Songs You Messed Up The Words To

Tommy G

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At my place of employment we had an interesting discussion during one of my luch hours. It was how we thought we knew the words to certain songs and found out we were wrong. The first one that comes to my mind was the song by Carly Simon called You're So Vain. I thought the line went ".....and your horse naturally won. Then you blew your winnings up at Nova Scotia to see the total eclipse of the sun......" I ended up singing that extremely loud while driving with my wife one day and she started laughing
at me and pointed out that it is ".....flew your Lear Jet up to Nova Scotia..." at which point I
was truly embarrassed.
Now, my story is nowhere near as bad as a coworker of mine. He thought that the Billy Squire song "The Stroke" went like this ...."Don't be a stuntman. Don't. Don't" instead of "Strokin', Strokin'. Stroke. Stroke". That cracked me up
to the point where I had tears in my eyes.
So my question is (and I know everyone is included) which song did you mess up the words to and had it pointed out to you in a humbling manner.
 

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The one I always rib my wife about is "Waterloo" by Abba (she's a big Abba fan). We were in the car one time listening to the greatest hits CD, and she started singing "The poet did surrender"...
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Neil Diamond : Forever In Blue Jeans
I thought it was Reverend in Blue Jeans for a while!

How about the song thats sung at mass sometimes about the teddy bear in heaven that has something wrong with his eyes?
"Gladly The Cross I'd Bare"
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Every time I hear "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", I have this bad habit of singing "In the Garden of Eden". Get it?

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In the Elton John song "Benny and the Jets" I thought he said "She's got electric boobs"!
 

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My wife thought the song from Flashdance that goes "take your passion...and make it happen" was really "take your pants off..."

Then there's the song from the Fine Young Cannibals "She drives me crazy...like long blonde hair" listen to it sometime and I swear that's what it sounds like.
Or when I was a kid we'd listen to the soundtrack from Fiddler on the Roof (I had older siblings that really liked show tunes). The song "Tradition" went "Padington...Padington" to me. I really liked Padington Bear so that's what I heard.
I could go on and on, but I can't think of all the others right now. I'll come back when I remember more.
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Anytime I know the words an it ends up with "I looked in your eyes" I always sing "I looked betwen your thighs"
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If you ever need to check (and I just went and looked it up because I still thought the line in Benny and the Jets was "She's got electric boobs"):
http://www.kissthisguy.com/
 

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I always thought John Cougar sang "That's when a spoke was a spoke." I still listen to Cherry Bomb and can't believe it's "That's when a sport was a sport!"
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Judging by the responses so far, I hope this one isn't too recent.

"Disarm" by the Smashing Pumpkins caused me great concern when it first came out. "Inside of me / And such a part of you" sounds a lot like "Sodomy is such a part of you". It doesn't help that the chorus contains the line, "I used to be a little boy..."
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He obviously misinterpreted what it means to "be bullish."
 

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I'm glad somebody already covered "Reverend Blue Jeans" and "...wrapped up like a douche". I feel a lot better now.
For the longest time, I didn't know the title of Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools", and thought it was a song about a fool named Jane.
 

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"I can see clearly now, LORAINNE is gone" instead
of "THE RAIN is gone". I always wondered what was so awful about Lorraine.

Rafael
 

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Darren,
"Big ol' jet airliner"?
 

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Here's another modern one.
Next time you hear the newer Three Doors Down song "be like that" the choruse is sung "if i could be like that" but if you're not really paying attention it sounds an awful like like "f--k me like that"
it's kinda creepy
 

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Definitely showing my age with this one...
Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
I'm not even going to write specific lines because I inserted words I thought should be a part of the song until the chorus started.
I think any song Weird Al did a spoof on is probably one that many people sang wrong lyrics to.

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Steely Dan, Reelin' in the Years - "...baked beans from Boston..."
(That "...so young and willing..." part I just chalked up to their usual absurdist tendencies.)
OK, not really very funny, but it proved mildly embarrassing once.
 

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One time my wife (who is a social worker and works with troubled kids in foster care) had to transport on of her foster kids, a 15 year old girl. She had to stop and get gas at a truck stop in Southern Illinois.
With all the windows rolled down and Aerosmith on the radio, She was singing out quite loudly
"Do me like a lady"
Little did she know those where not the lyrics to "dude looks like a lady"
Needless to say my wife yelled at her to stop singing. The truckers where looking at them kind of funny.
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