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Chthonic confesses: "Only last year did I discover why the lids of things in tubes have a recessed pointy bit built into them." Tell us about the facepalm moment when you realised you were doing something wrong.

(, Thu 15 Jul 2010, 13:23)
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I used to love that Rolling Stones song
Apparently the art of mishearing songs is so common it has its own term - mondegreen*. I'm sure a lot of people are aware of 'the girl with colitis goes by' as the alternative lyrics to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds. If you weren't, you are now.

Anyway, my parents were (shockingly) fans of both the Beatles and Stones, so I heard them both a lot growing up, and while I never particularly liked the Beatles, or heard the colitis thing, I was a fan of the rather haunting refrains of a certain Stones song, and would sit and listen to Goodbye, Rude Bitch Oozy over and over again.
I never read album covers so I was 15 before I figured it out.

*Also, reading that I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one who thought it was 'my ears are alight'.
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 11:06, 12 replies)
"Wishmaster" by Nightwish is a good one for misheard lyrics.

(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 11:46, closed)
Got the T shirt
Ever since I was a tiny Scars, I always thought the words "misled" and "awry" were pronounced "mize'ld" and "or-ih", as opposed to "miss-led" and "a-rye".

Cur much redness of face when I actually spoke them IRL.

I was 37.
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 12:15, closed)
I've been listening to Pink Floyd's 'Animals' album a lot recently.
I managed to get to the point where I knew most of the words and would sing along in the car. Until one day, after quite a while I might add, Mrs SLVA was in the car as I sand this line from the second track, 'Dogs';
I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused

She called me a dopey twat because I'd actually been singing
cuttlefish, it's a little bit confused. I thought cuttlefish was a perfectly acceptable lyric on an album called Animals. No matter how often I hear it, that is exactly how it sounds every time.
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 12:43, closed)
I also thought that the Scissor Sister's cover of one of their songs
sounded more like 'come fuck my bum' than anything else. Ironically Appropriately enough.
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 14:59, closed)
On Guns n' Roses "Pretty Tied Up"
I always thought he was singing "Cold ranch dressing"
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 13:20, closed)
'74, '75 by The Connells
I always thought it was "I was as sorry as a raptor..."

Used to wonder why a predatory dinosaur would be sorry about anything, really.
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 14:13, closed)
The Doors' "LA Woman"
"Well it's been about an hour since an hour ago..."

Which, I guess, is true. But not what they were actually singing, apparently.
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 16:40, closed)
My dad used to think that 'Sing for Absolution' by Muse was
'Sin for absolution' - Not a great leap, but a much better lyric imo.
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 16:49, closed)
When I was a child, my mum used to play a lot of Simon & Garfunkel
Until one day I asked her to play "Smile Friend". Puzzled, she asked me how it went, as she couldn't think of a song that went like that and I sang in my wavering four year-old voice: "Hello darkness, smile friend..."
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 17:01, closed)
I'm one of these aurally-challenged folk who can almost never hear song lyrics correctly.
It makes searching for lyrics an absolute pain in the arse, but on the plus side the songs often become a lot funnier. I'd like to think REM were actually "calling Tom Baker" in "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight", or that Rihanna's "Please Don't Stop The Music" is about a little woman called Hazel who steals sheet-music from orchestras and brass bands.
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 19:30, closed)
We had an Image Challenge on it once
If only I had the skills, I would have created 'Shiny Happy People Holding Pans'. It would surely have won.
(, Tue 20 Jul 2010, 13:43, closed)
Better have this then - www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxELSzay2lc
(, Tue 20 Jul 2010, 14:16, closed)

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