Monday, December 05, 2005

Fun with misheard song lyrics and google searches

Tonight my son mentioned an episode of Friends where phoebe thought that the lyrics to the Elton John song Tiny Dancer actually said "hold me closer Tony Danza." I was at the computer so I decided to Google search the phrase "hold me closer Tony Danza." It took me to this site where I found more misheard song lyrics. Some of which I was familiar with, other were new to me.

I myself had misheard "Excuse me while I kiss the sky" as "excuse me while I kiss this guy" and my husband had misheard "there's a bad moon on the rise" as "there's a bathroom on the right" (and, if fact, we have made a short parody in our house to support that line, but anyway. . .)

A couple new ones to me were "Thirty Watt Bulb" for "Dirty White Boy" by Foreigner and "Careless feelings, got no river..." for "careless feet ain't got no rhythm" in an old Wham song.

But the one that really got me was "oh we are sailing, yes give Jesus pants" but there was not explanation of what the lyrics were supposed to be. I laughed so hard when I read it, I just had to find out what it was supposed to be. So, back to google I went. That seach took me to this site where I found out it was actually lyrics to the John Lennon song "Give Peace a Chance": "All we are saying is 'Give peace a chance'"

I'll add one of my own to the list: Billy Squier's "The Stroke". Until I was an adult, I thought he was saying "stroke man" instead of "stroke me" I wasn't sure what a stroke man was, but I assumed he was saying he was one.

Anybody else got any misheard song lyrics to share?


S said...

The theme to Good Times has an unidentifiable line that goes "hanging in a chow line" but we always thought she was saying--hell, we did not know what she was saying. At that part of the song, everyone just went "daaa-da-da-da-dada!"

lisa said...

I thought for the longest time that AC/DC's Dirty Deeds song said Dirty Deeds dundrearies. not Dirty Deeds done dirt cheap.

Jan said...

I love the Weird Al parody of that song, "Dirty Deeds, Done with Sheep"