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Doug Mullins 05-25-2003 04:36 PM

misheard lyrics
 
does this feature still get updated? i've submitted a few but they haven't appeared on the page at all

here are some:

from Triangle:
"like lovers like lovers like danger, like babies like mangers, but that's where the story begins"

from Let It Ride:
"bust his engines came in flight"

from The Auctioneer:
"sold that horse for a $50 bill"

joveski 05-25-2003 04:36 PM

does this feature still get updated? i've submitted a few but they haven't appeared on the page at all

here are some:

from Triangle:
"like lovers like lovers like danger, like babies like mangers, but that's where the story begins"

from Let It Ride:
"bust his engines came in flight"

from The Auctioneer:
"sold that horse for a $50 bill"

brink 05-26-2003 12:44 PM

I also was looking for that thread, I thought DMD3 was the one who started it, but here is my contribution.

From the Watchman's Gone I thought the line "If I gave you a rose buddy, would you bury it in the field", said:

If I gave you a ghost body, would you bury it in the field"

I love the song and have been singing the ghost body line forever.

joveski 05-26-2003 03:02 PM

it's not actually a "thread" but there is a link on the main page to it near the lyrics section.

brink, i also thought it was "buddy" in the watchmans gone. i didn't even think it was a "misheard" lyric http://www.corfid.com/ubb/smile.gif

DMD3 09-01-2003 03:53 PM

Shadows: From the mountains in the spring time on a gloomy windy day

From the mountains in the spring time on a blue and windy day

High And Dry: If it wasn't for Long John Silver all of us pirates would've been murdered/martar
If it wasn't for Long John Silver all of us pirates would've been marytres(I didn't even know this word existed until I looked at the lyrics on the 'songs' page on this site. I never would've guessed.)

[This message has been edited by DMD3 (edited September 02, 2003).]

Borderstone 09-02-2003 06:53 PM

I've misheard some obvious ones. I thought Carefree Highway,was Every Highway. I heard and sang,"she's been lookin' kinda mean,in a snail slow dream and she doughnuts all the way and it's really keen!" (Hey,I was 6 okay?!) http://www.corfid.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif Those are the only GL ones I misheard. Thank goodness! http://www.corfid.com/ubb/wink.gif Been me! Later! http://www.corfid.com/ubb/cool.gif

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Big Blue 10-08-2003 07:15 PM

How about naked limbs and wheat thins instead of naked limbs and wheat bins from Pussywillows. Or climb in your window and waltz instead of climbing your windows and walls from Your Love's Return. Also, not so funny, but that good ship and true was abound to be chewed instead of a bone to be chewed. Needless to say, I felt rather embarrassed at each revelation.

DMD3 10-08-2003 07:26 PM

quote:Originally posted by Big Blue:
. Also, not so funny, but that good ship and true was abound to be chewed instead of a bone to be chewed. Needless to say, I felt rather embarrassed at each revelation.[/B]

I also had made that same mistake, I just thought he was saying "a bound" in an English accent or something. Either one fits just fine to me though.

DMD3 01-07-2004 12:33 PM

In 'Canadian Railroad Trilogy' I always thought the lyrics were "drivin' em' in and tie'in em' down" but just the other day I was listening and could've sworn I heard him say "layin' em' in and tie'in em' down"! My brain is getting all messed up! http://www.corfid.com/ubb/confused.gif

Tarheel 01-07-2004 01:05 PM

Very well indeed.

Whocares 01-14-2004 09:00 AM

In Cold Hands from NY the line "I was optimistic"
Thought it was "I was off to Mystic oh..."

I WAS off!
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VOLCANO VAPORIZER

Steve DeRosa 01-14-2004 10:33 AM

From "Songs The Minstrel Sang" the line: "She almost made it to the friar's gate" I wrongly thought was "She almost made it to the fire escape"!


Auburn Annie 01-14-2004 10:50 AM

quote:Originally posted by Oma:
From "Songs The Minstrel Sang" the line: "She almost made it to the friar's gate" I wrongly thought was "She almost made it to the fire escape"!



