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ffs78 Tue 29-Dec-15 22:41:30

Our lips are sealed - Fun Boy Three. I still sing "I licked a seal!" Does anybody else still habitually sing a lyric they know they've heard wrong?!

mrschatty Tue 29-Dec-15 22:45:30

This will totally out me if my mum is a mumsnetter hehe...

Boney M- I've always sang brown girl in the rain... tonight thanks to pointless discovered it's brown girl in the RING blush

MummaV Tue 29-Dec-15 22:47:34

I used to work in a pub where we had loads of these.

You me at six - Underdog "I'm a frog" instead of "underdog"
Paramore - (can't remember the song name) "Barry the Kestral" instead of "bury the castle"
Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar on Me "with a red iPhone" instead of "with a radar phone"

These are just the ones I can think of now but there were at least one an hour on our 24 hour playlist. I can't sing the real words now if I try!

northern78 Tue 29-Dec-15 22:50:15

Watchin fairytale of new york with lyrics was illuminating.

thelaundryfairy Tue 29-Dec-15 22:51:15

Tupac, California Love - I always heard "city of Compton" as "city of culture". My husband was the one who realised my misunderstanding and whenever the song comes on he likes to ask me to tell him about all of the museums and art galleries of south central L.A. fblush

TimeToMuskUp Tue 29-Dec-15 22:51:30

DS1 is a bit of a music nut and recently discovered Jay-Z (the censored versions only). He sat in the car a few weeks ago merrily singing "If you having car problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but my clutch ain't one". I drove home with tears of laughter pouring down my face at his utter madness.

Leelu6 Tue 29-Dec-15 22:52:17

Bohemian rhapsody - i used to sing it as 'I'm just a poor boy, from a poor family'. Apparently it should be:

'I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy'

YouveCatToBeKittenMe Tue 29-Dec-15 22:53:17

Hold me close and tie me down sir

(Tiny dancer blush)

FATEdestiny Tue 29-Dec-15 22:53:30

"I use my Llama face..."

My 11 year old DD tells me the lyrics are "I drew a smile on my face..." hmm

OublietteBravo Tue 29-Dec-15 22:53:39

Pulp - Disco 2000

Actual lyrics: 'be there 2 o'clock by the fountain down the road.'

I hear: 'be there 2 o'clock baby, bouncing down the road.'

Cambsmum22 Tue 29-Dec-15 22:55:11

Knights in white satin, never reaching the end... [Imagines knights on horeback on some eternal gallop] blush

CalleighDoodle Tue 29-Dec-15 22:55:22

Instead of senza una donna my Mum used to always sing sex with madonna.

FATEdestiny Tue 29-Dec-15 22:55:52


'I'm just a poor boy, from a poor family'
'I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy'

Are both lyrics from different parts of Bohemian Rhapsody

CountryRoadTakeMeHome Tue 29-Dec-15 22:56:07

Toni Braxton Unbreak my Heart- 'say you love me' I hear as 'sage and onion'!

Destinys Child Independant Woman, each time they repeat 'I got it' it's deffo 'I farted' fblush

DXBMermaid Tue 29-Dec-15 22:56:24


Going to wake her up; I used sing 'conny cha way ho'. I never questioned that this didn't make any sense whatsoever until my DH pissed himself laughing when he caught me singing along.

misshornblowerwouldbuyit Tue 29-Dec-15 22:58:40

For ages a little while i thought matt bellamy in Newborn was singing ' Slow lasses everywhere '.

Its ' Souless is everywhere ' obviously blush

MsVestibule Tue 29-Dec-15 22:58:46

"I got my first real six-string" = "I had my first real sex dream".

Summer Of 69, Bryan Adams.

I prefer my version.

ffs78 Tue 29-Dec-15 22:59:35

La Isla Bonita - my brother used to sing "young girl with eyes like potatoes!" (The desert!)

ThatsNotEvenAWord Tue 29-Dec-15 22:59:44

Not my mishearings but funny all the same

'Last Christmas you gave me your car and the very next day you drove it away'

(To tune of Never Forget by Take That) 'heaven - it's good where you're going to'

FATEdestiny Tue 29-Dec-15 22:59:53

Peter Kay on Misheard Lyrics

CalleighDoodle Tue 29-Dec-15 23:03:06

Son of a preacher man:

When they gathered round and started talkin', cousin billy would take me walkin'

MooseAndSquirrel Tue 29-Dec-15 23:04:38

msvestibule I still sing sex dream

Also thought Justin Timberlake was singing about a pocket full of soap,
Rotterdam was anywhere but home,
Bruno mars was singing about dancing jews.
There's prob loads more but I've not realised I'm singing them wrong yet grin

SleepIsForTheWeakAnyway Tue 29-Dec-15 23:06:45

I know the stones roses sing 'I wanna be adored' but I just can't hear it. I always hear 'I wanna be a dog'

RuggerHug Tue 29-Dec-15 23:07:16

One of my best friends loudly sang along to Michael Jacksons Man in the mirror as 'no moustache could defend any killer'. Ironically the correct lyrics are 'no message could have been any clearer'.
I used to think that you can call me Betty song was about gay sex, not alcoholism. I was convinced it was 'you can be my bodyguard, and I will be your back door man' blush

ffs78 Tue 29-Dec-15 23:08:19

grin Ruggerhug

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