. It's a classic



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 08:00 AM
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a reply to: Morrad

and the " mandela effect " mob will show up in 3...........2...........1 ................

to claim that the lyrics were " correct " in thier " reality "



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 08:03 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

"There's a bathroom on the right." - Credence.

Same here.

Don't go out tonight, cause you're bound to lose your life, there in the bathroom on the right. (theres a bad moon on the rise).



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 08:51 AM
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Our local radio station has fun with this quite often..sometimes making a call in game out of it for listeners by stating the miss-spoken lyrics, and letting callers guess the correct words.
It's commonly referred to as Lyricosis
I would have to say the song I have heard the lyrics mostly messed up, mumbled, or skipped altogether would be this one:



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 11:11 AM
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Warm smell of colitas- Eagles, Hotel California.

For some odd reason I woke up with # 4 in my head. Weird.



posted on Jun, 18 2016 @ 05:10 PM
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"I saw an angel, of Adam shaw." From James blunt's you're beautiful. Actual lyrics "I saw an angel of that I'm sure."

"Dirty deeds and the Dunder beans." ACDC', actual lyrics "dirty deeds and their done dirt cheap."



posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 11:01 PM
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Always thought Billy Joel's song Only the Good Die Young went....

"That stained glass window your hiding behind, NIBBLETS in the sun."

I always wondered what the hell the Green Giant canned corn had to do with Virginia not getting 'quite enough information'. The real lyrics were ... "Never lets in the sun".

Always thought "Rosary" was "Ruggery" also in the same song. Matter of fact, I think I might have even used "Ruggery" in a sentence once too!

LOL



posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 11:04 PM
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a reply to: AccessDenied

"Wrapped up like a DOUCHE of a roller in the night.".

HA!!, that was another of my all time missed lyrics!



posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 11:14 PM
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Elton John. "Don't let your son go down on me." I think that was Rocky Laporte at JFL. There are SO many.



posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 11:15 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Yeah. It was "deuce" though. $20.



posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 11:20 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
Elton John. "Don't let your son go down on me." I think that was Rocky Laporte at JFL. There are SO many.


That is so funny and wrong on many levels but

I still know people who sing it wrong just cause it's funny as hell! Yeah, we're sort of immature!

Thanks for that one!




posted on Jun, 20 2016 @ 11:47 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: AccessDenied

"Wrapped up like a DOUCHE of a roller in the night.".

HA!!, that was another of my all time missed lyrics!





What the hell are the actual words anyways??!?



posted on Jun, 21 2016 @ 12:20 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

Correct lyrics are - "Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night."

Deuce, meaning 1932 Ford "Deuce Coupe".

My entire young adult life and much of the following decades I had that line wrong!





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