"...But the old wooden bridge wouldn't elevate...." <grin>

Steve DeRosa 01-14-2004 03:53 PM

Annie...are you implying that there may be a double meaning to that old wooden bridge line???? http://www.corfid.com/ubb/wink.gif

Gaby 01-14-2004 04:06 PM

Oma! I'm shocked!

Are you trying to imply that My Pony Won't Go over that old wooden bridge?

Auburn Annie 01-14-2004 04:20 PM

quote:Originally posted by Oma:
Annie...are you implying that there may be a double meaning to that old wooden bridge line???? http://www.corfid.com/ubb/wink.gif

Well let's just say that Gord's lyrics are often open to, um, interpretation - one of the joys of his music.

powersofanordinary 01-15-2004 07:06 PM

Everybody knows that if there is double meaning to be found in a song from that era, it is about drugs, not sex... maybe sex that was the result of drugs.
As for misheard lyrics, I believed for some time (until I looked up the written lyrics online) that the line in "Bitter Green" "Kneeling in the churchyard in the autumn mist" was actually "Long inside the churchyard, he lies there in the mist". I think I was trying to make it sound more like the earlier line "Lost upon the ocean he died there in the mist". Also, I'm not entirely this song is a love song in the traditional sense. Yes, I know it mentions the words "kiss" and "hand", but the loyally waiting for her master bit, and the idea that the hero of the song may or may not be a sailor? That's Odysseus and Argos, right? This song is about dog, isn't it?

Gaby 01-15-2004 07:29 PM

Oh, heavens! I think you're right, powers/o/a/o.

I'd always thought it was about a prostitute.

Just shows the way my mind works. http://www.corfid.com/ubb/redface.gif

endlesswire78 01-25-2004 06:00 PM

i thought songs the minstrel sang was "his name was dean and his shop was clean" and "the old wooden bitch wouldn't eleavate" also i used to sing "every hiney" as a kid for carefree highway, one other one to add is on seven isle suite; "you seem to think because she got chicken mcdough your in luck"

Cathy 01-27-2004 08:54 PM

quote:Originally posted by endlesswire78:
i thought songs the minstrel sang was "his name was dean and his shop was clean" and "the old wooden bitch wouldn't eleavate" also i used to sing "every hiney" as a kid for carefree highway, one other one to add is on seven isle suite; "you seem to think because she got chicken mcdough your in luck"


Chicken McDough? Don't let McDonald's see that! They'll create another new chicken sandwich.

Cathy

AZroute74 02-04-2004 02:53 PM

I think this is a misheard lyric. Or am I hearing it right?

From Seven Island Suite: "Brothers will desert you when you're down and $h!t-out-of-luck."

If that is the actual lyric, I like it, honestly, because it's the darn truth.

joveski 02-04-2004 03:32 PM

that's it i think. not misheard at all!

miketouhy 06-18-2004 08:05 PM

i thought old Dan's records was old dams records.

Cathy 06-19-2004 10:37 AM

quote:Originally posted by DMD3:
In 'Canadian Railroad Trilogy' I always thought the lyrics were "drivin' em' in and tie'in em' down" but just the other day I was listening and could've sworn I heard him say "layin' em' in and tie'in em' down"! My brain is getting all messed up! http://www.corfid.com/ubb/confused.gif


It depends on the version you're listening to. If I remember right, he sings it the first way in one version and the second way in another. Maybe I'm thinking of the UA version, vs. the Gord's Gold version.

Cathy http://www.cathycowette.com

Cathy 06-19-2004 10:41 AM

The worst, most embarrassing example of a misheard lyric I've ever heard originated from my two sons when they were quite young. They heard Long Thin Dawn as Long Thin Dong. They stared at me in amazement as I sang along with the CD, thinking their straight-laced mother would never sing a song like that!

Cathy http://www.cathycowette.com


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